*Location is US East Coast and Gulf Coast JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY:
Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of petroleum products between barges, ships, and facilities including completion of barge logs, bills of lading and gauge reports. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Vessel Maintenance Monitor product level in tanks, operate diesel engines, operate cargo pumps, operate tank/pipeline valves, and operate manual and hydraulic booms. Communicate professionally with all vessel crews and oil facility personnel. Adjust and secure barge lines. Complete loading and discharge gauge reports. Inspect vessel for Coast Guard, state and company regulatory compliance. Safety Participate in onboard drills with tug crews when job permits. Miscellaneous Check oil and water in any equipment on board before putting in use. General barge maintenance and cleanliness. Splice barge lines and boom running gear. Conduct preventative maintenance inspections. Handling lines tying up and letting go barges to and from berths or ships. Handling lines to make up tugboats taking the barge in tow. Follow directions of tug Captain in respect to vessel safety, movements, mooring and unmooring when the barge is under the control of a tug Supervisory and Leadership of Direct Staff Supervises and trains junior AB/ tank barge operators on maintenance procedures Trains AB / tankbarge operators in preventive maintenance procedures KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to perform the functions set forth in this job description and possess the stamina to work long hours. Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.). Ability to be self-motivated. Ability to maintain professional relations with customers. Able to work with little or no supervision. Able to splice 8 and 12 strand lines. Must have physical ability to maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and board vessels by use of an accommodation ladder, Jacob's ladder, standard ladder or tugboat. Must possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals. Ability to complete accurate paperwork. Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide). Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations. Knowledge of company safety practices Basic Computer Skills (Outlook, MS Excel, Word, and Tank Management System) Ability to communicate, in English, across all written, spoken and listening levels MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 5 Years' experience as tank barge operator Must possess and maintain Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document with Tankerman (Person-In-Charge Barge/DL) endorsement. AB limited with valid STCW Basic Safety Training (Personal Survival, Fire Prevention, Elementary First Aid, Social Responsibility) -Valid STCW '95 endorsement Basic Firefighting Must possess and maintain valid driver's license. Must possess and maintain a valid first aid certificate. Must have CPR training. Possess a current negative drug screen certificate. Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire. Must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is primarily outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. Slip/fall hazards. Working at height above water. Exposure to vapors. Mechanical/equipment hazards.
Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.