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Deck Hand

Vessel Operations


To obtain an entry level position as an ordinary seaman in order to gain the skills and experience necessary to advance on the deck.


  • Twic Card
  • USCG Merchant Mariner Credential
  • CPR/ First Aid
  • Basic Safety Training (including basic shipboard firefighting, personal survival techniques, personal safety and social responsibility
  • Crowd Management
  • Food Handlers Card


  • Cooking
  • Basic Knot tying/ Splicing
  • Vessel maintenance- cutting, needle gunning, and fire watch
  • Data entry/ inventory
  • housekeeping
  • implementing safe workplace practices


Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy, Norfolk VA                                                                     Graduated: 2017

Completed Maritime boot camp to obtain merchant marine credentials- Courses included CG certification courses

Tidewater Community college, Norfolk VA                                                                          Attended: 2015-2016

Begin studies toward my associate’s degree in culinary

Bayside High School/                                                                                                               Graduated: 2013

Graduated with Standard HS diploma


Crofton Industries Construction-Portsmouth, VA

  • Preformed various duties while underway, tying barges, standing watch, line handling, sanding, use of a needle gun to remove rust from the deck, use of a wire wheel to clean up, shine the deck, and rust spots, worked in the galley while I prepared meals for the crew, pressure washed, use of an air hose, crane watched, started the engines, checked and refilled oil, used chemicals to cure rust spots, basic housekeeping, mixed, prepped, and painted the boat after sanding and wiping

Network Industries/Shipyard- Norfolk, VA

  • Helper (shipyard work) Performed routine prep work aboard vessels in the shipyards, including: measuring, cutting, grinding, assisting with welding, paint prep and basic labor/ fitting/carrying.

Wis International/Inventory Specialist –Virginia Beach, VA

  • Restocking and accounting for all items in the store
  • Compiling and maintaining records of the value type and quantity of the company supply
  • Record, order, and supply trackers for shipment
  • Placed special orders by calling other stores to find desired items
  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment, exchanges, and security practices
  • Counting money, separating charge slips, coupons, vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits

Hardees’s restaurant/ Food Service- Virginia Beach, VA

  • Housekeeping- clean work areas, break down grills, wipe grease, dishwashing, and overheads
  • Store food in designated containers to prevent spoilage, checking dates and times or food items
  • Prepared a variety of food according to the menu and the customers liking while following the appropriate procedures, and providing great hospitality in a faced paced environment

Ymca/ School age councilor - Chesapeake, VA

  • Provide a safe and fun environment for children before and after school
  • Help care for basic needs- snack, homework, and teaching the basic skills to get along with others
  • Provide an extra helping hand to parents and children needing someone to talk to, while keeping records of their progress and daily routine


Norfolk, VA,
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