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AB Deckhand.  

About the Organization For over 30 years, Carver Companies fundamental belief has been to provide unparalleled service all while maintaining our values of honesty and integrity both on Land & Sea.

With locations up and down the east coast, including the Capital District of Upstate NY, Brayton Point in Mass, North Charleston Carver Maritime, Port Manatee in Florida, and our latest addition - Carver Canada in New Brunswick.

Our core competencies consist of General & Marine Construction, Sand and Gravel Mining, Property Maintenance, Port, Stevedoring, Terminal & Warehouse Management Maritime & Logistics, and Tug and Barge Marine Towing.

We strive to inspire our diverse, well-rounded work force and management team to always perform at the highest levels of safety and professionalism. We deliver service by maintaining a reputation where our unquestionable VALUES of honesty and integrity drive our actions on and off the job.

What we have to offer you:
• Medical Insurance (great plan choices with reasonable premiums!)
• Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
• 401k Retirement Savings Plan with up to an 8% MATCH!!
• Group Life Insurance Plan
• Short & Long Term Disability Plans
• Employee Investment Opportunity with Carver Group Ventures
• Career Development Opportunities
• Casual Dress Code
• Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life and AFLAC plans also available!  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Carver Companies is looking to hire an AB Deckhands to join its dynamic crew!

Work for Carver Companies and you will receive competitive pay

(Day rate of $305 + $40 for each full day worked).

Job Description:

The Able Seaman (AB) is a non-officer member of the deck crew (deck rating position). The main duties and responsibilities of the AB include, but are not limited to:

  • All aspects of line handling: handles ropes and cables during mooring, berthing and docking operations
  • Reports to the Captain and/or Mate
  • Performs a variety of routine maintenance duties including Maintaining the vessel exterior in good order including painting or chipping as needed
  • Responsible for keeping the vessel in a clean, tidy condition and helps ensure a clean, sanitary environment aboard the vessel
  • performs routine inspection and maintenance on emergency and safety equipment such as life rafts and life raft gear
  • Stands watch as required 
  • Participates in crew safety drills
  • follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to helping maintain an “incident and injury free” work environment 


Minimum Requirements:

  • 0-2 years of experience as an AB Deckhand
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work rotational 6-hour watches
  • Ability to work 14 days on, 14 days off, revised as necessary
  • Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to push, pull, bend and stand for long periods of time, 
  • must be able to tolerate working in potentially harsh weather environments 
  • Required Certifications:
  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC)
  • Standards of Training, Certifications and Watchkeeping (STCW)
  • STCW Medical card
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • AB Unlimited preferred, will consider Limited or special
  • Basic Training
  • Able Seafarer – Deck


What We Have to Offer You:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with up to an 8% MATCH!!
  • Company Paid Group Life Insurance Plan
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability Plans
  • Employee Investment Opportunity with Carver Group Ventures
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life and AFLAC plans also available!
Position Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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