Maritime Careers

Why Choose Kirby?


Kirby Inland Marine and Kirby Offshore Marine believe that among the major elements of a successful and productive work force are effective training programs. Kirby also believes that training in the proper performance of a job enhances both the safety and quality of the service provided.

Commitment to Advancement

Training Center

Customer service, quality, safety, and a genuine respect and appreciation for the environment in which we operate are important elements of Kirby’s operational philosophy. Clearly, these can only be delivered by a qualified, motivated, and well-trained work force with a dedication to continuous improvement. The Company believes that training programs incorporating these elements are an essential component of a qualified productive work force and that such training programs influence behavior in a positive way.

New technology, regulatory compliance, personnel safety, quality, and environmental concerns are creating additional demands for training. To meet these challenges, the Company has established and maintains a corporate training facility. The Kirby Corporation Training Center is tasked with developing, conducting, and maintaining training programs for the benefit of all operating entities and for ensuring that training programs are both consistent and effective.

We believe that effective training is essential and view the cost associated with such training as an investment in our employees rather than an expense. Because of this, Kirby Corporation gave departmental status to the training function and established The Kirby Corporation Training Center.