The Pumpman performs all work necessary for the safe and proper operation of the liquid cargo transfer system. This includes but is not limited to, liquid cargo transfer pumps, liquid cargo stripping pumps, liquid cargo coalescers and separators, strainers, filters, associated piping, valves, fittings and deck machinery directly related to the transfer of liquid cargo. The Pumpman is responsible for performing routine required maintenance, repairs, SAMM, and condition-based monitoring repairs and maintenance actions. These activities include, but are not limited to, correcting leaks, packing valves, greasing fittings, glands, bearings and reach rods. The incumbent shall be fully capable of overhauling, repairing and rebuilding valves, pumps, reach rods, packing glands, and stuffing tubes. The incumbent is required to be proficient in the performance of shipboard engineering casualty drills, fire drills, collision drills, and performing all duties as assigned. The incumbent must have the ability to perform assigned duties and carry out instructions safely and efficiently. The incumbent must take the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions. The Pumpman shall have a complete knowledge of MSC safety policies and practices, specifically including handling of flammable/dangerous liquids and confined space entry procedures, as well as the MSC Lockout/Tag-out program, procedures and policies.
- Must be a valid United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain valid:
- U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining before expiration date; AND
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining before expiration date.
- MMC endorsement(s): Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) Pumpman, or QMED Pumpman/Machinist, or QMED Any Engine Rating (“Any” indicated mariner holds all unlicensed Engine Department ratings), and Tankerman Assistant (DL) or higher.
NOTE: Applicants that lack the Tankerman Assistant endorsement, but otherwise meet all eligibility requirements, may still qualify. However, they will be required to obtain the Tankerman Assistant (DL) endorsement on the MMC within ninety (90) days of employement; MSC will provide the requisite USGC approved Tankship familarization training.
Due to often strenuous shipboard duties and extended periods at sea, all applicants must meet MSC medical requirements. Any applicants applying for positions that would require them to work aloft will be required to meet specific weight restrictions in order to be considered for employment as a civil service mariner. (Human Resources Advisory 2013 – 3 Physical Requirements for Personnel in Connection with the use FPAS.)