Master of Towing (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa)

Full-Time – $400-$500 per Day

Riverview Tug Service, Inc. Is an EEO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job description

Riverview Tug Service, Inc. is a Multi-Faceted, Multi-Generational Company that began in 1998. For more than 25 years, the Riverview Tug Service Team has continued to provide tug assistance and short towing on the Upper Mississippi for many different customers. The Riverview Family of Companies of dedicated and skilled employees are committed to customer satisfaction. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of services for the best value along the Mississippi River. Join our team today!

Position Summary

Captains are responsible for the safe operation of vessels and barges.

Job Responsibilities

  • Total responsibility for the safety of the towing vessel. This includes ensuring that the vessel is adhering to the provisions of the Certificate of Inspection (once the COI has been issued) and follows applicable regulations regarding the towing vessel.
  • Determines if an unsafe operation endangers the vessel or the crew.
  • Report any accident, incident, illness of the crew, or maintenance problem.
  • Preparation, filing and onboard maintenance of all records and documents.
  • Ensuring and promoting a positive and proactive relationship with the customer through his or her actions, decisions, abilities, temperament and operational efficiency of the crew and vessel.

Job Requirements

  • Master of Towing Western Rivers
  • Medical Endorsement
  • Radar Endorsement
  • Radio and Telephone Permit
  • Current Transportation Work Identification Credential (TWIC) required

Physical Requirements

Standing and Walking Tasks

Continued and occasionally uninterrupted work on all decks of the vessel, including the engine room with the majority of the work comprised of standing and walking.

Sitting Tasks

Steering the vessel.

Lifting Tasks

The following objects, from less than 10 to occasionally more than 100 pounds, may be stored as low as floor level and lifted by the Captain or Relief Captain.

  • Pumps
  • Mooring lines
  • Rigging equipment for barges
  • Steel cable
  • Stores
  • Supplies
  • Tools

Crouching / Squatting / Kneeling Tasks

Daily handling of equipment and cleaning.

Pushing and Pulling Tasks

Daily handling of equipment, supplies, cargo, wires, and lines.

Other “On the Job” Demands

Daily crawling, jumping, stepping to board vessel, climbing, twisting.

Potential Work Conditions and Exposures

Hot, cold or sudden changes in temperatures, noise, fumes, cramped quarters, sharp edges, vibrations, effect of seas on vessel, non-stationary work surfaces, and working on water.

Riverview Tug Service, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Riverview Tug Service, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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