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Tugboat Operator

Craft Positions | Newtown, PA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Established in 1969, PKF-Mark III, Inc. ("PKF") is an employee-owned corporation, which places substantial emphasis on self-performance to expand and distinguish itself as a premier general contractor with unique engineering, bidding, construction, and management capabilities not available in competitors.

PKF's project list includes water & wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, power plants, complex electrical systems, rail systems, foundations, bridges, roadways, and tunnels throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions.

PKF offers employees rewarding careers in the construction industry. Priding ourselves on the quality of our workforce, the PKF approach is founded upon strong, collaborative efforts that ensure the sharing of ideas and the involvement of all stakeholders. As thought leaders in the industry, our team creates solutions that get the job done on time and done correctly.

Throughout its history, PKF’s hallmarks of SAFETY, QUALITY, and ON-TIME CONSTRUCTION have been evident in our projects. Shaped by industry leading professionals, employee owners and highly skilled craft personnel, in all we do, we live by and strive to demonstrate "Excellence Built on Integrity."

PKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Position Overview:

Looking for Tugboat captains with experience building bridges, fenders, and trestles on the water. Experience in driving piles, sheeting, building coffer dams and template fabrication are all tasks to expect to be asked to perform, while on the dock builder crew as a tugboat captain.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate tug boat to move barges
  • Ability to move large barges in fast currents
  • Ability to weld and fabricate a plus
  • Experience with driving piles and sheeting a plus
  • Ability to work from barges
  • Ability to rig picks
  • Ability to work in a crew

Requirements:

  • Possess tug boat license (up to 100 ton)
  • Possess NJ Boater Safety certification
  • Ability to enter crew when not operating tug boat
  • Experience being a deck hand
  • Crane operator NCCCO license a plus
  • Equipment operator a plus
  • Welding certification to D1.5 level a plus
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work on projects in NJ and Southeast PA area

Perks (At least the following):

  • Prevailing wages in NJ and PA
  • Great medical benefits available
  • Retirement plan available
  • Vacation checks on a regular basis
  • Ability to advance on the Matrix
  • Travel allowances available for higher levels
  • Training options available
  • Paid vacation days for higher levels