Viking

RIVER - 2nd Officer

Recruiter:
Viking
Category:
Deck Jobs
Position:
2nd Officer
Published:
July 25, 2022

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

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations –
Onboard ABC Nautical – Uniform Regulation – Manual

Superiors: Captain / Skipper when Captain is off-duty

Helmsman with patent gives instructions to: Ship's crew (Sailor, Trainee)

Co-operation with:

  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Engineer

Representation by Sailor

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

Viking

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THE VIKING STORY

More than 20 years ago, Viking® set the standard for what river cruising should be, and today we are the leader that all others follow. In 2015, we took the same small ship, destination-focused experience to the seas and reinvented ocean cruising. Over the years Viking has won numerous ocean and river cruise line awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly and more.

Viking is a strong and dynamic company—with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.

JOIN THE VIKING FAMILY

If you have always dreamed of combining your love of travel with the ability to grow your career, consider a position at Viking. We are the world’s leading small ship cruise line, and there is tremendous potential to advance your career with us. As part of our crew, when your ship is docked at the many destinations we visit, you can explore ashore and refresh during your free time.

Additionally, with Viking’s award-winning service and thoughtfully curated onboard experiences, our guests are typically very satisfied. This, combined with Viking’s gratuity guidelines, means that you can expect to be well rewarded as an employee on board a Viking ship.


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