Deckhand

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for EXPERIENCED deckhands only. These deckhands will prepare barges assigned to the towboat for safe and timely transport. Preform tasks associated with building and breaking tow, as well as towboat and barge maintenance in all weather conditions. Assist as directed for all boat and barge operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Making up the tow
  • Dropping, spotting, and switching barges at docks
  • Assisting the vessel and tow in making locks
  • Inspect, correct or notify others of any conditions which affect the safety of people or cargo.
  • Handle rigging during tow building, unlocking and docking activities
  • Chipping and Painting the vessel and barge
  • Cleaning the vessel, quarters, galley and barge
  • Reporting any hazardous or unsafe conditions to the captain
  • Cleaning and changing oil filters
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of materials and supplies to and from the docks, boats or barges
  • Cooking as needed
  • Follow all inventory procedures
  • General housekeeping of the boat and barge
  • Other duties or assignments will be assigned as needed or directed
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
  • Must have current TWIC card and valid Texas Class C Driver’s License
  • 1+ years of deckhand experience
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