Centerline Logistics Corporation

Mate, Inland

Job Location US-NJ-Bayonne
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/11/2020 11:50 AM)
Bayonne, NJ
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


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. 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. Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of the vessel. This position will operate in the Gulf of Mexico.


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

  • Stands wheelhouse watch alternating with captain.
  • Oversees safety of vessel including all installed equipment and inspections thereof.
  • Maintains chart corrections and light lists for Area of Operations.
  • Instructs deckhands in seamanship skills.
  • 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.
  • Inspecting for cleanliness of vessel.
  • Inventory supplies and order as appropriate.
  • Monitor onboard usage to ensure supplies are utilized in an efficient manner.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Previous experience as a Mate or Master of a tug hauling oil barges.
  • Two (2) years of experience pushing barges as Mate on Inland Waters or Western Rivers.
  • Minimum 200 Ton Mate License with Western Rivers endorsement.
  • Valid Mate of Towing endorsement required.
  • Radar observer endorsement and Coast Guard approved firefighting training.
  • Ability to communicate in English and effectively direct workers in assigning jobs and seeing them through to completion. Must be able to train assigned workers.
  • Ability to fairly evaluate subordinates.
  • Must be able to instruct deckhand on use of all tools and machinery onboard vessel.
  • Must understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Possess a valid first aid/CPR certificate.
  • Must have a valid HAZWOPER certificate or complete a 24 hour training course within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Valid state driver license


Job Condition and Environment

  • Ability to live in confined spaces and get along with crew members for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the attached job analysis and be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, kneel while painting, climb onto barges and up and down the ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
  • 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, and power cords.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Must be comfortable working aloft.

Expected Hours of Work

  • This position requires a 14 equal day rotation.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.
  • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.

Company Overveiw

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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