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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced Deckhand/Deckboss/Nighboss fisherman with knowledge of cleaning, painting and operation of Commercial fishing vessels with speed and accuracy. Comfortable taking on any task to support team needs. Knowledgeable of cargo, fishing and oiler vessels.

Safety-oriented Deckhand with 9 years of experience. Committed to productivity and streamlining safety procedures for enhanced day-to-day functionality.

Accomplishments

Employee of the month for 3 years straight

Received my TWIC card certified

AB certified

Firefighter training certified

Forklift experience and certified

CPR certified

Crane operator experience certified

Skills
  • Hand Tools
  • Supporting Navigation
  • Safety practices
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Handling cargo
  • Vessel Maintenance
  • Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Repair
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Cargo handling
  • Vessel navigation
  • Ship maintenance and security
  • Emergency equipment knowledge
  • Good listening skills
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Active listening
  • Communication
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Management skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Transferable skills
  • Forklift experience
  • Crane operator

Work History
02/2020 to Current Deckhand Alcatraz Cruises | Milwaukee, WI,
  • 1) Performs any combination of following duties aboard fishing vessel: Stands lookout, steering, and engine-room watches.
  • 2) Attaches nets, slings, hooks, and other lifting devices to cables, booms, and hoists.
  • 3) Loads equipment and supplies aboard vessel by hand or using hoisting equipment.
  • Signals other workers to move, hoist, and position loads.
  • 5) Rows boats and dinghies and operates skiffs to transport fishers, divers, and sponge hookers and to tow and position nets.
  • 6) Attaches accessories, such as floats, weights, and markers to nets and lines.
  • 7) Pulls and guides nets and lines onto vessel.
  • 8) Removes fish from nets and hooks.
  • 9) Sorts and cleans marine life and returns undesirable and illegal catch to sea.
  • Places catch in containers and stows in hold and covers with salt and ice.
  • 11) Washes deck, conveyors, knives and other equipment, using brush, detergent, and water.
  • 12) Lubricates, adjusts, and makes minor repairs to engines and equipment.
  • 13) Secures and removes vessel's docking lines to and from docks and other vessels.
02/2014 to 01/2020 Deckhand/NightBoss Entegris, Inc. | Logan, UT,

Acts as the lead deckhand on the fishing vessel, designated by the Captain.

Performs any combination of following duties aboard fishing vessel: Stands lookout, steering, and engine-room watches.

Attaches nets, slings, hooks, and other lifting devices to cables, booms, and hoists.

  • Managed daily factory operations, vessel maintenance, and catch integrity as the deck boss and factory foreman.
  • Job Duties: Vessel maintenance and gear repair, Purse seine, catch and deliver salmon.
  • Performed vessel maintenance to keep the vessel seaworthy.
  • Operate Hydraulic winches during fishing operations Regular vessel maintenance and deck preservation.
01/2013 to 02/2014 Commercial Fisherman Deckhand Icicle Seafoods Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Supported captain, including taking responsibility for ship operations in cases of injury or illness.
  • Learned to operate new technology systems and procedures through instruction, simulators and models.
  • Loaded cargo according to ship capacity and appropriate weight load distribution.
  • Kept watch aboard vessels to identify changing conditions or potential issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Applied thorough navigation knowledge to determine geographical location and speed with or without assistive devices.
  • Prevented ships under navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.
  • Managed efficient supply and food replenishment at port stops.
  • Verified presence of necessary equipment, including cargo-handling gear, lifesaving equipment and dredging gear, prior to departures.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Successfully maintain clean, valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Managed hazardous materials including proper storage, handling and labeling.
  • Set up and operated drill presses to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly.
  • Requisitioned replacement tools, parts and equipment.
  • Stands lookout, steering, and engine-room watches. Attaches nets, slings, hooks, and other lifting devices to cables, booms, and hoists.
11/2011 to 12/2013 Forklift Driver Pacific Palates And Crates | City, STATE,
  • Boosted team efficiency by moving materials with forklifts, cranes and other equipment.
  • Completed regular checks of incoming freight in staging area each day.
  • Handled multiple tasks simultaneously to maximize work efficiency.
  • Loaded warehouse trailers using warehouse forklift.
  • Safely operated lifting devices, including lift beams, swivel-hooks, hoists and forklifts.
  • Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Unloaded materials and goods at designated locations for best project availability.
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
Education
Expected in 06/2011 HighSchool Diploma | General Studies Samoana High School, Pago Pago, AS GPA:
Certifications

TWIC AND HAZMAT CERTIFIED

AB CERTIFIED

CPR

BASIC FIRE FIGHTING CERTIFIED

ABLE BODY SEAMAN COMPLETION

PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT COMPLETION

SAFETY AND ORIENTATIONAL CERTIFIED

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School Attended

  • Samoana High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Deckhand
  • Deckhand/NightBoss
  • Commercial Fisherman Deckhand
  • Forklift Driver

Degrees

  • HighSchool Diploma

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