Aug 29, 2021

Any Entry Level

$25,570 - $32,998 yearly
  • Military Sealift Command
Full-Time Transportation

Job Description

The Supply Utilityman, Wiper and Ordinary Seaman are
civil service mariners (CIVMARs) employed by the Navy to
serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval
auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in
peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter
across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC
provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as
specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or
uncontested environment.
The Supply Utilityman (SU) is an unlicensed entry level
member of the Supply Department crew. Performs general
hotel service work such as food handling and preparation,
serving meals, busing tables and laundry. Responsible
for the cleaning and maintenance of the staterooms,
bathrooms, passageways and common areas of the ship, and
assisting the Chief Steward with daily provisions and
manning underway replenishment rigs on all classes of MSC
civil service crewed ships. Performs other duties as
assigned.
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The Wiper is an unlicensed entry level member of the
Engine department crew. Responsible for cleaning and
preservation of engine department spaces, systems,
equipment and equipment components. Receive and carry
out instructions of supervisors to clean and/or preserve
engine department spaces, system equipment and equipment
components. Use chemicals for cleaning, such as
detergents, solvents and preservatives such as paint.
Use tools such as chipping hammers, scrapers, needle
guns, paint brushes, wire brushes, brooms and mops, and
is familiar in the use of hand and power tools (i.e.
drills, saws, wrenches, hammers, chisels, etc.).
Selected candidates will be placed in the Wiper
Advancement Program (WAP) for on-the-job training and
work experience. After completing 180 days service in the
engine room, participants are eligible to apply for a
USCG issued Standards of Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping (STCW) Form as Rating Forming Part of an
Engine Watch (RFPEW).
Candidate must sign an 18-month service agreement and are
required to obtain the QMED FOWT endorsements and a STCW
Certificate endorsed with RFPEW. Upon completion of
program requirements participants will become eligible
for consideration for permanent promotion from Wiper to
Engine Utilityman (EU). Selection will be contingent on
the successful completion of an administrative review
(medical, security, discipline, etc.), and a review of
supervisory evaluations and input regarding performance
and readiness for permanent promotion to EU. An
authorized EU position must be available in order for the
promotion to be effected.
Candidate who fails to complete the requirements of the
program within their not-to-exceed date may be terminated
from MSC employment or be reassigned to the position of
Supply Utilityman based on the needs of the Command.
The Ordinary Seaman (OS) is an unlicensed entry level
member of the Deck Department crew. Performs work
pertaining to general maintenance, repair, sanitation,
and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas that are the
responsibility of the Deck Department. General
maintenance consists of, but is not limited to: chipping,
scaling, scraping, priming, painting, sounding and or
cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, superstructure, cargo
gear, smokestack, rescue boats, lifeboats and or life
rafts, emergency and damage control gear, and working
aloft. Performs traditional shipboard marlinespike
seamanship duties that include the splicing of wire rope,
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as well as synthetic and natural fiber lines, reaving and
unreaving blocks and falls, overhauling and maintaining
both standing and running rigging, cargo loading,
discharging, shoring, lashing, and rigging cargo nets,
slings, ladders, boat fenders, tricing pendants and
gangways. This includes sweeping, scrubbing, sougeeing
and conducting wash downs in general, and the sorting and
proper disposal of trash and garbage.
Selected candidates will be placed in Ordinary Seaman
Advancement Program (OSAP) for on-the-job training and
work experience. Candidates will receive training
including Rating Forming Part of Navigational Watch
(RFPNW), Able Seaman in Lieu Course, and Lifeboat in Lieu
Course and up to 120 Navigational Watches.
Candidate must sign a 36 months service agreement and
obtain the required endorsement as specified on the OSAP
Agreement. Upon completion of program requirements,
participant will become eligible for consideration for
permanent promotion from Ordinary Seaman to Able Seaman
(AB). Selection will be contingent on the successful
completion of an administrative review (medical,
security, discipline, etc.), and a review of supervisory
evaluations and input regarding performance and readiness
for permanent promotion to AB. An authorized AB position
must be available in order for the promotion to be
effected.
Failure to comply with the program requirements within
the allotted time may result in termination from
employment.
Must be eligible to have access to, handle, and be
qualified in small arms in accordance with OPNAVINST
3591.1.
Everything in each Position Description is considered to
be essential functions of the position. Perform other
duties as assigned.

States

CA, GU, VA

Salary

25,570-32,998

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months of
expiration date.
2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential
(TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common
Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months
remaining of expiration.
3. USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsed as
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Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, and Stewards Department (FH)
with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining from
expiration date.
4. USCG Medical Certificate without any
Limitations/Restrictions.


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