RIVER - Nautic - 2nd Officer

RIVER - NAUTIC - 2nd OFFICER

 

Viking is a strong and dynamic company with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world. In 2022, Viking guests could enjoy the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with 8 new river ships, two expedition ships built specifically to explore the world's most remote destinations, and a unique Mississippi River ship in the U.S. In 2023 Viking celebrates the inaugural season of our 8th Ocean vessel: the Viking Neptune and the building of our 9th Ocean vessel: the Viking Saturn.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

Support the First Officer for safe & proper navigation of the vessel


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


Security (when Captain and/or 1st Officer are off-duty)

  • Overall responsibility for safety on board the ship
  • Compliance with the guidelines, instructions (nautical manual) and laws
  • Co-responsible for the impeccable cleanliness, hygiene and order on board 
     

Operation

  • When securing the ship, take the lead for safe mooring
  • Secure the gangway
  • Manage sundeck according to safety needs and guests' expectations

 

Administration, communication

  • Service record books
  • To register the logbook properly
  • To manage the inventory and order of paint / material / detergent

 

Additional Duties

  • Conduct frequently scheduled ship inspections
  • Regular checks of mooring lines’ and wires’ condition on a weekly basis
  • Ensure crew is wearing personal protective equipment - life jacket, safety shoes, safety helmet

 

YOUR PROFILE

 

  • At least 2 years professional experience as a Sailor
  • Interested in further education (eg. certificate extension, language skills)
  • Independent and flexible
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Strong team worker and able to motivate the crew
  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant

 

Depending in which geographical area you are eligible to sail you need to fulfill the following obligatory requirements:

 

Rhine
- Rhine license km 1’000 – 688 (Amsterdam – Cologne)
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Dutch and French are an asset

 

Danube
- Any Danube license
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Russian is an asset

 

France
- Longeur illimitée
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (expert)
- Languages: French and English (mandatory), German is an asset

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

 

Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations –
Onboard ABC Nautical – Uniform Regulation – Manual

 

Superiors: Captain / 1st Officer when Captain is off-duty

 

2nd Officer gives instructions to: Ship's crew (Sailor, Trainee)

 

Co-operation with:

  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Engineer


Representation by Sailor

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”