Port of Stockton



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.

Ability Requirements:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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

Brusco Tug & Barge

548 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

Pay Range:



Health, Dental, 401K, PTO