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Captain

Career Description: Responsible for operating a river towboat in the transportation of commodities on the inland river system, including supervision of the crew, maintaining the boat in a safe and seaworthy condition, navigation of the boat on the forward watch, administration of company policy and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.

Annual Salary: Avg. $145,000

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED or minimum 5 years in the Pilot House

Barge Washer

Barge Washer

Career Description: Team consists of a hose man and two helpers. The job consists of washing excess cargo out of the hopper utilizing high pressure hoses and siphons. The best barge washers understand the principles of hydrology and water flow at a very high level.

Annual Salary: Avg. $45,000

Minimum Education: None

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commerical Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison 

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company
Marathon Petroleum

National Maintenance & Repair
Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Captain

Captain

Career Description: Responsible for operating a river towboat in the transportation of commodities on the inland river system, including supervision of the crew, maintaining the boat in a safe and seaworthy condition, navigation of the boat on the forward watch, administration of company policy and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.

Annual Salary: Avg. $145,000

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED or minimum 5 years in the Pilot House

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Crounse Corporation

Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, Inc.

Golding Barge Line

Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

Missouri River Towing

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company

Port of New Orleans

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises
, LLC
Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Career Description: Enforce laws related to hunting, trapping, fishing, navigation, snowmobiling, and all-terrain vehicles. Investigate incidents involving outdoor recreation. Inspect game breeders, taxidermists, bait dealers, and other commercial users. Teach hunter education, outdoor skills workshops, and other courses. Communicate with schools and community groups and with the media.

Annual Salary: $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree and Law Enforcement Academy Training

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

Amherst Madison

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Crounse Corporation
Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC
Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Conservation Officer

Conservation Officer

Career Description: Enforce laws related to hunting, trapping, fishing, navigation, snowmobiling, and all-terrain vehicles. Investigate incidents involving outdoor recreation. Inspect game breeders, taxidermists, bait dealers, and other commercial users. Teach hunter education, outdoor skills workshops, and other courses. Communicate with schools and community groups and with the media.

Annual Salary: $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and Law Enforcement Academy Training

Companies hiring for this position:

Ingram Barge Company
Oakley's Port 33

Cook

Cook

Career Description:  Responsible for preparing and serving nutritious well-balanced meals to the crew and any guests. Cooks are responsible for maintaining the galley, dining room and associated equipment in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

Annual Salary:  $34,000 to $40,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Crounse Corporation
Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service
Jantran, Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

Crane Operator

Crane Operator

Career Description:  Operate and maintain assigned cranes performing lifts as required while providing guidance to assigned crew of a midstream barge crane. Responsible for the safe operation of the crane as well as the safety of the crew assigned to his/her location.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $38,000

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Corn Island Shipyard
Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Deckhand

Electrician

Electrician

Career Description:  Installs, services, repairs, replaces and maintains all electric wiring and electrical equipment such as cranes, public address systems and electric motors. Installs lights and power lines, electrical outlets, electrical fixtures and hook up disconnects shore power and compressors, welding banks, etc.

Annual Salary:  $23,000 to $63,000

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison
Associated Terminals
Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC
Corn Island Shipyard
Ingram Barge Company
James Marine Inc.
Marathon Petroleum
National Maintenance & Repair
Newt Marine
Oakley's Port 33
Port of New Orleans
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC
Traylor Bros., Inc.
Turn Services, LLC
Wepfer Marine, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Engineer

Engineer

Career Description:  Installs, services, repairs, replaces and maintains all electric wiring and electrical equipment such as cranes, public address systems and electric motors. Installs lights and power lines, electrical outlets, electrical fixtures and hook up disconnects shore power and compressors, welding banks, etc.

Annual Salary:  $23,000 to $63,000

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison
Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Canal Barge Company
C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC
Corn Island Shipyard
Crounse Corporation
Golding Barge Line
Ingram Barge Company
Inland Marine Service
James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Magnolia Marine Transport Co.
Marathon Petroleum
Missouri River Towing
National Maintenance & Repair
Newt Marine
Oakley's Port 33
Port of New Orleans
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC
Traylor Bros., Inc.
Turn Services, LLC
Wepfer Marine, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Environmental Compliance and Safety Officer

Environmental Compliance and Safety Officer

Career Description:  Develops, executes, and reports on health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines. Prepares ad enforce policies to establish a culture of health and safety. Evaluates practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law. Conducts safety audits and training seminars for health and safety matters and accident prevention.

