Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Marine Electrician


Job Description





Provide support to CBC Boat and Barge Maintenance on inspecting, reporting on, performing preventive maintenance and repair activities, and training CBC personnel and third parties on Canal Barge Company maintenance procedures, reporting expectations, and basic troubleshooting. 



The Marine Maintenance Technician has the overriding authority to fully perform all the responsibilities and duties assigned to this position:

  1. Perform maintenance, diagnose, disassemble, inspect, rebuild, and reassemble all components (such as engines, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, power generation, electronics, etc.) either in a shop, onboard, or at various locations with or without supervision.
  2. Work closely with CBC Boat and Barge Maintenance personnel and management on all aspects of Preventive Maintenance and Repair on CBC towboats and barges.
  3. Inspect equipment according to CBC inspection schedules and standards, or on an as-needed basis, and report on findings by entering into Sinex and/or providing written and/or verbal reports.
  4. Perform preventive maintenance and repair on equipment as required or directed.
  5. Troubleshoot problems and either resolve or make recommendations for resolution.
  6. Train vessel personnel in CBC maintenance procedures, standards and inspection schedules, and basic troubleshooting techniques.
  7. Examine systems and components for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear and tear. Report on and resolve issues if possible.
  8. Test machinery and equipment to verify successful operation after servicing.
  9. Read blueprints and technical manuals to insure correct installation and operations.
  10. Perform additional projects as assigned by the Boat and Barge Maintenance management.
  11. Carry out the CBC Mission, Business Philosophy, and Code of Conduct.
  12. Job is classified as heavy work; requires inside and outside work under various normal and adverse weather conditions, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling frequently over 50 pounds; walking, climbing reaching over shoulder, hand/eye coordination, twisting, working around unprotected heights, working around moving machinery, repetitive actions with both hands and feet.

Must live in the Lake Charles, LA area.




  1. A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.
  2. An Associates or Technical Degree or military training is preferred.
  3. 2 years of successful experience as a Maintenance Technician is preferred.
  4. A valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (T.W.I.C) is required.
  5. Must have a current driver's license and good driving record.
  6. The ability to ride on inland towing vessels, as well as walk and access vessels and barges, as needed, is required.
  7. The ability to perform basic mathematical calculations such as, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  8. Basic computer skills such as: opening, creating and updating content in MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  9. The ability to work after hour call-outs.
  10. A strong working knowledge of electrical systems, diesel engine systems; installation, maintenance, repair and replacement.
  11. Ability to prioritize and respond to multiple business needs.

Company Information

Canal Barge Company is a privately-owned marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, LA.  Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company provides marine transportation, logistics, and bulk liquid storage services throughout the inland Waterways of the United States and internationally.


CBC is one of the most diverse marine transportation companies in the country, having made cargo movements to virtually every part of the world that can be reached economically by barge.  Dedicated to long-term partner ships and tailor-made customer service, Canal Barge enjoys relationships with many Fortune 500 chemical and oil companies, as well as refineries, construction companies, fabricators, public utilities, engineering companies, and the United States government.  Canal Barge Company is in full compliance with the American Waterways Operators' Responsible Carrier Program.


Benefits of Joining the Canal Barge Company Family

  • Competitive wages and bonus program
  • Health, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401-K savings plan with company match
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • A great work environment! 
  • Canal Barge Company Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE M/F/D/V) offering competitive wages and benefits and the opportunity for a career.


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