1st Captain / 2nd Captain / Navigational Officers (m/f/d)

A-ROSA Reederei GmbH
Recruiter:
A-ROSA Reederei GmbH
Category:
Deck Jobs
Positions:
Captain / Master
Published:
February 17, 2024

Come and join the A-ROSA TEAM!

As a member of our highly motivated crew, you will soon notice that working for A-ROSA is a unique experience. A tasteful ambience, an exciting work environment and a great sense of team spirit: that’s what makes A-ROSA such a fantastic place to work! As a team, we are always there for each other. Everyone helps everyone else; everyone is dedicated and takes on responsibility independently.

Working for A-ROSA means discovering Europe, and not just for our guests. Explore vibrant cities and admire breath-taking scenery with your colleagues. More than 750 employees from over 25 countries work for us on board. Our team speaks German and English, and we think internationally. Both on board and on land, our outlook is international and we foster a spirit of diversity.

Your advantages with A-ROSA

  • Swiss employment contract incl. health and pension insurance (excl. France)
  • Outside cabin (single occupancy) with porthole
  • Low additional costs for personal expenses (rent, supplies, clothing)
  • No additional costs for uniforms or visas (at proper end of contract)
  • Overnight berths in attractive destinations
  • Fair working hours incl. rest days on board
  • Fair holiday regulations
  • Personal atmosphere on board and within the company
  • Extensive induction and training at the start of the season
  • Free language training on board at the start of the season

Your responsibilities

  • Organising ship operations
  • Representing the shipping line when dealing with passengers
  • Economical utilisation of available resources
  • Issuing appropriate orders and instructions for service operations
  • Proper maintenance of ship’s logs and other documents
  • Initiating or arranging for all maintenance tasks
  • Ensuring that the ship is fit for travel with corresponding attention to passenger operations; the completeness and validity of all ship’s papers and documents; the loading of essential bunkers, provisions and other supplies; the completeness of technical equipment required for nautical purposes; the proper functioning of all systems and equipment required to operate the ship
  • Conservation and protection of the environment in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Ensuring safety on board
  • Safe steering of the ship
  • Support when dealing with clearance formalities
  • Performing and supervising administrative tasks
  • Facilitating constant communication between all officers and team leaders on watch (on-board radio, walkie-talkie)
  • Drawing up and working through a dockyard list/winter list for all areas of the ship at the end of the season
  • Organising the duty roster (watches) for nautical crew when on the river and in port
  • Performing the tasks required by law and other statutory regulations and as requested by the shipping line
  • During the pre-opening phase, you are required to perform additional testing and takeover tasks as instructed by the supervisory authority and operations
  • Expanding the work area handbook as per guidelines and in cooperation with the shipping line; optimisation and further development of work processes and standards
  • Ensuring that the ship is safe at all times
  • Compliance with occupational safety and accident prevention regulations for shipping on inland waterways
  • Responsible for keeping all bunker documents in accordance with bunker ordinance and regulations
  • Keeping the ship’s log

Your profile

  • Captain's licence (for the Danube and/or Rhine/from the Dutch border to Basel)
  • Service record book and health certificate
  • Several years of experience on the Danube from Passau to the delta (Danube cruising area only), or several years of experience on the Rhine and its tributaries, the Dutch rivers and the delta region
  • Radar observer course/patent and advanced firefighting course
  • Radio telephone operator's certificate
  • If possible, experience with the following propulsion systems: 2 * Schottel STP 550 Elast (Twin Propeller 180° rotatable) controlled by co-pilot, slave control station (travel-dependent) or emergency control station (time-dependent), 1 * 200 kW Schottel sPJ 57 RD Elas (pump jet), 3 grades (70%, 85%, 100%), electric motor
  • Expert on passenger shipping (on the Rhine)
  • Leadership qualities and presentable, well-groomed appearance
  • Sound knowledge of written and spoken German and English

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