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Longline Mate

Department: CAPS
Location: Seattle, WA

Coastal Villages Longline, a subsidiary of Coastal Villages Region Fund, is currently seeking applications for a Mate to operate one of our Freezer Longliners. The primary job responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, working on-board our fishing vessel operating off the western coasts of Washington and Alaska.  The Mate is expected to safely and effectively navigate the vessel when the Captain is not on duty, assist to supervise and discipline the crew, assist in conducting safety drills, and fulfill all duties regarding reporting requirements and paperwork.  This position may also be responsible for managing shipyard work, loading and unloading supplies on the vessel, cleaning vessel and equipment, and performing other duties.  Applicants are required to provide current USCG License with STCW endorsements and other merchant mariner documentation as necessary. This position requires one year experience as Mate of a Freezer Longliner in the Bearing Sea fishery or three years as Mate on another Bering Sea commercial vessel. The position also requires a minimum of two years or more experience as a deckhand or bosun on a commercial fishing vessel.

Specific Duties Include:

- This position reports directly to the Captain

- Seasonal  Crew Contract:  Status: Non Exempt – Seasonal

- 401k and Health Benefits upon eligibility

- Coastal Villages Region Fund has a zero tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy and participates in the E-Verify Program.

- Candidate must be a non-smoker

Selected applicants will be required to successfully pass a post-offer background, drug test and reference check.  Applicants will also be required to sign an affidavit stating they are a non-smoker.  Applicants must be willing and able to be away from home for extended periods of time, and must be willing to live and work in a cramped environment, and work as a team member at all times.  In addition, good communication skills, self motivation, and a positive attitude are important to ensure a high quality product and the safety of all crew members.     



Upon receiving a conditional offer, selected applicants may be required to have physical examinations. The results of those tests may require a licensed healthcare provider and selected applicant to determine whether reasonable accommodations can be structured to allow for safe performance of the job described above while in a remote and hazardous location.

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