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Job Summary:

Polar Tankers Overview

Polar Tankers, a wholly owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips, provides marine transportation for North Slope production, using five company-owned, double-hulled tankers in addition to chartering third-party vessels as necessary. The tankers deliver oil from Valdez, Alaska, to refineries primarily on the West Coast of the United States. The company operates five Endeavour-class tankers: Polar Endeavour, Polar Resolution, Polar Discovery, Polar Adventure and Polar Enterprise.


If you are selected as the 3rd Mate, you will be working under the direction of the Master and Chief Mate. The 3rd Mate must have a good understanding of all deck machinery and cargo systems and be proficient at navigation and cargo watch keeping. The 3rd Mate is required to participate in all drills and emergencies and to assist with the enforcement of rules, procedures, regulations, and pollution prevention.

Job Description:

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Relocation is not available for this position.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Navigating the vessel safely

  • Maintaining safety equipment aboard the vessel

  • Documenting accuracy and completion of safety equipment jobs

  • Assisting in cargo operations

  • Assisting the Master in organizing and conducting the safety program aboard the vessel

  • Standing an independent watch in the cargo control room

  • Overseeing the ABs

  • Monitoring the deck and pump room for spills/leaks

  • Making hourly rounds of the pump room during cargo watch

  • Performing all segments of cargo handling

  • Typically works a 12-hour-day consisting of two 4-hour watch periods and an additional 4-hour work period. You may not work more than 15 hours per day or 36 hours per 3-day period

Qualifications - External


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • USCG 3rd Mates Unlimited Tonnage endorsement and/or Bachelor's Degree

  • Currently hold, or have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to obtain, a U.S. Passport

  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)

  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

  • Currently hold the following endorsements on Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC):

  • Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch

  • Able Seafarer - Deck

  • Rating Forming Part Of A Navigational Watch (RFPNW)

  • GMDSS Operator

  • Proficiency In Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSC)

  • Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations

  • Medical First-Aid Provider

  • Advanced Fire Fighting

  • Basic Training

  • Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

  • Security Awareness

  • Deck Officer – 3rd Mate Unlimited

  • Radar Observer

  • Able Seaman Unlimited

  • Lifeboatman

  • Tankerman PIC

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following:

  • Be away from home for periods in excess of two months

  • Push/pull up to 200 pounds

  • Lift/carry up to 100 pounds floor to shoulder

  • Lift up to 50 pounds floor to overhead

  • Climb Stairs/ladders

  • Stand for long periods of time


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Marine Transportation or foreign equivalent

  • 1+ years of direct experience sailing as a cadet on a tanker/ship

  • 1+ years of direct experience sailing as an officer

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to learn material needed to be successful in the role

  • Able to satisfactorily pass certification exams

  • Able to collaborate, effectively manage and work well with others

  • Possessing strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to clearly follow instructions, both written and verbal

  • Able to apply common sense to achieve the desired outcomes according to the company's operating procedures and safety protocols

  • Possessing organization, efficiency and is a methodical problem solver

  • Computer literate

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

All licensed officers earn paid leave on the basis of one day worked onboard and one day earned of paid leave. Normal tours are sixty (60) days onboard and sixty (60) days of paid leave.

This position requires you to have a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Card) to gain access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels. Any candidate selected for this position will not be allowed to begin work without proof of application for this card. Visit the TSA website: TWIC® | Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov) (https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic) for more information.

Job Posting End Date:


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.