Deckhand

Deckhands working aboard a barge

We are currently seeking full-time experienced and entry level Deckhands to work on our vessels where you can move up faster than any other company in the industry.  

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PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Build and check tow by utilizing various tools/equipment such as wrenches, ratchets, shackles, chain straps and wires/cables.
  • Move and stack sets of rigging throughout the vessel and barges.
  • Move pumps and hoses about the barges and place hoses in wing tank/void for removal of water.
  • Assist with locking, sweeping and shoveling barges, etc.
  • Carry rigging (ratchets, wires and straps) pumps, hoses, lines, and other equipment weighing 50-100 lbs.
  • Working outdoors for extended periods of time, and in weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and snow.
  • Daily vessel housekeeping such as sweeping, mopping, and cleaning crew living quarters.
  • Check barges for water or leaks, which at times requires climbing into confined spaces.
  • Maintain vessel appearance to include washing, cleaning, chipping and painting the vessel.
  • Assist with the stocking and delivery of various supplies to and from the vessel.
  • Ability to assist in skiff operations to allow the crew to go ashore and come aboard the vessel.
  • Put out sounders at the head of the barge (Linehaul Vessels).
  • Assist in direct transfer including fuel, lubricants and bilge liquids.
  • Periodic cleaning tasks to include trash removal, mopping, scraping, sanding and painting.
  • Fleet/tow work (preparing barges for delivery to customers).
  • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.
 QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be able to be away for periods of time as schedules are generally 28 days away and 14 days home.
  • Experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • Physical labor experience working in the outdoors is a plus.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Must be 18 or older to board a vessel.
  • Must be able to meet all physical qualifications per company guidelines.
  • Must have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be able to attain it.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language per USCG regulations.
  • Must be able to handle and lift rigging (up to 75 lbs-100lbs)

Marquette offers great pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match, holiday pay, company paid life insurance and other incentives. 

No relocation necessary - Live in your hometown and work on the water! 
 

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