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ConocoPhillips Able Bodied Seaman - (A.B.) in OFFSHORE, Texas

Title: Able Bodied Seaman - (A.B.)


Job Number: 00TRO

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations in 17 countries, we explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Docking/undocking procedures (handling lines, securing ship, etc.) and assisting with taking and discharging of cargo

  • Standing watch, either as lookout or on the bridge steering the vessel

  • Performing deck related maintenance duties under supervision of the Boatswain

  • Working aloft in certain situations

  • Working two 4 hour watches per 24-hour period with overtime occurring routinely. The A.B. can work no more than 15 hours per day, and cannot work more than 36 hours in any 72-hour period

When docking the A. B. may be responsible for:

  • Loading ballast and using a tape to gauge tanks

  • Adjusting mooring lines (add or heave on slack)

  • Assisting in tapping the boom for the accommodation ladder and cargo hoses

  • Operating manual valves and/or checking mechanical valves for proper operation (ship dependent)

  • Bleeding lines at the chickson and removing/attaching blanks

  • Being alert for spills throughout the operation

  • Taking lines from the tug boat, throwing heaving lines to the dock, pulling back the messenger lines, attaching messenger lines to mooring lines and assisting in slacking the mooring lines

When undocking the A.B. may be responsible for:

  • Pulling in and securing mooring lines and assisting in handling the tug lines (placing the line over the bit, removing the line from the bit)

  • Operating mechanical winches as necessary which may require guiding/lifting of the mandel shackle (not on all vessels), and securing the deck at the end of the operation. This includes stowing of lines, anchors, pilot ladders, fire hoses, etc.

  • Performing maintenance duties including maintenance/repair of deck equipment/machinery such as rigging/tackle, boat falls, cargo boom, mooring lines and wires, gant lines, and all safety equipment

  • Assisting with upkeep of decks and super structure, both interior and exterior

  • Repairing and maintaining other equipment as necessary

  • Assisting with tank washing/repair as directed by the Mate



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S.citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee orasylee

  • Passport

  • Willingness and ability to:

  • To 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

  • TWIC Card

  • Merchant Mariner's document (Z-card) with A.B. Limited Endorsement

  • Current in Fire Fighting training (within last 5 years)


  • Willing and able to work overtime

  • Completion of basic safety class

  • Previous experience working on a crude oil tanker

  • Previous experience working on a product tanker

  • Merchant Mariner's document (Z-card) with A.B. Unlimited Endorsement

  • Merchant Mariner's document (Z-card) with Tankerman Endorsement (not barges)

  • Experience in operating a mechanical winch

  • Experience in operating a crane

  • RFPNW endorsement on your Merchant Mariner Credentials

  • Able to clearly follow instructions, both written and verbal

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

  • Possess organization, efficiency and is a methodical problem solver

This position requires you to have a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) 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 more information.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of December 31, 2020.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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.

Job Function: Marine

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Able Bodied Seaman - (A.B.)