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Chevron Corporation Able Bodied Seaman in San Ramon, California

Responsible for the safe navigation of the ships and safe cargo handling operations.

Chevron USA - Marine is accepting online applications for the position of Able Bodied Seaman located on one of their US Flag fleet of vessels through July 7th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market, and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power, and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.


The Sailors’ Union of the Pacific represents all unlicensed personnel employed on the Company’s US Flag seagoing vessels.

You must hold a current USCG Merchant Mariner Credentials, STCW 95 endorsements, valid USCG/STCW medical certificate, valid passport, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and must have STCW endorsement for Basic Oil Tanker Cargo Operations (Tankerman Assist) or Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations (Tankerman PIC) prior to joining if selected.

The general guideline for vessel assignment length is 90 days for unlicensed personnel. Vacation will accrue at 25 days for each 30 days of work.

Routine Duties:

  • Performs “Helmsman” duties as required receiving direct verbal orders on steering directions or courses from the Deck Watch Officer, Master, Pilot or Mooring Master and manually manipulating the vessel’s wheel.

  • Stands at sea “Lookout” watches as required.

  • Stands “Hose” and “Gangway” watch while in port ensuring that hose pressures do not exceed authorized allowances and that no leakage occurs during the transfer of cargo; keeps a continuous lookout to prevent unauthorized personnel from boarding the vessel and ensures that the gangway is always properly rigged.

  • Stands cargo watch communicating gauge tape readings to watch officer and assist with turning of cargo valves.

  • Assists the Deck Officer on watch during loading and discharging operations, performing all functions and other such duties that may arise.

  • Performs maintenance and other seaman’s duties required on deck, under the direction of the Bosun or Chief Mate.


  • Active and positive participant in monthly safety meeting.

  • Points out unsafe acts or conditions to everyone on board.

  • Stops work if unsafe conditions or practices are uncovered.

  • Able to participate in an Emergency Response team.

Teamwork/Working with Others:

  • Effective in relating to others

  • Willing to assist others.

  • Works well under pressure.

  • Maintains an appropriate demeanor and appearance.

Pre-employment screening consists of:

  • DOT drug testing & Non-DOT hair drug test

  • Background check

  • Physical Fitness for Duty examination

  • Functional capacity evaluation

Required Qualifications:

  • Current USCG Merchant Mariner document

  • STCW 95 endorsements: Basic Training, VPDSD, must have Basic Oil Tanker Cargo Operations or Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations prior to joining if selected.

  • Must have National Endorsement: Tankerman Assist or Tankerman PIC prior to joining if selected.

  • Valid USCG/STCW Medical Certificate

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

  • Valid Passport

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Important Information

  • The compensation for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on his or her skills, experience, and qualifications. Please note that the compensation listed below are only applicable to successful candidates who are hired onto local United States payroll.

  • The anticipated hourly rate for this position is $24.76

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.