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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.
NIGHT DISPATCHER– NEW ORLEANS
I. BASIC FUNCTION
Night Dispatcher to support Transportation Services. Provide after business hours services to provide efficient use of the company's equipment. Maximize customer service to allow for the achievement of company goals under the direction of the General Manager of Transportation Services.
II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Learn CBC systems to ensure flawless communications with customers, vendors, and fellow CBC employees.
- Answer incoming telephone calls and ensure they are forwarded or received by the appropriate party when further assistance is required.
- Enter TRAK events timely and accurately relating to movement of boats/barges, including loading and unloading of barges.
- Maintain an accurate log of all incoming calls.
- Provide a documented turnover report from night operations to the New Orleans Dispatcher.
- Assist with incident management and all required communications.
- Learn CBC barge services (customer commitments and requirements) and execute logistics plans under the direction of the General Manager of Transportation Services and the Manager of Field Operations (Sulphur).
- Understand inland marine logistics (mile points of ports/fleets, etc.)
- Coordinate with dock spotting orders
- Coordinate/communicate tankering services according to requirements
- Facilitate barge cleaning according to requirements
- Develop working relationship with CBC boats and field employees, towing and tankerman service vendors, docks and fleets to ensure the timely and proper movement of equipment
- Learn other Transportation Systems Department duties.
- Ensure timely and accurate updating of TRAK system.
- Work under the General Manager of Transportation Services to achieve the internal standards of professionalism, efficiency and flexibility.
- Work as a team to continually improve the overall abilities of the Transportation Services department.
The Night Dispatcher must be disciplined and a self-starter who can work without direct supervision on a daily basis. Excellent communication skills, maturity, and ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment are required. Proficiency in computer skills, including email, and experience working with databases and internet applications are required. Previous marine industry experience preferred. Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required.
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.
Senior Software Developer
I BASIC FUNCTION
Serve as senior software developer for Canal Barge’s application, integration and database systems, in close coordination with the Director of IS and KM.
Responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Service-Oriented Architecture underlying our CBC-developed and vendor-provided applications.
Assist with the coordination of building and interconnecting our software systems to meet that architecture, and provide technical and professional mentoring to and supervision of other developers and contractors.
Assist the Director with ongoing development project planning.
II MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Design, supervise development resources for, and participate in the hands-on development and maintenance of CBC’s major application modernization and development, database, data warehousing, ETL/EDI/EAI, DevOps and CI/CD initiatives.
- Assist IS Director with developing and maintaining development plans for CBC.
- Develop and maintain inventory of CBC’s JAVA and Notes-based applications.
- Work with users and other staff developers to create a set of standards for software development and/or enhancements.
- Assist the Director to determine resources needed to support CBC’s identified needs and develop plan to provide same using CBC employees and 3rd party service providers as needed, and assist in interviewing and selecting technical staff.
- Help design, implement and maintain solutions for operational and logistical solutions for barges, boats and the terminal, and enterprise-wide integrated software and data systems.
- Help promote effective use of all IS applications.
- Provide higher-tier, escalated support for user issues when needed.
- Maintain active relationships with key internal customers to understand how they use CBC
- Provide or oversee system or technology upgrades when appropriate to help increase user productivity and ease of use of CBC
- Serve as an active technical advisor to the IS Director and the IS Liaisons group, assist the director in preparing plans, budgets and communications for the senior leadership and the Knowledge Management Steering Committee.
- Provide technical and professional mentoring and role modeling for the technology team.
- Participate in design reviews and assist in the creation of appropriate technical and support documentation. Exemplify the use of our coding standards including code comments where needed for clarity and maintainability.
- Manage various technology projects, supervise technical contributions, communicate status of projects to and perform other projects as assigned by the Director of Information Systems.
- Carry out the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and Mission of Canal Barge Company, Inc.
III EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
- Strong JAVA background – minimum of 8-12 years of work experience as a developer of JAVA and object-oriented business class applications.
- Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field; Master’s degree in Computer Science and/or relevant experience is strongly preferred.
- Must have strong background in team technical leadership in software development projects for internal enterprise applications, including design, design patterns, user requirements, resource needs assessment and assignment, specification, coding to specifications, coding styles, design reviews, technical documentation, agile development methodologies, CI/CD, DevOps, and the use of change management and QA disciplines.
- Experience with Lotus Notes and/or JAVA programming on the IBM iSeries/AS400 environment is helpful.
