Pilot of a small vessel that helps larger crafts steer in tight spaces where their engines cannot safely reach full power.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
- Make sure the tug is in good working condition.
- Inspecting the engines, including but not limited to oil, fuel, leaks, unusual noises and etc…
- Inspecting the deck and winches to ensure they are good working conditions
- Inspecting the lines and rope for any tear
- Keep track of all of the necessary paperwork that is required by the United States Coast Guard (USCG)
- Be able to communicate with other vessels like barges, ships and other tugboats to coordinate safe operations. This means knowing proper radio etiquette and communicating clearly and effectively.
- Being responsible for everyone on board their vessel and ultimately all of the vessel’s operations.
- Maybe asked to instruct/train employees in the safe operations
- May require a high school diploma or its equivalent with previous years of experience in the field or in a related area
- Must possess knowledge skills and abilities for position; Some wind experience preferred but not required
- Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions and communicate effectively with management/supervision
- Knowledge of the safe and efficient use of tools and equipment such as, power and non-powered hand tools, tugboats.
- Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- Able to work overtime, nights, and weekends as required by the workload
- Observe and comply with all OSHA regulations and safety & project rules
- Performs other duties as required