Centerline Logistics Corporation

Operations Specialist - Terminal Laborer

Job Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2020 12:14 PM)
Portland, OR
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Entry level position that will be trained in all aspects of terminal operations including, but not limited to, the safe and efficient transfer of petroleum products between barges, ships, tanks, trucks and railcars. Creating and submitting of reports to all levels of management within the Company as well as to external vendors and customers.


  • Must follow and enforce all safety rules, OCIMF best practices for Terminal and dock operations.
  • Communicate with barge/tanker crews; railroad and truck drivers; and other dock personnel to ensure that each person participating in the transfer of the product understands what the product is and how it should be transferred and protected.
  • Establish volumes to receive or load with person in charge of vessel, barge.
  • Perform all operations according to Company policies, USCG, and environmental regulations.
  • Monitor product level in tanks, operate cargo pumps, tank/pipeline valves, hydraulic boom, forklift, air compressor, product blender, boom boat and boiler.
  • Perform transferring of dangerous liquid on vessels as regulated by the USCG.
  • Assist securing barge lines.
  • Utilize gauge readings to perform mathematical conversions from gross measurement to net and metric ton measurements and vice versa.
  • Complete gauging and temperature readings using proper procedures.
  • Complete bills of lading and declaration of inspection.
  • Comprehensive terminal general and preventative maintenance to include day to day cleaning, the tracking and performing of annual testing requirements, hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping, and reporting of defective equipment as needed.
  • Collect and label samples from barges, trucks, rail as required by quality control.
  • Carry out emergency procedures in the event of accident, fire or spills.
  • Evaluate pre-arrival vessel compliance per terminal requirements.
  • Utilize material safety data sheets to understand hazards and procedures for products.


  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must not be afraid of heights or working near the water.
  • Successfully pass the dock operator test after training period.
  • Willing to learn and grow into the position with on the job training.
  • Valid driver license.
  • TWIC or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Ability to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb ladders, bending and twisting.
  • Must be physically fit to perform all essential physical demands of this job safely and tolerate long hours during transfers.
  • Will be working outdoors, on the dock, on rail cars, exposed to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, 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 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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