Trip Engineer (Memphis, TN)

Are you a passionate and experienced Marine Engineer ready to take on new challenges in the maritime industry? If you have a strong background in boat design, construction, and maintenance, we want you to be part of our dynamic team at American Commercial Barge Line.

When you join ACBL…

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) is one of the largest and most diversified marine transportation companies in the U.S. Our legacy of providing the nation with the most economical, safest, and greenest mode of transportation dates all the way back to 1915, when we began moving coal on the Kentucky River.  We offer a wide range of career paths in both operations and support services. Whether you are interested in working on the river or in an office, we are always searching for the best of the best to join our ACBL team.

What you will be doing... Your IMPACT

  • Responsible for the inspection, routine maintenance, maintenance and repair planning, and troubleshooting of the vessel’s main propulsion machinery, auxiliary machinery, and its various systems.
  • Oversee maintenance and repair activities for our fleet in a prompt manner, ensuring operational excellence and safety while reporting the progress to the Captain and Port Engineer.
  • Appoint assignments and direction to any Assistant Engineers who are assigned to the vessel from concept to completion, meeting deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of design changes, maintenance, and repair activities daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Report accurately the fuel, water, lube status, and consumption to the wheelhouse daily.
  • Ensure all parts used are re-ordered for the vessel.
  • Provide expert technical guidance to vessel crews, offering solutions during operational challenges.
  • Perform all work in accordance with ACBL safety & environmental policies. While abiding by all ACBL policies and USCG regulations.

What we are looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Must be able to meet ACBL physical examination requirements.
  • Must be able to travel to and from vessel and training locations via air or car travel.
  • Must be able to work a 6-hour on 6-hour off watch.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must maintain an active TWIC.

Even better if you have:

  • Additional vocational training or US Coast Guard licensing.

Reasons you will love working at ACBL …

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • Comprehensive training and career development opportunities.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Commitment to safety and employee well-being
  • A chance to be part of a supportive team in the maritime industry while maintaining a work-life balance.




High School/GED or better.

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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