Annual Salary:  $30,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma College Degree Preferred

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

National Maintenance & Repair

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Equipment Operator

Fitter

Fitter

Career Description:  Lays-out and fabricates metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within hull of boat or barge for welding.

Annual Salary:  $23,000 to $63,000

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Corn Island Shipyard

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

General Manager

General Manager

Career Description:  Responsible for directing and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the job site through quality supervision and skilled decision-making. Develops and administers budgets for marine construction projects. Accurately forecasts the scope, cost, and duration of current and future projects.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $45,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Cummins Sales and Service

Holliday Sand & Gravel Company

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

Marathon Petroleum
M/G Transport Services

Newt Marine
Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Warrior Tombigbee Waterway Association

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Laborer

Laborer

Career Description:  Work includes all types of loading and unloading cars, trucks, barges, stacking material, excavating, filling in, moving simple types and sizes of machinery, general cleanup work such as sweeping, mopping, washing windows and the tearing down and dismantling of various types of buildings using various machines and tools.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $23,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Corn Island Shipyard

Holliday Sand & Gravel Company

Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Machinist

Machinist

Career Description:  Sets up and operates various machine ship machines, such as lathes, grinders, milling machines, drill presses, power tools, and similar machine tools. Performs maintenance and repair of any machinery. Places various stock and material into and out of machines and storage areas.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $38,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

Amherst Madison
Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Marine Mechanic

Marine Mechanic

Career Description:  Maintains all major and minor vessel equipment. Equipment includes main engines, generator engines, electrical systems, hydraulics, air compressors, centrifuges, water systems, sewer systems, heating and cooling systems, and alarm systems. Performs maintenance on barge equipment. Maintains equipment, tools, supplies and machinery rooms.

Annual Salary:  $23,000 to $63,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison

Campbell Transporation Company, Inc.

Canal Barge Company

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Cummins Sales and Service

Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, Inc.

Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

Marathon Petroleum

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Marine Surveyor

Marine Surveyor

Career Description:  Advises customers on marine matters such as general consulting, engineering, and accident investigations. Routinely performs draft surveys, cargo surveys, damage surveys on barges, towboats, docks, Locks / Dams and related marine structures. Inspection of barges and towboats for insurance, marine claims, financing and sales considerations.

Annual Salary:  $31,000 to $52,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering for advancement

Companies hiring for this position:

Amherst Madison
Ingram Barge Company
Oakley's Port 33

Running Rivers, LLC

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Mate

Mate

Career Description:  Responsible for directing the activities of the deck crew; for the cleanliness, upkeep, and painting of the towing vessel; maintaining the safety and integrity of the tow; and providing guidance, training, and safe work instruction to members of the deck crew.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $69,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

Amherst Madison

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Golding Barge Line

Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

Missouri River Towing

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Oiler

Oiler

Career Description:  Responsible for ensuring proper lubrication and routine maintenance of all mobile equipment, machinery, and other equipment. Performs minor repairs on equipment and other machinery. Oversees the process of drafting barges.

Annual Salary:  $24,000 to $40,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
Associated Terminals

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Traylor Bros., Inc.
Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Painter/Blaster

Painter/Blaster

Career Description:  Operates spray painting equipment or brushes or rolls paint on surfaces. Sands surfaces between coats and polishes final coat. May spray or brush hot plastics or pitch on surfaces. May bake finishes on painted and enameled articles in baking oven. May cut stencils or spray lettering and decorations on surfaces.

Annual Salary:  $24,000 to $31,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Corn Island Shipyard

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Pilot

Risk Management

Risk Management

Career Description:  Responsible for OSHA compliance through inspections, training, and record keeping. Handles claim management for personal injury, property damage, and reimbursements. Maintains insurance records.

