Deckhand
Kirby Corporation - Baton Rouge, LA

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Deckhands assist others on the vessel in preparing barges for the loading and discharging of cargos. Deckhands build tows by handling lines and cables to tie and untie barges and boats. Deckhands perform scheduled vessel maintenance care for tools and equipment, and perform general housekeeping duties as assigned by their supervisor. Deckhands will adhere to company safety policy and procedures, environmental rules and governmental regulation. Deckhands work under the supervision of the Master or designate.
Basic Functions: 1.)Attaches and removes line and cables to and from the vessel, barges, docks and locks. This involves carrying coiled lines, ratchets, rigging, cables or other equipment from line lockers, deck lockers, or Ability to use fire fighting equipment and spill containment equipment. 2.)Works aboard vessel for prolonged periods according to the work schedule for the vessel, for example: 30 days on and 15 days off or 14 days on and 7 days off. 3.)Is willing to work, as operations require, including additional days, close quarters and away from home for long periods of time. 4.)Cables to attachment sites, making attachments using manual or power winches to tighten lines or cables, and monitoring and adjusting lines and tension during towing, loading, discharging, locking or docking. 5.)Unties and reties lines 4 to 8 times during loading and discharging in order to adjust for the changing height of the barge, relative to the height of other barges, the dock and the vessel. 6.)Maintains vessel by performing scheduled maintenance and housekeeping such as sweeping, sougeing, chipping rusted metal, priming and painting. 7.)Makes minor repairs such as tightening bolts, replacing fluid and air lines, hanging light bulbs, replacing equipment such as cables, winches, pumps and fan belts. 8.)Uses tools such as hammers, fire axes, ratchets, hand winches, stripping pumps, needle guns and grinders with two hands

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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About this company
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Where Kirby hauls cargo, the only curbs are riverbanks -- the company is the largest inland tank barge operator in the US. Its fleet,...