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Vicksburg, MS, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2023


  • Posted 27-Dec-2022 (PST)
  • Vicksburg, MS, USA
  • 170.00-200.00 per day
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental/Vision, long-term disablity, 401(K) retirement plan.

1.0 Position Title: Green Deckhand

2.0 Nature & Objective:
An entry-level position to be trained as a Deckhand to learn skills required to maintain a vessel and tow.

3.0 Reports to:
Mate (when aboard)
Relief Mate (when mate is not aboard

4.0 Position Qualifications:
Must be at least eighteen years of age
Must be able to read, write and comprehend written instructions, documents, etc.
Be physically fit to perform manual labor as described in MMT's physical standards program
References and any prior experience must be approved by Personnel Department
Must have and have read the Deckhands Manual given to him by the Personnel Department

5.0 Responsibilities include the following:

  • The Green Deckhand, as well as all crew members, is responsible for the safety of the towing vessel and is responsible for compliance with the safety management system.
  • The Green Deckhand is responsible for reporting unsafe conditions to the wheelhouse personnel on watch and for taking action to prevent accidents.
  • The Green Deckhand is responsible for compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Read and understand the Deckhand's Manual before boarding the vessel
  • Watch the videos during the first 30 days aboard the vessel
  • Train under the guidance of the Mate or Relief Mate to learn the duties of a Deckhand
  • Ask questions and understand the safe way to perform a task before attempting to do it
  • Assume the responsibilities of Deckhand as he is trained to perform them (refer to DeckhandsJob Profile for these responsibilities)
  • Vessel orientation within 24 hrs.
  • Read and sign off required reading during the first 30 days.
  • The Green Deckhand is responsible for adhering to the provisions of the Certificate of Inspection(COI), if issued.
  • deckhand position offers flexible schedules of 30 days on 15 off and 15 on/15 off.