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swampdonkey

Champaign, IL

#213 Sep 14, 2012
How long ago was your phone interview? Even if you arent hired, they will tell you either by phone or a letter if they cant reach you
adam thrasher

Tupelo, MS

#215 Sep 26, 2012
Paleeze wrote:
My husband and one of my sons is a pilot/captain at ingram. They will give you a chance even if you don't have experience working on the river. My other son works in the office as a barge dispatcher at James Marine (just down the road from Ingram.
It's a good job to have (on the river) with good benefits. Just remember it's very hot work and hard work.It's cold in the winter too. If you go out there with the attitude of showing yourself to be a hard worker you will do fine. My husbands job of 16 years ended when he got on the river. He had worked at a plant and it closed. He went out at 38 yrs old and worked very, very hard. Hehas worked his way up to captain from deckhand in 12 years. My son has done the same and he had gotten an associates degree in criminal law. He went out on the river for Ingram and worked his way up into the wheelhouse in about 8 years. You can do it! Do whatever they tell you to do. Don't complain. Bug the heck out of em until they hire you! Good Luck!
help me get on the barge company please
Eric

Biloxi, MS

#216 Oct 4, 2012
Swamp, I just applied with Ingram today and saw on previous post that they consider online apps last.. Do you know if that's true? I'm a relief mate with Marquette transportation with almost 5 years experience looking for a good company with advancement. Thanks
Pay

Schaumburg, IL

#217 Oct 11, 2012
Does anyone know what Marquette Transportation starts their deckhands (no deckhand experience) out at??? Thanks!
swampdonkey

Fort Scott, KS

#218 Oct 12, 2012
That used to be the case, but not anymore
Eric

Biloxi, MS

#219 Oct 12, 2012
Do you know what they start experienced deckhands out at? What about the programs to get in wheel house?
swampdonkey

Ripon, WI

#220 Oct 12, 2012
I believe experienced dh pay is 150ish a day. Id have to check for sure but i believe thats right. As for the wheelhouse, there's a steersman program but there are several in line. Dont be discouraged tho. Not everyone makes it, and many find that piloting just isnt for them. Generally you have to be a mate in order to get in the program.
Redhead

Plainfield, IL

#221 Dec 5, 2012
Hey, if anybody could help me, it'd be really appreciated.

I live fairly close to Chicago, and have done alot of research and all I came up with is American Commercial Lines and Illinois Marine Towing, a subsidiary of Canal Barge, are those the only Barge businesses around Chicago?

Also, I applied to Illinois Marine Towing as a Deckhand, I pretty much know what to expect if I am offered the opportunity, but does anybody know what kind of company they are, I've seen alot of people on here give there thoughts whether this company is good or that one is bad, anybody know anything about Illinois Marine Towing?
Steele

Paducah, KY

#222 Dec 5, 2012
here is a website that you may find helpful, good luck!

http://trip-pilots.com/tug-towing-companies.h...
swampdonkey

Lenexa, KS

#223 Dec 6, 2012
Im not knowledgeable in regard to IMT bur the otger companies you mentioned are all good companies to work for.
bonjon

Metropolis, IL

#224 Dec 6, 2012
whats the pay for a deckhand for ingram.
Little d

United States

#225 Dec 22, 2012
Working on barges is it good money and good insurance they offer u
bill

United States

#226 Jan 9, 2013
I've put in apps at Ingram,Marquette,t.v.t. just to start,is any of em hiring?im fixing to bug the neck outta all of em.
Kyle_Metcalf

Marietta, OH

#227 Jan 10, 2013
I seen Consol was hiring for deckhands, I'm going to apply, can anyone tell me about the interview process, salary etc. I got out of the Navy a year ago, I have 6 years on the water. Also what kind of drug test cause I smoked pot moderately until about 2 weeks ago, so I can pass a urine test but not sure about hair.
Doug

Memphis, TN

#228 Jan 14, 2013
Kyle_Metcalf wrote:
I seen Consol was hiring for deckhands, I'm going to apply, can anyone tell me about the interview process, salary etc. I got out of the Navy a year ago, I have 6 years on the water. Also what kind of drug test cause I smoked pot moderately until about 2 weeks ago, so I can pass a urine test but not sure about hair.
Cut out the weed because it stays in your system for about 30 days after you last use it.If you can't get off the drugs,you won't last long on the river.Either the company will terminate you for use,even on your time off,or you will try using on the job and either kill yourself or someone who was looking out for himself stone sober.
INterviews are interviews.They try to verify your work experience,and why you left your last job.If you were a BM in the Navy,that's a big help,though you don't use as many knots.
really

Tucker, GA

#229 Jan 14, 2013
Weed only stays in your system 36 hours to a week if not a regular user and smoke all the time
swampdonkey

Belvidere, IL

#230 Jan 14, 2013
He said moderately used. Best bet would be wait at least 45 days and then try. You fail a test and any DOT governed job is out
jonesboy

United States

#231 Jan 15, 2013
Im tryin to get a job for deckhand/welder on ingram can only one help me
Ridingmyhog

United States

#232 Mar 27, 2013
Got a question @ swampdonkey I heard the won't consider anyone that's has worked for James marine no matter how much experienced they are... Why is this ? Isn't that discrimination ?
hmm

United States

#233 Mar 27, 2013
I heard this same thing what the heck is up with that? Yea that's bull if its true... What kind of company would do that to someone that's trying to better themselves W0w

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