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CANAL BARGE COMPANY, INC.
FIELD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
I BASIC FUNCTION
Maintain machinery and equipment onboard barges as assigned and ensure they are suitable for their intended service.
II MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Perform preventive and routine maintenance on barge machinery and equipment.
2. Troubleshoot equipment problems and provide on-site service and repair of equipment problems.
3. Recommend major repairs and replacement of equipment.
4. Execute activities set out in work list and monitor progress.
5. Provide onboard training to vessel personnel in basic preventive maintenance and minor repair of onboard equipment.
6. Assist as needed in shipyard barge repair projects.
7. Provide routine and non- routine maintenance onboard CBC boats as required.
8. Performs other duties as required.
1. Minimum high school education or equivalent.
2. U.S. Coast Guard Tankerman document preferred.
3. Minimum 3 years experience in repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting machinery and equipment in marine industry.
4. Must have basic computer skills.
5. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
6. Must live in the Baton Rouge, LA area.
I. BASIC FUNCTION
Provide administrative and clerical support to the Senior Port Engineer and boat maintenance team.
II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist Port Engineer/ administrator in developing vessel yearly/5yr outage plans (out of service plans) as determined by USCG Sub M requirements, TSMS requirements, maintenance requirements of major vessel machinery, and any known required audits, surveys or maintenance requirements.
- In conjunction with port engineer/ administrator, help develop boat maintenance schedules and then publish this schedule for the CBC boat fleet to the boat maintenance team (port engineer staff) and distribute as needed to other internal CBC customers.
- Using CBC computerized maintenance system, track and maintain required regulatory body inspections schedule for CBC vessels.
- Distribute on-board required USCG (COI’s) documents to our inspected vessels.
- Using CBC computerized maintenance system, track underwater spares and maintain file of repair status and location of repaired underwater spares.
- Using CBC computerized maintenance system, track fire extinguisher service for vessels and arrange for fire extinguisher service as needed on our vessels.
- Maintain all equipment maintenance files. File shipyard related invoices.
- Track training for onboard engineers and trainee engineers. Determine which engineers or engineer trainees need training, what training they need and then assign training to those engineers. Follow up by booking engineers training assignments and record the training.
- Assist with the document control of boat drawings, and assist with the filing of drawings.
- Arrange and set up boat maintenance meetings as needed.
- Expedite technical information to customers upon request.
- Process information and statistics to generate management reports.
- Able to work in Excel, Word, Powerpoint
- Familiar with or able to learn CBC computerized maintenance system (SINEX)
- Good typing skills (60 wpm.)
- 3-5 years related experience
- Minimum high school education
- Good communication skills
CANAL BARGE COMPANY, INC.
BARGE READINESS TECHNICIAN
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:
- Conduct flawless inspections of tank barges, including but not limited to:
- Inspection of voids
- Reading and understanding barge documents
- Inspect all other working equipment on the barge
- Inspect and verify barge cleanliness prior to leaving the cleaning facility
- Starting of barge engine and inspection for defects
- Experience locating hull damage, void tank inspections, and all fittings including winches.
- Familiarity with barge equipment and ability to perform minor preventative and corrective maintenance on barge pumps, pump engines, boilers, and heaters;
- Mechanical skills to troubleshoot minor repair components on both Detroit Diesel and Cummins engines.
- Troubleshooting skills for; gear boxes, couplings, drive shafts, deep well pumps, positive displacement pumps, and centrifugal pumps.
- Understand the functions/operations of the high level alarms both mechanical and electrical.
- Knowledge of vapor recovery systems on tank barges, including all piping and pressure vacuum relief valve (PVRV).
- 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.
- Maintain and ensure that decks are clear from spills (cargo or engine fluids).
- Assist as needed with barge operations.
- Extensive attention to detail required.
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment that complies with environmental guidelines and policies.
- Stay compliant with all regulatory bodies as it applies to the work that is being completed and with all safety rules and policies.
- Utilize proper PPE while performing work on barges.
- Perform other duties as required and directed by management.
- Carry out the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and mission of Canal Barge Company, Inc.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- MUST LIVE IN THE BATON ROUGE AREA
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
I BASIC FUNCTION
Coordinate and respond to bids as assigned and execute committed projects according to agreed-upon customer service, risk, and profitability standards.
II MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The Project Manager has the overriding authority to fully perform all the responsibilities and duties assigned to this position:
- Keep the Account Manager informed about status and issues that may impact client relations for assigned projects.
- Use project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures.
- Determine optimum logistics to manage and complete each project.
- Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the client and project team.
- Execute project kickoff meetings to ensure all information is collected and all parties are connected on start dates and other important information.
- Attend client meetings and assist with determination of project requirements.
- Ensure clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner.
