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The Boat

Thank you for your interest in joining our team onboard the FV CAMTU! She is a 58x24 shallow draft salmon tender equipped with two cranes, a resale fuel tank, and fish pump on deck. In the cabin, she is equipped with full amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom, state room for cabin, and two separate bunk rooms for crew.

The Expectations

Although Alaska is a beautiful place, the oceans may be unforgiving. Working conditions are often cold, wet, and rainy. Therefore, the vessel deck will be wet and slippery. The weather on the ocean may range from sunny and calm to stormy and turbulent. Tasks onboard ranges from relaxed duties, to fast-paced moments and working under pressure.

Important Industry Disclaimer: While we strive to provide our tendering crew with maximized tendering days, nothing is guaranteed as this industry is dependent on fish returns, weather, and the announcements made by The Department of Fish & Game. This industry depends on Mother Nature, but Mother Nature is often unpredictable. It must be understood these situations are outside the control of Camtu's Alaska Wild Seafoods.

The Details

The salmon tendering season begins approximately mid-May and goes until about mid-September in the "Area E" fishing area. Arrival dates will be announced by your hiring managers and the season end date is set by the Fleet Manager as it gets closer to the end of the season. The FV CAMTU tenders on the Copper River flats and in the Prince William Sound. Tendering days during the season range between 60 to 100 days. The vessel crew size will total 3 onboard: yourself, another crew-member/engineer, and the captain. 

Pay is DOE for both Deck Crew and Engineer positions. 

Duties:

  • Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Captain and typical crew duties including but not limited to,

  • Create fish tickets,

  • Receiving fish deliveries from fishermen,

  • Provide great service to fishermen in a friendly and professional manner,

  • Recording accurate weights of deliveries,

  • Providing fuel and ice to fishing boats,

  • Work with deck machinery and hydraulics,

  • Performing maintenance and mechanical work to engines and hydraulic gear,

  • Performing lookout duties,

  • Track the inflow and outflow of fuel,

  • Tying up the vessel to the dock and often times to other vessels,

  • And other duties assigned from Captain and/or Fleet Manager.

 

The Benefits

  • Payday is bi-weekly.

  • Direct deposit is available.

  • Meal budget is allotted to crew onboard / food provided. 

  • Opportunities for maximized tendering days.

  • Opportunities for promotions. 

Questions?

If you have any further questions, please email our fleet manager below:

Tyler Dillon

tyler@alaskawildseafood.com

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