Mainline Vessel Cook (Jeffersonville, IN; Paducah, KY; St Louis and Cape Girardeau, MO; Memphis, TN; Cairo, IL)

American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL) is accepting applications for a Mainline Vessel Cook (Jeffersonville, IN; Paducah, KY; St Louis and Cape Girardeau, MO; Memphis, TN; Cairo, IL)



  • Must be able to remain on vessel for 28 day rotating assignments
  • Prepare meals in conformance with Company nutrition standards
  • Order sufficient quantities to support the crew’s nutritional requirements
  • Work closely with vessel master to ensure vessel budgets are maintained
  • Maintain the galley and all its utensils and equipment in accordance with Company sanitation requirements in all areas that are used for food storage
  • Conduct job briefings with self and other crew (as needed) prior to starting a new task / galley crew change
  • Ability to follow all safety requirements of the job

Educational Requirements:
ServeSafe Certification before orientation

Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have minimum 3 years professional cooking experience
  • Cooking experience with another maritime towing company preferred
  • Must be ServSafe Certified
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety and work related instructions. Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to plan extended menus and order appropriate supplies within budgetary requirements
  • Ability to live on a vessel for a rotation of at least 28 days
  • TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card) by time of interview/or receipt at interview
  • Must have a Valid Driver's license



High School/GED or better.


3-5 years: Years of Experience

Licenses & Certifications

Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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