Pilot - (PTL Marine/Economy Boat Store) - Wickliffe, KY

Pilot Thomas Logistics (PTL) has been one of North America's premier petroleum solution providers for more than 70 years. We enjoy helping our customers achieve goals and making a difference in the communities we serve.

If one or more of the following below describes you, then now is the time to Join Our Team!

  • A highly accountable team player?
  • Consistent and someone who likes to follow a routine or checklist?
  • Factual and informative when communicating?
  • Precise, thorough, and exacting in your work product?

Position Summary:
The Pilot is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and performance of his crew, vessel and tow. This role is responsible to ensure the crew is carrying out all of their assigned duties and for ensuring that all equipment is kept neat, clean, and in good working order. The Pilot is designated as Vessel Security Officer with full authority as outlined in the vessel security plan to protect the crew and company equipment. The Pilot is responsible to follow all of the provisions of the Certificate of Inspection (if issued to vehicle).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the company Safety Management System (SMS) is followed and all company policies, rules and federal regulations are also complied with.
  • Responsible for reviewing the SMS and reporting any non-conformities to their Boat Store Manager.
  • Report to the supervisor or directly to the operations manager any violations of company policy, or any violations of federal, state, or local laws.
  • Responsible for making frequent, regular inspections of all areas of the boat and tow, to ensure cleanliness, safety and proper maintenance.
  • Ensure that barge is in navigable condition.
  • Report damaged or endangered barges to operations manager immediately for corrective action.
  • Responsible for maintaining the vessel official log, completing personal injury reports and vessel accident reports.
  • Responsible for planning, assigning and directing work.
  • Responsible for all aspects, equipment, personnel, safety, operation of boat and barge.
  • Directly supervises all employees within his crew.

Other Functions:

  • Special projects as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Computer skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excels in customer focused activities.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize activities to meet company objectives.
  • Strong relationship building skills


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • U.S. Coast Guard license as Master or Operator, Uninspected Towing Vessels, endorsed for service on Inland Waters of the United States

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.
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