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Fleet Probationary Deckhand/Experienced Deckhand - Vacherie, LA; Convent, LA

Company: American Commercial Lines LLC
Location: Convent
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

NO GED or HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIRED

Driver's License IS required

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN 50 MILES OF VACHERIE, LA OR CONVENT, LA.

By applying to this position you understand you must be willing to work at the following fleet: Vacherie, LA. If you cannot work or do not live within 50 miles of this location please do not apply to this posting.

Summary:

This position is primarily responsible to prepare barges assigned to a towboat for safe and timely transport. Performs tasks associated with building and breaking tow, as well as towboat and barge maintenance. Performs tasks in all weather conditions both outside and in the confines of the vessel while navigating the inland waterway systems. Work is performed on rotating shifts with the schedule of 14/7 (7 days, 7 nights, 7 off) with a twelve-hour schedule. In this particular position, you will not live on the vessel. You will be required to commute to and from the work site each day.

Primary deckhand responsibilities:

* Build and break tow. Tow may attach/detach 5 to 25 barges depending on river system worked.
* Inspect, correct or notify others of any conditions which affect safety of people or cargo.
* Handle rigging during tow building, locking and docking activities.
* Assist in loading or unloading materials and supplies to and from docks, barges and boats.
* Examine cables, wires, and lines to ensure they are fit for use. Use tools to tighten or loosen same as needed.
* Effectively handle tow wires and cables to secure barges in safe and environmentally appropriately fashion.
* Perform basic vessel maintenance such as painting, cleaning, changing oil and filters.

Educational and Job Requirements:

* Adhere to all ACBL policies, USCG and environmental regulations
* Read, understand and implement instructions and warnings associated with materials required for boat maintenance, cleaning and upkeep as well as perform duties as assigned in job briefings.
* Effectively use all safety equipment as required by ACBL policies, such as hearing protection, eye protection, gloves, flashlights, life jackets or work vest and steel-toed boots.
* Valid drivers license and TWIC.
* Ability to perform arduous work in all weather conditions.
* Work 14 / 7 schedule rotating days / nights.

Keywords: American Commercial Lines LLC, Baton Rouge , Fleet Probationary Deckhand/Experienced Deckhand - Vacherie, LA; Convent, LA, Professions , Convent, Louisiana

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