Kirby Corporation

  • Make Ready Barge Inspector

    Job ID
    Baton Rouge
  • Overview



    • Must live in the Baton Rouge, LA. area.
    • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and in the elements of nature
    • Must be capable of occasional heavy lifting of or carrying of 50 pounds
    • Organized, detail-oriented
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment
    • Self-motivated and multi-task oriented





    • Work 10 to 12-hour rotating shift, with weekend & on call responsibilities at times
    • Exposed to the elements of nature (heat, cold, rain, ice, sleet, etc)
    • Exposed to slip and trip hazards (wires, ropes, hoses, etc)
    • Ability to safely perform task wearing required Personal Protective Equipment, such as steal toe shoes, hard hat, goggles, ear protection, gloves, and full face respirator.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Performs make ready activities, which include but not limited to, barge inspections, special transfer operations, cargo stripping operations, and internal barge inspections.
    • Each barge inspection should include, but not limited to:
    • Barge pressure reading
    • Inspection of drip pans
    • Inspection of void tanks
    • Tool tightness of all fittings, bolts, and dogs on cargo and void tanks
    • Barge endorsements & certificates
    • Housekeeping inspection such as slip/trip hazards and trash
    • Prepare supporting documents such as barge inspection forms and stripping logs
    • Notify Make Ready Supervisor & Traffic of any discrepancies found during barge inspections and indicate such on appropriate form.
    • Security awareness responsibilities.
    • Able to perform minor barge pump engine repairs and various barge topside repairs.




    Education:        High school diploma or GED


    Experience:      1 year experience in the marine industry or similar job functions.


    Requirement:    Current valid Driver’s License, Current valid TWIC


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