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Global Diving and Salvage

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
May 03, 2016
Global Diving and Salvage
Anacortes, WA
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level
High School or equivalent

About Global Diving and Salvage

Founded in 1979, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is a leading provider of marine construction, support services, and marine casualty responder worldwide. Global, and our parent company Moran Environmental Recovery (MER), are dedicated to providing clients with safe and effective solutions to complex problems – even under the most difficult conditions. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Global) is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast, based out of Seattle, WA, a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder. Global is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with additional main offices in Alaska, California. Global is wholly owned subsidiary of MER, based in Randolph, MA, with multiple offices along the East Coast and throughout the Northeastern U.S. Together MER and Global’s skilled teams offer safe and effective solutions. Recognized internationally for safety, integrity, and expertise, Global provides a wide variety of underwater maintenance, repair, installation, and inspection services. In addition to complete project management, Global offers engineering support for complex projects that require technical underwater procedures and tooling. Our extensive experience and resources enable us to adapt quickly while always maintaining the highest level of safety, and successfully complete the most complex, challenging assignments.

Job description

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Global) is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast, based out of Seattle, WA, a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder.


We are currently seeking a deckhand to join our team.  This person will be responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant deckhand duties.  This is a full-time, entry-level position with a rotating schedule.  See below for additional information on the typical work schedule.


DutiesandResponsibilitiesinclude,butarenotlimited to:

  • Perform vessel maintenance to include scraping, painting, and changing all oil and filters

  • Lubricate machinery and equipment

  • Splices and repairs cables and ropes using hand tools

  • Carry out and complete assigned tasks within legal requirements of USCG and other regulatory agencies

  • Keep vessel and equipment maintained by performing a variety of maintenance and cleaning duties

  • Perform maintenance and construction tasks as required

  • Perform minor engineering repairs and engineering rounds as directed

  • Control lines to moor vessel to wharves, tie up vessel to another vessel, or rig towing lines

  • Handle mooring lines and rigging to launch or dock the boat

  • Responsible for getting underway, mooring, anchoring, handling lines, ship’s ramps, and shore side facilities in all weather conditions

  • Assist with the towing, deploying, and stowing of oil containment boom

  • Perform lookout duties while underway - to include watching for other vessels, monitoring traffic conditions and potential unsafe conditions onboard and otherwise

  • Ensure that safety equipment is utilized and appropriate guidelines are followed for all tasks involving physical risk or hazardous materials

  • Participate in meetings, training, drills and safety audits as required by USCG & company policy

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Typical Schedule For Full-Time Employees:

Week 1:  work seven days a week from 6am –6pm (day shift).  Week 2: seven days off.  Week 3: work seven days a week from 6pm to 6am (night shift).  Week 4: seven days off.  Schedule repeats.



High school diploma or equivalent



Must be 18 years of age or older

Maritime experience preferred



  • Passport and TWIC card

  • HAZWOPER, H2S, Safe Gulf or Rig Pass, HUET or BOISET, API Rigging, 10hr OSHA certification

  • Current GDS mandatory training and other required programs




Physical / Mental Requirements

  • Ability to work any day of the week both night and day

  • Available for after hours emergency response

  • Ability to travel to project sites and work approximately 30 days on at a time

  • Available for after hour emergency response

  • Ability to complete pre-employment drug test and participate in random drug and alcohol testing program

  • Ability to successfully complete a background check

  • Ability to lift from floor to waist, push and pull up to 70lbs occasionally up to 12 times per shift

  • Must be able to withstand the following for up to 12 hours per day in all weather conditions (Sun, Rain, Sleet, and Snow): stand, sit, walk, push, pull, squat, crouch, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, climb stairs and ladders, repetitive reaching, and repetitive hand use

  • Ability to meet DOT, ADCI, USCG, or HAZMAT physical & additional fitness ability requirements for the position


Equal Employment Opportunity

Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the objective of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. to obtain qualified employees consistent with position requirements: to seek, employ, promote, and treat all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion/creed, handicap/disability, marital status, genetic information/history, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by law.


Global will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Global’s legal duty to furnish information.


If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact 206-623-0621 or email


Job Location

Anacortes, WA


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