Savage Services

River Pilot

US-LA-Gibson
Job ID
2017-3488
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Marine

Overview

Savage Inland Marine has immediate openings for qualified River Pilots 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.

Responsibilities

  • The River Pilot takes direction from the River Captain concerning tow configurations, drop-offs, pick-ups, and the duties of other crewmembers (Deckhands, Tankermen, Engineers, and Mates) on the River Pilot's watch.
  • The Pilot will periodically assume full responsibility for the Captain's duties, overseeing the work of crewmembers (Deckhands, Tankermen, Engineers, and Mates) concerning tows, tow configurations, maintenance of vessel, and other operational concerns.
  • During duty hours when the Captain is at rest, the pilot has direct control and responsibility of the boat, barges, and crew, and is responsible for safely navigating the tow while transiting Locks, Rivers and all of its tributaries.
  • Completes all U.S. Coast Guard, DOT and Savage Inland Marine required paperwork as directed by the Captain.
  • Answers directly to the Captain when completing Drill and Training exercises.

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum US Coast guard license of Mate of Towing upon Inland Waters and Western Rivers with no Tonnage restriction.
  • All applicants MUST attach a resume to be considered for this positon, NO EXCEPTIONS .
  • All applicants must complete the QUESTION section of this application, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Posting on the Western Rivers and/or the Inland Waterways systems is required.
  • Must possess a valid TWIC card.
  • Must possess a valid FCC radio license.
  • Applicants should be completely posted on two or more of these systems: Ohio, Illinois, Arkansas, Black Warrior, Tom Bigbee, Tennessee/Cumberland, Mississippi (Upper and Lower), or IntracoastalWaterway (East and West).
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a basic understanding of computer hardware and software such as internet browsers and email.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, a drive to achieve results, and a strong commitment to health, environmental, and safety principles.

 *** All eligible applicants will receive an email from the Savage Recruiter that contains a REQUIRED document that will need to be completely filled out and returned via email, within 24 hours.***

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass pre employment physical.
  • Must be able to lift 50# frequently.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

 

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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