Deckhand - Wickliffe, KY

Since 1936, Pilot Thomas Logistics and its family of marine companies (collectively, "PTL Marine") including Economy Boat Store and Maxum Petroleum have been providing quality products and services to the maritime industry. PTL Marine is the one-stop shopping solution for all of your Marine Fuel and Lubes, Groceries, Supplies and Last-Mile Logistics needs.

Position Summary:

The Deckhand safely deliver products and goods to customers. Provides a consistent work ethic in the daily operations of vessel midstreaming.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the tankerman during fueling operations.
  • Load and unload stores for customers.
  • Assist the operator on vessel inspections.
  • Report any problems or discrepancies noted during daily operations.
  • Security awareness and reporting.
  • Chipping and painting maintenance on the boat.
  • Repairs flame screens and cleans pressure vacuum valves on the barge.
  • Greases winches and other equipment.
  • Clean and scour the boat.
  • Keep the barge clean and free of worn out or unneeded equipment.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly stowed.
  • Make up the tow and stand lookout.
  • Compliance with the company Safety Management System (SMS), and familiar with company policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations and abide by them.
  • Train/progress to become a tankerman, be able to conduct the company's primary business of vessel midstreaming.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information.
  • Follows policies and procedures, supports organization's goals and values.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Meets productivity standards, completes work in a timely manner.
  • Observes safety and security procedures


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • No prior experience or training.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  • Required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.
  • Work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Work in high precarious places and around fumes.
  • Required to lift/push/carry items more than 50 pounds.
  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather).
  • Continual exposure to outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold (non-weather).
  • Occasional exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.
  • Frequently very loud noise.
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used

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