Harley Marine Services

  • Deckhand - HMG

    Job Location US-TX-Channelview
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 12:56 PM)
    Harley Marine Gulf
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Maintain the vessels in a state of readiness to perform work for customers as needed. Perform work as directed by Captain and/or Mate of vessel and assist Engineer as requested. Job includes pulling and handling heavy lines, wires, and hoses; working on oil and cargo barges; safely making and breaking tow with barges; general vessel maintenance; and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.


    The job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Deck must be cleaned and free of lines. Make up all tows as directed by Captain or Mate.
    • Deckhands are to be trained to perform the following skills in addition to other skills required by the Captain or Mate.
    • Work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs, paint, thinner, paint brushes/rollers, paint chipping tools, cleaning solvents, kitchen utensils/cookware and power cords.
    • Required to participate in any training, scheduled by supervisor.
    • Knot tying, line/wire splicing, make up and handle heaving lines and messengers.
    • Make up and throw heaving lines.
    • Perform lubrication services.
    • Properly tie off barge tows.
    • Give proper direction and distance signals and information.
    • Use the radio.
    • Steering the tug.
    • Fuel tug.
    • Empty trash, clean heads and galley daily.
    • Remove all garbage and clean all decks at decrew.
    • Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis.
    • Carry out essential job responsibilities and duties listed above with a minimum of direction.
    • Cleaning heads on tugs daily.
    • Loading supplies.
    • General cleanup of tugs and barges.
    • General cooking and galley duties as may be required.


    • Previous Deckhand experience preferred
    • Valid first aid/CPR certificate.
    • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
    • Must be able to comprehend and respond and carry out specific orders from the captain or mate.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with Captain, Mate, co-workers, dispatchers, and customers in English.
    • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting.
    • Ability to get along with crew members in confined quarters for prolonged periods of time.
    • Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the attached job analysis which includes the ability to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, kneel while painting, climb onto barges (using “pigeon holes” in side of barge) and up and down ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
    • Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
    • Valid state driver’s license.
    • Valid TWIC
    • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
    • Previous work experience helpful but not necessary.

    Job Condition and Environment

    • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
    • Must not be afraid of heights.

    Expected Hours of Work

    • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.
    • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.

    Company Overview

    Harley Marine Services, Inc. is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Harley Marine operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska), New York Harbor, the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River System. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, tanker escort, ship assist, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing. Harley Marine is the parent company of eight businesses specializing in marine services and a bulk liquids terminal business. Harley Marine provides accounting, administrative, human resources, quality, safety and environmental services, as well as operational oversight to the subsidiary companies.


    Harley Marine Services offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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