Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Barge Maintenance Superintendent

    US-LA-Belle Chasse
  • Job Description









    I           BASIC FUNCTION

    The Barge Maintenance Superintendent helps execute the Preventive Maintenance and Repair Program for CBC’s barge fleet. This includes the oversight of maintenance and repair projects and barge cleaning. Other critical responsibilities include vendor management, cost control, regulatory compliance, and preventive maintenance & inspection of our fleet of barges.



    1. Monitor, evaluate, and provide on-site work supervision for all barges.
    2. Direct and lay out all work lists and monitor progress.
    3. Budget, evaluate, and track all repair and maintenance costs.
    4. Interface with vendors, surveyors, regulatory agencies, and customers and provide assistance as necessary.
    5. Initiate and propose improvements and cost saving programs for all equipment.
    6. Communicate on a daily basis with Transportation Services to coordinate and meet all loading schedules.
    7. Maintain, update, and summarize all barge maintenance records and files.
    8. Provide hands-on maintenance as required.
    9. Provide direction regarding load and stability requirements.
    10. Carry out the Business Philosophy and Code of Conduct of Canal Barge Company, Inc.
    11. Perform other duties as required and directed by management.



    1. Minimum high school education.
    2. Five (5) years of marine and/or boat/barge maintenance experience, marine inspection, marine repair or other related experience.
    3. Related marine experience in the U.S. Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping or as a Marine Surveyor will also be considered.
    4. Good working knowledge of barge structure, associated machinery, and proper repair and construction techniques.
    5. Good management and communication skills, basic computer skills and outstanding initiative and teamwork.
    6. Significant travel to shipyards required.


     Must reside in Houma/Morgan City, LA area.


    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 partnewships 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!

    Consider a career opportunity with Canal Barge Company, where People Make the Difference!

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/AA/M/F/D/V) Employer offering competitive wages and benefits and the opportunity for a career.


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