Deck Rating (EDH)-Maritime North - OOP Operations

Greenock | Other

Deck Rating (EDH)-Maritime North - OOP Operations

Greenock PA15 2AR
Full time, Permanent, Working 6 weeks on, 6 weeks off 
Competitive salary plus benefits


Serco Maritime have an exciting opportunity for a Deck Rating (EDH) to join the out of port team in Greenock. The rotation for this role is 6 weeks on/6 weeks off. 
The purpose of the Deck Rating is to act as the main labour force on board their appointed vessel. The Deck Rating will carry out a range of duties in the task of assisting in the safe operation of the vessel or the handling of its cargo. 


Serco Maritime 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.

Main duties:


  • Berthing/Slipping of the Vessel. 
  • Ship Husbandry Tasks. 
  • Ship Operational Tasks.
  • Cleaning Tasks as directed. 
  • Drive/operate deck machinery including cranes. 
  • Assist in repair and routine planned maintenance of ship's equipment. 
  • Machinery care, routine maintenance and lubrication
  • To be fully conversant with the use of all safety equipment, emergency procedures and contingency plans.
  •  Aware of the company Safety Management System- specifically:
  • Permit to Work/Tag Out Systems
  • Shipboard Management Team
  • Shipboard Safety Committee
  • Be familiar with safety routines and ensure necessary safeguards are in place before any maintenance/repair work commences.


What you'll need to do the role:



Essential Qualifications:


  • MCA Certificate of Competency as an Efficient Deck Hand 
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (5 Year Refresher Course) 
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • Unrestricted ENG1
  • Passport
  • Methodical in approach
  • Good standard of education



Additional desirables for the role: 



  • US Visa (desirable)
  • Security clearance
  • Manual Handling
  • Crane Certification (desirable)
  • Manual Handling (desirable)
  • High pressure washing (desirable) 
  • Food Hygiene Certificate (desirable - Passenger/BUTEC Vessels)
  • Tanker Familiarisation Course (desirable - Fuel/Water Barges)
  • Crisis Management and Human Behaviour cert (desirable - Passenger Vessels)

What we Offer


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, free flu vaccines and more.
  • A Serco benefits portal offering a wide range of discounts for major high street brands in Retail, Leisure & Hospitality
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.




To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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08/08/2024 01:17:00
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