Deer Park, TX 77536
The Pilot is primarily responsible for the safety of the crew and vessel, and the safe and efficient transportation of the assigned barges and cargo. It is essential that the Pilot is qualified to, physically capable of, and does perform all of the duties of the remaining
crew. While onboard the vessel, the Pilot will stand two six-hour watches daily. During this time, he/she will be responsible for all actions of the crew and vessel, and for following
all of his/her responsibilities as listed below.
*****Work schedule would be 28 days on/14 days off.*****
General Duties and Responsibilities
Ensuring the safe operation and navigation of towing vessels along inland
waters and western rivers.
Ensuring the safety of crew members.
Standing wheelhouse watches.
Responsible of informing the wheelman on watch all known conditions of the
The Pilot must report all unsafe conditions to the Captain and take actions to
Maintaining accurate and continuous communication with management,
supervisors, and office personnel.
Completing all required reports for the daily operation and management of the
vessel and tows.
Ensuring that all navigation equipment is kept neat, clean, and in good working
order, and that routine maintenance work is scheduled and completed.
Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and company laws, policies, and
regulations, and reports any violations.
Personally charged with strict adherence to the provisions of the COI, and
compliance with the applicable provisions of 46 CFR subchapter M.
Must ensure compliance with the Towing Safety Management System.
Promoting a culture that adheres to Safety First, and wears the proper PPE
gear when needed.
Performing assigned duties in emergency situations.
Remaining up-to-date with all relevant licenses and certifications.
Regular attendance at the worksite is required.
Position Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Established leader, able to communicate, organize, and problem solve.
Able to get along with crew members in confined quarters for prolonged periods
Must be able to fulfill physical requirements including pulling heavy lines/hoses,
lift, carry heavy items a minimum of 50 pounds, climb onto barges and up and
down ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
Able to work with or without direct supervision, both as a member of a team
and/or as an individual.
Effective communicator, both written and verbal.
Knows how and when to use the emergency equipment and PPE.
Ability to work overtime as necessary.
Ability to be a positive representative of the Company both internally and
Ability to work with respect and cooperation at all times with fellow employees
Must be committed to working safely at all times.
Hold a valid Masters of Towing Vessels endorsed for Inland Waters and Western
Hold a valid Radar Endorsement and FCC license.
Hold a valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (T.W.I.C.).
High school diploma / GED or equivalent experience is required.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Marine Industry, is required.
Requires a valid driver s license.
Employee is responsible for his/her own transportation to/from the vessel if they live within 75 miles of the vessel location.