- Track any issues or required changes in projects to execute on our commitments, and manage change notices, notify the appropriate personnel, and seek authorization for meaningful changes that impact cost, timing or service delivery.
- Control costs as estimated in the signed agreement, particularly major cost categories such as towing, barge rental and fleeting.
- Maintain up-to-date and accessible files on bids and projects.
- Build financial models for each project and present to Senior Project Manager or other designated authorization for approval.
- Possess general knowledge of waterways, including height and width restrictions, equipment capabilities, and availability.
- Develop and maintain acceptable rate structures and contractual agreements for all aspects of project services activities.
- Receive all incoming bids and ensure information and bid is submitted to internal and external customers expediently.
- Educate the client on CBC’s value-add services across all lines of business, as well as the most safe, cost-effective and efficient means of meeting their business needs.
- Issue Contracts and Purchase Orders for third party services.
- Ensure timely and proper Invoicing of the customer according to agreed-upon contract, including required backup documentation, and ensure timely and proper payment from the customer.
- Select vendors/suppliers to help CBC best meet the customers’ needs in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner, as approved by the Senior Project Manager and our Vendor Management process.
- Carry out the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and mission of Canal Barge Company.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Project Manager or other authorized CBC management representative.
- Three years bidding experience.
- Five years offshore and inland experience preferred.
- B.A./B.S. in business-related degree preferred.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK
I BASIC FUNCTION
Provide timely and accurate invoices to customers by researching all required pertinent and applicable information. Attention to detail, accurate data entry, and ability to handle confidential information.
Performs the following to ensure timely and accurate billing and collection of payment for Unit Tow Billing, Spot Tows, and Charter fuel
- Obtains all necessary information about Unit Tow trips (i.e.-dates, rates, fuel consumption, etc.) to accurately complete the Charter Form for Unit Tow invoicing prior to billing
- Generates billings to Unit Tow customers and compiles related documentation
- Attends weekly Unit Tow business meetings to obtain information about vessel and barge allocations and other developments
- Calculates and posts journal entries to accrue revenue for charter and fuel billings for trips in progress at the end of each month
- Maintains awareness of contract terms and rates as it relates to specific customers
- Coordinates and collaborates with dispatch to review and verify information accuracy
- Communicates professionally and effectively with internal and external customers and co-workers
The Accounts Receivable Clerk in this position has the following additional billing responsibilities:
- Process invoices to rebill customers for fuel and other expenses paid by CBC on their behalf
- Reviews orders that are ready to be billed daily in the TRAK system for accuracy, investigates discrepancies, checks proper approvals, and issues invoices
- Utilizes software that is specific to the marine industry effectively to perform these responsibilities
- Ability to multitask and work in a team environment, to meet department goals
- Monitors the aging of assigned customer’s accounts and contacts customers when invoices are past due regarding payment status
- High school diploma with 1‑3 years of Accounts Payable or other accounting experience
- Experience with ERP accounting systems and / or document management software desired
- Experience in marine transportation industry desired
Canal Barge Company Deckhands work on our fleet of Inland Towing Vessels. There is excellent opportunity for advancement, and extensive training is provided.
Qualified candidates must be safety-conscious and able to work in a physically demanding environment. The work schedule consists of 28 days on and 28 days off, with travel reimbursement. All applicants must have favorable work references and valid driver's license, and must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.
Primary Job Duties
- Handle lines and wires
- Make and break tow
- Maintain barges in tow
- Maintain cleanliness of the vessel and tow
- Inspect equipment
- Chip and paint decks and superstructure of the vessel
Physical requirements of the job include climbing ladders and stairs, repetitive bending and stooping, lifting heavy marine equipment, and lifting objects from various levels ranging from 10-100 pounds.
Illinois Marine Towing / Canal Terminal Company
Terminal Operator – Channahon Terminal
I. BASIC FUNCTION
Terminal Operators work at our terminal in Channahon, IL storing, transferring, and transloading liquid cargos including sulphur, asphalt, chemicals, and lube oil. Modes of storage and transport include storage tanks, barges, rail cars, and tank trucks, and work can be performed at multiple locations. Terminal Operators oversee preventive maintenance, conduct pre-transfer inspections, collect samples for lab analysis, monitor product levels and condition, and perform general housekeeping at the terminal.
II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Storing, transferring, and trans loading liquid cargos including sulphur, asphalt, chemicals, and lube oil.
2. Modes of storage and transport include storage tanks, barges, rail cars, and tank trucks, and work can be performed at multiple locations.
3. Oversee preventive maintenance
4. Conduct pre-transfer inspections
5. Collect samples for lab analysis
6. Monitor product levels and condition
7. Perform general housekeeping at the terminal.
Additional responsibilities may include:
1. Provide maintenance for boiler room and offices.
2. Check steamlines, cargo lines, and tanks.
3. Provide general maintenance and cleanup of grounds and facility to include cutting grass/ plowing snow.
4. Provide security for facility.
1. Perform other duties as required and directed by management.
2. Carry out and the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and Mission of Illinois Marine Towing and Canal Barge Company, Inc.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
The Terminal Operator reports to the Terminal Supervisor.
IV. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
1. Minimum high school education or equivalent.
2. Five years minimum terminal or terminal-related experience desired, but not required.
3. Knowledge of HSSE desired, but not required.
Physical requirements of the job include climbing ladders and stairs, repetitive bending and squatting, climbing tanks of 40 feet height, and lifting equipment from 10-50 pounds. This position requires outdoor work under all weather conditions.
Qualified candidates must be safety-conscious and able to work in a physically demanding environment, and must have a thorough knowledge of hazardous/non-hazardous materials handling including health, safety and environmental aspects. All applicants must have favorable work references and valid driver's license, and must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.
Canal Barge Company Inc./Illinois Marine Towing
Part-Time Chemist II
Gas Chromatography (GC)/Mass Spectroscopy (MS) Environemental Chemist
The Chemist II position is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position based in Channahon, IL. Primary function is performing specified analytical and instrumental testing of water and wastewater, soil, solid waste and raw material samples. Must have the ability to evaluate, set-up and test new methods and procedures as required by new customers or products. Must perform required QA testing in accordance with the method requirements. Must be familiar with Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wasewater 21st edition, SW 846 for the Analysis of Solid Waste, and relevant ASTM procedures.
- Performs routine testing for both environmental and raw material samples including but not limited to:
- Specific gravity
- Must know how to operate Purge and Trap (P/T) instruments and P/T auto samplers and GC auto samplers.
- Must have experince with operating software associated with all chromatography equipment.
- Must be very knowledgeable of environmental sampling, testing, and reporting requirements for water, wasewater and solid waste analysis.
- Must be able to handle complex sample matrics and be able to determine how to overcome the matrix interferences.
- Must be able to set-up and/or develop new chromatography testing methods using FID, PID, NPD and ECD detections.
- Must be able to interpret, evaluate, and validate the analytical results from the various chromatography procedures.
- Must understand the customer and product base with regard to deadlines , permit requirements, and sample peculiarities.
- Must know various extraction, sample clean up procedures, surrogate and inernal sandard requirements.
- Must be very observant in evaluating unsual samples and sample marices to determine how to handle difficult samples or to seek help when necessary to solve the problem at hand.
- Comply with CTC HSSE Policies and Procedures.
- Work to improve productivity of laboratory methodology and assist in preparing or amending written laboratory protocol and procedures for methods associated with chromatography.
- provide routine maintenance to equipment and instrumentation as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager or Chief Chemist.
1. Must possess at a minimum a bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related science.
2. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills and be able to work independently without constant supervision.
3. Must have a minimum of 20 years of chromatography testing experience.
4. Must be cooperative and work well with other staff; be a team player.
5. Prior experience in a multi-functioning industry or commercial laboratory preferred.
6. Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
7. Must be able to multitask in a very demanding and fast-paced environment.
8. Must be able to write and amend current or new laboratory procedures
Physical requirements of the job include standing for long periods of time, carrying and transferring products. May be required to perform off-site sampling and testing under all types of weather conditions and over unusual terrains. May be required to carry sampling equipment over long distances.
CANAL BARGE COMPANY, INC./ILLINOIS MARINE TOWING
CANAL BARGE NORTH – TERMINAL
Support day-to-day operations of the laboratory to fulfill analytical testing requirements consistent with quality protocols, assist other senior staff
1. Conduct testing to meet quality and workload requirements.
2. Comply with CTC HSSE policies and procedures
3. Collect samples from tanks, railcars, tank trucks, environmental samples and other as needed. Decant or dispose of expired samples.
4. Perform administrative duties including sample logging, data entry, filing, housekeeping
5. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Intern or college student pursuing a degree in the Sciences with course work such as analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, instrumental analysis.
2. Must be a team player
3. Must possess good communication skills, both written and verbal
4. Must be a quick learner and attentive to details
5. Must be able to follow directions and carry out assigned tasks
1. Standing for long periods of time, carrying and transferring products. Individual will work outdoors in potentially inclement weather and at places with unusual terrain.
2. Must be able to lift between 10-50 pounds
All applicants must be able to work roughly 20 hours a week and be within driving distance to the Channahon, IL area. Canal Analytical & Environmental Services is flexible on hours and days per school schedules. To qualify you must be enrolled in an undergraduate program for the duration of the position.
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 include climbing ladders and stairs, and repetitive bending, stooping and twisting.