The Marquette Advantage

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Our Advantage is You.

When you join Marquette Transportation, you join a family that truly values its employees.  After all, our employees have helped make us one of the nation’s premier marine transportation service companies. Marquette fosters a family-like environment for our employees and provides them with the newest, safest fleets and most technologically advanced equipment and systems that enable them to do their job well. We offer one of the industry’s most attractive compensation and benefits packages, and responsive, supportive management that will help you achieve your professional goals. Marquette wants the very best talents, so we’ve created a workplace that is challenging and rewarding, both on land and on the water.

When you join Marquette Transportation, you become part of a dynamic team that wants you for the long term—and we show it.

Superior Fleet and Equipment

Marquette’s vessels are a source of pride for the crew who operate them. Our River, Gulf-Inland and Offshore fleets are among the newest in the industry and are regularly upgraded and refurbished to ensure safe, reliable transportation. Marquette vessels are equipped with the latest navigational and communications technologies, comfortable living accommodations; including a TV-DVD lounge area (with satellite television), fully equipped galleys and sleeping cabins.

Superior Compensation and Benefits

Marquette Transportation looks for employees for the long term, so we offer one of the industry’s most competitive salary and benefits packages. We’ve structured a pay cycle that enables all employees to receive their paychecks two times per month (24 pay periods) and are automatically deposited into the bank account of your choosing.

Advancement Opportunities

Marquette Transportation provides faster advancement opportunities than most companies. If you have the interest and desire to advance your career, whether your passion is to be a Captain, Engineer, Tankerman, Mate or Shore-based employee, Marquette has many opportunities!

Employee Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision insurance
  • Voluntary & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Safety incentives
  • Holiday pay while on vessel
  • Wheelhouse officers may also receive other benefits such as Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage, Performance Incentives
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified medical and dependent care expenses
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Holidays
  • Performance bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program

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