General Job Responsibilities
The Deckhand is responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant operation of assigned area. The primary function of the Deckhand is to build and break tow. Other key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The Deckhand must be able to perform vessel maintenance to include cleaning, scraping, painting, changing all oil and filters, and cooking.
- The Deckhand must be able to inspect, correct if possible, and notify the Captain of any conditions, which will affect the safety of the tow or tug.
- The Deckhand must be able to assist with the training of newly hired employees.
- A Deckhand must be able to handle lines and rigging during tow building, locking, and docking activities.
- A Deckhand must be able to work in a rotation watch schedule, involving 6 hours on and 6 hours off, and be able to occasionally work additional hours not to exceed twelve consecutive hours without rest.
- A Deckhand must be able to work on the boat with a work schedule based on a ratio of 2 to 1 (i.e. 20 days on, 10 days off or 28 days on, 14 days off).
- A Deckhand must be able to perform all duties while wearing protective equipment to include PVC foul weather gear, life jacket, gloves and boots.
- A Deckhand must be able to drive to and from hub cities.
- A Deckhand must be able to perform all duties necessary to navigate locks.
- A Deckhand must be able to adhere to and comply with company policies, United States Coast Guard, and environmental regulations.