Crew Captain & Lodge Engineer

Allen Marine

Allen Marine

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Requires a USCG master's license (OUPV 6-Pack minimum) and an FCC marine radio operator's permit. Prior experience in the marine tourism industry, particularly on passenger vessels is desirable. Preference is given to applicants with knowledge of Outboard engines, preferrable Mercury's, diesel engines and pumps, waterjet propulsion, and electrical systems. Must be able to work independently and maintain crew boat and assist with Lodge maintenance on Generators, plumbing, and heating machinery. Food & Beverage and remote Lodge operations knowledge is preferred.

Crew Boat Captain/Lodge Engineer: Complete Job Description


  • Transport Lodge crew to & from Danger Island Lodge, approximately 30-45 mins from Allen Marine facility. Make multiple runs during the day for supplies and crew swaps.
  • Operate Blackwater pump skiff.
  • Communicate with Port Captain to identify problems and expedite repairs. Maintain a regular maintenance schedule on vessel & lodge equipment: Oil & coolant levels, fuel filters, batteries, and other machinery.
  • Maintain and assess safety protocols of Danger Island Lodge and Crew Vessel. Ensure proper PPE and fire prevention standards within the operations.
  • Supervise and assist in daily maintenance out at Danger Island Lodge: cleaning, water levels, sewage fuel needs and restocking. Coordinate and assist with routine maintenance and start-up on Generators & Pumps; dip, add & change oil as needed, painting, landscaping, etc.
  • Supervise and assist crew loading and load outs, safety orientation/demonstration, emergency response. Plan and execute emergency drills, equipment checks and safety meetings in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and AMT policy.
  • Maintain all navigational & electrical equipment in good working order; keep logs and/or ship/company documents, as directed. Provide daily operations report to office.
  • Work in conjunction with the Lodge Manager for scheduling and operations at the Lodge. Pre and Post meetings with lodge and F&B staff to solve problems and logistics at the lodge.
  • Working with Lodge staff to maintain firepit, yard games, observation tank and general upkeep of the Lodge.
  • Communicate effectively with guests, team members and management.


  • Experience on passenger vessels and/or experience operating vessels in Southeast Alaska required. Required minimum OUPV (6-Pack) license.
  • Mechanical aptitude, engine experience preferred. Diesel mechanic & outboard or electrical/electronic background helpful.
  • Must have ability to effectively work independently to resolve issues and conflicts to provide quality experience for staff and guests.
  • Must be able to lift and move objects of up to 50 lbs. as required.
  • Must be drug free (pre-employment screening and enrollment in random drug testing program is Coast Guard required).
  • Must be able to work varied shift hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must be clean, well groomed, courteous, honest, and most important, reliable.
  • Uniform jackets and hats are provided.


DOE. Limited Benefits. This is a seasonal full-time position from mid-April to October. Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work the entire season without interruption. An end-of-season bonus will be paid to employees who complete their contract in good standing. This position would report directly to the F&B Manager in conjunction with the Port Captain for vessel operations and concerns.