North Star Fishing
  • 28-Jan-2020 to 28-Mar-2020 (PST)
  • Unalaska, AK, USA
  • Crew share based
  • Contract

401(k) plan with company match. Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage.

The Mate commands and is responsible for the overall safe operation of the vessel and the conduct of its crew, under the direction of the Master.   Mate may command the vessel in the Master's absence for a specified period.  Coast Guard License of 1600 gross ton Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel required.  Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience fishing onboard H&G vessels in Alaskan waters.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the factory trawler and the entire vessel crew, under direction of the master.
  • Safely navigates and maneuvers the vessel using navigational charts, standard navigational aids and electronic bridge equipment including plotters, radar, radios, depth finders and sonar. Ensures compliance with COLREGS and Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel requirements.
  • Directs fishing operations at night using knowledge of fishing grounds and workload capacities of vessel and crew.  Records daily activities in ship's log.
  • Overall responsibility for implementation and support of all company safety and environmental policies and procedures in accordance with the Safety Management System. Provides direct supervision of all medical and safety activities on board in person or by delegation to other ships officers.
  • Conducts Safety Drills, Safety Orientation, ensures compliance with all safety regulations and maintains related record keeping. Acts as Safety Officer onboard, prepares and maintains station bill details.
  • Completes and documents Safety/Equipment checks monthly, orders navigational publications, charts & updates local notice to mariners.
  • Acts as Fire Team Leader and coordinates Fire drills


Physical Ability and Skills:

  • Work 12 hours per day, 7 days a week in all kinds of weather conditions.
  • Understand instructions and safety rules in English.
  • Board and exit vessel without assistance by climbing up and down a gangway or Jacob's ladder.
  • Capable of climbing and descending steep stairs and vertical ladders.
  • Able to be away from land-based medical attention for up to 3 months.
  • Share spaces with others including crew quarters, dining areas and bathrooms.



Ability to work up to 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. One trip averages 7-20 days in length dependent on vessel.



The pay while fishing is crew share based/percentage of catch so no hourly or guaranteed wage.  Varies based on fishery, time of year, length of trip and quotas.    


North Star Fishing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.  

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