Location(s) USA-TX-Bridge City
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
20 Days on 10 days off, 12 hour days


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





  • The Deckhand must be able to work 20 days on 10 days off, 12 hours per day 
  • 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
  • The Deckhand will 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
  • Maintain and ensure the quality control of the motor vessel’s preventive maintenance system
  • Inspect machinery, equipment
  • Conduct on-site surveys of vessel equipment to determine maintenance and repair needs





  • Must possess a current/valid TWIC at time of hire
  • 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

Physical Requirements

  • The Deckhand 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 160 feet
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.


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


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


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