Savage Services


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Employment Type
Regular Full-Time


Savage Inland Marine has immediate openings for qualified Tankermen in its Marine Division located in Gibson, LA.  Savage operates on the Western and Inland Waterways river systems. Vessel employees are scheduled on a 28 day on/14 day off rotation and work two six hour watches each day with six hour rest periods in between watches.


Tankermen are directly responsible and accountable to the Captain, his relief, or wheelman, working directly under him and following his instructions.


Tankermen are primarily accountable for their own health, safety and cleanliness. They must be familiar with Savage Inland Marine policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations and must abide by them at all times.


Tankerman duties may vary from vessel to vessel and from watch to watch. The Captain sets the watch standing schedule for the crew. The Captain or his Relief must ensure that the Tankerman stands the proper watch and performs the proper duties. These may include but are not limited to the following:



Operation Duties:

  • Transferring and laying rigging, handling lines, shifting barges, dropping or picking up barges, and checking the tow.
  • Assisting via radio communication to wheelhouse while navigating through locks and bridges.
  • Catching a line on deck fittings, work lines at locks, cast lines free when getting underway, and assist in the navigation of the boat from the deck
  • Performing the various tasks necessary to carry out the above, such as making a coupling, operating winches, ratchets, line handling, splicing and throwing lines.


Maintenance Duties:

  • Chipping and painting
  • Repairing of flame screens, cleaning p/v valves, greasing winches, etc.
  • Other equipment maintenance as needed


Housekeeping Duties:

  • Cleaning or scouring the boat
  • Cleaning quarters, including personal quarters
  • Cleaning the wheelhouse and galley
  • Cleaning the heads and companionways
  • Maintaining the barge, grease winches, dogs on hatch covers, etc.
  • Performing other cleaning chores as directed by the Captain


Tankerman Duties:

  • All Tankerman will remain on the barge from start to finish while loading and pumping
  • Report any hazardous or unsafe condition to the Captain and making "on the spot" corrections when capable.
  • Have knowledge of measuring the height of cargo in a storage tank.
  • Other duties as directed by the Captain or his relief.



The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience Holding a Current/Valid Tankerman-PIC MMD
  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.
  • A valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (T.W.I.C.) is required.
  • Must be able to get along with others in close quarters and be flexible to work any schedule is required.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical exam and drug test. Work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Lift/carry heavy objects
    • Lift an object of 75 pounds from floor to waist level and back down.
    • Lift an object of 50 pounds from waist to shoulder.
  • This includes wearing standard issue work gloves.
    • Bolting an 8-bolt flange together while wearing the above referenced work gloves.
    • Able to use hand or power tool for maintenance or repairs
  • Pull heavy lines/hoses
  • Step one step, of a distance at least 36 inches one time
  • Climb ladder and or stairs of 15 feet up and down
  • Work outside in weather conditions (ice, wind, rain, snow, heat, etc)
  • Able to see (if applicable with corrective lenses) objects at various distances and colors.




Savage is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America.  Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.


Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan, profit sharing, and opportunities for future growth.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.


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