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Tour Boat Captain

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FirstLight is a leading clean power producer, developer and energy storage company with operating and development assets in New England (ISO NE), Pennsylvania and New Jersey (PJM), New York (NYISO), and Ontario (IESO), with expansion to other regions actively underway. Our mission and vision is to accelerate the de-carbonization of the electric grid by developing, owning, operating, and integrating large-scale renewable energy and storage assets to meet the world’s growing clean energy needs and deliver an electric system that is clean, reliable, affordable, and equitable.

We operate dozens of facilities across North America and proudly serve our host communities and beyond through our clean energy assets, the recreation spaces we steward, the jobs we produce, and the economic benefit we deliver through our operations and charitable actions.

Our operating assets comprise a diverse portfolio of over 1.6 GW of pumped-hydro storage (including Northfield Mountain, the largest energy storage facility in New England), battery storage, conventional hydroelectric generation, and solar generation.

Our development pipeline includes over 2,000 MW of solar, battery and offshore wind projects in various stages of development, and we are developing a portfolio of hybrid hydro, solar and battery projects that combine operational and development assets. We have approximately 180 employees based in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ontario and Pennsylvania, and our corporate headquarters are located in Burlington, MA.

We are a team of caring, passionate professionals who are driven to deliver positive climate impact and to have fun while doing it! We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage people with diverse perspectives, skills and experiences to apply.

Position Detail:

We are looking for an experienced Tour Boat Captain to join our Recreation team for this position in Northfield, MA.

This is a TEMPORARY summer position from June 12-October 13, 2023 and can be Part-time or Full-Time.

The Tour Boat Captain will operate a 2017 40 x 14 pontoon style vessel on the Connecticut River in Western Massachusetts. The boat has a capacity of 51 passengers and departs three times a day (11:00 AM/ 1:15 PM/ 3:00 PM) for a 1 ½ hour round trip tour. A Second Mate provides the 45-minute narration and helps with docking and boarding of the vessel.

APPLY TO: https://firstlightpower.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2zq0nrkewv7

Key Responsibilities Include:

Oversee vessel and passenger safety and operate boat with the highest safety standards
Assist with customer boarding
Facilitate pleasant customer interactions
Ensure customer satisfaction and safety at all times
Follow safety procedures in order to ensure protection of passengers and vessel
Maintain accurate log book entries
Perform safety training drills with staff
Maintain cleanliness and professional appearance of vessel
Assist with maintenance of the vessel as needed
Job Qualifications / Skills

Must have high school diploma or equivalent
USCG 25-ton license is required as a minimum
Proven ability to safely navigate waterways
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong reading and writing skills and ability interpret and follow strict safety procedures
Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
Ability and willingness to work weekends
Must be able to pass background and drug test
Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a variety of weather conditions such as rain and heat
Ability to be physically mobile and frequently stand, walk, sit, reach, climb, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch
Must be able to walk up and down flights of stairs, ladders, and ramps, balance, work on uneven surfaces, work in close quarters and carry up to 50 lbs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Why Work for FirstLight?

We consider our employees to be our most valuable resource and we strive to provide a challenging, collegial, and rewarding workplace. FirstLight embraces a company-wide commitment to recruit, develop, and retain a dedicated, diverse, and engaged workforce that is motivated to be ever better both professionally and personally.

Joining the FirstLight Team is an opportunity to experience a unique and exciting culture. Some of our benefits for eligible employees include:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance

• Paid Parental Leave

• Health and Wellness Programs

• Mental Health Care

• 401(k) with Employer Matching

• Flexible Spending Account

• Health Savings Account

• Annual Performance Incentive Plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• Generous Paid Time Off Plan

• Paid Holidays

• Professional Development

• Employee Referral Program

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Charitable Matching Program & Employer Sponsored Volunteer Program

FirstLight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, FirstLight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

FirstLight’s values are:

Respect – Integrity – Safety – Excellence – Innovation – Team

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve, FirstLight will require all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC guidance. This is a necessary goal, as part of our efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace for our employees.

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