Why is MLL a great place to work?
Careers Shoreside
At MLL, we continuously strive to attract talented people who are excited to work in an international environment. The size of our parent company and the span of our business activities enable us to offer a wide range of opportunities for individual growth, including on-the-job training, classroom learning, or exciting new ways of acquiring knowledge – such as e-learning, webinars and podcasts. We foster productivity among people who thrive on a team-oriented environment, meeting challenges, and creative problem-solving.

MLL salaries are competitive with industry and local standards and commensurate with each individual’s professional experience and education. In addition, we offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible associates and their families.

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Mission and Values
Our corporate mission and values play a critical role in the success of MLL and how we work. They are fundamental shared beliefs that form the organization’s guiding principles for behavior, decisions and interactions both internally and externally.
Former Military and Government Personnel

MLL has been serving the U.S. government and Department of Defense since our inception. Many of our employees have worked for the military or the government and bring valuable experiences and focused expertise to our organization. We actively recruit former government and military employees, and we strongly encourage people with armed forces and government experience to apply for open positions. Our recruiting staff can assist with the regulatory issues relating to their transition to MLL.

Careers Afloat
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) currently operates and crews approximately 50 U.S. flag vessels, including both MLL commercial fleet and government-owned ships. We offer diverse maritime careers aboard the most sophisticated vessels in the world, ranging from 250-foot oceanographic-type vessels to new 958-foot 4,300-TEU container vessels and roll-on/roll-off vessels. As the largest owner/operator of U.S. flag vessels, we have earned a reputation for maritime excellence by staffing our vessels with talented professionals. MLL supports professional growth for ambitious mariners by encouraging promotion from within. We continue to grow our fleet, creating a constant need for first-class deck and engineering officers and rated mariners.

Application Process
If you are interested in a career afloat with MLL, you must be a U.S. citizen and apply directly through the appropriate Unions. We employ mariners that are resident aliens, as well as U.S. and naturalized citizens. Twenty-five percent of the unlicensed crew can be made up of resident aliens. Deck and engineering officers aboard our Government contract vessels, tankers, and some container vessels are crewed through American Maritime Officers (AMO). Deck and engineering officers aboard our Roll-on/Roll-off vessels and many of our container ships are crewed through International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (MMP), and Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA). All unlicensed positions are crewed through Seafarers International Union (SIU). Your application for available positions through the unions mentioned above does not guarantee an assignment with MLL, because the unions are responsible for matching individuals with ship missions. Candidates for ships’ officers must be U.S. citizens and have unlimited licenses. Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.
If you are interested in becoming a merchant mariner, please visit the National Maritime Center section of the United States Coast Guard’s website at

Crew Positions
We are always interested in recruiting seagoing staff for the positions listed below. We encourage qualified individuals to contact the Unions to check on the status of these positions. We are currently recruiting mariners to crew government owned vessels, if you were formerly in the military and still have an active security clearance, please send your resume to

  • Master
  • Chief Mate
  • Second Mate
  • Third Mate
  • Bosun
  • Able Bodied Seaman
  • Chief Engineer
  • 1st Assistant Engineer
  • 2nd Assistant Engineer
  • 3rd Assistant Engineer
  • Qualified Member of the Engineering Department
  • Steward
  • Chief Cook
  • Medical Department Representative
  • Storekeeper

Thank you for your interest in working with MLL.