- Required traits: strong technical leadership and project management skills, strong in organizing and managing the technical aspects of projects and optimized use of technical resources, excellent customer service orientation, communication, planning, personal initiative, teamwork, personal integrity.
CANAL BARGE COMPANY, INC.
BARGE MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT
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.
- Monitor, evaluate, and provide on-site work supervision for all barges.
- Direct and lay out all work lists and monitor progress.
- Budget, evaluate, and track all repair and maintenance costs.
- Interface with vendors, surveyors, regulatory agencies, and customers and provide assistance as necessary.
- Initiate and propose improvements and cost saving programs for all equipment.
- Communicate on a daily basis with Transportation Services to coordinate and meet all loading schedules.
- Maintain, update, and summarize all barge maintenance records and files.
- Provide hands-on maintenance as required.
- Provide direction regarding load and stability requirements.
- Carry out the Business Philosophy and Code of Conduct of Canal Barge Company, Inc.
- Perform other duties as required and directed by management.
- Minimum high school education.
- Five (5) years of marine and/or boat/barge maintenance experience, marine inspection, marine repair or other related experience.
- Related marine experience in the U.S. Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping or as a Marine Surveyor will also be considered.
- Good working knowledge of barge structure, associated machinery, and proper repair and construction techniques.
- Good management and communication skills, basic computer skills and outstanding initiative and teamwork.
- Significant travel to shipyards required.
Must reside in Houma/Morgan City, LA area.
I BASIC FUNCTION
Primary function is performing specified analytical and instrumental testing of water and wastewater, soil, solid waste and raw material samples under the supervision of senior staff. 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.
1. Must be able to learn demanding analytical testing methods for environmental and raw material samples.
2. Must study the relevant standard test methods being used. This study should include the impact that known interferences can have on the samples that are tested and how to apply this knowledge to the different, often complex, matrices that are presented in the laboratory.
3. Must be able to learn to discern and recognize problems that can develop when testing diverse samples and be able to recognize when a supervisor needs to be asked to assist in solving the problem. Must make notations in logbooks when problems arise and how they are solved.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific basis that govern the test methods being used.
5. Demonstrate the required quality control, such as the use of duplicates, spikes and standards when preforming a series of analysis.
6. Demonstrate the accuracy and precision of the methods being performed and understand the statistics required to evaluate accuracy and precision.
7. Complete the work assigned and assure that all of the samples requiring the assigned analysis are completed, documented in logbooks, and reported properly.
8. Comply with CTC HSSE Policies and Procedures.
9. Work to improve productivity of laboratory methodology and show continuing improvement in understanding the laboratory’s current and future needs.
10. Perform off-site sampling, testing, and training as needed.
11. Conduct routine maintenance to equipment and instrumentation as needed.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
The Chemist I reports Chief Chemist.
1. Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related science.
2. 1 to 3 years’ experience in a laboratory setting preferred, but entry level considered.
3. Some familiarity with Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 21th Ed., SW 846 for the Analysis of Solid Waste, and relevant ASTM procedures is helpful. Must be capable of becoming knowledgeable and familiar with the IEPA and USEPA requirements for monitoring and testing of the in-house environmental samples.
4. Must be detail-oriented and be able to respond to changing and sometimes very difficult situations.
5. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills, and be able to work independently.
6. Must be able to work with all staff members and be a team player.
7. Ability to learn, troubleshoot and problem solve.
8. Must be able to multi-task in a very demanding and fast-paced environment.
Must possess good communication skills and written skills have good customer service skills.
V PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Physical requirements of the job include standing for long periods of time, carrying and transferring products. Must be prepared to preform off-site sampling and testing under all types of weather conditions and often difficult site locations. Must be able to lift between 10-50 lbs.
LABORATORY – QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR
Primary function is to implement and refine the Product Quality Management program. (See attached Product Quality and Safety Management System Elements diagram.)
- Serve as a liaison between the laboratory, logistics and operations to assist in the implementation of product quality processes.
- Evaluate product characteristics and relative risks.
- Manage key product handling criteria to maximize product safety and minimize quality non-conformances.
- Oversee vapor scrubber media quality and coordinate service with the Terminal Supervisor and Compliance Manager to ensure optimal performance of the system.
- Monitor inhibitor levels in terminal customer product and coordinate adjustments with Lab Group Manager, the Lab and Operations. Manage inhibitor inventories.
- Monitor temperature management program for applicable products. Ensure products are maintained at Customer-defined temperatures. Monitor automated tank management system to track temperatures. Review temperature management logs. Coordinate with Operations to ensure conformance.
