Marquette Transportation – Deckhand (Entry level and experienced)

Build and check tow by utilizing various tools/equipment such as wrenches, ratchets, shackles, chain straps and wires/cables.Move and stack sets of rigging throughout the vessel and barges.

Move pumps and hoses about the barges and place hoses in wing tank/void for removal of water.

Assist with locking, sweeping and shoveling barges, etc.

Carry rigging (ratchets, wires and straps) pumps, hoses, lines, and other equipment weighing 50-100 lbs.

Working outdoors for extended periods of time, and in weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and snow.

Daily vessel housekeeping such as sweeping, mopping, and cleaning crew living quarters.

Check barges for water or leaks, which at times requires climbing into confined spaces.

Maintain vessel appearance to include washing, cleaning, chipping and painting the vessel.

Assist with the stocking and delivery of various supplies to and from the vessel.

Ability to assist in skiff operations to allow the crew to go ashore and come aboard the vessel.

Put out sounders at the head of the barge (Linehaul Vessels).

Assist in direct transfer including fuel, lubricants and bilge liquids.

Periodic cleaning tasks to include trash removal, mopping, scraping, sanding and painting.

Fleet/tow work (preparing barges for delivery to customers).

Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.


Must be able to be away for periods of time as schedules are generally 28 days away and 14 days home.

Experience preferred, but not necessary.

Physical labor experience working in the outdoors is a plus.

Reliable transportation.

Must be 18 or older to board a vessel.

Must be able to meet all physical qualifications per company guidelines.

Must have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be able to attain it.

Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language.

Must be able to handle and lift rigging (up to 75 lbs-100lbs)

Marquette offers great pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match, holiday pay, company paid life insurance and other incentives. No relocation necessary – Live in your hometown and work on the water!