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Port Captain- HMS Puerto Rico at HMS Ferries, Inc in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Port Captain is responsible for assisting and supporting the Deputy, Director of Operations during the transition of ferry service from the Maritime Transportation Authority (MTA) to HMS Ferries – Puerto Rico (HMS).  Duties will include, but not be limited to supervising Vessel Masters and crews, overseeing project safety, training and regulatory compliance programs. This position reviews and approves purchase requisitions, attends client meetings, and provides back-up support to the Deputy, Director of Operations. The Port Captain must be willing and able to operate project vessels when needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Safety First – Safety shall remain the highest priority at all times. Be an active advocate of, and participant in, the HMS Safety

  • Consider reliability and efficiency with regard to Company

  • Assist and support in all aspects of the transition of ferry service from the MTA to HMS.

  • Fulfill the task of Master/Mate as required

  • Hire, train, discipline and manage the day-to-day activities of the members of the marine department

  • Manage and maintain the crew schedule

  • Maintain a healthy working interface with representatives of the agencies referred to above

  • Manage the departmental budget ensuring that all spending is conscious, careful and focused

  • Assist in managing the day-to-day maintenance of the vessel(s) such that the highest standard for readiness, reliability, safety and cosmetic appeal is attained within the bounds of our resources and constraints

  • Lead officers and crew to a high level of performance and productivity while maintaining the authority to critique, evaluate and discipline

  • Ensure that the policies of the Company and its client are understood by, valued and followed by officers and crew

  • Enter into frequent and searching dialogues with all levels of crew to gain perception of crew morale and current issues; ensure this position is accessible and a source of fair decisions

  • Develop strong relationships with appropriate members of client staff and represent HMS as helpful, cooperative and proactive members of the larger organization

  • Participate in HMS internal meetings, seminars, conference calls and other functions as required

  • Complete required administrative forms clearly and accurately, including Accident/Incident Reports and any/all other required HR forms/processes

  • Seek the highest levels of quality and professionalism

  • Work to achieve the highest levels of performance and productivity

  • Seek continuous improvement

  • Ensure vessel(s) is operated within all pertinent laws, regulations and guidelines mandated by federal, state or local agencies as well as the dictates of prudent marine practice

  • Ensure safety of guests and fellow workers is maximized through careful and vigorous administration and enforcement of safety policies and guidelines

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of all phases of shipboard safety procedures and knowledge of location and use of all firefighting and safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers, life preservers, work vest).

  • Use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Handle and dispose of all chemicals and other types of hazardous or caustic materials in compliance with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) (as required).

  • Report safety related

  • Understand and comply with the Safety Management System (SMS)

  • Understand and comply with Ship Instructions

  • Maintain Crew Qualification and Training binder

  • Remain true to and champion the Company’s Core Values and Code of

  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • U.S.C.G. license endorsed as Master of Motor Vessels of at least 500 gross tons upon Inland Waters

  • Master License 300 MT, near coastal waters

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card), and/or ability to obtain and maintain

  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certification, and/or ability to obtain and maintain

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Copy of DD214, if Veteran status

  • Must be bilingual, Spanish and English

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to effectively interact with the passengers, guests, and fellow

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, quickly changing environment

  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to develop and execute innovative solutions to crew management and morale issues

  • Demonstrated ability to bring increased value to task through efficiencies and cost-control

  • Computer literacy with MS Office software

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a licensed master

  • Has operated vessels as a Master in and around Puerto Rico

  • Has worked with a class society certified SMS

  • 5 years’ experience in the passenger vessel industry demonstrating the ability to handle growing levels of responsibility

  • 3 years’ experience as Senior Captain or above of a large passenger vessel

  • Specific training and experience in management of major on-board systems by type and brand

  • Excellent career record in marine industry.

Hornblower Group is a multi-brand, global entertainment and cruise business, delivering epic events and adventures around the world with aspirations to become a global leader in Experiences and Transportation. Today, the Hornblower Group portfolio of offerings services over 17M visitors annually across several entertainment categories including: dining cruises, sightseeing, ferries, and overnight cruises.

Hornblower is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, Hornblower participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



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