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Fleet Deckhand - Inland Marine

Bridge City, TX, USA Req #272
Thursday, January 9, 2020
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 Right, Train Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.

The primary responsibility of the Fleet Deckhand is to safely support Savage Marine Fleeting Operations.


  • 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 build and break tow using all necessary equipment
  • Conduct onboard maintenance, repairs, and upkeep
    • Chipping and painting
    • Cleaning
    • Cooking
    • Oil changes
    • Lubricating machinery and equipment
  • 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 5 day entry level Deckhand class
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC
  • Must have a valid/current driver’s license, no exceptions
  • Must be able to work various hours/holidays/weekends
  • Reside within 60 miles of Bridge city, TX preferred.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

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 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 
  • 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 Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

Having trouble with our application?  Please call 800-233-0883 for assistance.

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Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Bridge City, TX, USA