Savage Services


Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
28 on 14 off


The primary responsibility of the Deckhand is to safely support and help maintain the U.S. Inland Push Boat.


  • Work 28 days on 14 days off, 12 hours per day (6 Hour ON 6 Hour OFF Watches)
  • Work directly with vessel crew and shore-side staff to ensure they have the skills and resources necessary to achieve the company’s goals.
  • Handles lines, tie up barges in fleets or to docks
  • Make and break tow using all necessary equipment
  • Conduct onboard maintenance, repairs, and upkeep
    • Chipping and painting
    • Cleaning
    • Cooking
    • Oil changes
    • Lubricating machinery and equipment
  • To conduct regular onboard inspections
  • Maintaining and ensuring the quality control of the motor vessel’s Preventive Maintenance System
  • Inspects machinery, equipment
  • Conducts on-site surveys of vessel equipment to determine maintenance and repair needs


  • Must Pass 4 day Entry level Deckhand Class.


  • Ability to work various hours and holidays/weekends
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible and creative
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance
    • Possess TWIC at time of hire
    • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:  

  • Must meet “fit for duty” requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
  • The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
  • Must be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb onto barges and up and down ladders.
  • Must be able to work in difficult conditions with exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, wind, heat, etc.)
  • Must be comfortable working aboard boats and barges using heavy lines, winches, and mechanical tools for repairs
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and work at protected heights up to 40 feet.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

Savage is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America.  Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.


Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan, profit sharing, and opportunities for future growth.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.


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