AMHS is hiring, starts job
December 03, 2008
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Marine Highway System is hiring
and it has begun a five-city tour throughout Alaska and will
hold a job fair in Ketchikan on December 11th.
"We've begun our hiring
process for steward positions aboard our ships," said Lynn
Stewart, an AMHS passenger services inspector. "Our first
visit took place [Tuesday] in Valdez at the ferry terminal."
Four other cities will host
the job fairs this month. They are:
- Anchorage at the job center
in midtown located at 3301 Eagle Street, Dec. 4. From 2:30 to
- Cordova at the AMHS terminal,
201 Orca Avenue, Dec. 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
- Ketchikan at the job center,
2030 Sea Level Drive, Dec. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.
- Juneau: To be announced.
AMHS is also seeking applicants
for junior engineers, able body unlimited and oilers' positions.
The available positions are
entry level, seasonal between May and September. Hired individuals
will perform a variety of housekeeping, heavy cleaning or galley
duties aboard AMHS vessels and will work amongst the traveling
There are several requirements
applicants must meet for eligibility including:
- Must be at least 18 years
- Possess a high school diploma
- Be eligible to obtain a U.S.
Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Document (MMD)
- Able to lift and carry 60
- Able to work 12 or more hours
per day and seven consecutive days
- Upon job offer, must be willing
to submit to a physical examination and drug test
- Be eligible to obtain a Transportation
Worker Identification Card (TWIC). TWIC information is available
Interested individuals may
also apply for open AMHS positions by visiting the Workplace
Alaska website at www.jobs.alaska.gov
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