Merchant marines are in demand. There are not enough licensed merchant mariners to fill a large number of open positions in the industry. These includes able bodied seamen, marine engineers, radio officers, mates, and shore-based positions that include marine surveyors and port security specialists. At JobMonkey you can search our merchant marine job board and find the latest openings. Dial up the board by clicking the link, then narrow your job search using the Keyword and Location search boxes. Use keywords such as ‘seaman,’ ‘merchant marine,’ and so forth.
Becoming a merchant marine requires a variety of licenses and certifications. Learn about merchant marine jobs in our section dedicated to the industry. It includes a list of training academies, job descriptions, pay information, and much more. It’s a fascinating industry with jobs aboard tugs, cruise ships, fishing boats, tankers, and cargo ships. Plus, there are many port-based positions. Check it out!