Coxswain Job at Epsilon Systems Inc – 3.8 in Panama City, FL

Job Description

Epsilon Systems’ Professional Services Group (PSG) (https://www.epsilonsystems.com) is focused on providing our customers recognized high quality and experienced talent, supported by an experienced and innovative professional management team, in the maritime industry environment. We are seeking a contingent full time Coxswain to operate multiple service craft, trailers, and salvage equipment in Panama City, FL. The ideal candidate will be Coxswain qualified and have the experience and ability to conduct maintenance on watercraft and watercraft motors. Our efforts include supporting our US Navy’s critical mission accomplishment in numerous training, operations and maintenance arenas. If you have a passion for excellence and enjoy working on challenging projects in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment – read on!

Duties and Responsibilities:
Launches, coxswains, recovers, washes down with freshwater, and fuels inventory of watercraft.

Storages watercraft on trailers when not in use.

Maintains boats on station in heavy current and windy conditions while deploying and recovering divers, and as required, navigates using GPS and RADAR, and operates a Tug Technologies MR 10-34T Boat Tug and Hyster H40XM 4,000 lb. forklift.

Assists instructors with teaching watercraft familiarization to students, which consists of supervised launch and recovery techniques and basic boat coxswain skills.

Uses the Navy 3M Program and OEM specification to perform and document routine preventative and corrective maintenance on engines, watercraft, and trailers.

Supports preparing up to five watercraft, trailers and equipment for highway transit to the remote site.

Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum a USCG National Master of Self-propelled Vessels of Less Than 25 GRT Upon Near Coastal Waters endorsement

Three years of recent small boat coxswain experience OR three years recent experience in a Navy or Coast Guard deck rating with small boat coxswain qualifications

Within 30 days of starting command coxswain qualification consisting of the following requirements: complete qualification card, pass the Third and Second Class Swim test or present an STCW A-VI/1 Certificate of Completion, demonstrate coxswain proficiency through underway observations for each type of watercraft, and successfully pass an oral board must be completed. The Government administered swim tests consist of a deep water jump from a minimum height of 5 feet, remain afloat for 5 minutes, swims of 50 and 100 yards respectively; using the crawl, breast, sidestroke and/or backstroke, and in-water shirt and trouser inflation for a makeshift personal flotation device

Familiarity with inventory of watercraft for US Navy, USMC, and USAF training evolutions which includes 38’ aluminum hard-hulled boats, 27’ fiberglass boats, and a mix of center consoles, cabins, and inflatable boats (e.g., MK V Zodiac). The watercraft have assorted outboard engines from 50 to 300 HP.

Ability to obtain and maintain a DBIDs credential

Fluent in English (writing, reading, and speaking)

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiar in the use of SKED and 3M 301 Maintenance Person Fundamentals and Tasks

Experience repairing and maintaining outboard motors

ADA Notations:
Frequent standing, sitting, walking, handling, feeling with hands, reaching with arms

Regular Communication (hearing and speaking)

Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting of heavy objects

Ability to go aboard ships, barges, boats, and other naval craft

Ability to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways onboard ships

Ability to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs.

Ability to wear a face covering while at work

Some travel may be required

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

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Company: Epsilon Systems Inc – 3.8

Company Location:  Panama City, FL

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