Title:                    Vessel Management Team Planner
Position:             Full-time Salaried/Exempt
Reports to:        VP Vessel Operations
Division:             River
Location:            Paducah, KY

 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. 
The Vessel Management Team (VMT) Planner will lead planning and coordination efforts for their VMT.  Reporting to the Vice President Vessel Operations, the VMT Planner will work closely with the Port Captain and each member of their VMT to proactively plan and execute activity in support of safe and productive operation of the vessels and crew assigned to their team. 
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Operational Planning Process including appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring of VMT operations through the development, update, and distribution of Voyage Plans.
    • Midstream- coordinate and combine crew changes with other operational activities including fueling, repairs, supply deliveries, etc.
    • Monitor Voyage Plans for accuracy.
    • Distribute daily management and VMT report.
  • Serve as VMT point of contact for operations planning, communication, and coordination.
    • Represent VMT in communication and coordination with other internal departments, including sales and logistics, compliance and safety, engineering, accounting, purchasing, human resources and claims departments.
    • Work with other VMT members to monitor daily vessel logs, PowerBI analytics/Operations Balanced Scorecard and drive corrective actions to achieve desired results.
    • Coordinate fleet midstream activities.  
    • Partner with VQSE and other members of the VMT to ensure that vessels are compliant with all government regulations and Company policies. Review status of certifications and schedule certification activities with external stakeholders.
    • Coordinate vessel response to minimize vessel down time.
    • Coordinate VMT input to development and updating of standardized VMT procedures.
  • Provide input into the development of VMT annual deliverables, including the Operations Strategic Business Plan, Safety & Environmental Performance Plan, and Audit Plan. 
  • Serve as a utility player who can provide support across VMT roles as needed.
  • Travel as needed to vessels and shipyards in performance of duties, including out-of-town stays.
  • Other assigned duties.
  • Must possess strong customer service, organization, communication, and planning skills.
  • Must be a reliable detail-oriented team player and self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must have working knowledge of vessel and VMT operations.
  • Must have working knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to travel, including vessel visits.

Marquette offers competitive pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, bonus plan, company paid life insurance, short- & long-term disability, flexible spending account, critical illness, accident insurance, and other incentives!