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Portsmouth | Other



Able Seaman (EDH) 

HMNB Portsmouth, PO1 3LT 

Full time, Permanent 

Competitive salary plus benefits 




Serco Maritime Services deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers' needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour workboats to oceangoing support vessels, we provide world class integrated maritime services both in the UK and abroad. 


Our vessels provide a range of support, which include for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target/test equipment deployment/recovery and passenger transfers. 


We have an opening for an Efficient Deck Hand to join our existing team based at HMNB Portsmouth 


The purpose of the position is to act as the main labour force aboard any vessel or facility that requires an EDH/AB grade 


Main Accountabilities:  


  • Berthing/Slipping of the Vessel.   

  • Ship Husbandry Tasks.  

  • Mooring up of the Vessel when going to anchor.   

  • Ship Operational Tasks. 

  • Cleaning Tasks as directed by the Line Manager.  

  • Emergency equipment and procedures and location and use of fire fighting equipment.   

  • Drive deck machinery including cranes.   

  • Assist in repair and maintenance of ship's equipment.  

  • Machinery care, routine maintenance and lubrication as directed by the Barge Master:   

  • Issuing and Receiving cargo 

  • Valve operation 

  • Hose and connector handling 

  • Crane operations 

  • Ensure measures to prevent pollution of the environment are exercised 

  • Rope handling 

  • General maintenance and ships husbandry 

  • Other deck related tasking's through the port as reasonable appropriate to qualification and experience 



What you'll need to do the job: 



  • EDH Course or AB's Ticket 

  • Basic Sea Survival  

  • Fire Fighting 

  • ENG 1 Medical.  

  • Rope handling 

  • Fire control training  

  • First Aid 

  • Sea survival 

  • Crane operation 

  • Marine Industry Background 

  • Understanding of a planned maintenance System (such as AMOS) 

  • General ship husbandry and maintenance 

  • To live locally and be within daily commuting distance of Portsmouth Naval Base  


What we offer


  • Pension 6%
  • Childcare vouchers 

  • Bike4Work scheme 

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector 

  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion 

  • Serco Benefits package 



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15/06/2023 03:00:00
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