Kirby Corporation

  • Site Representative – Ohio River Valley

    Job ID
    Charleston, WV
    Logisitcs Management
  • Overview

    The Site Representative in the Ohio River Valley will oversee the operations activities associated with the Customer Service of Dow Charleston and Institute locations, the Shore Tankering activities within the Ohio River Valley, and the fleeting activates at the Kirby Charter Fleet.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)


    • Daily oversight of the Dow Charleston and Institute activates and serve as the one point-of-contact for Dow Charleston and Institute Management.
    • Coordinate with Dow to schedule the docks and ensure the barges are delivered timely to meet the expectations of Dow.
    • Coordinate with Dow and Kirby Commercial to address any commercial tariffs issues.
    • Coordinate with Dow and the appropriate Kirby Operating group, to resolve any operational issues at Dow.
    • Oversee the management and scheduling of Shore Tankering manpower for both internal and external customers
    • Complete transfer audits on tankermen within area of responsibility.
    • Manage safety and training requirements to ensure compliance with company, customer, facility, and federal requirements including the following:
    • Annual site specific training
    • Annual company specific training including Computer Based Training and AWO requirements
    • Complete annual performance evaluations for tankermen and schedulers
    • Close coordination with other Kirby departments to meet Kirby and customer requirements
    • Manage jobs distributed to vendors and their performances to ensure compliance with Kirby policies and procedures
    • Assist with procedure development and implementation to ensure safe operations
    • Complete various projects similar to the following:
    • Incident Investigations
    • Service Incident Investigations
    • Manpower requirement analysis for various operating areas within Kirby Logistics Management
    • Manage supplies for tankering operations
    • Interact with local customer base to ensure their demand needs are met and to resolve any incidents
    • Management and oversight of vendor tankermen
    • Charter Vessel visits and safety audits as assigned
    • Serve as Facility Security Officer for the Charleston Fleet.
    • Supervise the daily activates of the tow expediters at the Charleston Fleet.



    • Organized, detail-oriented and accurate
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Oasis and Oracle).
    • Good organizational and time management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with both Internal as well as External Customers.
    • Ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment
    • Ability to operate a company motor vehicle. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
    • Working knowledge of boat and barge operations including types of personnel
    • Presentation and training skills


    • Education: Current MMC with PIC (DL-barge) and/or (LG-barge) endorsement preferred.
    • Experience: Minimum 3 years experience in the marine industry, including thorough working knowledge of tank barge operations and Kirby tank barge equipment.



    Normal office hours, with some afterhours responsibilities, and work within an existing On Call Duty Schedule.


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