The Deckhand position’s main purpose is to:
- Work under the Captain’s direction to accomplish all duties.
- Maximize safety and efficiency by using expertise in all work.
- Bring a morale-focused approach to the success of each voyage.
- Maintain complete responsibility for all assigned tasks and duties.
- Work under the Captain and with the crew to make or break the tow
- Act as a lookout when necessary.
- Know tow related skills, including making connections, operating winches, and line handling.
- Keep deck or work area clear and use or store all equipment as needed.
- Painting, greasing, and general maintenance of equipment and the barge as needed.
- Work shifts in and perform inspections of the engine room and bilge every hour.
- Cleaning and scouring all areas of the boat, including the wheelhouse, galley, heads, and companionways.
- Diligently reporting to the Captain, especially about any hazardous conditions.
- Attention to detail/excellent organizational skills
- Maintain focus and practical decision-making skills under stress, especially in potentially dangerous situations.
- Embody responsibility and ownership, and lead by example duties.
- Be open to criticism and contribute to the development and success of others.
- Excellent communicator and able to share information clearly and efficiently.
- Proficient mechanical skills and work ethic to fulfill all duties as they are assigned.
- Must be able to comfortably and safely lift 100 lbs.; This position involves lifting, pulling, and operating heavy equipment and objects.
- Must be able to bend, stoop, or squat frequently. Climb high steps/ladders should be expected several times per day.
- Use of, working with, around, on, under, and inside deck machinery is expected daily; work on equipment that is poorly accessible or in confined workspaces when the need arises.
- Must have the ability to maintain balance/equilibrium at all times and various heights.
- Ability to work in confined spaces for prolonged periods.
- The ability to work in all weather conditions and have sufficient heat/cold tolerance.
- Not deterred by grease, dirt, paint, water, etc., that may regularly be on your skin, hair, and clothing.
- Must be able to swim
Skills, Aptitudes, Qualifications & Certifications
- Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
- High school diploma, or equivalent
- Drug-free certification
- AB preferred
- Drivers License
- Physical & DOT Drug Test
- Respiratory Fit Test