Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is accepting applications for Deck Hands: Mississippi and Gulf Coast Region

A Deckhand secures mooring lines to vessels.  He/she performs routine maintenance such as cleaning, chipping, scraping and painting.  The use of various industrial power tools and small 3” to 6” discharge pumps is required to perform varied maintenance tasks. He/she assists in deck and equipment repairs. The Deckhand also assists in handling, hooking up and securing dredge anchors.  He/she assists in monitoring the condition of wire cables, winches, pulleys, blocks, pipeline and mooring fixtures. He/she participates in changing and greasing cables and sheaves when required; clears obstructions from the cutterhead and dredge pump; and uses acetylene torch to clear debris from a cutterhead. The Deckhand performs maintenance on pontoon line such as greasing ball joint connections, and assists welders as required.  May lift, carry, pull or push, miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts weighing up to 75 lbs.


  • Commitment to work safety and follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Minimum 3 year Deckhand Experience required
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Dredging Experience Preferred
  • Rigging Certification Preferred
  • To perform specialized work aboard the Dredge and attendant plant.
  • Complete a pre-employment physical examination, drug screen, and criminal background check.
  • Transportation to and from jobsite.
  • TWIC card required.


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging, land reclamation and beach nourishment services in the United States, and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. With the largest and most diverse dredging fleet in the US, Great Lakes serves a wide range of customers including the US Army Corps of Engineers; state, local and foreign governments; and private companies both international and domestic. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GLDD has more than 200 pieces of dredging plant located strategically throughout North America and in various locations throughout the world.


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category. 


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