Mate/ Experienced Deckhand (Mobile, AL)

Parker Towing is accepting applications for a Mate/ Experienced Deckhand (Mobile, AL)

Parker Towing Company is currently hiring for Mates/ Experienced Deckhands. Candidates for this position must have sufficient recent experience as a Mate/Experienced Deckhand. Candidates who do not meet this qualification will not be considered for the position. References will be requested. Schedule is 21/10 or possibly 28/14.

Don't miss this great career opportunity. Parker Towing offers a steersman program, tankerman program, and senior chief engineering program. 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 Mate/ Experienced Deckhand:

  • Manage day to day activities of the deck crew as well as train new deckhands
  • 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
  • Assist Captain with administrative requirements as needed
  • Keep boat and barges safe and clean
  • Household chores: cleaning, sweeping, mopping, dish washing, etc., keeping exterior of boat clean
  • Cooking and food preparation


  • MUST have recent experience as Mate/Experienced Deckhand
  • 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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