Shore Side Assist Boat Operator
T. Parker Host
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Operate assist boat to ensure safe maneuvering of tug and barges at load and discharge berths.
- Work with primary tug Captain to ensure safe and reliable daily operation of fleet of 5 dry bulk open hopper barges
- Make-up tug to barges
- Pump bilges
- Operate generator
- Work with Captain to ensure the safe and reliable daily operation of fleet of 2 assists tugs
- Disembark primary tug to operate assist tugs as needed.
- Tender barges at CSX/supervise barge loading
- Preform regularly scheduled routine and emergency maintenance and repair of primary tug, barges and assist tugs
- Maintain fleet, to including mechanical tasks, painting, needle scaling
- Handle lines on barge/tug/dock when required
Skills & Requirements
Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Minimum license: 100 Ton with towing endorsement
- Previous experience as a Mate aboard a twin screw tug engaged in barge towing preferred
- History of solid boat handling skills
- Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours
- Ability to work 12 hour shifts and holidays/weekends.
- Willingness and ability to be flexible and creative
- Must meet “fit for duty” requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
- The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
- Must be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb onto barges and up and down ladders.
- Must be able to work in difficult conditions with exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, wind, heat, etc.)
- Must be comfortable working aboard boats and barges using heavy lines, winches, and mechanical tools for repairs
- Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and work at protected heights up to 160 feet.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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