Dupre Marine Transportation is a family owned and operated towboat company based out of Houma, LA. We focus on ultimate safety from vessels to barges to shoreside, also the culture of our company that requires the best of our team.
Deckhand prospects must have prior experience, possess a valid TWIC card, and valid drivers license.
Responsibility of the deckhand:
The deckhand is directly responsible and accountable to the Captain/Pilot working directly under him and following his instructions.
The deckhand is primarily accountable for his own health, safety, and cleanliness. He must be familiar with Dupre Marine Transportation policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations, and must abide by them at all times.
Deckhand’s duties vary from vessel to vessel and from watch to watch.
The Captain sets the watch schedule and posts the duty list for the deck crew. The deckhand is responsible for standing proper watch and performing the proper duties. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Making up the tow.
Dropping, spotting, and switching barges at docks.
Assisting the vessel and tow in making locks.
Standing lookout or riding the head of the tow as a lookout; and,
Performing the various tasks necessary to carry out the above, such as making a coupling, operating winches and ratchets, and line handling, including splicing and throwing lines.
Chipping and painting vessel and tow.
Shingling minor cracks in voids after entering in accordance with applicable confined space entry procedures.
Repairing of flame screens, cleaning P/V valves, greasing winches, etc.
Performing duties associated with tow inspections in accordance with the Barge Tow Inspection procedure; and,
Other equipment maintenance as directed.
· Housekeeping duties:
Cleaning or scouring the boat.
Cleaning quarters, including personal quarters.
Cleaning the wheelhouse and galley.
Cleaning the heads and companionways.
Maintaining the barge, greasing winches, dogs on hatch covers, etc.
Pumping barges as necessary; and,
Performing other cleaning chores as directed by the Captain.
Deckhands are responsible for fulfilling their job (all hands-on tasks) safely.
Deckhands are directly responsible for their actions, or inaction, and therefore have the opportunity and responsibility to protect themselves and to contribute to the protection of their fellow crewmembers, the environment, and the equipment.
Crewmembers must obtain authorization from the wheelhouse person on watch before entering the pilothouse unless stated otherwise in the work duties or emergency response procedure as outlined on station bill
· Other duties as directed by the Captain, Relief Captain, or Pilot.
Regulatory Compliance and Company Policies and Procedures
· The Deckhand is responsible for and required to:
Have a thorough working knowledge of and be in compliance with all current local, state and federal regulatory requirements and documentation affecting the vessel, crew, cargo and environment.
Know and comply with all company or customer policies, procedures, and documentation.
Reporting unsafe conditions to the master and take action to prevent accidents.
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Vision insurance
- 12 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Houma, LA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Day Shift (Preferred)
- Night Shift (Preferred)
Work Location: In person