P.O. Box 1043 Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181
(601) 636-2454
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Careers at
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing offers a career with opportunity of advancement and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional insurance options (such as Short Term Disability, Long Term
    Disability, Cancer policies, accident policies, hospitalization among numerous others)
  • 401K Program

Current Job Openings

  • Deckhand (experienced and entry-level)
  • Tankerman
  • Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Captain

How do I apply?

Download the application here Once completed, choose one of the following methods for return:

To apply via email:

Download the PDF form, fill it out electronically, save it, and email it along with credentials to: Anna Ferguson | aferguson@smithtowing.com

To apply via fax or regular mail:

Download the PDF form, print it, fill it out, and fax or mail it along with credentials to:
HR Yazoo River Towing, Inc.
P.O. Box 1043 / Vicksburg, MS / 39181
Fax: 601-636-6805

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have any previous experience in the maritime industry?

Prior experience is not required for entry level positions such as a deckhand.

How can I check on the status of my application?

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to contact each individual applicant with an update. Once an application has been submitted, applications are then reviewed and if YRT has further interest someone within our HR department will contact you.

What is your interview process?

The interview process begins with an in-person interview. All applicants should be prepared to take a DOT Drug Screen and have your required credentials present at the time of interview. Once completed with the in person interview further employment processing will be discussed.

What opportunities are provided for career advancement after I am hired?

Yazoo River Towing’s greatest asset is our employees. . We strive to train and develop employees by using a development structure with the goal of advancing an entry level deckhand to the wheelhouse in a span of 5 years.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc. hiring policy is that all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or marital status.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment.