Deck Bosun - Factory Trawler in Unalaska AK

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North Star Fishing Company
Deck Bosun - Factory Trawler
Job ID: 
Unalaska AK
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Job Types:
Distribution/Whrse. Suprvs., Production Supervisor

The Deck Bosun work aboard at-sea processing vessels in the Bering Sea, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands. They perform and oversee all functions of Factory Trawler deck operations including gear work and safety under direct supervision of the Master or Mate.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures safe and efficient operation on deck of all fishing gear, deck equipment, gangways, lines and deck crew.

  • Supervises all deck personnel, operations and safety during fishing, voyages, offloads and in port.
  • Trains workers such as Deck Hands and Combi&##39;s to move, hoist, or position nets and equipment safely as required to haul and set fishing gear and equipment.
  • Conducts job observations on assigned crew members to ensure standardized training requirements are met; provides recommendations and feedback on performance, including written performance evaluations.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable sections of the Safety Management System. Is knowledgeable and conversant on applicable policies and procedures contained in the SMS.
  • Ensures required equipment inspections and logs are completed.
  • Ensures all slings,hooks,and other lifting devices to cables,trawl equipment and nets are operational and meet applicable required standards to safely haul, empty, repair and set fishing gear at sea in all weather
  • Ensures safe operation of cranes, winches and all other lifting equipment, according to Safe Working Load, used to bring aboard and move equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures safe operation of skiff to transport crew, supplies or equipment at sea or in port.
  • Ensures repairs and adjustments to fishing gear and trawl deck equipment are completed as needed.
  • Ensures vessel docking lines are secure to and from docks and other vessels at tie up. Also ensures deck is secure for departure.
  • Participates as member of fire and safety team in emergency situation.
  • Works with Fleet Gear Manager and suppliers to plan, budget and prepare for ongoing fishing gear repairs, purchases and changes in equipment technology, including by catch management gear.
  • Maintains accurate and ongoing inventory of gear onboard vessel and in storage, both Seattle and Dutch Harbor. Provides inventory to Fleet Gear Manager upon request.
  • Responsible for maintenance and safe storage of fishing gear electronics including catch indicators, 3rd wires, sonar and eggs.
  • Ensures preparation of vessel for shipyard arrival and departure to include spill equipment stages, oil booms deployed and gangway secure for use.
  • Promptly reports any deck equipment abnormalities/problems to Chief Engineer.
  • Ensures deck crew are in compliance with prohibited species handling policies, including deck sorting according to EFP.
  • Works in processing factory when not engaged in deck operations.
  • Ensures Deck Hands and Combi&##39;s work in processing factory when not engaged in deck operations.


  • 5+ years experience as a Deck Hand on an H&G vessel preferred.
  • 1+ years experience as a Deck Boss on an H&G vessel preferred.
  • Holds an active Able Bodied Seaman MMC license.
  • Hold certificates in or is able to become certified in not limited to but including: Team Firefighting, HAZWOPR, Fall Protection, Forklift Operation, Cold Water Survival and Company Health and Safety Exam.

North Star Fishing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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