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Harbor Deckhand - 2020

Department: 230 - Plant Op
Location: Henry, IL

This position is for the Lemont/Joliet areas.

The Harbor Deckhand is responsible for safely locking and unlocking vessels to and from the harbor and making sure those vessels are loaded, unloaded, and ready for transport while prioritizing safety at all times. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

Harbor Duties: 

  • Cleaning, washing, painting, scraping, and other general maintenance of vessels 

  • Loading, unloading, and general maintenance of operation according to safety procedures including, but not limited to, tying off barges, running conveyors, pumps, and handling medium to large sized construction equipment 

  • Examine cables, wires, and lines before and after locking and docking activities to ensure they are fit for continued use 

  • Build tows using cables and lines in order to assist those on the vessel in preparing barges for the loading, transporting, and discharging of aggregate barges 

Deckhand Requirements: 

  • Boarding barges or other marine vessels, as necessary, to move pumps, conveyors, and other appropriate equipment 

Global Responsibilities: 

  • Regular attendance and physical presence at work is an essential function of this position 

  • This job may require additional duties not listed above and the employee may be asked to perform those duties to meet business needs 


Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifications: 

  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) preferred 

  • Valid Driverís License 


  • Knowledge of marine terminology, technology, and equipment necessary for the job 

  • Good communication skills via VHF radio and in-person 

  • Ability to use all appropriate equipment including bobcats, washing pumps, conveyors, remote controls, etc. 

  • Prioritize safety of oneself and others at all times 

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