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Lehigh Hanson Experienced Barge Deckhand in Romeoville, Illinois

AutoReqId: 15400BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Romeoville-IL

Pay Class: Hourly

Job Posting:


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” with our culture. We invite you to add to it.


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 work 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 more than 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.


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.

Must be eligible to work in the USA without sponsorship.

No search firms, please.

Lehigh Hanson is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

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