Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Marine/Diesel Mechanic

  • Job Description

    Illinois Marine Towing / Canal Barge Company


    Shipyard – Mechanic




    Maintain and repair engines and equipment onboard vessels and barges as assigned and ensure they are suitable for their intended service. 



    1. Perform preventive and routine repair & maintenance on towboats and barge machinery/equipment ranging from oil changes to engine overhauls.
    2. Troubleshoot equipment/engine problems and provide on-site service and repair.
    3. Provide electrical system repair
    4. Provide non-routine maintenance onboard boats and barges as needed.
    5. Performs other duties as required.
    6. This position requires the ability to work an on-call schedule. May not take vacation during assigned on-call schedule without formal approval from the Port Engineer.
    7. This position may involve travel to multiple locations.


    1. Perform other duties as required and directed by management.
    2. Carry out and the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and Mission of Illinois Marine Towing and Canal Barge Company, Inc.



    This position reports to the Port Engineer.



    • Minimum high school education or equivalent
    • Experience in repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting machinery and equipment in marine industry. Marine Towboat experience preferred, but not required.
    • Knowledge of the following engines preferred: Caterpillar 3512B, Cummins, K19, K38, QSK50, QSK19.
    • Knowledge of electrical systems.
    • Familiarity with applicable code of federal regulations.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently and follow instruction.



    Physical requirements of the job include climbing ladders and stairs, repetitive bending and stooping, lifting heavy marine equipment, and lifting objects from various levels ranging from 10-100 pounds.  Ability to work outdoors in all elements during all seasons.

    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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