SINCE 1957



  • Deckhand

    Work Schedule:

    The standard work schedule is 14 days on the boat, then 7 days off; however, this work schedule may vary. The daily work schedule is divided into two six-hour watches, for a total of a 12-hour work day. The forward watch is from 6 am to 12pm, and 6pm to 12am. The after watch runs from 12 noon to 6pm and 12am to 6am Hours for the call watch may vary according to the operational demands of the vessel. Deck crew may not work more than 15 hours in a 24 hour period or 42 hours in 72 hours.


    Key Job Responsibilities:

    • Attach and remove lines and cables to and from the vessel, barge, docks, and locks.
    • Build tows by handling lines and cables to tie and untie barges and boats.
    • Care for tools and equipment for boat and barges.
    • Work as directed by Captain or Wheelman on Watch.
    • Maintain vessel by performing scheduled maintenance and housekeeping.
    • Make minor repairs onboard the vessel.
    • Inspection, maintenance and repair (when possible) of shipboard systems and machinery.
    • Maintenance of  sufficient engine room  stores and spares.
    • Inspections and maintenance of fixed firefighting systems including the pumps and associated piping and valves.
    • The operation of engine room machinery in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations and company policy.
    • Planning and scheduling of work to be performed safely and efficiently.
    • Learn safety rules and safe use of equipment.
    • Adhere to company safety policy and procedures, environmental rules and Government regulations.
    • Any requirements of ADA job description not listed above.


    Physical Demands of the Job:

    • Standard  deckhand  duties include making  tow, transferring  rigging,  laying rigging,  hand ling lines, shifting barges, dropping or picking up barges, checking the tow, moving and operating portable pumps, assisting in making locks or bridges,  assisting in  mid -stream  transfers, routine  housekeeping duties, and general maintenance. In addition, deckhands may be required to catch a line on deck fittings, work lines at locks, cast lines free when getting underway, and assist in the navigation of the boat. Specific duties for the forward and after watches are detailed in the deckhand duty poster aboard the boat. These duties will be performed during all types of weather, night and day, and while the vessel is underway.
    • Deckhands are required to launch, use, and ride in a skiff from time to time. They may be required to participate in emergency evaluations, and recover the skiff when small boat operations have been completed. These procedures require a deckhand to work on a moving platform where an individual's balance may be critical.
    • Deckhands are required to use hand tools, power tools, painting equipment, and personal protective gear. Power tools may be heavy or awkward and generate dust or loud noise.    Repairs  may  require that deckhands reach into small, poorly accessible areas of machinery; work on equipment that has pressurized or hot components; secure or segregate systems to provide an adequate safety margin; troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach; and work in areas below decks that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations.
    • Deckhands must ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while transporting tools or objects. They must use portable ladders or stools to allow them to work on systems that are located  in the overhead  section of machinery spaces. They must always do so in the safest manner possible, following all company safety rules and using hand rails when appropriate.
    • Deckhands are frequently required to move equipment that is heavy or awkward. Moving this equipment may require more than one person in order to move or lift the item safely.  No deckhand should lift more than they can safely handle. It is the responsibility of the individual deckhand to request assistance from other members of the crew when they feel it is necessary. Deckhands must be capable of lifting and moving equipment that may weigh in excess of 100 pounds. It will frequently be necessary to move equipment that is heavy, large, and awkward, sometimes from one level to another.  Mechanical lifting devices are provided and must be used as necessary. The Deckhand must consider the requirements of a particular job prior to undertaking the task so he can be assured that all necessary equipment or assistance is readily available.


Teichman Group (T&T) is a leader in marine salvage, wreck removal, and emergency response. Since 1957 we have grown to become a leading service provider to the international maritime and energy industries. Our company is committed to solving problems for our clients under the highest standards of safety and quality. As a family-owned company with strong core values, T&T provides an ideal work environment for those seeking unique, long-term, and rewarding employment opportunities.




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