Employment Opportunities 2018

Apply online Here or you may download a printable application here.

Please submit your application (by mail or in person) to:

Lake Michigan Carferry
Attn: Human Resources
701 Maritime Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

You may also fax your application to 231-843-4558 or scan to laurieb@ssbadger.com.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Big Ship, Best Crew!
 


Onboard Employment*

ONBOARD POSITIONS ARE EXCELLENT FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK 3-4 DAYS A WEEK BUT STILL GET 30 – 40 HOURS A WEEK. YOUR WORK SCHEDULE RARELY CHANGES AND WE GUARANTEE YOUR HOURS.

Customer Service Departments

*Customer Service Associate- These shipboard positions work as a team to provide food/bar service while giving great customer service. Customer Service Associates work together to ensure that all food is served in an attractive, sanitary and timely manner. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to… cooking and prepping items in the Badger Galley, customer care, operating cash registers, maintaining passenger areas, cleaning spills, assisting housekeeping, aiding the occasional seasick passenger and being knowledgeable of the ship and products we sell. To be a part of this team, applicants must enjoy customer interaction and have the ability to multi-task. Prior retail experience is a plus, but not required.

*Housekeeping Associate- This shipboard position is responsible for keeping all general passenger areas clean, monitoring secondary passenger areas, cleaning passenger staterooms and occasionally assisting other departments like the Gift Shop and Customer Service Associates. This position allows you to walk freely through passenger areas offering assistance when necessary and giving care and comfort to passengers throughout the voyage. If you can work independently, stay on task and take pride in your work, this job is for you!


Galley Department

*Day Prep Cooks- This shipboard position assists the lead cook in preparing, serving and presenting passenger crew food. They prepare cold and hot food items in large quantities. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to unloading ship supplies, maintaining on-board stock and cleaning galley areas. These positions are often given opportunity to present a main course or baked goods to the crew. Prior cooking/baking experience including working a flat grill is preferred.

*Dishwasher- This galley position works with the food service team primarily to keep the galley spaces on the ship clean, which includes sweeping and mopping the crew dining areas and washing dishes that are used in the course of serving food to passengers and crew. The Dishwashing job is a perfect entry level position with room for advancement, either within the galley staff of other departments.
 

Engine Department

*QMED- This shipboard position can expect to live onboard the ship and stand a 4 hour watch twice a day, 7 days a week for the remainder of the 2018 sailing season (Aug – Oct) Candidates must possess a Merchant Mariner’s Credential with QMED endorsement and a valid TWIC card. Competitive wages and possibility of re-hire in the spring of 2019 for full-season work (May – Oct).

*All onboard positions will be subject to a physical, drug screen and criminal records background check.


Shore-side Employment

THESE POSITIONS ARE PERFECT FOR THE PERSON LOOKING FOR A JOB THAT OFFERS FLEXIBLE HOURS (4-12 HOURS PER WEEK) AND A CHOICE OF EARLY MORNING OR EVENING SHIFTS.

Traffic & Ticketing

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. The hours for this position are flexible. You can work mornings only, evenings only or both if you choose! Additional responsibilities include handling passenger’s baggage, assisting navigation during docking, the removal of garbage and recycling from the car deck, shore side maintenance and grounds keeping of LMC property.

Ticket Agent- This shore position is responsible for processing tickets and answering passenger questions. Additional responsibilities include answering phones, making passenger reservations and issuing gift certificates. Excellent communication skills is a must for Ticket Agents as well as friendly and helpful. Cashier experience a plus.

THE FOLLOWING TWO POSITIONS ARE FULL-TIME, SEASONAL (30 TO 40 HOURS PER WEEK).

Warehouse Attendant- This shore position is responsible for warehousing activities including ordering, shipping, receiving, maintaining par orders, inventory and proper rotation of products. The warehouse attendant works with all departments onboard and onshore to ensure the delivery of supplies to the vessel and distribution of supplies to all shore departments. The ideal candidate will be conscientious, a self-motivator and have the ability to consistently lift up to 30 pounds daily. Proven Hi-lo certification a plus.

Grounds/Maintenance- This shore position will be responsible for the maintenance of the grounds with the ability to do painting, mowing and small building projects. This job comes with the possibility of travel to pick up or deliver product or crew for both LMC and sister company, Pere Marquette Shipping. Requires a valid driver’s license. A building background with the proper use of tools and proven Hi-Lo Certification is a plus.

Download Printable Application or Apply Online Here