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: Watch Stander


JOB SUMMARY: The 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: Senior Software Developer

LOCATION: Galveston

JOB SUMMARY: G&H Towing is looking for a Software developer to fill a role in our IT team. We are looking for a high energy individual to help us enhance, maintain, and troubleshoot our custom applications, while learning new technology to be able to handle bigger and better tasks. This individual will have to be able diagnose and troubleshoot production problems and make medium size to large enhancements to existing systems and help develop new systems.

TITLE: Director, Health, Safety, Security, Quality & Environment (HSSQE)

LOCATION: Galveston

JOB SUMMARY: The Director HSSQE provides division leadership to the HSSQE department personnel, and is an influencing member to company Executive Management, Senior Managers, and Managers. The Director develops strategies, plans, and prescribes tactics to increase effectiveness of the G&H HSSQE program. The Director is the administrator of duties of the DPA.

TITLE: Crew Coordinator

LOCATION: Galveston

JOB SUMMARY:G&H Towing is looking for a personable, open minded, self-motivated crew coordinator who works well in a team-oriented environment. The Crew Coordinator is responsible for managing mariner time off requests, training assignments, coordinating travel, and crewing vessels as defined by the Company’s Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) and the United States Coast Guard. The Crew Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining and processing tug payroll at the end of each pay period.

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.