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Fleet Captain (Indiana, Louisiana, Texas)

Fleet Captain (Indiana, Louisiana, Texas)

ACBL: Vessel Tankerman (Jeffersonville, IN; Harahan, LA and Channelview, TX)

This position is responsible for supervising transfers, including safe loading and unloading of liquid barge cargo. Incumbents in this position will also be responsible for building and breaking tow, all deckhand duties on vessel and must achieve and maintain USCG licensing. Experience is REQUIRED.  Must have current Tankerman-PIC DL and TWIC.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all ACBL Safety policies and procedures as well as government regulatory requirements for loading / unloading or transport.
  • Follow pre-transfer inspection requirements.
  • Execute pre-transfer conference and the Declaration of Inspection.
  • Connect cargo hoses or loading arms.
  • Initiate pumping; increasing pressure appropriately to normal discharge pressure.
  • Perform calculation of loading rate.
  • Monitor all loadings to insure safe and environmentally proper procedure is followed.
  • Secure cargo systems.
  • Be able to perform minor repairs to barge equipment.

Educational and Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess valid, current MMD endorsed as Tankerman-PIC (Barge) Dangerous Liquids through USCG.
  • Must take yearly benzene physical and respirator fit test.
  • Must be able to operate PHD lite four stage gas meters, including maintenance, calibration, operation and reading interpretation.
  • Must be able to read and write to complete Declaration of Inspection and other required documents.
  • Must be able to perform mathematical equations to calculate load/unload amounts accurately.
  • Must be able to read, speak and understand the English language as required by USCG CFR.
  • Must have full understanding of deckhand responsibilities and ability to perform deckhand duties.

As a leader in inland barge transportation, ACBL moves the grain, dry bulk and liquid commodities relied upon by consumers, businesses and industries every day. ACBL provides a wide array of barging solutions to meet your transportation needs and the flexibility required to support your business. With one of the nation’s largest and newest inland river barge fleets, ACBL operates the safest, most reliable and efficient equipment for transporting cargoes along 7,200 miles of U.S. inland waterways. With a fully integrated network, we provide transloading, warehousing, storage and fleeting services to support barge transportation throughout the Mississippi River System and its tributaries.

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