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Transportation, Warehousing & Logistics

Job Description:

Illinois Marine Towing Deckhands work on our fleet of Inland Towing and Fleeting Vessels preparing barges for safe and timely transport. Qualified candidates must be safety-conscious and able to work in a physically demanding environment. The work schedule consists of 21 days on and 21 days off (Line Boat) or 14 days on and 7 days off (Fleet Boat), working 12 hour shifts.

All applicants must have favorable work references and must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.

Primary Job Duties

Handle lines and wires
Make and break tow
Maintain barges in tow
Maintain cleanliness of the vessel and tow
Inspect equipment
Chip and paint decks and superstructure of the vessel

Job Requirements:

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements of the job include climbing ladders and stairs, repetitive bending and stooping, lifting heavy marine equipment, and lifting objects from various levels ranging from 10-100 pounds. Be able to work outside in weather such as rain, snow, and very hot and cold temperatures.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must:

Demonstrate the ability to employ all safety practices and manage risk.

Have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Be able to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC).


Benefits of Joining the Illinois Marine Towing Team

Competitive starting wages with opportunity for advancement
Competitive Health, Disability, Dental, and Life Insurance
401K Savings Plan with company match
Safety Incentive Program

Company Information

Illinois Marine Towing is a wholly owned subsidiary within Canal Barge Corporation, so you’ll experience the small company atmosphere with the benefits of a larger corporation. Please visit us at or for more information about our company.

EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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