Deckhand/Sailor and Marine Oiler

Deckhands, Sailors, and Marine Oilers work with marine vessels from directing to maintaining them. If you enjoy teamwork and working on the water, this career could be a great fit for you.

What You'll Do

As a Deckhand/Sailor and Marine Oiler, you’ll:

  • Operate and maintain equipment and gear on your vessel as directed by the captain, mate or pilot
  • Stand watch
  • Look for obstructions in the path of your vessel
  • Handle pumps, hoses, mooring cables, winches and hoists


  • Operating Tools and Equipment
  • Problem Solving
  • Working Outdoors


Want to be a Deckhand/Sailor and Marine Oiler?

Explore the education and training opportunities currently available through Louisiana’s 13 community and technical college campuses across the state.

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Louisiana Calling

9331 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

1-844-LA-CALLS (1-844-522-2557)