Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Towboat Captain - Western Rivers

    US-IL-Lemont Office
  • Job Description

    Illinois Marine Towing vessel Captains work on our fleet of Inland Towing Vessels. Extensive orientation and training is provided; all Captains must possess a current U.S. Coast Guard license for Master (Pilot) of Towing Vessels that is required for the vessel, route and service.


    Qualified candidates must be safety conscious and able to work in a physically demanding environment. Captains are required to work onboard for a multi-week hitch.  The work schedule consists of 21/21 or 14/7. All applicants must have favorable work references and a valid driver's license, and must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.


    Primary Job Duties

    • Navigate the vessel and tow safely and efficiently while on watch
    • Supervise crew members and ensure that they are properly trained to perform their job duties safely
    • Ensure that all barges are in seaworthy condition
    • Fill out required logs and reports
    • Apply all safety rules and regulations
    • Comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws/ regulations for navigation, environmental and marine transportation instances.

    Physical Requirements


    Physical requirements include climbing ladders and stairs, and repetitive bending, stooping and twisting.


    Benefits of Joining the Illinois Marine Towing Family

    • Competitive wages and incentive bonus program
    • Competitive Health, Disability, Dental and Life Insurance
    • 401K Savings Plan with company match
    • Safety Incentive Program


    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, and flexible spending accounts.  Please visit us at or for more information about our company.


    EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employe


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