DECKHAND (Contract)


BAM-JJM-Manson Joint Venture


A Deckhand is responsible for carrying out all work functions on marine projects in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life. They perform tasks involving physical labour on marine equipment according to Transport Canada regulations.

Health and Safety:
• Strictly adhere to the Project OHS Manual.
• Properly follow safe work practices and procedures.
• Provide a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
Operational Performance and Best Practices:
• Deckhand duties include making tow, transferring rigging, laying rigging, handling lines, dropping or picking up barges, checking the tow, moving and operating portable pumps, assisting in making locks or bridges, assisting in mid-stream transfers and general maintenance.
• Deckhands may be required to catch a line on deck fittings; work lines at locks, cast lines free when getting underway, and assist in the navigation of the boat (not from the wheelhouse).
• Launch, use, and operate a skiff (small work boat).
• Must know how and when to use the emergency equipment located on the vessel.
• Troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach: work in areas that have high noise levels: work below decks in an area that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations: work in confined and restricted spaces.
• Communicate effectively with crew via hand signals and radio communications.
• Operate hand tools, pneumatic hammers, vibrators and tampers, as directed.
• Protect the environment.
• High degree of awareness of all marine and weather conditions and mobile equipment operation on barges.
• Lead by example.
• Wear, and participate in the ongoing training of, the required PPE for the position/task at hand.
• Perform housekeeping tasks and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

• Industrial marine experience and valid Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, Pleasure Craft Operator Card and CSTS-09 certificate(s), required.
• Marine Basic First Aid, Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Radio Operator) and MED A3 Certificate are an asset.
• Physically fit, with excellent stamina and the ability to perform manual labour.
• Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract (per company insurance requirements).
BAM-JJM-Manson Joint Venture
Job Description
• Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to marine and construction site
• Possess a mechanical aptitude, with an eye for detail and willingness to learn.
• Ability to work within a team.
• Ability to communicate and take instructions from supervisor and crew via hand signals and
radio communications.
• Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
• Ability to travel to jobsites and work overtime to meet the demands of the project.

• Standard 50-hour work week (10 hours per day, 5 days per week). As with many careers in
construction there are peak periods that will require overtime work as well as non-peak periods
where the standard hours of work for the week may be less than 50. The number of hours
worked each week depends on the construction site, season of the year, as well as the current
work program.
• Successful candidate must be or willing to be a member of “IUOE Local 115” Union and all
employees are paid according to the current Project Labour Agreement for standard rates as
well as overtime rates.
• Operation at a construction site working outdoors, working closely with other mobile
equipment, equipment operators, construction site crews and the public.

• We encourage First Nations applicants to self-identify their Aboriginal status and membership in
cover letter
• We encourage Local Area applicants to self-identify as a local area resident in cover letter

Closing Date

Apr 18, 2018

How to Apply

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