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It is the policy of LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC that the responsibility for operation of the vessel be identified and documented.


Applicable to all vessel personnel in the position of Deckhand on a LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC vessel.


A. Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to maintain a valid TWIC card.
  • Primarily accountable for his/her own health, safety, and cleanliness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all LBT company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional attitude during all operations.

B. Marine Functions:
  • Standard duties include making tow, transferring rigging, laying rigging, handling lines, shifting barges, dropping or picking up barges, checking the tow, moving and operating portable pumps, assisting in making locks and/or bridges, assisting in mid-stream transfers, routine housekeeping duties and general maintenance.
  • Required to catch a line on deck fittings, work lines at locks, cast lines free when getting underway.
  • Handle lines to moor vessel to the dock, facility, and/or another vessel.
  • Responsible for general maintenance and housekeeping of the vessels and barge(s).
  • Required to use hand tools, power tools, and painting equipment.
  • Clean, chip, and paint the exterior of the vessel.
  • Clean and maintain the entire interior of the vessel.
  • Lubricate machinery and equipment as directed.
  • Splice and repair cables and ropes using hand tools.
  • Stand lookout or ride the head of the tow as a lookout.
  • Required to assist in the transfer of cargo to and/or from the barge(s), including, but not limited to hookup, start, topping/stripping, finish, disconnect.
  • Required to work 12 hours per day on a schedule of 14 days on and 7 days off or 28 days on and 14 days off (except in emergency situations).
  • Perform any other additional duties that may be required or assigned by the Captain or Pilot on watch.

C. Emergency Response Functions:
  • Responsible for immediately reporting emergency situations to the Captain or Pilot on watch.
  • Ensure that areas of responsibility are secured for adverse weather.
  • Provide first aid to injured personnel according to training or directions from the Captain or other qualified individual.

D. Safety Responsibilities:
  • Crew members are always directly responsible for their actions, or inaction, and therefore have the opportunity and responsibility to protect their own person and to contribute to the protection of their fellow crew members, the environment, and the equipment for which they are responsible.
  • Responsible for documenting and notifying the Captain or Pilot on watch immediately of any accidents, illnesses, vessel incidents, near misses, spills, etc.
  • Participate in LBT's company safety program.
  • Responsible for ensuring the maintenance and use of all necessary PPE.
  • Responsible for ensuring the elimination of at-risk behaviors by reducing unsafe conditions and unsafe acts on and around the work-site.
  • Required to attend several safety training sessions per year.
  • Required to participate in vessel drills and safety meetings.

E. Security Responsibilities:
  • Report any suspicious behavior, activities, and cargo or security breaches to the Vessel Security Officer.

F. Physical Demand Requirements:
  • Required to be able to read and write in English, calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation, and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Required to be able to tolerate repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, and reaching to full range from above head to the floor.
  • Required to climb ladders, stairwells, and use good balance/coordination when walking over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Required to be able to frequently walk the length of the vessel and barge(s),
  • Required to have sufficient cardio-respiratory fitness to be able to perform heavy physical labor including lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling various materials and tools.
  • Subject to adverse weather conditions including rough seas, cold, wet, elevated temperatures, and humid conditions.
  • Required to demonstrate physical demand requirements during initial pre-employment physical and any future physicals while employed. See below for physical lifting requirements.
    • Required to be able to lift at least 65 lbs. from floor to knuckle.
    • Required to be able to lift at least 65 lbs. from knuckle to shoulder.
    • Required to be able to lift at least 30 lbs. from knuckle to overhead.
    • Required to demonstrate 65 lbs. of grip strength in both dominant and non-dominate hands.
    • Required to do leg lifts of 100 lbs.
    • Required to do torso lifts of 65 lbs.
    • Required to do arm lifts of 60 lbs.
    • Required to do high near lifts of 50 lbs.
    • Required to push out at 90 lbs.
    • Required to pull in at 80 lbs.
    • Required to front carry with 2 arms 65 lbs. for a distance of 50 feet.
    • Required to lift 50 lbs. while climbing stairs and vertical climbs for a distance of 12 rungs.
    • Required to hold a sustained crouch for 3 minutes.
    • Required to balance on right and left leg for 10 seconds each.
    • Required to complete treadmill ambulation for 5 minutes.
  • Frequency of material handling will vary considerably depending on operational conditions. The physical demands for certain jobs may actually exceed those listed above in certain situations. However, the employee is expected to seek assistance if a job demand cannot be performed safely.

Each crew member plays an important role in the safety of the vessel and crew. A direct threat to the safety of the vessel, crew, and/or environment will occur if you, the Deckhand, cannot perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, with or without reasonable accommodation.


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