A Deck Hand is an entry level position within the maritime sector. Deck Hands undertake a wide range of fishery and maritime work, both on land and at sea. They work closely with the Master/Engineer to ensure the safety of the vessel, passengers and crew.
The duties of a Deck Hand can vary depending on the type of vessel they work on. A fishing vessel may require the use of pots, lines and scuba equipment. A recreational or charter vessel may require hospitality services, including taking care of passengers and serving refreshments. The position of Deck Hand is also the starting point for career progression within the sector to other occupations such as a Coxswain, Master and Engineer.
Workers must hold a First Aid Certificate and a current certificate of medical fitness that certifies they meet required medical and eyesight standards.
$41,000 – $82,000*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.