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*

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 & Night 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.

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

Shore-side Employment

Traffic Department

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.

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. Responsibilities include checking employee IDs as they come onboard, ensuring that only ticketed passengers are boarding the ship, and ensuring that no unauthorized vehicles or luggage are brought onboard. Security background is a plus but not necessary. Ability to be alert of all surroundings while maintaining a welcoming demeanor with people boarding is a must.

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