Centerline Logistics Corporation

Barge Maintenance Tankerman

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/11/2020 5:29 PM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Responsible for maintaining equipment, assisting with special barge projects, and efficiently transferring petroleum products between barges, ships, and facilities. 


  • Perform routine maintenance requirements on barges as directed by Barge Operations.
  • Maintain/repair critical equipment required for petroleum operations.
  • Monitor product level in tanks, operate diesel engines, operate cargo pumps, operate tank/pipeline valves, and operate manual and hydraulic booms.
  • Perform vessel and barge inspections for ABS, USCG, and Company compliance.
  • Communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel.
  • Complete accurate loading and discharge gauge reports and bills of lading.
  • General barge maintenance and cleanliness.
  • Perform internal annual renewal of barge equipment.


  • Valid USCG MMC with Tankerman PIC endorsement.
  • Must live in Pacific Northwest Washington and possess reliable transportation due to required call out shifts.
  • Valid passport, state driver’s license, and TWIC.
  • Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
  • Ability to operate diesel engines, cargo pumps, hydraulic booms, cargo gear, gate valves, and butterfly valves.
  • Must possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals.
  • Basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
  • Maintain professional relations with vendors.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, without direct supervision.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Must possess the stamina to work long hours.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Must be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb onto barges and up and down ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.

Expected Hours of Work

  • This position requires a variable on-call schedule, including nights.
  • Availability to receive emergency repair calls after hours and on weekends required.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Travel may be involved on certain projects.

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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