- Oversee pre-discharge/transfer verification process i.e., dockline testing, barge sampling, etc.
- Participate in commissioning/decommissioning of tank systems
- Coordinate collection of terminal environmental and customer product samples with lab and operations. This includes outfalls, rail cars, tank trucks, tanks, docklines, product lines, and barges. Individual will collect rail car, tank, product line or barge samples during their shift and will monitor sample collection activities overall to assure consistent, accurate and timely sampling of required samples.
- Manage sampling equipment selection, maintenance and replacement.
- Provide ongoing training of new and current operators on chemical characteristics, relevance of testing conducted, and proper sampling techniques.
- Perform testing for CTC samples to facilitate generation of results per performance criteria. May assist in environmental sample analysis as available.
- Collect product inventory data for inventory reconciliation.
- Manage terminal and laboratory waste program including the sample decanting program and waste drums in cooperation with Compliance Manager and Operations.
- Conduct quarterly quality program audits. Report findings to CTC Management Team. Participate in implementation of corrective actions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and experience in quality management systems (3-5 years).
- Chemistry background important. Science degree strongly recommended. 3-5 years laboratory experience and some experience in lab QA/QC programs.
- Experience with handling and managing hazardous waste and hazmat shipping requirements.
- Valid driver’s license
- Troubleshooting, problem solver
- Must be very organized and be attentive to details and time critical schedules.
- Key skills include quick learner, excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task, flexible and works well independently.
- Flexible, open to a demanding and varying schedule
Position involves physical work in extreme climate conditions – heat and cold. Physical requirements of the job include potentially daily climbing of bulk storage tanks (up to 100 stairs), reaching into rail cars, barges, and other sampling locations. Must be capable of opening manways, placing and removing sampling equipment that may weigh up to 60 pounds, must be able to carry sampling equipment over areas where a vehicle cannot travel. Work environment includes industrial and laboratory chemicals and wastewater samples.
CANAL BARGE COMPANY, INC.
PORT ENGINEER – OPERATIONS AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
*This position is located in Sulphur, LA
I BASIC FUNCTION
Provide supervision as needed to vessel engineers.
II MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The Port Engineer has the overriding authority to fully perform all the responsibilities and duties assigned to this position.
- Supervises mentors, evaluates and tracks onboard vessel engineer performance.
- Ensure that the Planned Maintenance Program is followed by on-board engineers.
- Review computerized maintenance program (SINEX) on a regular basis for assigned vessels so as to ensure hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, periodic preventative Planned Maintenance is completed as required and to ensure the computerized maintenance system is being utilized as intended.
- Compile ongoing vessel work lists for planning purposes and to assist in the budgeting process for each boat.
- Ensures safe and clean engine rooms and work areas.
- Ensure by monitoring and management that the non-mechanical systems (organizational systems) and mechanical systems of the vessel or vessels are organized or operated and maintained to comply within the requirements and constraints of the TMSA & USCG rules and regulations.
- Establishes, implements, and maintains task lists and inspection checklist
- Ensures that the discharged sewage and oily water are in accordance with all regulations
- Responsible for compilation, review and maintenance of systems and maintenance logs
- Assist in the preparation of shipyard specifications & specifications for other major work, engine overhauls etc. OR wholly prepare vessel shipyard specifications & specifications for other major work, engine overhauls etc.
- Manage vendor/shipyard performance and quality during all shipyard work, engine overhauls, and during major projects. Also provide timely cost reports and work schedules as needed for shipyard projects & major work.
- Ensures that all spending is approved, conscientious, careful and focused and that appropriate Purchase Requisitions are developed for all requirements
- Defers to, and act in support of “the vessel” in the event of a real or simulated emergency
- Engages in hands-on repairs and improvement projects as workload and criticality requires
- Conduct failure analysis and reports as assigned.
- Presents professional level of customer service and appearance to all – internal and external customers
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Provides interface with industry representatives such that all maintenance issues are rapidly resolved
- Complies with rules and regulations contained in the CBC operations manual and as directed by supervisor.
- Carry out the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and mission of Canal Barge Company.
The Port Engineer reports directly to the Senior Port Engineer. The Port Engineer supervises Vessel Engineers.
- Minimum high school education with five to ten years of mechanical marine experience.
College degree in a related field may take the place of some experience requirements.
- Extensive hands on experience in all vessel mechanics and systems.
- Good personal supervision and evaluation abilities.
- Solid computer skills. Experience with preventive maintenance and project maintenance software helpful.
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.