Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Pilot

  • Job Description

    Canal Barge Company Pilots work on our fleet of Inland Towing Vessels. Extensive orientation and training is provided; all Pilots must possess a current U.S. Coast Guard license for Master or Pilot of Towing Vessels that is applicable for the vessel, route and service.


    Qualified candidates must be safety conscious and able to work in a physically demanding environment. Pilots are required to work onboard for a multi-week hitch, with travel reimbursement provided. All applicants must have favorable work references and a valid driver's license, and must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.


    Primary Job Duties

    • Navigate the vessel and tow safely and efficiently while on watch
    • Supervise crew members and ensure that they are properly trained to perform their job duties safely
    • Ensure that all barges are in navigable condition
    • Complete required logs and reports
    • Apply all safety rules and regulations



    • Must have 10+ years experience
    • Must have Inland & Western Rivers Endorsements
    • Must have valid driver's license 

    Physical Requirements

    Physical requirements include climbing ladders and stairs, and repetitive bending, stooping and twisting.



    Company Information

    Benefits of Joining the Canal Barge Company Family

    • Competitive wages and incentive bonus program
    • Competitive Health, Disability, Dental and Life Insurance
    • 401K Savings Plan with company match
    • Safety Incentive Program
    • Travel Reimbursement


    Live in your hometown and work on the river!


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