Working on the RIVER

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IN BUSINESS SINCE 1948

WORKING ON THE RIVER IS A REWARDING AND CHALLENGING CAREER OPPORTUNITY. WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE OUR EMPLOYEES WITH THE TOOLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR CAREER. WE GENERALLY PROMOTE FROM WITHIN, GIVING OUR EMPLOYEES A CHANCE TO MOVE UP AND ADVANCE. THE WORK SCHEDULE IS 21 DAYS ON AND 21 DAYS OFF. CREW STAND WATCH FOR 6 HOURS TWICE A DAY AND WORK IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE CREW CONSISTS OF A CAPTAIN, PILOT, CHIEF ENGINEER, SECOND ENGINEER, TWO DECKHANDS, AND A COOK. THE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE WE PROVIDE TO OUR EMPLOYEES IS AT THE TOP OF THE INDUSTRY AND INCLUDES HEALTH, DENTAL, AND VISION INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE, RETIREMENT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSIST EMPLOYEES IN ADVANCING THEIR CAREERS.

CAPTAIN

The Captain is directly responsible for all vessel operations. The Captain must be knowledgeable of the vessel and its systems to follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Captain monitors and controls expenditures while ensuring the vessel is operated safely and efficiently in all weather and river conditions. The Captain must possess a current USCG Marine Officer Pilot’s License.

Pilot

The Pilot is directly responsible for all vessel operations while standing watch and must be knowledgeable of the vessel and its systems to follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Pilot ensures the vessel is operated safely and efficiently in all weather and river conditions.  The Pilot must possess a current USCG Marine Officer Pilot’s License.

Engineer

The Engineer (Chief or Second) is responsible for all vessel maintenance and must be knowledgeable of the general operation of the vessel and its systems to carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Engineer is subject to the orders of the Captain and/or wheelhouse person on watch. It is the duty of the Engineer to inform the Captain of the machinery condition and work to be done in the engine room. The Chief Engineer will work a six-hour watch with the Captain and the Second Engineer will work a six-hour watch with the Pilot.

DECKHAND

The Deckhand must be knowledgeable of the general operation of the vessel and its tow and systems and must follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Deckhand monitors and controls barge maintenance and the cleanliness of the vessel. One Deckhand will work a six-hour watch with the Captain and Chief Engineer while the other Deckhand will work a six-hour watch with the Pilot and Second Engineer.

Cook

The Cook is responsible for the vessel’s food and galley supplies and must be knowledgeable of the general operation of the vessel to follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The cook prepares meals, monitors and controls grocery inventory, and is responsible for the cleanliness of the galley, refrigerator, freezer, pantry, cupboards and stove onboard the vessel. 

IN BUSINESS SINCE 1948

WORKING ON THE RIVER IS A REWARDING AND CHALLENGING CAREER OPPORTUNITY. WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE OUR EMPLOYEES WITH THE TOOLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR CAREER. WE GENERALLY PROMOTE FROM WITHIN, GIVING OUR EMPLOYEES A CHANCE TO MOVE UP AND ADVANCE. THE WORK SCHEDULE IS 21 DAYS ON AND 21 DAYS OFF. CREW STAND WATCH FOR 6 HOURS TWICE A DAY AND WORK IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE CREW CONSISTS OF A CAPTAIN, PILOT, CHIEF ENGINEER, SECOND ENGINEER, TWO DECKHANDS, AND A COOK. THE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE WE PROVIDE TO OUR EMPLOYEES IS AT THE TOP OF THE INDUSTRY AND INCLUDES HEALTH, DENTAL, AND VISION INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE, RETIREMENT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSIST EMPLOYEES IN ADVANCING THEIR CAREERS.

CAPTAIN

The Captain is directly responsible for all vessel operations. The Captain must be knowledgeable of the vessel and its systems to follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Captain monitors and controls expenditures while ensuring the vessel is operated safely and efficiently in all weather and river conditions. The Captain must possess a current USCG Marine Officer Pilot’s License.

Pilot

The Pilot is directly responsible for all vessel operations while standing watch and must be knowledgeable of the vessel and its systems to follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Pilot ensures the vessel is operated safely and efficiently in all weather and river conditions.  The Pilot must possess a current USCG Marine Officer Pilot’s License.

Engineer

The Engineer (Chief or Second) is responsible for all vessel maintenance and must be knowledgeable of the general operation of the vessel and its systems to carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Engineer is subject to the orders of the Captain and/or wheelhouse person on watch. It is the duty of the Engineer to inform the Captain of the machinery condition and work to be done in the engine room. The Chief Engineer will work a six-hour watch with the Captain and the Second Engineer will work a six-hour watch with the Pilot.

DECKHAND

The Deckhand must be knowledgeable of the general operation of the vessel and its tow and systems and must follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The Deckhand monitors and controls barge maintenance and the cleanliness of the vessel. One Deckhand will work a six-hour watch with the Captain and Chief Engineer while the other Deckhand will work a six-hour watch with the Pilot and Second Engineer.

Cook

The Cook is responsible for the vessel’s food and galley supplies and must be knowledgeable of the general operation of the vessel to follow and carry out safety rules, procedures and policies. The cook prepares meals, monitors and controls grocery inventory, and is responsible for the cleanliness of the galley, refrigerator, freezer, pantry, cupboards and stove onboard the vessel.