The below posting is active and available at JOBS Online (internal candidates) and AEP Careers
(external candidates). Employees who are interested, please apply through HR Now (JOBS
online) or call Shannon Norman, HR at 270-441-2953 or Tressa Freeman, HR at 270-441-2902.
All external candidates must apply at www.aep.com <blockedhttp://www.aep.com/> .
IMPORTANT: Candidates must apply online, please do not call HR.
Title: Deckhand Trainee
Deckhand Trainee $183.32 day
Deckhand (after a 28 day trip) $200.11
Approx: $36,520 a year (base pay)
Generally lives on a line boat for 28 days, followed by 28 days off; typically a rotation of 6 hours
on followed by 6 hours off totaling 12 hours in a 24 hour day. May work a 12 hour call watch
from time to time. Must be able to provide own transportation to the home port located in
Responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant, carrying out of
assigned duties. Primary function of a Deckhand is to build and break tow. Deckhand will work
with other team mates on the vessel and prepare barges for loading and unloading of cargo.
Perform planned maintenance on equipment and tools, and perform, regular clean-up
work as assigned by supervisor. Must be able to handle lines and rigging during tow building,
locking and docking activities.
General housekeeping duties; including painting, brushing, and lubricating.
Loading and unloading supplies and materials from dock or other vessels.
General upkeep of vessel maintenance, which consists of chipping, sanding, painting, cleaning,
changing oil and filters.
Splice and repair wire cables and ropes.
Perform visual inspections for leaks, damage, and loose rigging.
Understand and implement all company safety rules, procedures and policies as stated in the
Responsible Carrier Program manual.
Notify supervisor of any potential barge problems.
Ensure that all walking or work areas on barges are free of cargo spillage or any kind of debris.
Inspect all rigging, ratchets and deck winches to ensure that they are all in good working order.
Ensure that all rigging is laid to AEP standards.
Perform all other duties as required.
A. Educational Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED
B. General Requirements:
At least 18 years of age
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Valid driver's license
Successfully pass pre-employment process after interview selection (i.e. background checks,
drug test, fitness capacity exam)
C. Experience Requirements:
Entry level position. Typically requires 1 trip with AEP River Ops before a Trainee can qualify
as a Deckhand. Must have the physical capability and motivation to perform any and all duties
required. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position as well as the ability to
work safely and effectively as a team member. Must be polite, respectful and fair in all contacts.
Must have the ability to concentrate fully on each assigned task in order to perform all duties in a
safe and efficient manner.
AEP River Operations
Direct - 270-441-2953
Fax - 636-530-6516