Deckhand

Deckhands working aboard a barge

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Position: Deckhand
Reports to: Captain
Division: All
Location: All

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Build and check tow by utilizing various tools/equipment to include but not limited to wrenches, ratchets, shackles, chain straps and wires/cables.
  2. Move and stack sets of rigging throughout the vessel and barges.
  3. Move pumps and hoses about the barges and place hoses in wing tank/void for removal of water.
  4. Assist with the stocking and delivery of various supplies from on the vessel to and from the front hole.
  5. Complete skiff operations to allow the crew to go ashore and come aboard the vessel.
  6. Put out sounders at the head of the barge (river division).
  7. Complete processes to allow the vessel to take on fuel (inland division).
  8. Complete daily and periodic cleaning tasks to include but not limited to trash removal, mopping, scraping, sanding and painting.

Physical Demands of Job

Never Occasional Frequent Constant
0% of an 8 hour day 1-33% of an 8 hour day 34-66% of an 8 hour day 67-100% of an 8 hour day
0 hours ≤ 2.6 hours ≥ 2.7 hours - ≤ 5.2 hours ≥ 5.3 hours
Material Handling 1-32 repetitions/day 33-200 repetitions/day > 200 repetitions/day
Non-Material Handling 1-100 repetitions/day 101-800 repetitions/day > 800 repetitions/day

Standing/Walking/Standing:  (Constant) Complete various duties such as building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.
  
Lifting/Carrying/Pushing Pulling:  (Frequent) Lift wrenches and cables weighing up to 70 pounds from a ground/floor height to a height of 60 for distances of up to 200 feet inches throughout the vessel and barges. Also to generate push and pull forces of ³140 pounds to build tow by utilizing wrenches, ratchets and cables.
  
Forward Bending:  (Frequent) Attain/maintain a forward flexed position of up to 60 degrees to complete various duties such as building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.
 
Trunk Rotation: (Frequent) Rotate their trunk/torso left-right to complete various duties such as building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.
 
Reaching:  (Frequent) Forward reach to a shoulder level height of between 48-60 inches to complete various duties such as building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.
 
Manipulating/Handling/Gripping:  (Frequent) Gripping, pinching and manipulation of various parts and pieces of equipment utilized for the performance of essential job functions.  A grip force of ≥ 90 pounds is necessary for the completion of tasks.
 
Climbing/Kneeling/Crouching/Squatting:  (Frequent) Climb, crouch, crawl, kneel and squat on steps and various surface levels to complete various duties such as building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.
  
Postural Balancing: (Constant) Deckhand must be able to maintain both static and dynamic standing balance to complete various duties associated with essential job functions requiring standing, walking and climbing.

 

Work Level

Very Heavy Work (Level 5) as defined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

  Sedentary (1) Light (2) Medium (3) Heavy (4) Very Heavy (5)
Occasional ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 20 lbs. ≤ 50 lbs. ≤ 100 lbs. > 100 lbs.
Frequent Negligible ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 25 lbs. ≤ 50 lbs. > 50 lbs.
Constant     ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 20 lbs. > 20 lbs.

Significant Worksite Measurements

Tools: weighing up to 70 pounds.
Materials/Equipment: weighing up to 70 pounds.
Steps/Ladders:   7-12 inch step/rung heights
 

Tools/Equipment Used to Perform Job

Wrenches, sledgehammers, ratchets, shackles, cheater bars, wire/cables, hand tools and pumps. 

Shift Information

Deckhand works on the vessel/barge for a 12-hour shift for up to a 28-day period. 

Qualifications

  1. Must be 18 or older to board a vessel.
  2. Must be able to meet all physical qualifications per company guidelines.
  3. Must have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be able to attain it.
  4. Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language per USCG regulations.
  5. Must be able to be away for extended periods of time as schedules are generally 28 days away and 14 days home.

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