National Response Corporation Deckhand/Tankerman - Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii


NRC is a global leader in the provision of diversified environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions with a focus on providing highly responsive local service with the highest safety standards, innovative technology, modern efficient equipment and dedicated professional employees.


  • We have a solid reputation that sets the bar high in our industry

  • We’ve successfully developed a network of clients who value our services

  • Industry knowledge and wealth of operation experience which allows us to provide a broad range of environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions and products

  • An unyielding commitment to maintaining the highest operation and safety standards


Fundamental to everything we do is our commitment to valuing the talents of each individual and harnessing the combined strengths of our diverse work force. The people of NRC are committed to this partnership and are the cornerstone of our overall success. NRC provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match, Paid Time Off and much more!

We are currently seeking two (2) Deckhands/Tankerman to join our growing team!

Position Overview:

Assigned to specific vessel/base to provide general maritime labor assistance during transits or emergency response situations on a vessel under the close supervision of the Vessel Master on Duty. Also assigned on as needed basis to perform or assist in performance of scheduled land-based projects as part of a multi-talented team of responders. The tankerman ensures the safety of the vessel and that it complies with government regulations, including confirming that all necessary documents are complete and accurate. He must be able to communicate clearly, in English, with all personnel and verify that each worker clearly understands his job duties. The tankerman must be able to handle, overhaul, rig and maintain all lines in addition to performing general maintenance of the vessel, such as chipping and painting and general maintenance of on-board equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate fully and promote the NRC Behavior Based safety program

  • Work safely on board and dock side and obey all NRC Safety policies

  • Actively participate in and assist in all training and drills assigned by the Vessel Master/Regional Manager

  • Perform the daily cleaning and sanitation of the interior of the vessel

  • Perform assigned duties of maintenance of the exterior of the vessel with the aid of manual and electric and pneumatic power tools.

  • Assigned on board cooking / cleanup duties as skills permit

  • Help ensure an adequate amount of supplies / stores are on board by notifying captain of shortages in a timely manner

  • Assist with maintenance of spill response equipment, cargo gear, rigging, life saving and firefighting appliances.

  • Stand lookout watches at sea or underway and alert deck officers when other vessels, navigation marks or hazards are sighted

  • Store / secure spill response equipment

  • Handle mooring lines, align / retrieve gangways and ladders arriving or departing port

  • Assist in deployment/retrieval of oil recovery equipment

  • Maintain general cleanliness of decks and structures

  • Load supplies and groceries

  • Assist in deployment / retrieval of oil recovery equipment

  • Assist in maintaining engine and mechanical equipment of the vessel.

  • Live on board vessel for extended period. Help promote harmonious work and social environment.

  • Perform on-board duties for 12-hour shift / 7 days per week if necessary

  • Possibility of being on-call. When on-call must be able to respond to spill site within 2 hours;

  • Assist in other types of spill cleanup activities as needed or available. These duties may be land or marine related for both planned and emergency response project work. Potential for dirty and physically demanding work environment.

  • Must be able to wear hard hat, steel-toed boots, personal floation device, eye protection and respirator as necessary.

  • The tankerman must understand the material safety data sheets carried on board and be able to communicate necessary information to the crew.

  • The tankerman must be familiar with and follow the environmental and legal regulations in the jurisdiction where he is working, in addition to having the necessary license.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience in general marine activities including line handling, cargo handling, anchoring, performing maintenance tasks with manual and power tools.

  • Ability to operate a small boat for deploying, retrieving and working with oil containment boom and run oil

  • Possess a minimum of a 24 Hour HAZWOPER and current 8 hour refresher certification.

  • Must have valid Driver’s Lincense and Passport a plus.

  • Ability to run oil skimmers

  • Must be able to obtain a valid TWIC.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed.

Successful completion of a pre-employment background and substance screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) search as well continued verifications throughout employment to ensure that all records meet company policy standards.NRC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a drug free work environment to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

EOE‐Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities