Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Barge Readiness Technician

    US-LA-Baton Rouge
  • Job Description






    I)                   BASIC FUNCTION:


    The Barge Readiness Technician will be responsible for tank barge inspections prior to loading and unloading of products.  This position will also be responsible for barge inspections after a barge cleaning operation has occurred. Knowledge of tank barges is preferred but not required. This position’s responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:


    II)                RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Conduct flawless inspections of tank barges, including but not limited to:
      1. Inspection of voids
      2. Reading and understanding barge documents
      3. Inspect all other working equipment on the barge
      4. Inspect and verify barge cleanliness prior to leaving the cleaning facility
      5. Starting of barge engine and inspection for defects  
      6. Experience locating hull damage, void tank inspections, and all fittings including winches.         
    2. Familiarity with barge equipment and ability to perform minor preventative and corrective maintenance on barge pumps, pump engines, boilers, and heaters;
      1. Mechanical skills to troubleshoot minor repair components on both Detroit Diesel and Cummins engines.
      2. Troubleshooting skills for; gear boxes, couplings, drive shafts, deep well pumps, positive displacement pumps, and centrifugal pumps.
      3. Understand the functions/operations of the high level alarms both mechanical and electrical.
      4. Knowledge of vapor recovery systems on tank barges, including all piping and pressure vacuum relief valve (PVRV).
      5. Knowledge of the functions/operations of the cargo tanks, cargo piping, cargo tank valves, pump cans, check valve, pressure relief on pumps and hot oil heaters.
    3. Maintain and ensure that decks are clear from spills (cargo or engine fluids).
    4. Assist as needed with barge operations.
    5. Extensive attention to detail required.
    6. Maintain a clean and safe working environment that complies with environmental guidelines and policies.
    7. Stay compliant with all regulatory bodies as it applies to the work that is being completed and with all safety rules and policies.
    8. Utilize proper PPE while performing work on barges.
    9. Perform other duties as required and directed by management.
    10. Carry out the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and mission of Canal Barge Company, Inc.
    11. This position will involve daily travel to multiple locations.                                                 1.Travel expenses will be covered.                                                                                      

       12. Job locations will be in the following areas:

                1. Baton Rouge, LA



    III)             RELATIONSHIP:

    The Barge Readiness Technician will report to the Tankerman Service Group (TSG) located in our Sulphur, La office. They will also report to the Operations and Barge Maintenance Team located out of the Belle Chasse, La office.


    IV)             EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: 

    • Knowledge of tank barges preferred but not required.
    • Basic computer knowledge, Lotus Notes.
    • High school education or equivalent required.
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Reliable means of transportation required.

    Company Information

    At Canal Barge Company, we believe that "People make the difference"



    Form long-term, mutually profitable partnewships with our customers by providing consistently high quality marine transportation, bulk liquid storage, and management services.



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


    CBC is one of the most diverse marine transportation companies in the company, having made cargo movements to virtually every part of the world that can be reached economically by barge.  Our greatest strength is in long-haul towing along the inland waterways between the Gulf Coast and mid-America, but we trade along the entire breadth of the Inland Waterway System.  Additionally, using our oceangoing deck barge fleet, we have made voyages through the Great Lakes, along the East and West Coasts, to Nigeria, Spain and throughtout the Caribbean.


    Dedicated to long-term partnerships and tailor-made customer service, Canal Barge enjoys relationships with several 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.


    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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