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It is the policy of LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC that the responsibility for operation of the vessel be identified and documented.


Applicable to all vessel personnel in the position of Pilot on a LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC vessel.


A. Responsibilities:

Responsible to maintain a USCG Master or Mate of Towing Vessels Upon Inland Waters and Western Rivers license with a valid radar endorsement and a TWIC card.
Responsible for the safe and efficient running and piloting of the vessel during his/her watch. The Company relies upon the Pilot to set a high standard of personal and professional conduct and to set an example to the other crewmembers on the vessel. The Pilot will be mindful of the need to maintain morale and encourage sober habits in the crew.
Primarily responsible for his/her own health, safety, and cleanliness as well as the health, safety, cleanliness, and work performance of the crew members working under him/her.
Demonstrate knowledge of all LBT company policies and procedures.
Demonstrate excellent vessel handling skills.
Demonstrate knowledge of maintenance of all vessel and barge mechanical and electrical systems.
Comply with all applicable U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules (Rules of the Road).
Remain fully informed and adhere to relevant laws, regulations, and directives affecting the operation of the vessel.

B. Marine Functions:
Responsible for delivering the vessel, barge(s), cargo, and/or crew to the proper destination safely.
Responsible for preparing voyage plans before departing for a trip outside the normal areas of operation.
Plan and carry out orders received from the LBT dispatcher and report any variances or discrepancies to the dispatcher.
Ensure the vessel and tow are suitable for the waterway to be transited and expected operating conditions.
Identify and respond to potentially hazardous conditions while maneuvering.
Set courses, determine geographical positions, and avoid hazards to shipping by utilizing aids such as lights, lighthouses, buoys, charts, plotting sheets, sextant, GPS, azimuths or other celestial bodies.
Assist the captain in preparing the vessel for scheduled inspections.
Responsible to keep the Captain advised of changes in the material condition of the vessel.
Responsible for the assignment of crew members to handle lines for the mooring of the vessel.
Required to assist in the transfer of cargo to and/or from the barge(s), including, but not limited to:
Topping Off/Stripping
Tankerman Relief
Required to work 12 hours per day on a schedule of 14 days on and 7 days off or 28 days on and 14 days off (except in emergency situations).

C. Emergency Response Functions:
Responsible for taking the initiative to direct the actions of personnel at the scene of an emergency.
The Pilot on watch is responsible for evaluating the degree of emergency and ensuring that the appropriate action is taken.
Assist the Captain in the establishment of any damage control, fire-fighting procedures, and personnel assignments.
Ensure that areas of responsibility are secured for adverse weather.
Provide first aid to injured personnel according to training or directions from the Captain or other qualified individual.
Log, record, and document pertinent information or circumstances of any emergency, injury, accident, illness, or death onboard the vessel during your watch and complete all required reports.
Responsible for immediately notifying the company (Operations, Dispatcher, Safety) of a death, injury, spill, grounding, incident, and/or accident onboard the vessel.
Assumes command of the vessel and crew if the Captain is incapacitated.

D. Supervisory Functions:
Under direction of the Captain, the Pilot assigns work assignments to members of the crew, taking into account the weather, the vessel's schedule, the crew size and experience, and supplies.
Supervise, instruct, and assist crew members in the proper methods and procedures for completing maintenance and repair work.
Supervise crew members in the safe and proper stowage of deck cargo.
Responsible for implementing on-the-job training of crew members following standard operating procedures and LBT policy under the direction of the Captain and in such a manner as to not interfere with any operations.
Responsible for imparting knowledge about the specific features, characteristics, and procedures of the vessel operations to crew members, and the orientations of new personnel onboard the vessel.
Recommend subordinate personnel for promotion and increase in pay.
Assist the captain with properly maintaining morale and discipline aboard the vessel.
Perform any other additional duties that may be required or assigned.

E. Safety Responsibilities:
Responsible for documenting and notifying the Captain and/or LBT dispatcher immediately of any accidents, illnesses, vessel incidents, near misses, spills, etc.
Gives attention to the safety of the vessel, crew, and environment and will ensure safe working practices are employed.
Responsible for participating and assisting the Captain in supervising the company's safety program aboard the vessel including the planning and holding of emergency drills and safety meetings.
Ensure that all crew members report potential safety hazards and take prompt corrective action.
Responsible for ensuring the maintenance and use of all necessary PPE.
Responsible for ensuring and assisting the Captain in supervising the elimination of at-risk behaviors by reducing unsafe conditions and unsafe acts on and around the work-site.
Required to attend several safety training sessions per year.

F. Security Responsibilities:
Reports any suspicious behavior, activities, cargo or security breaches to the Vessel Security Officer.

G. Physical Demand Requirements:
Required to be able to read and write in English, calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation, and be able to communicate effectively.
Required to be able to tolerate repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, and reaching to full range from above head to the floor.
Required to be able to utilize good dexterity and frequently use one or two hands throughout the work period for grasping the controls of the vessel.
Required to be able to use good balance/coordination when walking over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
Required to have sufficient cardio-respiratory fitness to occasionally perform medium physical labor involving the ability to sit and/or stand for extended time frames, walk for prolonged periods, handle various materials and tools, climb ladders, and climb stairwells.
Subject to adverse weather conditions including rough seas, cold, wet, elevated temperatures, and humid conditions.
Required to demonstrate physical demand requirements during initial pre-employment physical and any future physicals while employed. See below for physical lifting requirements.
Required to be able to lift at least 50 lbs. from floor to knuckle.
Required to be able to lift at least 30 lbs. from knuckle to shoulder.
Required to be able to lift at least 10 lbs. from knuckle to overhead.
Required to demonstrate 65 lbs. of grip strength in both dominant and non-dominant hands.
Required to do leg lifts of 100 lbs.
Required to do torso lifts of 65 lbs.
Required to do arm lifts of 60 lbs.
Required to do high near lifts of 50 lbs.
Required to push out at 90 lbs.
Required to pull in at 80 lbs.
Required to front carry with 2 arms 30 lbs. for a distance of 50 feet.
Required to lift 30 lbs. while climbing stairs and vertical climbs for a distance of 12 rungs.
Required to hold a sustained crouch for 3 minutes.
Required to balance on right and left leg for 10 seconds each.
Required to complete treadmill ambulation for 5 minutes.
Frequency of material handling will vary considerably depending on operational conditions. The physical demands for certain jobs may actually exceed those listed above in certain situations. However, the employee is expected to seek assistance if a job demand cannot be performed safely.


Each crew member plays an important role in the safety of the vessel and crew. A direct threat to the safety of the vessel, crew, and/or environment will occur if you, the Pilot, cannot perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, with or without reasonable accommodation.