Vessel Quality Safety and Environmental Manager (VQSE)
Company: Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Title: Vessel Quality Safety and Environmental Manager
Position: Full-time Salaried Exempt
Reports to: Director of Compliance
Location: Paducah, KY
Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette
is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our
Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System,
Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In
addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The
Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La
Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees,
Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services
within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet
in the industry that can do what we do.
Ensure U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA compliance by studying and
interpreting regulations and standards; conducting inspections,
identifying problems, developing solutions, accompanying and
working with inspectors or boarding teams.
Lead accident prevention practices through investigation; identify
root causes of accidents and recommend policies and procedures.
Prepare employees for safe work by developing and disseminating
safety information; assist in development of orientation and
awareness training, conducting safety training and work audits.
Represent the company by attending US Coast Guard, Industry and
OSHA sponsored meetings.
Maintain safety awareness by providing information relevant to the
operation of both vessel and shore side facilities, conduct
inspections, recommend improvements, and coach crews.
Recommend purchase of safety equipment by evaluating products and
provide technical expertise in compliance with regulatory
Provide safety information and reports by collecting, analyzing,
and summarizing data and trends; publish reports; develop both
audit and corrective action plans; write periodic articles for
company newsletters; draft safety alerts to vessels and shore
facilities; maintain OSHA records; submit US Coast Guard and OSHA
Maintain safe, secure and healthy work environments by
understanding current and proposed legislations; adhere to
organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations;
alert management regarding concerns.
Improve safety management job knowledge by attending workshops;
review professional publications; establish personal networks;
benchmark practices; participate in professional and industry
safety advocacy groups such as AWO Inter-Regional Safety
Contribute to safety and organization success by welcoming related,
different, and new requests for assistance or recommendations; help
others achieve their safety-related performance objectives and
Audit AWO Alternate Security Program and implementation.
Perform on-call rotation ensuring coverage over nights and
Bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene or
related field strongly preferred.
5+ years in Marine industry preferred.
Strong communication (written and oral) skills required.
Ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks with moderate
U.S. Coast Guard experience or equivalent in areas of
investigation, boarding, marine safety, and inspections.
Demonstrated skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
Travel 40%; Visit vessels minimum of once per quarter.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements is a plus.
Ability to take and pass an approved auditor course
Must have a valid driver's license.
Marquette offers competitive pay, health, dental & vision
insurance, 401K plan with company match, bonus plan, company paid
life insurance, short- & long-term disability, flexible spending
account, critical illness, accident insurance, and other
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