Kirby Corporation is a diversified business with operations in the marine transportation and engine services industries. These business units have a shared focus of safety and customer service that has enabled Kirby to be the industry leader in these segments. The key to this success is the employees who work hard every day to deliver the best products and services to our valued customers.

Kirby prides itself on recruiting and retaining the best people through comprehensive identification and screening of candidates, clearly defined career paths, and top-notch industry training. Each Kirby business unit has its own unique needs, but the focus on finding and developing people is part of the Kirby culture. To learn more about opportunities and apply for open positions, please visit the career links below for specific openings and applications.

Thank you for your interest in Kirby as an employer. We are always looking for hard-working, dedicated people to join our team!

Marine Transportation Careers

Distribution & Services Careers

Career Story

Captain Cletus Henderson

Captain Cletus Henderson oversees the crew of the M/V Brady Dawson in Kirby’s inland marine operations.  He is also a U.S. Coast Guard certified training instructor.  His journey to this position is perhaps typical of many Kirby mariners, who come from all parts of the country, who may have served in the armed services, who sometimes tried other careers before coming to Kirby, and who ultimately advanced their careers through the Kirby training program.

Warning About Fraudulent Job Offers


Kirby Corporation has received reports of unauthorized individuals extending fictitious employment offers using the Kirby or related entities names. Often, these fraudulent offers of employment are sent via email, look legitimate and may even include details of the alleged employment opportunity such as job description, salary, work schedule and benefits. Sometimes the name of a Kirby officer, executive or employee is fraudulently used as the sender.

All Kirby Corporation open positions are posted and recruited through our Careers website at We will never ask about banking information in an interview and we do not extend job offers until a candidate has submitted a job application through the Kirby career website and participated in a face-to-face interview (in person or virtual).

Please do not send money or provide any personal details to anyone suggesting they can provide employment with Kirby Corporation. We never seek fees from job applicants under any circumstances. We will never request payment for VISAs or other employment-related services or requirements.

If you believe you have been a victim of an employment scam, please report it to your local law enforcement authorities.