A Deckhand secures mooring lines to vessels. Performs routine maintenance such as cleaning, chipping, scraping and painting. The use of various industrial power tools and small 3” to 6” discharge pumps is required to perform varied maintenance tasks. Assists in deck and equipment repairs. The Deckhand also assists in handling, hooking up and securing dredge anchors. Assists in monitoring the condition of wire cables, winches, pulleys, blocks, pipeline and mooring fixtures. Participates in changing and greasing cables and sheaves when required; clears obstructions from the cutterhead and dredge pump; and uses acetylene torch to clear debris from a cutterhead. The Deckhand performs maintenance on pontoon line such as greasing ball joint connections, and assists welders as required. May occasionally lift and carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts generally weighing 51 to 75 lbs.
Basic Requirements
  • Commitment to work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Complete a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen
  • Transportation to and from jobsite
  • Willingness to work a rotating shift schedule
  • Criminal Background Check if no TWIC card is required.
  • Any USCG licenses, Merchant Mariner Documents, Crane Operator Training Certificates, AB Endorsements, and Engineer Licenses necessary for position
Application Process
  • Complete application on-line.
  • Upload resume (optional) and a copy of USCG License, Merchant Mariner Document, STCW certificate, or TWIC card if applicable to position.
  • Great Lakes will only contact applicants who are invited to participate further in the selection process. Please do not contact Human Resources regarding the status of the position or your application.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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