The Vessel Assistant Engineer's primary function is to follow the Chief Engineer’s direction on maintenance repair of propulsion systems, heating and ventilating systems, and other mechanical and electrical equipment on tugboats and barges.
Pilot position summary: As a pilot, you are responsible for managing the vessel, the vessel's personnel and all barges in tow. You will be responsible for all crew members and their adherence to all United States Coast Guard regulations and company policies.
You will be expected to navigate the vessel in a safe manner and ensure safety rules are followed by everyone.
You will be reporting to the Captain of the vessel and the shoreside vessel operations group.
Applicant must hold a Master or Mate of Towing Vessels.
**Must live within 45 minutes of New Orleans, LA**
Facilitate the communication of information between Vessel and Shoreside personnel including transmission of orders, gathering of traffic, coordination of dockside activities and notification of incidents.
Kirby Inland Marine operates the nation’s largest fleet of inland tank barges and towing vessels. Kirby’s service area spans America’s inland waterway network: The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the Mississippi River, the Illinois River, the Ohio River and numerous other waterways. Kirby operates 849 active inland tank barges and 220 active towing vessels. Kirby represents the industry leader in safety, customer service and environmental protection.
***This is a permanent deckhand position. This position will not allow for Tankerman advancement opportunities.***
Deckhands assist others on the vessel in preparing barges for the loading and discharging of cargos.
Deckhands build tows by handling lines and cables to tie/untie barges and boats. Deckhands also perform scheduled vessel maintenance for tools and equipment, and perform general housekeeping duties as assigned by their supervisor.
***You MUST live within an hour (60 minutes) of Beaumont/Port Arthur area, TX to be eligible for this position***
Barge Cleaning and Stripping Operations
- Identify cargo contained in barge set for cleaning
- Determine where cargo is to be transferred based on cargo type
- Prepare the dock or facility side for loading/discharging liquid petroleum cargoes as per facility loading instructions. This includes performing line-up of pipelines, opening/closing valves, and connection/disconnection of transfer hoses and loading arms.
- Connect and disconnect cargo hoses to facilitate the safe transfer of liquids
- Continuously monitor transfer utilizing float gauges, maintaining documentation of cargo transfer history
- Operate vapor combustors for conventional and pressure barges
- Set up ventilation equipment to dry barges and clear piping
- Inspect barges ensuring they cleaned to customer specifications
- Accurately complete all associated paperwork
Ensure continuous information flow from internal/external tankering jobs.
Shift Schedule 7 days on (0430 to 1630), 7 days off, 7 nights on (1630 to 0430), 7 off. Individuals on their off time after working day shift will be on call for emergencies. Candidate must be able to work in an open and busy environment and be able to handle a fluctuating workload. Some overtime is required. CSR’s recently completing the day rotation will be on call/standby to cover in the event of emergency or sick time.
**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.