Job Location:
New Orleans, LA


The Recruiter is responsible for full lifecycle recruiting for multiple requisitions, developing, and maintaining a talent pipeline, fostering relationships with prospective employees, managing on-going hiring manager relationships, and identifying top talent that represents CBC’s culture of Humble, Hungry, and Smart. This role will serve as a strategic recruiting partner, consulting with hiring managers, from all Business Units, regarding the recruiting process and candidate experience. This individual will attend hiring and educational events, along with other onsite hiring events.


Please note: The Recruiter position is primarily based in the office, to help develop an intimate understanding of CBC’s business, strategy, and employee value proposition, in addition to developing close collaborative relationships with company employees.


There is meaningful travel (estimated 30%) and occasional work from-home as required.




A.    Understand CBC’s business needs to be effective at targeting, evaluating, and recommending the best candidates that meet CBC’s value proposition and need for the position.  

1.     Recruit, screen, and recommend candidates for hire.

2.     Conduct interviews and assessments to identify the best candidates.

3.     Coordinate, plan, and monitor open positions in junction with hiring managers.

4.     Conduct reference checks and verify employment history and credentials of candidates.

5.     Establish relations with regional colleges, vo-tech, and high schools to develop a source of future new hires to support recruiting plan.

6.     Participate in recruiting events, career fairs, and other networking activities to expand our talent pool.

7.     Develop and build relationships with shoreside and onboarding managers to support recruiting and development planning.

8.     Manage the full recruitment lifecycle, from attraction to onboarding.


B.    Orient new employees properly to help them understand CBC’s culture, strategy, and people, with the goal of helping them provide value early and recognize CBC’s value proposition.

1.     Schedule post-offer drug screens and medical examinations.

2.     Conduct orientation for newly hired employees.

3.     Continually improve the onboarding process by keeping up to date with the latest trends.


C.    Regularly report on learnings and observations from recruiting activity with the goal of continuously improving our targeting of the right candidates who have the ability to be successful, long-term CBC employees.

1.     Prepare analytical statistics from application data gathered by the ATS.

2.     Prepare periodic progress reports for newly hired employees both vessel and shoreside.

3.     Stay updated on industry trends and market conditions to inform recruitment strategies.

4.     Check in with new employees on a periodic basis for the first part of their employment with CBC to ensure that their experience matches our preview of ourselves and the position and help address any questions or issues.



1. Two years’ experience in full life cycle recruiting preferred
2. Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time for hiring events.

3. Experience with Workday technologies preferred.

4. Experience using a variety of sourcing channels & tools preferred.




1.     Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.

2.     Knowledge of the inland barging industry is preferred but not required.

3.     High proficiency in internet and computer use including Microsoft Excel and social media outlets.

4.     Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to speak clearly in both positive and negative situations.

5.     Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, strong time management skills, and developing realistic action plans.

6.     Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

7.     Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically and independently.

Canal Barge Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.