Deckhand (River Operations)
Major mining company seeks a motivated individual to work as a Deckhand. Deckhands are responsible for all daily operations of barges and vessels. Daily responsibilities include: Making the Tow, Delivering the Tow, Checking the Fleet (lines, cables, hatches, water), retreiving/placing lanterns, performing pre-operational checks and cleaning the vessel.
- Pre-Operational Checks - Deckhands are repsonsible for all pre-operational checks at the beginning of each 6 hour shift. Pre-operation checks include: Checking Engine Oil, Gear Boxes, Fuel and Generators.
- Building Tow - Deck Hands are required to "Build the Tow" by guiding the vessel and securing rigging (lines, cables, and ratchets) to a multitude of barges. The fleet can consist of 2 Standard barges to a maximum of 20 Standard barges or 2 Jumbo barges and a maximum of 15 Jumbo barges.
- Delivering Tow - Deckhand's are required to "Deliver the Tow" at the destination point. The physical requirements and essential function for "Delivering the Tow" mirror the essential functions of "Building the Tow".
- Checking the Fleet for Water - Deckhands are required at each shift to inspect the fleet for water (average fleet size can range from 1-20 standard barges to 1-15 jumbo barges). Deck Hand's are also required to inspect rigging (lines, cables and ratchets) to ensure they are properly secured and retrieve/place lanterns on each notch.
- Inspect rigging - Deckhands are required to inspect rigging (lines, cables and ratchets) to ensure they are not damaged and properly secured. This process is done in conjunction with inspecting the fleet for water.
- Cleaning Vessel - Deck Hand's are required to clean the vessel.
- General maintenance of pumps/hoses, wires, and lanterns.
- Perform general repairs as needed.
Required Position Particulars:
- Be able to hear, comprehend and follow verbal instructions communicated in the English language.
- Be familiar with Inland Waterways Regulations.
- Work safely and wear required personal protective equipment.
- Be available to work seven days per week 12 hour work days (6 hours on/6 hours off).
- Be accountable, responsible and dependable.
- Make decisions
- Make judgments
- Operate machinery
- Work/Interact with others
- Train, teach or give directions.
- Follow Direction
- Product knowledge
- Be able to visually inspect
- Work around operating equipment
- Utilize eye/hand coordination
- Use hand tools
Work Schedule: Deckhands are required to work and stay on the vessel for periods of 7 or 14 consecutive days at a time. Normal schedules are 14 consecutive work days with 7 consecutive off days or 7 consecutive work days with 7 consecutive off days. There will be times when deckhands will be required to work beyond their normal 7 or 14 day schedule.
This company is an equal opportunity employer with competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Those individuals searching for a challenging and rewarding opportunity should apply.