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Entry Level Employment

 

If you are not a member of the Marine Firemen's Union, you may register in person for work as a non-seniority applicant.  The minimum requirements necessary to receive an application are:

 

          ● Current U.S. Merchant Mariner's Credential (endorsed as Wiper)

          ● Current STCW Basic Training endorsement

          ● Current STCW Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) and Security Awareness (SA)

              endorsements

          ● Current STCW Two-Year Medical certificate

          ● Current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

          ● Current Passport

          ● Printout of DOT-approved drug screen (within six months)

 

You will not be considered for employment if you do not possess all of the above items. 

 

 

Electrician/Reefer/Junior Engineer - Combination Rating

 

We are currently recruiting for the combination rating of Chief Electrician/Reefer Engineer/Junior Engineer.  These are high-paying jobs aboard commercial container vessels with a primary focus on marine electrical work.  You must possess the following to be considered for these billets:

          ● MMC with Electrician, Refrigerating Engineer and Junior Engineer endorsements

          ● STCW Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW) - Junior Engineer endorsement

          ● STCW Basic Training endorsement

          ● STCW Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD ) and Security Awareness (SA)

             endorsements

          ● STCW Two-Year Medical certificate

          ● TWIC

          ● Passport

          ● Recent Drug Screen

          ● Electrical and electronic troubleshooting skills

 

Ex-United States Navy and United States Coast Guard Electrician's Mates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Other Ratings

 

We also accept applications in person for the following ratings on a continual basis:

          ● QMED - Electrician

          ● QMED - Unlicensed Junior Engineer with RFPEW

          ● QMED - Oiler with RFPEW

          ● QMED - Refrigerating Engineer/Electrician/Unlicensed Junior Engineer (Must have all three ratings, RFPEW

              and Universal EPA Certificate)

 

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The Marine Firemen's Union does not send or receive applications by mail.

 

The Marine Firemen's Union dispatches members and non-seniority applicants to billets aboard vessels operated by contracted shipping companies.  The union utilizes a seniority-based rotary dispatch system. 

 

The selection and eventual membership status of non-seniority applicants is determined by the union on an as needed basis. 

 

The jobs calls are held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following hiring hall locations:

 

San Francisco Bay Area Hiring Hall

Marine Firemen's Union

240 Second Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

 

Los Angeles/Long Beach Hiring Hall

Marine Firemen's Union

533-B North Marine Avenue

Wilmington, CA 90744

 

Honolulu Hiring Hall

Marine Firemen's Union

707 Alakea Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Puget Sound Hiring Hall

Sailors' Union of the Pacific

4269 22nd Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98199

 

If a sea-going billet becomes available to you, you will be sent to a medical center for a physical examination and given instructions on when and where to report for duty.