Port of Stockton

Able-Bodied Seaman


The Able-Bodied Seaman position’s main purpose is to:

  • Work under the direction of the Captain to maintain the vessel and all procedures in accordance with company and safety standards.
  • Maximize safety and efficiency by using expertise in all responsibilities.
  • Bring a morale-focused approach to the success of each voyage.
  • Maintain complete responsibility for all assigned tasks and duties, including upkeep and inspections of all equipment and the entire vessel.


  • Observe and document required maintenance for all areas of the vessel
  • Record required daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning responsibilities
  • Manage vessel resources including potable water and trash disposal/removal
  • Comply with safety and pollution prevention regulations and operating procedures
  • Maintain and keep up the general appearance of the exterior of the vessel
  • Actively participate in duties such as loading, unloading, luggage carrying, etc. as needed
  • Participate and coordinate navigation of the vessel/tow in accordance with safety standards
  • Learn relevant operation functions for equipment to fulfill duties
  • Work a part of a team, including leadership, to help meet or exceed production, waste, and quality goals.
  • Prioritize a clean and organized workspace, including wiping down, degreasing, painting, organizing, inventorying, etc.

Ability Requirements:

  • Attention to detail/excellent organizational skills
  • Maintain focus and effective decision-making skills under stress, especially in potentially dangerous situations.
  • Embody responsibility and ownership, and lead by example duties.
  • Be open to criticism and contribute to the development and success of others.
  • Excellent communicator, and able to share information clearly and efficiently.
  • Proficient mechanical skills and work ethic, to fulfill all duties as they are assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working aboard boats and barges using heavy lines, winches, and mechanical tools for repairs.
  • Must be able to comfortably and safely lift 100 lbs.; This position involves lifting, pulling, and operating heavy equipment, tools, and objects.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, or squat frequently. Climb high steps/ladders should be expected several times per day.
  • Use of, working with, around, on, under, and inside deck machinery is expected daily; work on equipment that is poorly accessible or in confined workspaces when the need arises.
  • Must have the ability to maintain balance/equilibrium at all times and at various heights.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
  • The ability to work in all weather conditions and have sufficient heat/cold tolerance.
  • Not deterred by grease, dirt, paint, water, etc. that may regularly be on your skin, hair, and clothing.
  • Ability to work when exposed to odors, dust, dirt, mechanical hazards, high noise levels, and potentially hazardous equipment.
  • Must be able to swim
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Skills, Aptitudes, Qualifications & Certification

  • Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Drivers License
  • Physical & DOT Drug Test
  • Respiratory Fit Test
  • TWIC Card
  • AB – special, limited, or unlimited

Brusco Tug & Barge

548 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

Pay Range:



Health, Dental, 401K, PTO