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Position Title:                    Deckhand
Reports To:                         Captain of the Vessel
Division:                              Offshore
Location:                             Lockport, LA
About Marquette:
Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System, Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees, Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet in the industry that can do what we do. 
  • Responsible for routine deck operations aboard the vessel.
  • Building and checking tow on the hip.
  • Catching lines on deck fittings, casting lines free when getting underway, and assisting in the navigation of the boat from the deck.
  • Preparing and setting up the proper equipment for towing astern.
  • Responsible for anchor handling.
  • Carry rigging (ratchets, wires and straps) pumps, hoses, lines, and other equipment weighing 75-100 lbs.
  • Working outdoors for extended periods of time, and in weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and snow.
  • Daily vessel housekeeping and vessel maintenance such as sweeping, mopping, painting, and equipment repair.
  • Maintain vessel appearance to include washing, cleaning, chipping and painting the vessel.
  • Assist with the stocking and delivery of various supplies to and from the vessel.
  • Periodic cleaning tasks including trash removal, mopping, scraping, sanding and painting.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Must be able to be away for periods of time as schedules are generally 28 days away and 14 days home.
  • Physical labor experience working in the outdoors is a plus.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Must be 18 or older to board a vessel.
  • Must be able to meet all physical qualifications per company guidelines.
  • Must have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be able to attain it.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language.
  • Must be able to handle and lift rigging (up to 75 lbs-100lbs).
Marquette offers competitive pay, health, vision, and dental insurance, holiday pay, company paid life insurance, 401(k) plan, and other incentives.