Toll Free Number 1-866-541-5739
Captains Sherrie Miller, Mike Miller and Chance Miller
Tel: 907 224-5739 or 907-331-3113 Fax: 907-224-9197
Alternate Winter number: (October to April)
707-737-7949 or 907-331-3113
Click HERE for Online Application Form
Salary: $1500/month - Fishing Deckhands are paid per trip (half and full day rate) - plus tips
Schedule: up to 12 hours per day, 5 days a week (F/V Michael C typically works 7 days per week)
Miller's Landing has been operating since 1982 as a fish camp in Seward. Many of our deckhands go on to become captains themselves or to procure additional work in the Maritime Industry. While we train all of our crew in house extensively, and have worked with promising individuals in the past that have limited experience, we're of course seeking those with previous deckhanding experience on sport fishing vessels, specifically in Alaska. Existing knowledge of area Fish and Game regulations, boat and tackle maintenance, and customer service at sea a plus. We're also happy to hire those with existing maritime licensing and limited operating experience, with the goal of training in as relief captains. We provide the bulk of the commercial marine assistance in Resurrection Bay and the surrounding areas, and as such this is a very dynamic job. As a deckhand for Miller's Landing, you'll have the opportunity to help do everything from towing disabled vessels, performing search and rescue, beach recovery, and interpreting natural history for clients, to landing salmon and halibut and performing engine repair and maintenance. Experienced or not, this is in every way a learning environment, and those capable of accepting and adapting irregardless of prior experience will always find themselves succeeding in this field.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
Maintain bait and tackle for fishing trips
Clean and maintain vessel and deck gear including all safety and fishing equipment
Assist with loading and unloading passengers and gear including fish
Instruct passengers on vessel safety procedures and fishing procedure
Assist as needed in general maintenance of vessel including oil changes and repairs
Assist with fish filleting and cleaning
In charge of refueling and re-supply under Captains direction
Maintain an accurate count of fish caught, fish released, hours fished, number of clients & enter all into ADF&G daily fishing Logbook
|TRAINING The deckhand is expected to become familiar with all aspects of vessel operation and safety including but not limited to:|
Fire & Emergency drill
Rules of the Road
Common Fish Species
All ADF&G Rules & Regulations
for the areas of operation
SUPERVISION The deckhand works directly under the supervision of the captain of the vessel
|Deckhand Requirements:||Deckhand Must:|
Current CPR and First Aid certification
Pre-employment drug test and enrollment in Maritime Consortium random drug test program by Miller's Landing (cost of pre-employment drug test is paid by employee)
Fishing deckhand - Current year Alaska sport fishing license
Become familiar with electronics, marine radio procedures, local weather
Be able to help with regular scheduled maintenance on vessels and emergency repairs while underway
Be able to work fast in an emergency and knowledgeable in rescue/towing techniques
Must be knowledgeable about refueling
Must keep a good watch of marine traffic and navigational hazards.
Must be able to give safety presentation to clients, and keep a sharp eye for safety hazards.
Be in good physical condition and able to lift up to 100 lbs or more
Be able to work on the ocean without getting sea-sick
Be willing to work long hours and any days scheduled
Be able to fillet fish or be willing to learn
Be able to drive skiff/outboard/tender as needed
Become knowledgeable on history of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park
Become familiar with marine wildlife and habitat, to include whales, birds, sea lions, sea otters, eagles, etc.
Work with, entertain, instruct and converse with people from varied walks of life
Must be willing/able to participate in all drills
Deckhand Pluses: Any and all fishing experience, Any and all marine/boating experience,
A positive attitude and friendly disposition
Fishing vessel deckhand is a salaried position per agreement with Miller's Landing
All tips are split 50/50 with Captain
Any other compensation (seasonal bonus etc.) per employees agreement with Miller's Landing
This job description is intended to be comprehensive however any other responsibilities or duties prescribed by the Captain of the vessel shall be deemed to fall within the scope of the job whether or not they are specifically addressed here.
Deckhands generally do not get many days off and the hours are long. A genuine passion for fishing and the sea plus the ability to keep smiling under adverse conditions are valuable assets.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: If you would like to be part of the Millers Landing team, review the types of employment opportunities we typically offer below. When you are ready to apply you must submit our online job application form. After receipt we will arrange for an in-person interview where appropriate and/or a phone interview, if necessary.
Lodging available as space permits - see "Employment Opportunities" Page for links to photos of facilities