HR Manager – Traverse City, MI

Company: VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc
Location: Traverse City, MI
Salary: Based on License
Term: Long Term
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Deadline: 08/11/2023

Job Description:

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc, is looking for a U.S. Coast Guard credentialled Assistant Engineer to join our team on the Great Lakes.

In exchange for your professionalism, vast knowledge of mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting capabilities VTB can offer an approximate 28/28 rotation, 0 employer paid benefits and a culture that believes investing in employees through onsite & hands on training opportunities, tuition assistance for continuing education courses is priority. We want lifetime employees who excel and move through the ranks to meet their occupational goals. Our fleet of articulated tug barges has some of the newest assets on the Great Lakes and has been operating for over 50 years! We specialize in bulk transport of Iron Ore and Stone Aggregate across the Great Lakes.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Report to the Chief Engineer daily.
-Stand watch over the Engineering Department.
-Have a thorough knowledge of safety operating procedures.
-Maintain Deck and Engine Machinery.
-Troubleshoot systems as issues arise.
-Assist in training crew members in barge, and machinery maintenance.
-Maintains equipment such as propulsion, generator, and auxiliary equipment.
-Operation and maintenance of vessel systems within legal requirements of the Department of -Transportation, USCG, and other pertinent regulatory agencies.

Job Requirements:

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee.
U. S. Passport
Merchant Mariners Document with Engineer Capabilities (Chief Engineer Limited or Assistant Engineer Limited)

-Be away from home for periods of more than 30 days as needed.
-Stand for long periods of time.
-Lift/carry up to 100 pounds floor to shoulder.
-Lift up to 50 pounds floor to overhead.
-Climb Stairs/ladders.

To Apply, Contact:

Interested Candidates can apply at, by calling (906)786-1717, or by email to