Deckhand (Inland Waterways)

Canal Barge is accepting applications for a Deckhand (Inland Waterways).


Job Description

Canal Barge Company Deckhands work on our fleet of Inland Towing Vessels. There is excellent opportunity for advancement, and extensive training is provided.

Qualified candidates must be safety-conscious and able to work in a physically demanding environment. The work schedule consists of 28 days on and 28 days off, with travel reimbursement. All applicants must have favorable work references and valid driver's license and must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.

Primary Job Duties

  • Handle lines and wires
  • Make and break tow
  • Maintain barges in tow
  • Maintain cleanliness of the vessel and tow
  • Inspect equipment
  • Chip and paint decks and superstructure of the vessel

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements of the job include climbing ladders and stairs, repetitive bending and stooping, lifting heavy marine equipment, and lifting objects from various levels ranging from 10-100 pounds.

Benefits of Joining the Canal Barge Company Family

  • Starting wages $28,500/year
  • Opportunity to advance to $35,500 after 2 hitches
  • Competitive Health, Disability, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • 401K Savings Plan with company match
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • Longevity Bonus

Live in your hometown and work on the river!

Canal Barge constantly seeks to make marine transportation as efficient as possible while ensuring the safety of your cargo and the environment with state-of-the-art equipment and the most highly skilled employees the industry has to offer.

EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer


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