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Economy Boat Store Memphis, TN

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Position Summary:

The Tankerman oversees cargo transfer operations which are covered by laws and regulations of the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local government agencies. Provides safe, pollution-free and efficient cargo movement and transfer.

Essential Responsibilities:

· Responsible for all equipment and products on the barge.

· Confers with and receives orders from the Pilot.

· Moves cargo from one compartment to another within the barges.

· Loads cargo to the proper barge draft.

· Maintenance of machinery on vessel and barges (pumps, pump engines, winches, etc.).

· Work with complex pumping diagrams, pumps, valves, etc.

· Respond in a safe, efficient manner to mitigate pollution or damage in any shipboard emergency (hatch overflow or holes in the barges).

· Assist with fueling operations.

· Load and unload stores for customers.

· Assist the operator on vessel inspections.

· Report any problems or discrepancies noted during daily operations.

· Security awareness and reporting.

· Chipping and painting maintenance on the boat.

· Repairs flame screens and cleans pressure vacuum valves on the barge.

· Greases winches and other equipment.

· Clean and scour the boat.

· Keep the barge clean and free of worn out or unneeded equipment.

· Ensure all equipment is properly stowed.

· Make up the tow and stand lookout.

· Compliance with the company Safety Management System (SMS), and familiar with company policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations and abide by them.

Other Functions:

· Performs other cleaning duties as directed.

· Other general maintenance as directed.

Minimum Requirements:

· Certificates, licenses, and registrations required.

· Computer skills required.

· Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

· Writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information.

· Follows policies and procedures, supports the organization’s goals and values.

· Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

· Meets productivity standards, completes work in a timely manner.

· Observes safety and security procedures.


· High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

· Prior experience or training related to tankerman activities.

Working Conditions:

· Required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.

· Required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.

· Utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.

· Work near moving mechanical parts.

· Work in high precarious places and around fumes.

· Required to lift/push/carry items more than 50 pounds.

  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather).

· Continual exposure to outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold (non-weather).

  • Occasional exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.

· Frequently very loud noise.

· Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used.

Economy Boat Store

Why Work Here?

Serving the needs of our customers on the Mississippi River and Eastern Gulf Coast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we offer

1936 Dee Colborn originated Economy Boat Store in Wood River, IL 1951 Colborn pioneered the midstream fueling concept 1973 Economy acquired Frankie & Johnny’s Boat Store in Memphis, TN 1983 Economy acquired FOSTI Fueling Service in Port Arthur, TX expanding along the US Gulf Coast 1987 Greer Radcliff started Radcliff Marine & Fuel Co. in Mobile, AL 1988 Economy established a location in Wickliffe, KY. Economy sells all TX and LA operations 1992 Economy entered into a joint-venture with Greer Radcliff to form Radcliff / Economy Marine Services in Mobile, AL 1993 Economy acquired Waterways Marine in Memphis, TN 1996 Economy acquired Midstream Fuel and Tri G Marine in Baton Rouge, LA 1997 Radcliff / Economy purchased the MOCAR fuel terminal in Pensacola, FL 2003 Economy entered into a joint-venture with John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC to form Economy /Stone in Baton Rouge, LA 2005 Radcliff / Economy sold its Mobile and Pensacola operations 2010 Radcliff / Economy re-entered the Mobile, AL market via the acquisition of TransMontaigne's Blakely Island Terminals 2013 Radcliff / Economy purchased a third terminal in Mobile Harbor from Plains All-American /Chippewa, LLC 2015 Pilot Thomas Logistics acquired a 70% controlling interest in Economy Boat Store and Radcliff /Economy Marine Services, with the Barton Family and Greer Radcliff owning the remaining interest. From its early beginning in 1936 when Dee Colborn assembled a supply order, delivered it in person by row boat and stowed it aboard a customer's work boat, Economy Boat Store established its tradition for personal service. Growing the Wood River, IL business by word of mouth, Colborn, with his partner Floyd Shilling, expanded Economy Boat's range of products and services offered to include: groceries, newspaper delivery, postal services, laundry, crew changes, marine supplies, fleeting and limited line trades. By 1938, the US Army Corp of Engineers had upgraded the navigation channels of the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois Rivers to a minimum 9-foot depth. A dependable navigation channel insured the supremacy of the powerful fuel-efficient marine diesel engine and the screw propeller over steam powered vessels. Marine transportation established a new post-war market for the refineries of the Wood River, IL area by selling diesel fuel dockside. By 1951 Colborn had identified an opportunity to streamline marine re-fueling operations on the river. The opportunity included the delivery of fuel and supplies to vessels in transit. Harbor boats and fuel barges were used to deliver fuel and supplies, thus enabling vessels to continue under power. Economy Boat Store's service of 'midstream fueling' became the first of its kind on the inland waterways. As the "Originator of Midstream Fueling," Economy Boat maintained a leading position in the Wood River and St. Louis marine markets. Economy Boat's innovative idea of delivering fuel, lube oil, groceries and marine supplies midstream to the barge industry is still the standard in the industry today. In 1971, a group of investors led by Richard Scheffel, James Barton and Charlie Newton formed a company called MERS, Inc. and acquired Economy Boat Store from Colborn. Richard Scheffel became President with Charlie Newton in control of the company operations. MERS Inc., (dba Economy Boat Store), significantly expanded the company through a combination of internal growth and outside acquisitions; thus establishing a presence on the Upper & Lower Mississippi River and US Gulf Coast. Economy Boat currently serves the marine transportation industry today from Wood River, IL; St Louis, MO; Wickliffe, KY; Memphis, TN; Baton Rouge, LA and Mobile, AL. In 1999, the Barton family acquired Scheffel and Newton's remaining interests in the company and became 100% owners of Economy Boat Store. In 2015, Pilot Thomas Logistics acquired a 70% controlling interest in Economy Boat Store and Radcliff / Economy Marine Services, with the Barton Family and Greer Radcliff owning the remaining interest. Fred Barton continues in his capacity as President of Economy Boat, with Jody Davenport and Tom Zupan managing the company’s day-to- day operations. Greer Radcliff is President of the Radcliff / Economy Marine Services operation in Mobile, AL, with Steve Gordon managing daily operations. Economy Boat Store operates a strong and trustworthy business because of its outstanding employees. Dedicated to our customers, Economy Boat Store serves the marine industry with dependable mid stream service, quality products and competitive pricing; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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