Able Body Seaman
Job Type

Grand River Navigation Company is the U.S. operating subsidiary of Rand Logistics Corporation. Together with our Canadian sister company, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., we are one of the largest marine transportation service providers operating on the Great Lakes today with a combined fleet of 15 bulk freight vessels, providing service to over 50 customers across the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

Our Company has openings for the position of Able Seaman aboard our US flagged self-unloading vessels. We are looking to hire for mid March - Fit-Out and start of our 2023 sailing season! This is also an opportunity for recent Maritime Academy Deck Graduates who wish to earn their Great Lakes Pilotage and work as Deck Officers on the Great Lakes.


  • Following safe work procedures
  • Assist with loading and unloading of cargo
  • Perform duties in port such as line handling
  • Follow instruction from 1st Mate on various tasks such as cleaning and maintenance
  • Standing part of a Navigation Watch while under way
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Passport and allowed entry into the Canada
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with Able Seaman Endorsement issued by the USCG
  • Transportation Worker Identification (TWIC) issued by TSA
  • Excellent communication and team work skills as well as the ability to multi-task
  • Positive Attitude
  • Integrity & Respect 

Why Choose Grand River Navigation?

  • As an employee you are part of the Rand Logistics family
  • Highly competitive wages and benefits
  • The best leave systems in the industry
  • We pay for your travel to and from the vessel
  • Excellent Health and Retirement Benefits
  • Excellent safety record

Job Type: Permanent

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $299.58 per day


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • TWIC Card (Required)
  • Merchant Mariners Credential (Required)
  • US Passport (Required)
  • Able Seaman Endorsement (Required)

Salary Description
$299.58 a Day