Centerline Logistics Corporation

Second Mate/Tankerman - ATB

Job Location US-NJ-Bayonne
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/13/2021 2:46 PM)
Bayonne, NJ
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Must be able to understand and carry out the orders and directions of the captain. The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: cargo pumps operate tank/pipeline valves, operate manual and hydraulic booms.  Will be expected to stand a navigational watch on trips greater than 600 NM. 


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.
  • Safely making and breaking tow with barges, handling lines and wires.
  • Maintains chart corrections and light lists, Coast Pilots and all other applicable publications for Area of Operations.
  • Must be able to communicate in English and effectively direct workers in assigning jobs and seeing them through to completion.
  • Must be able to train assigned workers. Instruct deckhands in seamanship skills and on use of all tools and machinery aboard the vessel.
  • Assists captain in barge landings and must be able to communicate distances and directions to Captain clearly, accurately and concisely.
  • Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary.
  • Become familiar with and enforce company safety practices.
  • Complete accurate paperwork. Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
  • Maintain professional relations with customers.
  • Check oil and water in any equipment on board before putting in use.
  • Responsible for general barge maintenance and cleanliness.
  • Testing of hydrostatic cargo hoses and piping.
  • Change engine oil and filters.
  • Splice barge lines and boom running gear.
  • Inspecting for cleanliness of vessel and barge.
  • Inventory supplies and order as appropriate.
  • Monitor onboard usage to ensure supplies are utilized in an efficient manner.


  • Must have a valid Mate Coast Guard license 1600 GT near Coastal or Oceans with radar observer endorsement, Mate of Towing, OICNW, STCW and PIC barge endorsement.
  • Previous experience as a Mate or Master of a tug hauling oil barges.
  • Previous experience as a tank barge operator on oil barges preferred.
  • Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
  • Completion of Coast Guard approved firefighting training.
  • Knowledge of company safety practices.
  • Valid state driver’s
  • Valid first aid certificate and CPR training.
  • Complete 24 hour HAZWOPER training within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the 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 ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
  • Must be able to fairly evaluate subordinates.
  • Must be able to understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.

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, and winches, mechanical tools for repairs, paint, thinner, paint brushes/rollers, paint chipping tools, cleaning solvents, kitchen utensils/cookware, and electrical cords. Air purifying respirator, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air monitoring equipment, hearing protection, VHF radio, hand tools, tow lines, high level alarms and thermometer. Operates diesel engines, cargo pumps, hydraulic booms, cargo gear, gate valves, and butterfly valves.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.

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 Overview

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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