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

The Deck Mate performs specialized work on dredging projects and attendant plant.  This position works under the supervision of the Bullgang Deck Captain.

A Mate, assigned to work on a bullgang acts as a working Foreman and oversees the activities of the Deckhands engaged in various activities. This includes the handling of equipment and vessels engaged in various stages of the setting up and breaking down of pipelines and anchors; repairing, servicing and utilization of dredging equipment, or other hoist machines used to lift material; maintenance and repair of cable, and utilizing of various hand and power tools.  When drilling, cutting, or torching various materials in the course of fabricating work pieces.  He/she becomes the extra pair of hands in most activities and assumes responsibility for the direction and control of each task that he/she is supervising.  He/she will participate in training and safety meetings.  Other duties as assigned. May lift, carry, pull or push miscellaneous equipment and supplies weighing up to 75 lbs.


  • Commitment to work safety and follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Minimum 5 year Mate 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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