February 08, 2021 – W-Southern, the transport company of Mount Vema is looking for Merchant Navy officers to deal with the hands-on challenges of engineering and navigation while sailing the seas transporting passengers to and from the Vema Seamount Territory, putting their specialised skills to good use.
The successful candidate will be employed on many types of vessels that will make up the W-Southern fleet which will include specialist passenger vessels including ferries and types of specially designed cruise ships.
You will work either on the deck or engineering department as a leader and manager, as your primarily role, although you will still be expected to perform practical tasks with your colleagues. The larger the ship, the more managerial your role is likely to be.
As a navigation/deck officer, you will need to:
All officers will need to undertake essential administration, including budgets, accounts and records of stock, cargo and passengers, as well as manage the work of ratings and provide training and support for officer trainees.
Exact duties will depend on your rank and the size of the vessel.
Salary and Benefits
The salary is:
$80,000 US dollars per year for the rank of captain or chief engineer
$35,000 US dollars for junior officers
$18,000 US dollars for officer cadets - Training salaries for officer cadets includes tuition and on-board food and accommodation. Shore-based accommodation costs are deducted.
Salaries are paid monthly in arrears.
The benefits include paid medical coverage, paid vacation, sick days, holidays, and a pension plan. Benefits are only applicable after you complete three months on the job.
Work is based at sea, on board ships that will operate year-round. Shifts are usually four hours on duty and eight hours off. Although extensive travel is part of the job, opportunities to go onshore can be limited due to ship-board responsibilities and rapid turnaround times in port.
If your application is accepted, you will be required to open a bank account with a Mount Vema bank, if you do not already have a Mount Vema bank account, and a Mount Vema work visa.
What to expect
You will need to have: