Fleet Deckhand

Ingram Barge Company - Port Allen, LA4.0

Fleet Deckhands work a schedule of 5 days, 5 nights, and then 5 days off. This is not a live aboard position. Each shift is 12 hours, therefore we require that you live within a 45 minute drive of our office in Port Allen, LA or Baton Rouge, LA.

Are you ready to begin your career with leading carrier on America's inland waterways?

Below are the duties associated with the Deckhand Position.

Tow Responsibilities:
Carrying rigging (Ratchets, Wires, Straps) pumps, hoses, lines, and associated equipment weighing 50-115 lbs up to 1000ft.
Assisting Mate or Leadman with laying wires to ensure proper stability of the tow.
Using ratchets, wenches, sledge hammers, toothpicks and cheater bars to tighten all wires on the tow.
Checking all barges for water of possible leaks.
Climbing into confined spaces measuring 3ft x 12ft x 25ft, to repair leaks, remove debris, and to place hoses for water removal.
Sweeping or shoveling all debris from the deck of the barges.
Climbing lock walls in excess of 40ft.
Maintaining engine room logs, service all deck equipment (I.E. pumps, winches, ratchets, and oiling gears on equipment.

Vessel Maintenance:
Sweeping and mopping all floors, wiping down all surfaces and cleaning all bathrooms, showers, and crew quarters.
Cleaning all vessel interior walls, windows, and ceilings.
Cleaning galley area by washing dishes, emptying dishwashers.
Cleaning stoves, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, and all other galley equipment.
Washing (sooging) entire outer structure of the vessel.
Chipping, grinding, sanding, priming, and painting the interior and exterior of vessel.
Splicing and repairing lines, making bumpers, for use on the vessel and tow.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must

Must live within 45 minutes of our facility in Port Allen, LA or Baton Rouge, LA
Possess a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Demonstrate the ability to employ all safety practices and manage risk.
Have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Be able to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
Be able to work around water.
Be able to work in confined spaces.
Be able to climb a 60 ft. ladder.
Be able to work outside in weather such as rain, snow, and very hot and cold temperatures.
Be able to carry tools and equipment weighing up to 150 lbs. up to 1,000 ft.

Preferred Qualifications

At least 18 months of recent relevant outdoor physical labor (i.e. construction, farming, oil rig, sawmill, mining, etc.)

Auto req ID5440BR

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