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Lehigh Hanson Experienced Barge Deckhand in Romeoville, Illinois

AutoReqId: 10808BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Romeoville-IL

Job Posting:

WE GIVE DOWN-TO-EARTH A WHOLE NEW MEANING

We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and related construction materials.

We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.

We’re a tight-knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO

Want to be outside on the river for your career? Join our team as an experienced deckhand and you will get to experience a job that offers unique challenges and great scenery along the Illinois River and the Chicago River. Each day will offer new challenges and you will also earn one day off for each day of worked time.

This position will be based in Romeoville, IL.

  • Make and break barge tows following safe operating procedures.

  • Handle equipment and transport materials to various docks, via water transportation.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a dusty and outdoor environment throughout the year.

  • Commitment to safety policy regarding unsafe working behavior.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by vessel captain or management.

  • Maintain cleanliness of work area.

  • Follow Safety Policies, including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment. Maintain an awareness of environmental standards. Take corrective action to address minor problems or report compliance issues to the appropriate supervisor for resolution.

Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to lift in excess of 75 lbs. during a normal shift.

  • Must be willing to work on the waterway for up to 30 consecutive days, living aboard the vessel.

  • Must be able to enter small dark areas such as hatches and be able to climb horizontal and vertical ladders into and onto barges.

  • Complies with all federal, state and local guidelines.

  • Previous experience in the barge towing industry preferred.

  • US Coast Guard regulated vessel experience is a plus.

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

BRING YOUR HUMBLE OVERACHIEVER ATTITUDE AND LET’S ELEVATE OUR COMPANY EVEN HIGHER!

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process. This is a union-negotiated pay rate.

No search firms, please.

Lehigh Hanson is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

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