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Fleet Deckhand - Cairo, IL

Company: American Commercial Lines LLC
Location: Cairo
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Driver's License IS required

Prepares barges assigned to the 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.

This is for work in the Cairo, IL Fleet. Schedules will be 8 days on/ 4 days off (Home every night) This also requires you to live within 50 miles of Cairo, IL, or a 14 days on/ 14 days off schedule, staying on premise during your 14 days working.

Primary deckhand responsibilities:

* Deckhand will 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
* Regularly handle rigging during tow building, locking and docking activities
* Deckhand will also 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
* Deckhand will know how effectively handle tow wires and cables to secure barges in safe and environmentally appropriate fashion
* Deckhand will 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

Keywords: American Commercial Lines LLC, Clarksville , Fleet Deckhand - Cairo, IL, Professions , Cairo, Tennessee

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