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RIVER - First OfficER

JOB DESCRIPTION – FIRST OFFICER

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

  • Safe navigation in compliance with all statutory regulations

  • To make sure that the guests feel comfortable

  • To be a role model for the entire crew

  • Deputy of the Captain

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


Security

  • Overall responsibility for safety on board the ship

  • Compliance with the guidelines, instructions (nautical manual) and laws

  • Co-responsible for the impeccable cleanliness, hygiene and order on board

  • Testing, operation and control of all safety devices (fire extinguishers, hoses, etc.)

  • Planning and execution of the safety exercises

  • Managing and controlling the watch book (Night Watch)

  • Train new employees and explain their function within the safety role

 

Additional duties

  • Train employees. Ensure Viking’s grooming standards are followed at all times

  • Train new skippers, train and provide a patent to the 2nd Officer

  • Conduct frequently scheduled ship inspections

  • Participation in meetings and company relevant trainings

  • Good contact with the authorities, WSP, ports, etc.

  • Assignment and control of shipping work in the nautical field

  • Manage sundeck according to safety needs and guests' expectations

  • Regular checks of mooring lines’ and wires’ condition on a weekly basis

  • Ensure crew is wearing personal protective equipment - life jacket, safety shoes, safety helmet


Steering

  • Compliance with timetables and lock times to avoid incidents

  • Cost-conscious use of all energy resources (gas oil, lubricants, etc.)

  • Ensure a professional, safe ship operation

 

YOUR PROFILE

 

  • At least 2 years of work experience as a 2nd Officer

  • Interested in further education (eg. certificate extension, language skills)

  • Independent and flexible

  • Decisive and assertive

  • Strong team worker and able to motivate the crew

  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant

 

Depending in which geographical area you are eligible to sail you need to fulfill the following obligatory requirements:


Rhine
- Rhine license km 1’000 – 500 (Amsterdam – Mainz)
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Dutch and French are an asset

 

Danube
- Danube license km 1’640 – 2’370 (Regensburg – Budapest)
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Russian is an asset

 

France
- Longeur illimitée
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (expert)
- Languages: French and English (mandatory), German is an asset


Superiors: Director Nautical / Corporate Captain / Captain
Skipper gives instructions to: Ship's crew (2nd Officer with patent, Engineer, Sailor, Trainee)

Co-operation with:

  • Captain

  • Engineer

  • Hotel Manager

  • Programm Director


Represented by 2nd Officer with a patent when the ship is at the port
Onboard ABC Nautic – Uniform Regulation – Manual