Pilot, Houston Fleeting Services (Houston, TX)

Pilot, Houston Fleeting Services

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Are you ready to navigate your way toward a new career? Does a position that allows you to demonstrate your river experience and leadership skills sound exciting? Look no further – Ingram Barge is looking to hire experienced leaders, who can safely navigate the river, while also driving a high-performance culture onboard the vessel!

Job Description

  • Practice safe crew, vessel and tow operation using Ingram safety systems and policies
  • Participate in safety drills and audits
  • Supervise the Mate and Deckhands in consultation with the Captain and shore-based leadership
  • Assure safe and efficient vessel navigation through compliance with the “rules of the road”
  • Practice good seamanship and boat handling skills
  • Comply and ensure the crew is complying with USCG and environmental laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate felt leadership
  • Delegate vessel responsibilities, duties and tasks considering crew members position and ability
  • Assist with crew evaluations
  • Assist in training of deck crew
  • Steer tow up and down river
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Demonstration of the Ingram Way
  • Ability to uphold Ingram’s high safety standards
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Working knowledge of how to handle a large tow
  • Ability to respond quickly in an unexpected circumstance
  • Ability to apply basic critical thinking and decision-making skills to tow building and locking
  • Ability to work away from home for extended periods (14/7 or 20/10 day hitches)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork and acceptance of diversity
  • Strong communication skills with all levels within the organization
  • Intermediate skills with MS Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Possess High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Obtain or be able to obtain a valid TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)’
  • Hold a Radar endorsement
  • Must hold a Master of Towing Upon Western Rivers
  • Master of Towing vessels Upon Great Lakes and Inland Waters
  • Hold a FCC Radio License
  • Be CPR/First Aid, AED Certified or willing to obtain upon hire
  • Pass a post-offer process if an offer is made (background check, drug screen, physical)
  • Be able to climb a ladder and able to board and ride in a skiff

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you are requesting reasonable accommodation or disability assistance in submitting your application, you may email us at Recruiting@ingrambarge.com

Ingram Marine Group and its affiliates (“Company”) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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