ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES Ltd
Coordinates the parasail program on the island for the safety and enjoyment of guests. Operates the watercraft, provides instruction throughout the session for the safety and entertainment of the guests.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s brand standards, SQM standards, USPH guidelines, environmental, and safety policies.
Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various venues throughout the ship and on the islands.
1. In accordance with Royal Caribbean International’s philosophy of Anchored in Excellence, each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with guests or fellow shipboard employees and/or in the presence of guest contact and crew areas.
2. Coordinates the SeaTrek Parasailing program in accordance with the Aquatics Department Standard. Operates the Parasail Boat for the SeaTrek water sports program on the island. Monitors and conducts parasail orientations to inform guests of the activity and the operation of the equipment. Participates with SeaTrek team members in the parasail operation. Provides guests with instruction, orientation and ensures the guests are properly wearing the flight harness and personal floating device (PFD) equipment. Maintains a constant awareness of the guests’ whereabouts and their safety. Responds to any type of emergency. Performs life saving procedures and CPR.
3. Performs routine maintenance, cleaning and service with the assistance of the Aquatics mechanic on all parasail boats ensuring expendable items and safety equipment are ordered and stocked for the boat.
4. Provides on-the-job training to crewmembers. Notifies Dive Manager regarding work schedules and time records.
5. Collaborates with the Dive Manager to assist with SeaTrek activities when the vessels are not operational due to inclement weather conditions or mechanical problems.
6. Inspects parasail boats, supplies, equipment, and work areas, to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards.
7. Maintains logs and records on all parasail boats and equipment.
8. Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment to ensure quality and timely delivery of products. Receives, issues and takes inventory of supplies and equipment, and reports shortages to designated personnel.
9. May conduct guided wave runner and kayak tours as requested. Instructs the guest of the proper use of the equipment. Maintains a constant awareness of the guests’ whereabouts and their safety. Responds to any type of emergency. Performs life saving procedures and CPR.
10. Participates in the building or repairing of structures related to the SeaTrek program such as floating docks, buoy lines, lifeguard stands, or as directed by the Dive Manager.
11. Participates in physical and weekly rescue training.
12. Participates in testing new equipment promoted by Company. Prepares a detailed written report to the shoreside department regarding the feasibility of purchasing the equipment for the SeaTrek program.
13. Participates in maintaining a clean working and living environment on the island.
14. Participates in the weekly unloading of provisions from the vessels
15. Onboard the vessel, works daily shifts promoting and selling SeaTrek activities for the islands and various shore excursions. Provides information regarding the ports of call, shore excursions and general information regarding the vessel. Mainly needed for short periods of time onboard when transferring to and from Labadee.
16. Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Dive Manager.
17. Attends meetings, training activities, courses and all other work-related activities as required by the Dive Manager.
18. Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.
• Professional Association of Parasail Operators (PAPO) Parasail Winch Boat Operator course.
• Professional Association of Diving Instructor (PADI) Open Water Scuba Instructor certification is required.
• Minimum of 200 logged hours operating a parasail boat.
• Ability to operate and perform maintenance on a variety of water and boating equipment such as boats, wave runners and kayaks, etc.
• Knowledge of the navigational geography of the coast line and surrounding ocean.
• CPR certification and life saving certification from the American Red Cross or similar certifying organization.
• Proof and possession of PADI insurance from Vicencia and Buckley of the USA, with the additional insured listed as “Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Subsidiaries and Affiliates.” Liability coverage required is US$1,000,000 for bodily injury & property and US$2,000,000 for combined single limit and annual aggregate.
• Ability to apply customer service skills, according to Royal Caribbean International’s Gold Anchor Standards when interacting with guests and coworkers.
• Previous sales experience with the ability to sell, up-sell and/or cross-sell products and services.
• Completion of high school or basic education equivalency preferred.
The following physical requirements are necessary and need to be completed in less than two hours. This must be demonstrated upon the arrival to the first assignment and 6 times a year thereafter. All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of these requirements:
• One mile run: ability to complete a one-mile run in eight (8) minutes or less.
• Push-ups: ability to complete thirty-five (35) consecutive push-ups. The modified knee version is an option available to female candidates.
• Sit-ups: ability to complete fifty (50) consecutive repetitions.
• 400 yard swim: ability to swim 400 yards, in nine (9) minutes or less, while demonstrating at least three (3) different swim styles, the crawl or freestyle, breast stroke and side stroke. The majority of the distance can be completed by crawl or freestyle strokes.
• 1,000 yard snorkel swim: ability to swim 1,000 yards in nineteen (19) minutes or less, using a mask, snorkel and fins.
While performing the duties of this job, the shipboard employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency life saving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
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