Deckhand (Decatur, AL; Blytheville, AR; Lettsworth and Vidalia, LA)

Terral River Service, Inc. is accepting applications for a Deckhand (Decatur, AL; Blytheville, AR; Lettsworth and Vidalia, LA)

Position Summary:

Terral River Service is currently looking for dependable and hard-working deckhands for our fleets and line boats. Experience is preferred but not required. TRS has a very aggressive training program for inter company advancement.

Essential Job Functions:

Applicants must be able to work a 28-day-on, 14-day-off or a 14-day-on, 7-day-off schedule. Job duties are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Securing barges together (laying rigging)
  • Securing boat to barges (facing boat up)
  • Line handling
  • General boat cleaning
  • Minor engine room work (oil changes, greasing, etc.)
  • Painting
  • Cooking
  • Keeping maintenance logs, grocery orders, safety drills, etc

Basic requirements:

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must pass 3 day deckhand orientation class
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a TWIC
  • Must have and maintain a valid/current Drivers license.
  • Must have dependable transportation to designated TRS locations, no exceptions
  • Must be able to work various hours/holidays/weekends.

Physical Requirements

  • Must meet "fit for duty" requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical, drug test, and MRI)
  • The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
  • Must be able to work in difficult conditions with exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, wind, heat, etc.)
  • Must be comfortable working aboard boats and barges
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and work at protected heights up to 40 feet
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

About Terral River Service, Inc:

Terral River Service (TRS) is a Family owned business with a continually growing footprint of boats and barges throughout most of the inland waterway system of the US. We specialize in bulk storage, material handling, river, road and rail logistics along the Mississippi River system, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the inland waterways of Louisiana and southern Arkansas. With our growing fleet of push boats, river barges and modern dock operations strategically located throughout the Lower Mississippi River Valley, we are outfitted to transport, handle and store virtually any commodity needed in the marketplace. TRS has over 400 employees and has operations in multiple states.


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