Deckhand - Lake Powell - Bullfrog - Ferry

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Lake Powell, UT US
Worker Type :
Hourly and Seasonal
Posted Date:
4/9/2018 12:26:57 PM
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


Aramark’s leisure group specializes in lodging, recreation, conference centers and meeting services. The scope of our operations includes lodging, conference and meeting space, houseboats and other marine activities, retail merchandise, casual and fine dining experiences, and interpretive tours in some of this country's most pristine protected lands and national parks. We have been active partners with the National Park Service for over 20 years, providing high-quality visitor services in numerous locations across the United States. We are one of the nation’s leading managers of conference centers with a strong focus on customer experience. We are considered a premier provider of professional services by clients and competition alike, committed to providing high-quality recreation, hospitality and authentic experiences to clients and visitors from all over the world.


Position Summary: The Ferry Deckhand primarily performs all ship-borne duties. The Ferry Deckhand is flexible, willing to help out wherever needed, comfortable working outside in extreme heat conditions and committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service.


Essential Functions:


  • The Ferry Deckhands must be able to work physically hard and able to deal with constant lifting and bending, standing. Practice Team Lifting practices
  • Ensure cleanliness and pleasant atmosphere of the boat by removing trash and debris from the deck - cleaning all public areas.
  • The Ferry Deckhand is responsible for the safe loading and unloading of all cars, RVs, motorcycles and foot traffic aboard the ferry.
  • The Ferry Deckhands should be highly knowledgeable about the marina and the surrounding areas. This includes but is not limited to: retail, the lodge, food & beverage services, tours and activities.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and always be willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed.
  • The Ferry Deckhands will be responsible for assisting in all preventative maintenance, including oil changes, filter changes.
  • The Ferry Deckhands must fully utilize all safety equipment, ensuring proper lifting, bending and carrying techniques are adhered to.
  • The Ferry Deckhands must safely operate rescue skiff and complete Man Overboard Drills in safe and timely fashion to meet USCG standards.
  • Understand all machinery and chemicals used. Be aware of MSDS sheets and books and read and use this information when necessary.
  • Identify maintenance and safety issues and take the correct steps to correct them.
  • Must be honest, dependable and forthright, with the ability to confidently work without direct supervision.
  • Go the extra mile and follow through to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Maintain positive attitude in high stress situations.
  • Diplomatically handle guest complaints - always be polite and maintain a professional manner.
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations in a supportive and positive manner.
  • Must be flexible - willing to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays, as well as long shifts including early morning and late nights.
  • Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies.
  • Report to work on time and in complete uniform.
  • Other duties as assigned


Status and Scope:

  • The Ferry Deckhands report to the Lead Deckhand and the Ferry Captain in charge.
  • The Ferry Deckhands must be comfortable working long days in extreme heat
  • The Ferry Deckhand must be comfortable being on their feet all day, carrying and lifting heavy items which may exceed 50 pounds in weight.




  • Previous customer service and boating experience preferred

  • Strong English communication skills are required

  • Must be over 18 years of age

Equipment Used: Operating hydraulic ramps, calculator


Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%)


Lifting Requirements: MEDIUM - Lifting objects FROM 10-50 pounds.


Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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