Location(s) USA-FL-Tampa | USA-TX-Galveston | USA-LA-New Orleans
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Employment Type
Regular Full-Time


The Captain has overriding authority and control on board his/her vessel at all times either at sea or in port.  He/she is directly responsible for all actions and procedures occurring on board that may affect the interests of the Company. 


  • Oversee crew of 19 seamen to ensure safe, reliable, environmentally conscious, and efficient operations
  • Communicate among crew members during highly stressful situations
  • Performance of inspection of all equipment and systems necessary for safe, operations
  • The Captain will supervise each department on board the vessel and be responsible for the economical maintenance and operation of the vessel, including authorization of overtime expenditures for all departments, cargo and ballasting operations oversight and tracking of vessel certificates
  • The Captain is to notify the Company of any cases effecting the seaworthiness of the vessel, safety of the vessel and crew, quality of the environment as affected by the vessel, security of the vessel, and quality of service provided to the Customer
  • The Captain is ultimately responsible for following all regulations and procedures under the which the vessel trades, including but not limited to: Flag State, Class, Port State, the Company HSSEQ Management System
  • The Captain is considered an extension of the Company and an integral member of the management team. As such, he or she is responsible for the training and evaluation of the crew under his or her leadership.  Besides the responsibilities listed above, the Master is responsible for cost management, vessel maintenance, upkeep, and cleanliness, safety awareness and indoctrination, effective communication and harmony on the ship, and appearance and sobriety



  • Master Unlimited USCG Licensed
  • Tankerman Person in Charge (PIC)
  • All Required STCW endorsements for a chemical tanker capable of foreign voyages
  • Vessel Security Officer
  • Medical PIC
  • GMDSS Operator
  • Radar/ARPA and ECDIS endorsement
  • Must have a valid TWIC card and Passport
  • Other certificates and endorsements as deemed required for the operation and by Savage Marine
  • History of good decision making, balancing what is fair for all parties
  • Good command of the English language
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Proven and effective manager and leader


  • High School diploma
  • Maritime Academy graduate preferred
  • Five years of experience as chemical tanker Master preferred
  • ABS Nautical Systems NS5 experience preferred
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work in confined spaces, carrying heavy tools, climbing and descending ladders, consistently asked to lift and carry loads greater than 25 pounds
  • Must have current USCG medical certificate, renewed every 2 years



With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.


Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.


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


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