Port Mate

POSTED ON 6/8/2022 CLOSED ON 10/28/2022
American Commercial Barge Line LLC Hired Organization Address Cairo, IL Full Time

Job Posting for Port Mate at American Commercial Barge Line LLC

Port Mate

Job Category: Deck Crew
Requisition Number: PORTM001414

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      Posted: June 8, 2022


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    Cairo, IL 62914, USA

Job Details


Essential Duties/Functions

  • Ensure all vessel operations are conducted in the safest possible manner.
  • Assist with new hire RS1 classes as well as Mate/LD Training as needed.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the Captain/Pilot and all other Crew Members.
  • Inform Port Captain/Captain/Pilot immediately upon noting a safety or compliance concern with an employee, vessel, cargo, or the environment is in jeopardy.
  • Ensure vessels and all crew members comply with all environmental regulations, laws, policies, procedures and ensure that operations are conducted safely and efficiently to meet customer requirements.
  • Evaluate experienced Deck crew being considered for promotion to Lead Deckhand or Mate. Provide feedback to candidates and make promotion recommendations to the Port Captain and Training Supervisor against the skills and competencies of the positions.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and act as a positive M.P.A.T.H. role model in order to mentor and coach crew members.
  • Conduct inspections of vessel/barges to ensure compliance of all equipment onboard in accordance with Company policies established to meet or exceed all equipment standards.
  • Ensure all vessel documentation is in compliance with Company policies, laws and regulations.
  • Instruct, train and educate Deck Crewmembers on the safe conduct of all their tasks and report on the progress of individual Deck Crewmembers.
  • Evaluate job briefings before, during and after engaging in any task and train all Deck Crew Members to conduct briefings.
  • Inspect vessel PPE and other related gear/tools to ensure compliance with Safety Management System. Will also inspect the gear on tow including portable/stationary rigging, winches, etc.
  • Conduct all Company-required tow and barge inspections including accurate checks of the barge drafts and reporting them to the Master.
  • Review Monthly Safety and Critical Spares Inspection reports ensuring monthly safety inspections and inventories of rigging, barge pumps and deck supplies are completed.
  • Assist with incidents and investigations.
  • Inspect and ensure the tow is properly wired and all rigging is tight in accordance with Company rigging requirements.
  • Ensure vessel's interior and exterior are well maintained, clean and orderly.
  • Perform barge inspections to ensure ACBL policies are met as outlined in ACBL's SMS.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Development

  • Continue to improve proficiencies in MS Office, Google Suite, and Intelex software programs.
  • Develop, maintain, and/or improve upon oral and written communication skills.
  • Complete all assigned SCI E-Learning courses on schedule.
  • Participate in quarterly and annual performance reviews with your supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to travel 80% , stay on vessels overnight and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required:

  • Maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Pass a physical, drug screen, and background investigation.
  • Be able to work within a team, take directions, keep required work schedule, possess attention to detail and follow work rules.
  • Have the heart of a coach/mentor.
  • Be an MPATH champion.


Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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