Dredge Deckhand

Dredge Deckhand
A Deckhand is responsible for the work associated with the operation of the dredge, support vessels and project site equipment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Secure mooring lines to the dredge, scows, dredge Tender or attending plant
  • Splice and repair cables and towing ropes
  • Assist with the lubrication of deck machinery
  • Load and unload materials from the dredge, deck barges, scows and miscellaneous dredging equipment
  • Sweep and wash down all decks on the dredge and attending plant
  • Chip and paint decks and superstructure of the dredge and attending plant
  • Assist with work on the pontoon line, submerge line, scow or attending plant
  • Assist with work on the anchors and spud systems
  • Assist with cleaning of the pump and work on the cutter head
  • Abide by company and worksite safety policies to achieve a “Safety First” workplace

Supervisory Responsibilities



  • 0-6 months experience in labor intensive environment
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Ability to work 84-hour work week
  • Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
  • Ability to understand hand signals and verbal commands in English

Certifications or Licenses

  • TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential
  • Boater’s Safety Certification, Licensed Boat Operator preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be able to tolerate rough seas, normal weather conditions, some climbing, vibrations, heat, confined spaces, stand for long periods of time, and high noise levels
  • Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend or stand for long periods of time, and climb stairs & ladders

Additional Duties

Additional duties, activities, functions and responsibilities of the position may be required as necessary.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mike Hooks, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation.

Benefits at Hooks


Competitive Salary

We work hard to ensure that employees are compensated at or above industry standards.
Give us a call to discuss current rates.


Medical, Health & Dental

Medical insurance available after 60 days of employment. After 1 year, the employee's medical is covered by the company.

Health & Dental available after 90 days of employment.


401(k) + Matching

After 1 year of service, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) program with matching based on years of service.

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