Job Location: Fort Pierce, FL (Marine)

The general crew members aboard a tugboat will do all of the nitty-gritty work on deck and assist the captain with the operation of the vessel. They have several designated duties, but they will also be asked to complete a variety of other tasks as well.


  • Help with docking: deckhands are responsible for securing the tug as it berths and unberths from docks and other vessels.
  • Help set up towing rigs: The deckhand will assist other members of the tugboat in setting up the rigging for tows and barges.
  • Maintain and repair machinery and tools onboard: While the engines and large machinery are the responsibility of the engineers, the deckhand will be responsible for maintaining and repairing smaller tools and machinery used on the deck.
  • Clean the deck and cabin areas: The deckhand is responsible for keeping the deck orderly and clean so that operations can take place in a safe and professional working environment.
  • Stand watch: Deckhands are responsible for maintaining watch for extended periods, and they must be able to remain alert and vigilant for several hours when on the job. When deckhands are not standing watch, they’re expected to rest and recover so that they will be alert and ready for their next shift.
  • Perform physical tasks: As a deckhand, you’ll be responsible for lifting heavy equipment, and while there will sometimes be mechanical assistance, you should be comfortable being physically active throughout your shift.
  • Know safety duties: A deckhand needs to know how to use the safety equipment onboard and how to act in an emergency without endangering others or the vessel.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties: The deckhand will also be required to use power tools, painting equipment, and personal protective gear as necessary.


  • Pass background check/mariner physical/drug screen
  • TWIC Card (Transportation Worker Identity Card) – (Required)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • US Passport (Required)
  • MMC (Merchant Mariner Credential) (Required).


  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match.
  • Opportunities for professional development and future advancement within the company.


Beyel Brothers Inc. is proud to be an AA/EOE Employer

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