Job Details
Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time
Road Warrior

General Job Responsibilities

The Tankerman is responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant operation of assigned area. Employee’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The primary function on the Tankerman is to prepare the barges that are assigned to his boat for safe and complete loading and discharging of oil, refined, and petrochemical barges.
  • The Tankerman must be able to make certain that any and all federal and state required documents that must accompany the barges are on board and in proper order.
  • The Tankerman must be able to communicate with dock personnel and ensure that each person participating in the transfer of the product understands what the product is and how it should be transferred and protected.
  • The Tankerman must be able to participate in the maintenance of the boat and barges, and help with the training of newly hired employees aspiring to become Tankerman.
  • The Tankerman must be able to handle lines and rigging during tow building, locking, and docking activities.
  • The Tankerman must be able to work a rotating six hours on and six hours off watch schedule
  • The Tankerman must be able to work on the boat with a schedule based on a ratio of 2 to 1 (i.e. 20 days on, 10 days off or 14 days on, 7 days off).
  • The Tankerman must be able to wear a negative or positive respirator, PVC foul weather gear, rubber gloves and boots to protect himself from harmful cargo contact.
  • The Tankerman must be able to drive to and from hub cities.
  • The Tankerman must be able to perform all duties necessary to navigate locks.
  • The Tankerman must be able to adhere to all company policies, United States Coast Guard and environmental regulations.




Employee must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid, current Merchant Mariners Document with a Tankermans PIC Barge under (46 CFR 12.20 et seq.) and a
  • Current and valid driver’s license. 
  • Be able to pass certification requirements of 46 CFR Part 197 Subpart C – Benzene. This applies to vessel Tankerman exclusively engaged in petroleum and/ or chemical transportation.
  • Pass a DOT Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Agree to have a USCG Physical Exam and MRI
M/V Patrick J Studdert
Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.