Careers and Job Opportunities

URS is an equal opportunity employer. We provide full-time and seasonal career opportunities in the inland marine transportation industry.  Our busy season typically starts in March and ends in late November or early December.  Our seasonal jobs include: pilots, deckhands, and barge cleaners. Our full-time positions include: mechanics, welders, crane operators, dispatchers, administrative, and management positions.

If you are a hands-on person, enjoy the outdoors, like hard work and like to see the results of your labor, check out our opportunities at URS.

Current Openings:

URS is currently looking to fill the following positions:  Deckhands and Barge Cleaners.

See the links below for job descriptions and the employment application (scroll down to see the application).  Applications are being accepted in person at Upper River Services, 40 State Street, St. Paul, MN 55107 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  (Last update 1.29.18)

Job Descriptions:

Note:  The following job description links will become available when applications are being accepted for those positions.

Barge Cleaner

Crane Operator



Vessel Operator


Job Application:  Upper River Services Job Application