Tankerman (St. Rose, LA; Houston, TX)


Marquette Transportation Company is accepting applications for a Tankerman (St. Rose, LA; Houston, TX)



Principal Responsibilities:

  • Prepare barges for the loading and discharging of cargoes and transfer them per USCG regulations.
  • Build tow by handling lines and cables to tie and untie barges and boats .
  • Perform scheduled vessel maintenance and perform general housekeeping duties.
  • Responsible for handling lines and rigging during tow building, locking, and docking.
  • Responsible for dropping, spotting and switching barges at docks.
  • Ability to troubleshoot barge problems during transfers.
  • Report any hazardous or unsafe conditions to the Captain and make corrections.
  • Work a rotating six hours on and six hours off watch schedule.
  • Adhere and comply to all company policies, United States Coast Guard and environmental regulations.


  • Must be 18 or older to board a vessel
  • Possess a valid USCG Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) with Tankerman endorsement.
  • Must have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be able to attain it.
  • Must be able to pass a USCG required physical including benzene and respirator fit tests.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language per USCG regulations
  • Must be able to be away for extended periods of time as schedules are generally 28 days away and 14 days home
  • Must be able to handle rigging (up to 75 lbs-100lbs)

Marquette Transportation Company is one of the nation’s largest providers of marine transportation services, having combined three leading family-owned businesses under one banner. Unlike most integrated barge lines, we offer a strategic mix of vessels along many waterways

 Marquette Transportation Company is an equal opportunity employer.


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