Deckhand (general worker) x 2 – 1 year fixed contr..




The Deckhand is accountable through the OPL Vessel Skipper to the Chief Executive Officer of the Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd.



The primary objective of the Deckhand is to fulfill basic duties essential to running the vessel. In pursuance of this primary objective, the Deckhands is required to:

Greasing and cleaning vessel machinery.
Wash and clean the deck,
Moving heavy objects around.
Responsible for handling and fastening the mooring lines.
Ensure that the vessel is secured to the dock and to other vessels,
loading and unloading supplies and equipment,
Using various ropes, knots, radio, and navigational equipment.
Assisting during emergencies and effectively using safety equipment.
Performing general maintenance duties to the ship interior and exterior like painting, sweeping and mopping.
Preparing cabins for crew or passengers.
Cooking meals.
Serving food and drink to passengers

Furthermore, the incumbent has to be aware that:
You are aware of and have access to the CDC’s SHEMS;
You are aware of your responsibilities and duties as laid out in the CDC’s SHEMS;
You are aware that you work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner;
You ensure that the company’s housekeeping standards are maintained throughout your area of responsibility;
You report any unsafe conditions or acts which you cannot rectify yourself to your SHE representative or to the Senior SHE Project Manager as soon as possible;
You report all SHE incidents which occur within your area of responsibility promptly and in the correct format;
You are totally familiar with your responsibilities in terms of the CDC’s emergency plan;
You communicate to the Senior SHE Project Manager any required changes to the SHEMS prior to implementing these changes;
You timeously complete and correctly record any corrective action which needs to be taken in order to rectify a SHE matter;
You give full co-operation to, and participate in (as required), the CDC’s internal and external SHEMS audits.

You have the authority to:
Immediately stop any person(s) on CDC property from committing an unsafe or destructive act or omission;
Take whatever immediate steps you deem necessary to prevent injury or environmental damage when confronted with an unsafe or destructive condition.



Matric certificate or equivalent;
Relevant Certification is advantageous;
Physical fitness and strength.
Knowledge of maritime safety.
Excellent hand-eye coordination.
Willingness to work in harsh climates.
This position requires you to work at sea for a long period of time.

Additional requirements:

Candidates need to be able to swim
Understand that the operations take place both day and night, but not more than twelve (12) consecutive hours over any 24hr period
Understand that the nature of our industry dictates 24hr response.
It is also important that the candidates have access to reliable transport.


Performance is monitored regularly by reference to Key Performance Indicators and Balanced Scorecard.

The appointment of candidates is subject to the verification of all their credentials (employment history, educational, financial, criminal and any other checks as may be necessary). Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and if you have not heard from us within one month of submitting your application, please consider it unsuccessful.

All applications must be forwarded to [email protected]
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