• Tankerman

    Location(s) USA-LA-Gibson
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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 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.  
    • Transferring and laying rigging, handling lines, shifting barges, dropping or picking up barges, and checking the tow.
    • Assist via radio communication to wheelhouse while navigating through locks and bridges.
    • Catch 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
    • Perform the various tasks necessary to carry out the above, such as making a coupling, operating winches, ratchets, line handling, splicing and throwing lines
    • Chipping and painting
    • Repairing of flame screens, cleaning p/v valves, greasing winches, etc.
    • Report any hazardous or unsafe condition to the Captain and making "on the spot" corrections when capable.
    • Other equipment maintenance as needed
    • General housekeeping



    • The Tankerman will have 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 have knowledge of measuring the height of cargo in a storage tank
    • Must be able to get along with others in close quarters and be flexible to work any schedule is required


    • High school diploma or equivalent

    Physical Requirements

    • The Tankerman must satisfactorily complete a physical exam and drug test
    • 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
    • Bolting an 8-bolt flange together while wearing work gloves
    • Able to use hand or power tool for maintenance or repairs
    • The Tankerman must be able to 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



    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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