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RIVER - SECOND OFFICER

JOB DESCRIPTION: Second Officer (French/Swiss Contract)

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

Support the First Officer for safe & proper navigation of the vessel


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


Security (when Captain and/or 1st Officer are off-duty)

  • 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 
     

Operation

  • When securing the ship, take the lead for safe mooring

  • Secure the gangway

  • Manage sundeck according to safety needs and guests' expectations

 

Administration, communication

  • Service record books

  • To register the logbook properly

  • To manage the inventory and order of paint / material / detergent

 

Additional Duties

  • Conduct frequently scheduled ship inspections

  • 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

 

YOUR PROFILE

 

  • At least 2 years professional experience as a Sailor

  • 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 – 688 (Amsterdam – Cologne)
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Dutch and French are an asset

 

Danube
- Any Danube license
- 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: Captain / 1st Officer when Captain is off-duty

2nd Officer gives instructions to: Ship's crew (Sailor, Trainee)

Co-operation with:

  • Captain

  • First Officer

  • Engineer


Representation by Sailor