Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Crewing Supervisor


Job Description



To supervise and participate, where needed, to ensure that all crew changes are planned and executed to keep our fleet fully staffed in the most efficient and cost effective manner. To recommend innovative changes to enhance the performance of the Crew Dispatch function.



  1. Oversight to ensure vessels are adequately manned based on operational needs.
  2. Co-Develop and administer deckhand advancement/Steersman development programs.
  3. Assist in the development of skills, leadership, and professional training of crew and licensed mariners.
  4. Establish and maintain positive employee relations and communications with entire workforce.
  5. Provide assistance to crew members seeking guidance with licensing, either new or for upgrades.
  6. Responsible for ensuring the most efficient and appropriate means of transportation are utilized for all crew changes.
  7. Oversee execution of payroll to ensure accuracy of all payments to vessel employees.
  8. Manage and participate in on-call rotation.
  9. Coordinate timely approval and payment of all employee expense reports and invoices due.
  10. Provide input and suggestions to enhance operating efficiencies.
  11. Manage the Crew Dispatch team to achieve the internal standards of professionalism, efficiency and flexibility.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by management.
  13. Carryout the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct & Mission of Canal Barge Company, Inc. and Illinois Marine Towing.


  1. The Crewing Supervisor is appointed by and reports to the Marine Superintendent.  
  2.  All Crewing Coordinators report to the Crewing Supervisor


  1. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with experience in related field; Associates degree preferred
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  4. Maritime experience preferred
  5. Excellent Computer Skills

Company Information

Illinois Marine Towing is a wholly owned subsidiary within Canal Barge Corporation, so you’ll experience the small company atmosphere with the benefits of a larger corporation.  Our compensation package includes, outside of the competitive wage, full insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision & life, disability): 401(k) with company match, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and paid time off.  Please visit us at or for more information about our company.


EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer


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