Fleet Deckhand (Columbus, KY)

Company Description

Are you ready to navigate your way toward a new career? Ingram Barge Company is looking to bring both entry level and experienced deckhands onboard to support our fleeting operations in Columbus, KY.

Before applying please note:

Must have Drivers Licenses and a Valid TWIC card.  

Columbus vessels work a variety of schedules ranging from 21/21, 14/7 and 7/7. You will be assigned to a vessel after completion of Orientation. Candidates wishing for a position working a 28/28 day schedule should apply to the Linehaul Deckhand posting. Regardless of assignment and schedule, you will be reliable for your own transportation to and from your hitches.

Job Description

  • 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


  • Demonstration of the Ingram Way
  • Ability to uphold Ingram’s high safety standards
  • Ability to work away from home for extended periods (21, 14, or 7 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
  • Strong communication within all levels of the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork and acceptance of diversity
  • Must be able to read and write the English language in order to comply with USCG regulatory requirements
  • Must obtain a valid TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
  • Pass a post-offer process if an offer is made (background check, drug screen, physical)
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 110 pounds for up to 1000 feet
  • Be able to work in confined spaces often entered through a manhole
  • Be able to climb a ladder and able to board and ride in a skiff

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you are requesting reasonable accommodation or disability assistance in submitting your application, you may email us at Recruiting@ingrambarge.com

Ingram Marine Group and its affiliates (“Company”) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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