Tankerman

Tankerman working aboard a gulf towboat

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Position: Tankerman
Reports to: Captain
Division: Gulf
Location: Harahan

Principal Responsibilities

Tankerman must be able to:

  1. Build and check tow by utilizing various tools/equipment to include but not limited to wrenches, ratchets, shackles, chain straps and wires/cables.
  2. Move and stack sets of rigging throughout the vessel and barges.
  3. Complete transfer of liquid cargo to/from the vessel through application/removal of hoses via fittings/seals and opening/closing of valves.
  4. Move pumps and hoses about the barges and place hoses in wing tank/void for removal of water.
  5. Complete processes to allow the vessel to take on fuel.
  6. Complete skiff operations to allow the crew to go ashore and come aboard the vessel.
  7. Assist with the stocking and delivery of various supplies aboard the vessel to/from the front hole.
  8. Complete periodic maintenance duties in the engine room.
  9. Complete daily and periodic cleaning tasks to include but not limited to trash removal, mopping, scraping, sanding and painting.

Physical Demands of Job

Never Occasional Frequent Constant
0% of an 8 hour day 1-33% of an 8 hour day 34-66% of an 8 hour day 67-100% of an 8 hour day
0 hours ≤ 2.6 hours ≥ 2.7 hours - ≤ 5.2 hours ≥ 5.3 hours
Material Handling 1-32 repetitions/day 33-200 repetitions/day > 200 repetitions/day
Non-Material Handling 1-100 repetitions/day 101-800 repetitions/day > 800 repetitions/day

Standing and Walking:  (Constant) Stand and walk to complete various duties such as moving/application of hoses, opening/closing of valves, building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Sitting:  (Occasional) Sit to complete various duties associated with tasks such as periodic maintenance, documentation and education.

Lifting and Carrying:  (Frequent) Lift/Carry wrenches and cables weighing up to 70 pounds from a ground/floor height to a height of 60 inches for distances of up to 200 feet  throughout the vessel and barges.

Pushing/Pulling:   (Frequent) Generate push and pull forces of ³140 pounds to build tow by utilizing wrenches, ratchets and cables.

Forward Bending:  (Frequent) Attain/maintain a forward flexed position of up to 60 degrees to complete various duties such as moving/application of hoses, opening/closing of valves, building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Trunk Rotation: (Frequent) Rotate their trunk/torso left-right to complete various duties such as moving/application of hoses, opening/closing of valves, building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Reaching:  (Frequent) Forward reach to a shoulder level height of between 48-60 inches to complete various duties such as moving/application of hoses, opening/closing of valves, building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Manipulating/Handling/Gripping:  (Frequent) Complete gripping, pinching and manipulation of various parts and pieces of equipment utilized for the performance of essential job functions.  A grip force of ≥ 90 pounds is necessary for the completion of tasks.

Climbing:  (Frequent) Climb ladders, steps and various surface levels to complete various duties such as moving/application of hoses, opening/closing of valves, building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Crouching/Kneeling/Crawling/Squatting:  (Occasional) Crouch, kneel, crawl, squat to complete various duties such as moving/application of hoses, opening/closing of valves, building/checking tow, transporting pumps, moving/stacking rigging, complete daily/periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Postural Balancing: (Constant) Maintain both static and dynamic standing balance to complete various duties associated with essential job functions requiring standing, walking and climbing.

Work Level

Very Heavy Work (Level 5) as defined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

  Sedentary (1) Light (2) Medium (3) Heavy (4) Very Heavy (5)
Occasional ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 20 lbs. ≤ 50 lbs. ≤ 100 lbs. > 100 lbs.
Frequent Negligible ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 25 lbs. ≤ 50 lbs. > 50 lbs.
Constant     ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 20 lbs. > 20 lbs.

Significant Worksite Measurements

Tools: weighing up to 70 pounds.
Materials/Equipment: weighing up to 70 pounds.
Steps/Ladders:   7-12 inch step/rung heights

Tools/Equipment Used to Perform Job

Wrenches, sledgehammers, ratchets, shackles, cheater bars, wire/cables, hand tools and pumps. 

Shift Information

Tankerman works on the vessel/barge for a 12-hour shift for up to a 28-day period. 

Qualifications

  1. Possess a valid, current Merchant Mariners Document with a Tankermans’ endorsement.
  2. Maintain an active TWIC.

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