Entry Deckhand: Northport, Alabama

Entry Deckhand

Boat · Northport, Alabama


Parker Towing Company, is currently hiring for deckhands. Don't miss this great career opportunity. Parker Towing offers a steersman program, tankerman program, and senior chief engineering program. All those selected for these programs start out as deckhands. For this position, the schedule consists of 20 days on, 10 days off. This position requires you to be away from home for expended periods of time. You can live anywhere and work on the river! At Parker Towing we strive to offer the best benefits for you and your family: medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, bi annual bonuses, 401k.

Primary Responsibilities of a Deckhand:

  • Build and break tow
  • Line handling
  • Assist with going through locks
  • Tying off vessels at fleets and docks
  • Perform minor towboat and barge maintenance
  • Maintain barge in tow
  • Keep boat and barges safe and clean
  • Household chores: cleaning, sweeping, mopping, dish washing, etc., keeping exterior of boat clean


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid/current drivers license, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Must be able to pass United States Coast Guard physical requirements including but not limited to lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying heavy equipment, maintain balance and navigate uneven surfaces, climbing up and down ladders and stairways.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions (extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, snow, etc.)
  • Must be able to work required schedule
  • Must be able to work various weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to pass United States Coast Guard drug screen
  • Must be able to understand and complete verbal and written orders
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)

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