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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.Do you possess a valid United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Credential (MMC)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


2.Have you completed any STCW 95 training?
  1. Yes
  2. No


3.Do you have experience performing watch standing duties aboard a ship or boat (i.e. navigation (lookout) watches, anchor watches, etc.)?
  1. I am consulted by others for assistance in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I perform this task as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I perform this task with close supervision.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


4.Do you have experience working on commercial fishing vessels (do not include sport fishing)?
  1. I am consulted by others for assistance in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I perform this task as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I perform this task with close supervision.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


5.Do you have experience repairing or assisting in the repair of pumps, motors, or other mechanical equipment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.Entry level vessel employees are integral to maintaining the ship in a clean and sanitary state. What is your previous experience in sweeping, mopping, cleaning rooms and bathrooms, as well as washing and sanitizing dishes?
  1. Extensive Experience - Trained in the techniques and risks of sanitization. Many years of experience in maintaining kitchens and food service equipment in a clean and sanitary condition. Experienced in washing pots, pans and dishes. Experience maintaining storage areas in a clean and organized condition.
  2. Moderate experience - Experience in maintaining kitchens and food service equipment in a clean and sanitary condition. Experience in washing pots, pans and dishes in restaurants. Have cleaned and maintained restrooms in a sanitary manner.
  3. Limited experience - Swept, mopped and maintained a personal home in a sanitary manner. Held jobs for short periods that required cleaning and maintaining kitchens and restrooms in a sanitary condition. Have washed dishes in a restaurant or commercial kitchen.
  4. None


7.How much experience do you have with deck maintenance?
  1. Advanced - Familiar with requirements for proper paint application, e.g., surface roughness profile, relative humidity, and coating thicknesses. Selected paints or coatings based on intended use or requirements. Tested water tight closures
  2. Moderate - Maintained water tight doors, hatches or closures, used power tools for surface preparation (needle gun, grinder, wire wheels).
  3. Basic - Chipped, primed and painted wood or steel boats by hand
  4. None


8.How much experience do you have operating heavy machinery (i.e., fork lift, bull dozer, crane, etc.)?
  1. I am consulted by others for assistance in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I perform this task as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I perform this task with close supervision.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


9.How much experience do you have working in commercial galley/kitchen environment?
  1. I am consulted by others for assistance in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I perform this task as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I perform this task with close supervision.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


10.How much shipboard experience do you have in painting, wood, metal surface preservation and general cleaning?
  1. I am consulted by others for assistance in performing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I perform this task as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I perform this task with close supervision.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.