Position: Barge Superintendent
Location: Office located in Belle Chasse, LA Work is mostly offshore
This position works under the Operations Manager, Project Manager, and Sr. Barge Superintendent according to the job scope. It is responsible for the operations of a Heavy Lift barge and the safety of all personnel and equipment on the barge.
Essential Job Duties:
- Ensure all barges are 100% compliant with the marine safety guidelines and other corporate requirements and follow-up with barge foreman on corrective action closeouts.
- Actively promote and ensure all subordinates and subcontractors comply with HSE and Quality policies and procedures.
- Implementation of all disciplinary procedures on all barges
- Review all barge safety reports to ensure proper minutes are being taken and all actions identified are completed.
- Ensure all safety goals are communicated to the barges.
- Review projects safety plans and ensure the contents are communicated and implemented.
- Review incident reports and ensure all action items are logged and followed up until closed out.
- Conduct daily meetings with Operations team to discuss the current progress and future needs of the current and future project.
- Oversee the mobilization of personnel, equipment and materials required to meet job requirements and coordinate their movements offshore.
- Maintain safe work conditions and a safe job site by correcting all unsafe or hazardous working conditions.
- Identify and mentor talented junior personnel to promote to higher levels to ensure the successful of experience and development of identified talent.
- Attends/participates in safety meetings and assists in overseeing Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s). Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s) guidelines for all job operations.
- Performs work as a crew member where each is dependent upon others for safe operations and emergency evacuation.
- Position requires riding in a helicopter and/or crew boat.
- Position requires riding in a personnel sling/basket between vessels, structures, etc.
- Supports and participates in the organization’s Continual Improvement Program to conform with ISO 9001 requirements by complying with Quality Policies and Procedures and meeting Quality Objectives.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- No minimum education requirement.
- High School or General Education Diploma (GED) preferred.
- 5 years salvage experience on Derrick Barges
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
- Reasoning Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance, and 100 pounds with assistance.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Death perception and Ability to adjust focus.
- Must be able to hear audio warning signals.
- Must be able to swing on a swing rope to board offshore structures/vessels.
- Ability to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk to hear.
- Ability to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Occasionally required to sit.
- Capable of wearing personal protective equipment, including hearing protection, and safety glasses.
- Must be able to work shift schedules of 14 and 14 days with the potential for longer durations when necessary.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
- Regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions.
- May work near moving mechanical parts.
- Work in high, precarious places.
- Outdoor weather conditions: extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration.
- Frequently exposed to work with explosives, Noise level in work environment is usually loud.
- Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
- Risk of electrical shock.