Title:                     Steersman
Reports To:         Captain of the Vessel
Division:              Gulf-Inland
Location:             St. Rose, La

About Marquette:

Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System, Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees, Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet in the industry that can do what we do. 
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Learn to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation and performance of crew, vessel, and tow.
  • Aid the captain in conducting monthly drills and safety meetings in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Aid the captain in ensuring all crew members on vessel receive instruction on how to do jobs properly and monitor performance.
  • Aid the captain in ensuring that each crew member knows the cargo of each barge in tow and understands any hazards associated with said cargoes.
  • Participate in crew management, performance evaluation, general supervisory duties, and management of the vessel’s budget.
  • Aid the captain in completing required log entries.
  • Aid the captain in maintaining radio watch as required.
  • Aid the captain in providing instructions and information to crew members, land-based personnel, and USCG or lock personnel.
  • Accountable for own health, safety, and cleanliness as well as the safety, cleanliness, and work performance of all those deck crewmembers under supervison.
  • By participating in the steersman program, all steersman regardless of rate, will be asked to perform deckhand duties as business needs dictate. (See deckhand job description).
  • Must meet USCG physical examination requirements.
  • Must be able to travel to and from vessel/training locations via air or car travel (must possess a valid driver’s license).
  • Must be able to climb steep stairs, sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must maintain valid USCG licensing.
  • Maintain an active TWIC.
 Marquette offers competitive pay, health, vision, and dental insurance, holiday pay, company paid life insurance, 401(k) plan, and other incentives.