Deckhand- Alaskan Tugboat
Vitus Energy / Vitus Marine

Vitus Energy, LLC d/b/a Vitus Marine is an Alaska based, marine distributor of refined petroleum products. Vitus operates 5-7 vessel sets in Alaska as well as shoreside terminals. See for more company information.


The deckhand is responsible for assisting the vessel master with the basic day to day functions of the tug and barge.


  • Handle lines and rigging during docking, undocking activities
  • Organize and maintain vessel inventories
  • Performs tasks necessary to keep the vessel clean, safe, and in good order including but not limited to cooking, cleaning galley, heads and shared living space, washing windows as directed
  • Perform vessel maintenance including, but not limited to cleaning, scraping, painting, washing outside windows, scrubbing assigned areas, repairing rope and running gear, assisting Engineer and Tankerman and cooking
  • Participates in drills and responds as emergency team member during vessel emergencies
  • Assist Engineer in regular engine room inspections, maintenance and repair duties
  • Takes routine engine readings of fuel consumption, fluid levels, pressure and temperature indicators as assigned
  • Assists in fuel barge / cargo transfers as directed
  • Any other duties as required to ensure safe and efficient vessel operations
  • Report unsafe conditions to the master or officer in charge of a navigational watch and take effective action to prevent accidents.
  • Must be able to adhere to all company policies, United States Coast Guard and environmental regulations


  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Drug-free certification
  • AB, preferred

Critical features of this job are described above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Transportation Worker Identification Card / TW (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Parental leave

Employment Length:

  • 1 - 3 months

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly