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Mate Tankerman, Alaska

Seattle, Washington
Job Type
1 Oct 2021

Acts as second in command of the tug and barge. Must be able to understand and carry out the orders and directions of the Captain. The job responsibilities include loading and discharging multi cargo barges. Must be prepared to assume command in the event of incapacity of the Captain. Responsible for safely making and breaking tow with barges, handling lines and wires.


* Oversees safety of vessel including all installed equipment and inspections thereof.
* Instructs Deckhands in seamanship skills and on use of all tools and machinery aboard the vessel.
* Assists Captain in barge landings and must be able to communicate distances and directions to Captain accurately and concisely.
* Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary.
* Calculate petroleum products and weighted averages.
* Plan and execute petroleum cargo operations on board barges and complete accurate paperwork.
* Maintain professional communications.
* Check oil and water in any equipment on board before putting in use.
* Inspecting for and maintaining general tug and barge maintenance and cleanliness.
* Become familiar with and enforce Company safety practices.
* Inventory supplies and order as appropriate.
* Monitor onboard usage, and ensure supplies are utilized in an efficient manner.


* Must have a valid 200GT NC Coast Guard license with radar observer, towing endorsement, PIC barge, STCW, valid TWIC.
* Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
* Previous experience as a tank barge operator on oil barges preferred.
* Valid first aid certificate and CPR training.
* Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
* Basic computer knowledge and skills.
* Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
* Self-motivated
* Must be able to pass a company physical.
* Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).


* Two (2) years of experience towing barges as licensed Deck Officer coastwise on US West Coast, SE Alaska and Central Alaska.
* Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
* Willing to work in all ports Olympic Tug & Barge operates.

Job Condition and Environment

* Use of Air purifying respirator, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air monitoring equipment, hearing protection, VHF radio, hand tools, tow lines, high level alarms and thermometer.
* Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)

Expected Hours of Work

* Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.
* Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.

Company Overview

Centerline Logistics currently has companies operating across three US coasts in every major Jones Act marketplace providing world-class safe and efficient transportation. In an industry where the unexpected can arise at every turn, Centerline is committed to leading the charge by continually providing exceptional customer service, lowering its environmental impact and deepening its stewardship in the communities it serves.

Centerline Logistics offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.
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  • Job Reference: 386582675-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Centerline Logistics
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Permanent