The S.S. Badger in Ludington is getting ready for another busy sailing season! Looking to fill full and part-time positions onboard and onshore. Some positions are entry level while others require more experience. For complete job descriptions and job requirements go to www.ssbadger.com.
Customer Service Department
Customer Service Associate-These shipboard positions work as a team to provide food/bar service while giving great customer service.
Housekeeping Associate-This shipboard position is responsible for keeping all general passengers areas clean and ensuring that the occasional seasick passenger receives great care and comfort.
Entertainer/Host-This shipboard position is responsible for the daily passenger entertainment that is offered aboard the Badger.
Night Cook- This shipboard position works independently to provide nighttime meals to crewmembers and preps food for the day shift.
Day and Night Prep Cooks – These shipboard positions assist the lead cook in preparing, serving and presenting passenger crew food.
Dishwasher-This galley position works with the food service team primarily to keep the galley spaces on the ship clean and to wash dishes that are used in the course of serving food to passengers and crew.
Gift Shop Associate - This shipboard position is responsible for retail sales and merchandising in the Badger’s onboard gift shop.
Navigational Housekeeper-This daytime shipboard position is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all navigational crew quarters (including assigned cabins).
Exterior Deck Attendant – This shipboard position works on the exterior decks of the ship and is responsible for ensuring that those areas are clean and suitable for passengers to enjoy.
Ordinary Seaman – An entry-level position in the Deck department. The OS performs deck department functions including line handling, deck maintenance, and fire/lifeboat/emergency duties. The OS can expect to live aboard the ship and stand a 4 hour watch, twice a day, 7 days per week during the sailing season of May to October. The OS is required to hold, or have the ability to obtain a USCG Merchant Mariner Credential and a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Benefit eligible after completing 90 day probationary period.
Engine Department (Career path)
Coal Passer - An entry-level position in the engine room. The coal passer assists the Fireman in operating and maintaining the ships boilers and conveyor equipment. The coal passer can expect to live aboard the ship and stand a 4 hour watch, twice a day, 7 days per week during the sailing season. The coal passer is required to hold, or have the ability to obtain a USCG Merchant Mariner Credential and a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Benefit eligible after completing 90 days of probationary period.
PERMANENT JOB - 2nd Assistant Engineer – Supervises a watch. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer and the First Engineer, assists by overseeing maintenance and operation of the boilers and related equipment to include close monitoring of boiler water chemistry. Must possess a valid MMC with proper endorsements, including 2nd Assistant Engineer of steam vessels of 7000 horsepower or greater, a valid TWIC card and Coast Guard issued Medical Certificate. Works full season from May to October. Assigned watch – 4 hours on/8 hours off 7 days a week. Eligible for benefits after 90 day probationary period.
3rd Mate – Supervises a navigational watch and is responsible for assisting the First Mate in daily duties including maintenance, maintaining logbooks, safety inspections and unloading/loading of cargo and passengers as directed. Candidates must possess, at minimum, a valid MMC with License as “Mate – Great Lakes and Inland – Any Gross Tons”, USCG Medical Certificate, and valid TWIC card. Please submit copies of all credentials with your application.
*All onboard positions will be subject to a physical, drug screen and criminal records background check.
Auto Attendant-This shore position is responsible for the loading and unloading of passenger vehicles onto the Badger in the safest but fastest manner possible.
Cardeck Security Officer- This shore position is responsible for monitoring and controlling access to the ship from the cardeck by all employees, passengers, and guests.
Chairlift Operator-This shore position is responsible for operating the Badger’s handicapped passenger lift.
Ticketing and Reservations-Taking applications now. Interviews in mid-April.
Ticket Agent-This shore position is responsible for processing tickets and answering passenger questions.
Reservations Agent- This shore position is responsible for taking telephone reservations in our reservation call center in Ludington.