Centerline Logistics Corporation

Shoreside Tankerman Apprentice

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2023 8:34 PM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
USD $29.00/Hr.
USD $29.87/Hr.


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


  • Create load/discharge plans for trim, stability, and safe cargo operations.
  • Monitor product level in tanks while topping off tanks, stripping cargo tanks, and using drip samplers.
  • Operate mooring winches, anchor winches, diesel engines, cargo pumps, tank/pipeline valves, cargo tank heater/boilers, IG Systems, manual and hydraulic booms/cranes, hand tools, and gas meters.
  • Use and care of manual, hermetic, and MMC tapes for proper gauging.
  • Hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping.
  • Ability to understand piping diagrams and proper valve alignment for cargo segregations, as well as loading manuals & vapor calculation manuals.
  • Accurately fill out Bill of Ladings, Barge Logs, DOI’s, BDN’s, and all other job related paperwork.
  • Perform routine maintenance (oil changes/greasing/chipping/painting/etc.), and maintain cleanliness aboard the barges.
  • Continually inspect vessel for Coast Guard and state regulatory compliance.
  • Effectively communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel.
  • Ability to think and respond quickly in emergency situations.
  • Use of emergency equipment such as lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment.
  • Occasional use of air purifying respirator, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and air monitoring equipment for hazardous cargos.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and Yokohama fenders.
  • Able to climb onto barges and up and down ladders and must not be afraid of heights.
  • Able to handle exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.).
  • May be required to work different equipment and in different regions.
  • Ability to work well under stress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Master, Mate, or Direct Supervisors.


  • Must be at least age 18.
  • Possess a valid USCG Merchant Mariners Document.
  • Must possess valid STCW endorsements for RFPNW, Basic Training, and Vessel Security.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, TWIC Card, and Passport.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • Must have a valid 24 hr HAZWOPER.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).

Expected Hours of Work

  • This position requires a variable call out schedule including days, nights and weekends.
  • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.

Company Overview

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 and Hawaii), 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.


The Company offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D options to our employees and their eligible dependents after meeting Company requirements. 401(k) options, Disability Insurance, sick Pay, vacation pay, 10 paid holidays per calendar year (subject to work schedule) and Healthcare and/or Dependent Care FSAs are also available to our employees after meeting Company requirements. All benefits information may be subject to change based on any current or updated benefit plan year changes and/or Collective Bargaining Agreements


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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