Join the G&H Towing Team

At G&H Towing we value our people and invest in their growth, our fleet, and safety measures. We are proud of our people, and the generations of families that have been part of the G&H team. If you would like guidance on starting or growing your maritime career, please contact our HR Department at (409) 744-6311  or click to visit our G&H Career Center and Current Opportunities

G&H Career Center – Current Career Opportunities 

Mariner Job Board             Shoreside Job Board 

We are hiring for a variety of mariner jobs on an ongoing basis and also have shoreside opportunities as well.

Applications are always accepted for the following positions in Galveston and Corpus Christi, TX. Mariner jobs are offered through the Seafarers Union. Please contact us or complete the online application to find out more about current and available positions complete an application at our G&H Career Center.

Types of positions include:

  • Entry-level positions Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, and Food Handler. These positions require little to no formal education past high school, with some short-term on-the-job training.
  • Rated positions aboard towing vessels include Able Seaman and Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) Any Rating, Junior Engineer or Oiler. These positions can require vocational training, maritime courses, apprenticeships, and/or a combination of time on-the-job at sea.
  • Officer positions aboard towing vessels include; Masters, Mates, and Engineers. A High School or GED equivalent is required, as well as Merchant Mariner Credentials with various endorsements based on advanced coursework through maritime academies, colleges, and/or the Coast Guard, plus long-term on-the-job training and minimum time.

Shoreside Jobs at G&H Towing

TITLE: Purchasing Agent

LOCATION: Galveston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Purchasing Agent is responsible for the procurement of material requisitions in a prompt, cost effective, and efficient manner. This position is a key team member to the purchasing department and requires the ability to be detailed orientated, accurate, and multi-task.

TITLE: Payroll Clerk

LOCATION: Galveston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The payroll clerk is responsible for ensuring that all G&H employees receive on-time paychecks and thoroughly understand their salaries. The payroll clerk will assist the payroll administrator in auditing and verifying all time-keeping records of employees’ hours worked as well as any deductions or withholdings required to comply with state and federal law. The payroll clerk will also be working cross-departmentally to ensure the entire payroll process runs as smoothly as possible.

TITLE: Crewing Coordinator

LOCATION: Galveston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Crewing Coordinator ensures the fleet is crewed with properly qualified mariners per the Company’s Towing Safety Management (TSMS) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations. In addition to coordinating crew members the Crewing Coordinator is also responsible for managing mariner time off requests.

TITLE: Marine Technician

LOCATION: Galveston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Marine Technician (or Diesel Mechanic) performs routine maintenance requirements on a fleet of tugs and barges as directed by the Port Engineer. Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards and procedures. Perform repair and maintenance work on vessels as required. Work with other company mechanics as needed.

TITLE: Marine Technician

LOCATION: Corpus Christi, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Marine Technician (or Diesel Mechanic) will perform routine and emergency maintenance as directed by engineering department supervisors. This position is responsible for upholding best engineering practices for assigned tasks, as well as promoting safe work practices with all employees, vendors, and visitors. Mechanic classification requires experience and proficiency in one or more defined skills such as diesel mechanic, electrician, HVAC, welding, pipefitting, hydraulics and pneumatic systems, and carpentry.

TITLE: Dispatcher

LOCATION: Deer Park, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Dispatcher (or Watch Stander) is a primary communicator between vessels, pilots, towing companies, agents, customers, and shoreside personnel. Receives orders from the harbor master, agents, and other representatives requiring harbor tug services in the Ports of Houston, Galveston/Texas City, Freeport and Corpus Christi.  Shift during the first two months will be Monday – Friday 0700 to 1600 and then transition to a night shift working 12 hour shifts from 1530 to 0330 two days on two days off and every other weekend work Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the following weekend will be off Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

TITLE: Port Engineer

LOCATION: Galveston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Port Marine Engineer supports the Engineering Departmental goals, Engineering Department staff, the Company’s Executive Management and Managers. The position is responsible for upholding best engineering practices as well as promoting safe work practices with all employees, vendors, and visitors.

G&H Towing employees are our most important asset. We are dedicated to delivering quality benefits to employees that protect you and your family.

We provide:

  • Heath Benefits: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits
  • Retirement Benefits: 401(K) Plan

Marine Jobs at G&H Towing

TITLE: Marine Engineer

LOCATION: Galveston, TX / Corpus Christi, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Marine Engineer is directly responsible to the Master for the proper operation and maintenance of all mechanical equipment on the vessel. The primary responsibility of the Engineer is to safely operate and efficiently maintain vessel machinery. The Chief Engineer assigned to the vessel directs the operational maintenance required of the Engineer. The following is a general job description of what can be expected of a newly hired Engineer and is not all inclusive. The G & H Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) and the current labor agreement should be referred to for additional information.

Internal Promotion Vacancy and Request For Promotion Form

G&H Towing regularly accepts requests for promotion for open positions. Pleas read the latest notice of vacancy for current positions. If interested, please download and complete the request for promotion form.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Jason Andrews; HR Manager or Kelly Witt; VP of Human resources at (409) 744-6311

G&H Towing is growing and we are hiring for a variety of Mariner jobs on an ongoing basis.

Applications are always accepted for the following positions. Jobs are offered through the Seafarers Union. https://www.seafarers.org/. To find out more about current available positions please contact us or visit our career center G&H Career Center.

Types of positions include:

Entry level positions Ordinary Seaman, Wiper and Food Handler. These positions require little to no formal education past high school, with some short-term on-the-job training.

Rated positions aboard towing vessels include Able Seaman and Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) Any Rating, Junior Engineer or Oiler. These positions can require vocational training, maritime courses, apprenticeships, and/or a combination of time on-the-job at sea.

Officer positions aboard towing vessels include; Masters, Mates, Engineers. A High School or GED equivalent is required, as well as Merchant Mariner Credentials with various endorsement based on advanced coursework through maritime academies, colleges and/or the Coast Guard, plus long-term on-the-job training and minimum time.

G&H Towing employees are our most important asset. Comprehensive benefits are provided by the Seafarers international Union (SIU) and bargained for, and paid for, on your behalf. Please visit the SIU site for complete benefit information details.

We provide:

  • Medical Coverage: Monthly Premiums Paid in Full
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits: Pension Plans & 401(k) Plan
  • Accrued Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

To get started, all applicants need a Merchant Mariner Credential issued from the U.S. Coast Guard and a Transportation Worker Identification Credential from the Transportation Security Administration to work on towing vessels. G&H Towing can help applicants with these licensing requirements.

Other minimum licensing requirements are:

  • Master – USCG Merchant Mariner Credential endorsed as Master of Towing for service on Inland Waters, near Coastal Waters or Oceans with valid Radar Observer (unlimited) endorsement.
  • Chief Engineer (CHE) – Must be endorsed as a National Chief Engineer – Limited Near Coastal without horsepower limitation or National Designated Duty Engineer without horsepower limitation.
  • Mate – Mate of Towing Vessel or equivalent on Inland Waters, near Coastal Waters or Oceans with valid Radar Observer (unlimited).
  • Deckhand – Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Deck Engine Utility – Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential

All crew members must possess a valid TWIC card. To learn more about TWIC certification, click here.

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