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 in 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.

Ready to apply? Please complete the online application

Shoreside Jobs at G&H Towing

TITLE: Diesel Mechanic

LOCATION: Galveston

JOB SUMMARY: Perform 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: Watchstander/Dispatcher

LOCATION: Corpus Christi, TX

JOB SUMMARY: G&H Towing is looking for a new Watchstander/Dispatcher to be the 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 Port of Corpus Christi (POCC).  Shift during the training period will be early morning to mid-afternoon, Monday to Friday.  At the end of the training period, the dispatcher will transition to a rotational schedule of three days on, one day off, four days on, two days off, one day on, and three days off and every other weekend work 12-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

TITLE: Warehouse Clerk

LOCATION: Galveston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: The Warehouse Clerk is responsible for assisting in a variety of warehouse duties, including shipping and receiving, unloading and loading trucks, fulfilling material requisitions, maintaining warehouse inventory with correct material levels and delivery of material.

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: Engineer

LOCATION: Galveston


The 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.

G&H Towing offers a variety of Mariner job opportunities. Jobs are offered through the Seafarers Union. To find out more about current available positions please contact us or complete the online application.

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
  • Paid Time Off
  • 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.