Centerline Logistics Corporation

Licensed Engineer, Unlimited

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/23/2020 11:34 AM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Maintain the vessel's engine room and equipment in a state of readiness to perform work for customers as needed. Perform start up and shut down, troubleshooting, and heavy maintenance of vessel power and propulsion systems. This job includes pulling heavy lines and hoses, working on oil and cargo barges, general vessel maintenance, and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Perform work as directed by Captain and Port Engineers.


Job Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Engine Room Work:

  • Preventive maintenance and underway repairs on main engines and gears, pumps, motors, -plumbing, deck machinery (including towing winch(es)), and auxiliary generator units.
  • Perform routine periodic maintenance about tug and on barge as needed.
  • Maintain proper liquid levels and perform lubrication services for tug operations.
  • Log all maintenance and repairs in an electronic maintenance tracking program.
  • Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment.
  • Maintain daily, weekly and monthly logs with proper readings and times.
  • Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times.
  • Maintain engine room bilges, z-drive room/rudder room in clean and neat order, ensure engine room is ready for operation at all time; hold engine room watch while underway
  • Fill out material requisitions and work order forms.
  • Perform fuel transfers on tug
  • Ensure paperwork requirements are met

Deck Work:

  • Make up all tows as directed by Captain or Mate.
  • Use the radio for clear communications.
  • Knot tying, line/wire splicing, make up and handle heaving lines and messengers.
  • Make up and throw heaving lines.
  • Properly tie off barge tows.
  • Give proper direction and distance signals and information.
  • Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis.

Other Duties:

  • Assist in loading supplies.
  • General cleanup of tugs and barges.
  • General cooking and galley duties as required.
  • Operate all firefighting and lifesaving equipment aboard.


  • One of the following licenses are required on MMC.
    • Chief Engineer Unlimited, International
    • DDE Unlimited, International
    • Chief Limited Oceans, International
    • Third Assistant Engineer unlimited
  • Valid TWIC.
  • Valid STCW endorsement on MMC.
  • Valid medical certificate.
  • Two (2) years previous work experience on marine diesels required.
  • Permanent residence in Washington or Oregon preferred.
  • Must be able to comprehend, respond and carry out specific orders from the Captain or immediate supervisor.
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting.
  • Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Valid State Driver's License.
  • Valid U.S. Passport.
  • Must have a valid first aid/CPR training certificate.
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs, paint, thinner, paint brushes/rollers, paint chipping tools, cleaning solvents, kitchen utensils/cookware, power cords.
  • Work at heights as necessary.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Employee is responsible for paying travel fees to and from Seattle, WA when crewing up for Olympic Tug and Barge.
  • Olympic Tug & Barge vessels frequently travel into Canada
  • Work rotation watch involving 12 hours in a 24 hour period with occasional hours not to exceed 14 consecutive hours.
  • Approximately 30-35 day equal rotation.

Company Overveiw

Centerline Logistics is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Centerline Logistics operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska), New York Harbor, the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River System. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, tanker escort, ship assist, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing. Centerline Logistics is the parent company of eight businesses specializing in marine services and a bulk liquids terminal business. Centerline Logistics provides accounting, administrative, human resources, safety and environmental services, as well as operational oversight to the subsidiary companies.


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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