Deckhand (Paducah, KY)



Ingram Barge is looking for a Deckhand (Paducah, KY)


Are you ready to navigate your way toward a new career? Does making the great outdoors your office sound fun and exciting? If so, look no further – Ingram Barge Company is looking to bring new hire deckhands onboard!


What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist deck crew in tow building (laying wires, tighten ratchets, sweep and shovel barges)
  • Daily vessel housekeeping (sweeping, mopping and cleaning crew living quarters)
  • Assist with locking
  • Carry rigging (ratchets, wires and straps) pumps, hoses and lines
  • Work outdoors for extended periods of time in weather conditions such as heat/cold & rain/snow
  • Check barges for water and leaks – which at times requires climbing into confined spaces
  • Upkeep of vessel appearance includes sooging (washing), chipping and painting
  • Assist the Engineer as requested
  • Practice safe crew, vessel and tow operation using Ingram safety systems
  • Participate in safety drills and audits
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested


What we’re looking for:

  • Demonstration of the Ingram Way
  • Ability to uphold Ingram’s high safety standards
  • Ability to work away from home for extended periods (14, 21 or 28 day hitches)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to respond quickly in an unexpected circumstance
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork and acceptance of diversity
  • Strong communication skills with all levels within the organization


Candidates must:

  • Possess High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Be able to obtain a valid TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)


Ingram operates 5,000 barges with a fleet of over 80 linehaul vessels and approximately 150 tug/tow boats. The company operates on the Mississippi River, Ohio River, Cumberland River, Tennessee River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Kanawha River, Illinois River, and the Monongahela River.

Ingram's fleet is maintained at the highest level of standards and equipment with state-of-the-art navigation & communication technology.


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