Questions? Call 757-543-0100

Description: Cleaning inside small tanks on government vessels.

Pay: $14-$16/hr

Day shift: Start time is 5am (10 hour workday)


  • Check tanks to make sure properly inspected for hazardous materials
  • Ensure that the right equipment is on-site for the task that needs to be accomplished
  • Remove contamination from tanks in a safe and efficient manner using shovels, squeegees, brooms, scrapers, hoses, water, and solvent
  • Sweeps up debris and sludge into buckets or wheelbarrows or down chutes
  • Wash bilge’s tanks: remove gas, water, and oil from vessels and fix blocked pipes
  • Ensure that the runbak is wiped out of the tanks
  • Open or help with the opening of deep good inspection covers in a safe manner
  • Control cost in assigned area of responsibility
  • Be able to adapt in an environment with extreme temperature exposure
  • Exercise proper procedures for confined spaces
  • Will climb into tanks via vertical ladder or inclined ladder (average 50-60ft)
  • Operate and maintain boilers at Gas Free shop
  • Assist in cleanup of oil spills
  • Clean and dispose of hazardous and nonhazardous materials, gas, sludge, oil, etc. throughout the shipyard
  • Board ships via stairs, ladders, and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment
  • Will prepare the tank for cleaning and setting up lights, air hoses, and pumps. Setting up pumps requires pulling hoses to position and hooking up to pump and slop tanks
  • Understand and act upon instruction
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment-hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes, and when necessary a respirator


  • Must be FULLY vaccinated
  • Must have 3+ years of shipboard Gas Free experience
  • Must be able to work overtime if requested
  • Must have experience driving flatbeds, operating a vacuum truck, and daily cleaning of tanks
  • Properly inspect tanks for hazardous materials, endure the proper equipment is on-site so tasks may be accomplished
  • Perform all gas-free essential duties on all types of commercial and government vessels

Company Information

Tidewater Staffing Offers:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
  • Free Training Programs
  • Direct Deposit | Money Network Cards
Tidewater Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 50 MB.
    • Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 50 MB.
      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.