Centerline Logistics Corporation

Shoreside Tankerman

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/16/2020 1:41 PM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of petroleum products between barges, ships, and facilities including completion of bills of lading and gauge reports.


The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor product level in tanks, operate diesel engines, operate cargo pumps, operate tank/pipeline valves, and operate manual and hydraulic booms.
  • Communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel.
  • Adjust and secure barge lines.
  • Complete loading and discharge gauge reports.
  • Load 55-gallon drums. Inspect vessel for Coast Guard and state regulatory compliance.
  • Check oil and water in equipment on board before putting in use.
  • General barge maintenance and cleanliness.
  • Hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping.
  • Change engine oil and filters.
  • Splice barge lines and boom running gear.
  • Execute cargo plans and complete attendant paperwork.
  • Operate diesel engines, cargo pumps, hydraulic booms, cargo gear, gate valves, and butterfly valves.


  • Must have a valid Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document.
  • Tankerman PIC endorsement preferred.
  • Must possess valid TWIC.
  • Must live in Pacific Northwest Washington and possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation due to required call out shifts
  • Must be physically fit and possess the stamina to work long hours pulling heavy lines/hoses, lifting, carrying heavy items, climbing onto barges and up and down ladders, bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up, maneuver cargo, and board vessels by use of an accommodation ladder, gangway or tugboat.
  • Must possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.
  • Previous experience as a tank barge operator on oil barges preferred.
  • Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations a plus.
  • Ability to do accurate paperwork. Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
  • Able to utilize and/or wear air purifying respirator, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air monitoring equipment, hearing protection
  • Able to use VHF radio, hand tools, handle tow lines, high level alarms and thermometers.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • Ability to maintain professional relations with customers.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Valid State Driver’s license.
  • Must have or obtain a valid first aid certificate within 90 days of hire.
  • Must have or complete CPR training within 90 days of hire.
  • 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.)
  • Participate in onboard drills with tug crews when job permits.
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Participate in onboard drills with tug crews when job permits.
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.

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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