Kirby Corporation

  • Inland Vessel Tankerman - Florida

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    **You MUST live in Florida to be eligible for this position**

    The Primary function of the Tankerman is to prepare the barges that are assigned to their boat for safe and complete loading and discharging of oil, refined and petrochemical cargoes.

    Tankermen normally work a 12-hour day schedule (some watch-standing may be required), are occasionally required to work additional hours, but not to exceed 16 consecutive hours without rest. The schedule is equal time; 14 days on, 14 days off.

    Tankermen must be able to wear a negative or positive pressure respirator, PVC foul weather gear, rubber gloves and boots to protect them from harmful cargo contact. During the course of normal operations, Tankermen may have to wear a 5-minute escape pack, a negative pressure respirator, or a positive respirator.



    • Make certain that any and all federal and state required documents that must accompany the barges is onboard and in proper order.
    • Communicate with dock personnel and insure that each person participating in the transfer of product understands what the product is and how it should be transferred and/or protected.
    • Participate in the maintenance of the boat and barges; assist with the training of newly hired employees aspiring to become Tankerman.
    • Handle lines and rigging during tow building, locking/docking activities.


    • Must possess a valid Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) with a PIC (Person-In-Charge)
    • AB endorsement preferred, not required
    • Must be able to complete a USCG physical and satisfy all United States Coast Guard Chemical Drug Testing Programs for Vessel Personnel as found in 46 CFR Part 16
    • Must hold a valid Medical Certificate
    • Must posess a valid TWIC
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • Must not have a DWI or DUI in the last three years
    • Must not have more than 2 moving driving violations in the last 3 years
    • Cannot have any criminal charges pending, or be on probation
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Must be a U. S. Citizen



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