Deckhand (Blytheville, AR)

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 RiverService, Inc:

Terral RiverService (TRS) is a family owned business with a continually growing footprint of fleets, boats and barges throughout most of the inland waterway system of the United States. Our company is seeking individuals who are looking for a career in the marine industry, not just a job. Terral River Service is a community of dedicated employees. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out our application and submit.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at
Phone: 318-559-1500
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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