Excellence In Tank Barge Transportation

Join Golding Barge Line

Golding Barge Line, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We want quality employees who are looking to advance within our company. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401K Program
  • Safety Bonus



This is where the journey begins. Once deckhands have mastered the requirements of this position they will move up to takerman trainee and start training on the barges then move up to the position of tankerman. This rapid career advancement takes around 12-18 months on average and more than doubles their starting deckhand wages.

Deckhand Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Deckhands assist others on the vessel in preparing barges for the loading and discharging of products at ports across the inland waterway system.
  • Deckhands build and break tow by using lines, wires, ratchets and stationary winches.
  • Deckhands perform a variety of tasks which include but not limited to standard housekeeping duties, painting, chipping, transferring rigging, vessel and barge maintenance, midstream fuel transfers, cooking, assisting in making bridges and locks, etc. These duties are performed in all types of weather, day and night, while the vessel is underway.
  • Deckhands must be capable of lifting or moving objects that are heavy and awkward.
  • Deckhands work under the supervision of the vessel Captain or the tankerman on watch.
  • The standard work schedule for all deckhands is 28 days on the boat, 14 days off; however this work schedule may vary.
  • All crew live, eat, and work aboard the vessel.

*All applicants must:

  • be able to swim
  • have and maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • have a High School Diploma or equivalent

Tankerman PIC

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Adhere to all Golding Barge Line Safety policies and procedures as well as Federal Regulations and guidelines.
  • Prepare barges for loading and discharging
  • Connect and disconnect transfer hoses
  • Monitor all loadings and discharges to ensure safe transfers of cargo product(s)
  • Secure cargo systems
  • Have a working knowledge of the responsibilities of all members of the deck crew
  • Vessel and barge maintenance
  • Building tow
  • Housekeeping duties

Wheelhouse Personnel

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Safe navigation of tow on waterways
  • Responsible for safety of boat and crew
  • Responsible to make sure crew is properly trained to perform their duties
  • Monitor all cargo transfers
  • Able to perform any job on the vessel
  • Take instructions from operations and traffic department
  • Oversee all vessel safety programs
  • Ensures all procedures are followed on the vessel
  • Perform as emergency response manager on the vessel
  • Customer relations with dock personnel
  • Ensuring all vessel personnel adhere to all U.S. Coast Guard and company policies
  • Protect the environment