Annual Salary:  $65,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Canal Barge Company

Cincinnati Bulk Termials, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Crounse Corporation

Cummins Sales and Service

Golding Barge Line

Holliday Sand & Gravel Company

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

M/G Transport Services

Parker Towing Company

Port of New Orleans

Running Rivers, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Second Mate

Second Mate

Career Description:  Responsible for the safe and efficient activities of the deck crew serving during watch.Will perform any combination of the following duties; inspects deck machinery, rigging, and barges; coordinates watch schedules and activities with the Mate; and be able to perform those duties of a deckhand.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $56,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

Amherst Madison

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Magnolia Marine Transport Co.

Marathon Petroleum

Missouri River Towing

Oakley's Port 33

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Tankerman

Tankerman

Career Description:  Responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant operation of assigned area. Prepares barges for safe and complete loading and discharging of oils. Understands what the product is and how it should be transferred and protected. Participates in the maintenance of the boat and barges.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $41,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AccuTRANS
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison
Buckeye Terminals, LLC
Canal Barge Company
Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, Inc.
Golding Barge Line, Inc.
Ingram Barge Company
Inland Marine Service
James Marine Inc.
Magnolia Marine Transport Co.
Marathon Petroleum
Oakley's Port 33
Parker Towing Company
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Various Positions

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Various Positions

Career Description:  The Corps is responsible for building, maintaining, and operating locks and dams and monitoring water levels and flood control. Maintain the navigation channel of the Mississippi. The Corps also employs rangers who patrol the parks and waters along the river, on the water and land under control of the Corps.

Annual Salary:  $50,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED, some positions require Bachelor’s Degree

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
US Army & USACE Career Opportunities

U.S. Coast Guard – Various Positions

U.S. Coast Guard – Various Positions

Career Description:  One of the U.S. armed forces providing a persistent prescence along rivers and in ports. Aids in patrolling, water rescue, water safety education, and maintaining channel markers for commercial traffic.

Annual Salary:  $30,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma required, some ranks require Bachelor’s Degree. U.S. Coast Guard Basic and Specialized training required for various ranks.

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Coast Guard - Various Positions
USCG Recruiters and Active Career Info

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Soil Conservationist

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Soil Conservationist

Career Description:  State and federal soil conservationists work with private landowners and public lands along rivers to promote conservation. Advise on techniques such as buffer strip vegetation, filter strips, grassed waterways, silt ponds, contour farming, strip cropping, no-till farming, agricultural drainage systems, and other aspects of managing agricultural, private, and public lands.

Annual Salary:  $32,000 to $91,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Conservation

U.S. Forest Service – Forester

U.S. Forest Service – Forester

Career Description:  Agency manages national forests and wild lands on and adjacent to rivers. They work with private landowners to manage land and vegetation cover and promote conservation. Advise in timber stand improvement, forest-related diseases, and harvest. Some federal and state foresters are also involved with fire management or suppression.

Annual Salary:  $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and specialized fire training for fire certification

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Forest Service - Forester

Watershed Coordinator

Watershed Coordinator

Career Description:  Work in particular watersheds to monitor water quality and to help prevent erosion and contamination in watersheds by working directly with landowners. They monitor stream and river quality and work with landowners and businesses to prevent soil erosion and pollution.

Annual Salary:  $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and specialized training

Companies hiring for this position:

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Welder

Welder

Career Description:  Performs numerous activities required in repair, maintenance, and rebuilding of marine boats and barges. Performs welding activities in all positions, climbing ladders and scaffolds, lifting heavy objects. They must possess the ability to work in awkward positions and function in a shipyard environment which includes extreme weather temperatures.

Annual Salary:  Avg. $31,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Corn Island Shipyard

Holliday Sand & Gravel Company

Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

Marathon Petroleum

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

St Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist

Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist

Career Description:  Work in either wildlife or fisheries careers, but may also include invasive species, and specialized species biologists. Track species and make recommendations to maintain balanced populations. Monitor habitats that support wildlife.

Annual Salary:  $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and specialized training

Companies hiring for this position:

Newt Marine

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