Explore Maritime Jobs and Careers with CLS

Whether you want to work as a marine technician or crew member or hire a maritime welding engineer, ship captain, shipyard manager, commercial diver, or other maritime roles, Complete Logistical Services can help. Start your search for marine jobs or talent here.

Hire a Maritime Professional

Maritime careers or marine jobs essentially cover any job placement pertaining to the blue water or brown water. Specifically, these jobs are in connection with shipping, maritime trading, or naval activities. Most often, maritime employment covers ships and vessels, ports, and offshore oil rig jobs.

This industry is always in need of talented, hardworking crews. CLS understands the importance of finding your next employee quickly. Whether you need entry level or experienced mariners, our team will work with you to fill your open positions with the right staff.

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Maritime Employment Options

There’s currently a shortage of trained maritime professionals. For those looking for maritime jobs, CLS is committed to placing you with a company seeking your exact skill set. Whether you are trained in shipbuilding, shipyard management, maritime engineering, vessel repair, cargo services, oil rigs, crewing, or another facet of maritime employment, start your job search with Complete Logistical Services.

How To Start a Career in the Maritime Industry

If you want to skip the nine-to-five grind and are interested in the professional sailing or shipping sector, a job in the maritime business could be right up your alley. To be a professional mariner is to have a job that allows you to see the world while providing you with a comfortable living.

Life at sea requires individuals to be self-motivated, flexible, and open to working irregular hours. Hundreds of professional seafarers adore their jobs at sea, so if you’re looking for a job that’s always new and different, you might consider this career.

Careers in the maritime sector are diverse and can range from working on deck to maintaining the ship’s engine or navigating a vessel. Many people think a naval career means working on a ship, but there are plenty of career opportunities ashore. There is a wide range of options available to those interested in working in the marine sector, from manual labor to highly technical jobs that need education and experience.

To board a U.S. ship, you’ll need documents such as a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or Merchant Mariners Document. If you work on the sea, you’ll also need to take mandatory safety classes to learn basic first aid and survival skills.

Entry-level Maritime Jobs

Plenty of people dream of a life at sea, and that goal can come true in the maritime business. These positions require little or no experience. Here are examples of a few entry-level maritime jobs to get you started.

  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Deckhand
  • Utilityman
  • Wiper
  • Assistant Cook
  • Stevedore
  • Longshoreman
  • Dockworker

Experienced Maritime Jobs

Many workers in the maritime industry choose to complete training programs for seafaring positions, where they can learn about ship operations and receive professional certifications. Here are some jobs that are available to those experienced in the maritime sector:

  • Captain
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Steward
  • Master Mariner
  • Chef

How To Advance in the Maritime Industry

Since 90% of global traffic occurs on the ocean, there is a rising tide of job prospects in the maritime industry. How long do careers typically last, and how promising are the opportunities for promotion?

These days, commercial shipping and maritime firms are managed just like any other corporation. Therefore, the success and length of your career depend on the quality of your work and your ability to advance in your chosen profession.

Continuing one’s education and earning professional certifications in the maritime industry can lead to stable employment and career growth at sea.

Job Seekers: Find Maritime Jobs

Maritime professionals are in high demand; however, there is a significant shortage of qualified candidates. CLS is dedicated to finding marine job seekers the ideal employer for their unique skills.

Simply apply for an open position or submit your resume.  You will immediately be assigned to a CLS recruiter, who will contact you within one business day. This partner will assist you in identifying open positions that fit your skills and your career goals.

Maritime Companies: Find Maritime Labor for Your Project

Jobs in the maritime sector include anything related to shipping, merchant marine jobs, or naval activity. Shipbuilding, dock work, and oil rig work are all common components of the maritime industry. As a maritime recruiter, CLS knows how important it is to find your next employee in this competitive sector, and we are always looking for smart, hardworking crews for vessel managers.

Together, our marine employment experts and your company can increase the likelihood of a successful hire. Our team will make your recruitment process easier, by handling marketing your open positions, screen applicants, and provide you with the best candidate options. Simply provide CLS with the job descriptions and a list of required skills and experience for each available position. Do you need to fill deckhand jobs, rigger jobs, boat captain jobs, or any other open positions? We’ll get to work immediately finding the best candidates to fill your job vacancies.

Types of Maritime Jobs

As a staffing agency, Complete Logistical Services finds the best possible jobs for experienced seafarers all over the world. If you are looking to fill or apply for employment opportunities, contact CLS. Marine transportation jobs are plentiful. The following are some examples of the most popular merchant seaman jobs we fill:

  • Captains
  • Masters
  • Officers
  • Deckhands
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Able Bodied Seaman
  • Roustabouts
  • Mates
  • QMEDs
  • Engineers
  • Tankerman
  • Riggers
  • Roustabouts
  • ROV Technicians
  • Surveyors
  • Cooks
  • Stewards
  • Commercial Divers

Waylon and the operations staff at CLS are always ready to help with your crewing needs… I appreciate CLS helping me with my staffing and crewing needs.

Fallon Dominique
Client HR Manager

The staff CLS provided did very well for us! He was engaged in the crew and was a good coach. We will definitely fill out for him next time we need a job filled.

Installation Superintendent

CLS is always on the hook for my diving personnel needs. Even when I call on a Friday afternoon at 4:50 p.m. I am reassured by their professionalism and can-do attitude, along with their timely response to my personnel needs. I appreciate their support each and every time I am in need of Diving personnel for my jobs.

Area Manager
International Diving Company

Thanks for always finding work for us to support ourselves and families, especially in these times.

Matthew F.

I am always amazed at the CLS Team. They respond within minutes to any personnel requests that I email out. Even when I email the requests out at 10:30pm, I can count on someone to respond and support my vessel needs. The CLS Team is truly on the hook for me as a client 24/7.

Client HR Business Partner

I have mates covered. I am only needing the engineer. You guys rock by the way!

Operations Coordinator
Energy Company

You’ve been nothing but spectacular when dealing with everything. So I thank you tremendously for that.

Dive Tender
Maritime Client

I have to tell you that almost every body in your office was sincerely trying their best to help me in this regard, and I am so grateful to all of you.

Trip Captain
Maritime Client