Columbus Fleet Deckhand - No Diploma or GED required!

Ingram Barge Co., Inc.

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Columbus, KY

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Job Overview:

Job Description

Are you ready to navigate your way toward a new career? Ingram Barge Company is looking to bring both entry level and experienced deckhands onboard to support our fleeting operations in Columbus, KY.
Before applying please note:

Columbus vessels work a variety of schedules ranging from 21/21, 14/7 and 7/7. You will be assigned to a vessel after completion of Orientation. Candidates wishing for a position working a 28/28 day schedule should apply to the Linehaul Deckhand posting. Regardless of assignment and schedule, you will be reliable for your own transportation to and from your hitches.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Assist deck crew in tow building (laying wires, tighten ratchets, sweep and shovel barges)
  • Daily vessel housekeeping (sweeping, mopping and cleaning crew living quarters)
  • Assist with locking
  • Carry rigging (ratchets, wires and straps) pumps, hoses and lines
  • Work outdoors for extended periods of time in weather conditions such as heat/cold & rain/snow
  • Check barges for water and leaks – which at times requires climbing into confined spaces
  • Upkeep of vessel appearance includes sooging (washing), chipping and painting
  • Assist the Engineer as requested
  • Practice safe crew, vessel and tow operation using Ingram safety systems
  • Participate in safety drills and audits
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

What we’re looking for:                                 
  • Demonstration of the Ingram Way
  • Ability to uphold Ingram’s high safety standards
  • Ability to work away from home for extended periods (21, 14, or 7 day hitches)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to respond quickly in an unexpected circumstance
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Strong communication within all levels of the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork and acceptance of diversity

Recruiting Locations

This is a Deckhand position that is based out of one of our busiest fleets located in Columbus, KY. Ideal candidates will be located within a 4 hour radius of either Columbus, KY or Paducah, KY.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must:
  • Must be able to read and write the English language in order to comply with USCG regulatory requirements
  • Be able to obtain a valid TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
  • Pass a post-offer process if an offer is made (background check, drug screen, physical)
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 110 pounds for up to 1000 feet
  • Be able to work in confined spaces often entered through a manhole
  • Be able to climb a ladder and able to board and ride in a skiff