Deckhand - Richmond

Location: Richmond, BC, Canada
Job ID: R16922
Job Status: Full-Time



Job Summary:

You are a qualified Deckhand who excels in a positive and supportive environment with exponential career growth opportunities. Your BC coastal experience with tug and barge operations will be an asset to the overall success of our vessel operations team. If you’re interested to pursue a future career in the marine industry and want to grow with a safety focused organization with excellent opportunities for advancement, this is the job for you!

Joining our Marine team means:

- Stability in knowing you have long term employment and growth opportunities
- A competitive wage so you can live comfortably
- Health & Dental Benefits and RRSP matching, so you can plan for your future

Click the link below to see what it’s like to work with Ledcor Marine:

Interested? Apply today to join our Marine team based in Richmond, BC!

Essential Responsibilities

  • Under the direction and supervision of the tug Master, carries out general deck duties to support the tug and barge operations, including securing barges safely, tandem towing operations, general seamanship duties, look out duties, and helmsman duties when required
  • Supports all aspects of the tug and barge operations, including handling deck lines, couplers, bridles, and other towing gear
  • Provides general ship upkeep and maintenance, including cleaning and food preparation
  • May perform other related duties as assigned


  • Previous tugboat experience required
  • Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical Certificate
  • Transport Canada Bridge Watch Rating Certificate
  • Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties – Basic Safety Training
  • Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties – Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
  • Transport Canada Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC)
  • Transport Canada Marine Basic First Aid
  • BC FoodSafe Certificate
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
  • Positive attitude, strong communication and proven teamwork skills
  • Physically able to manage regular heavy lifting and repetitive movements
  • Ability to meet pre-employment drug & alcohol testing requirements

Work Conditions

  • Scheduled shift rotation by seniority, with a requirement to be available for work when not achieving target hours.  Various shift schedules may be applied per the Collective Agreement.
  • Working outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Employees will be hired under the Ledcor Resources & Transportation Collective Agreement, which is represented by CLAC, Local 66

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor Resources & Transportation combines our trucking, marine, and forestry operations to offer integrated supply chain services to British Columbia’s forestry and bioenergy industry. We produce and deliver biofuel, wood chips, and kraft pulp by land and by sea.

Learn more about our Marine Group at

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. We are committed to continuing to build on our culture of empowerment, inclusion and belonging.  

Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page.

Date Posted
Aug 30, 2023

11171 River Road, Richmond, BC, Canada