Deckhand (River Operations)

Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States · 1600427


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.


Essential Functions:

Additional Responsibilities:

Required Position Particulars:

  1. Be able to hear, comprehend and follow verbal instructions communicated in the English language.
  2. Be familiar with Inland Waterways Regulations.
  3. Work safely and wear required personal protective equipment.
  4. Be available to work seven days per week 12 hour work days (6 hours on/6 hours off).
  5. Be accountable, responsible and dependable.
  6. Make decisions
  7. Make judgments
  8. Operate machinery
  9. Work/Interact with others
  10. Train, teach or give directions.
  11. Follow Direction
  12. Product knowledge
  13. Be able to visually inspect
  14. Work around operating equipment
  15. Utilize eye/hand coordination
  16. 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.

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