Centerline Logistics Corporation

Tankerman (PIC)

Job Location US-TX-Channelview
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/20/2022 2:32 PM)
Channelview, TX
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


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


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

  • Monitor product level in tanks, operate diesel engines, operate cargo pumps and operate tank/pipeline valves.
  • Operate manual and hydraulic booms.
  • Communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel.
  • Adjust and secure barge lines.
  • Complete loading and discharge gauge reports. Load 55 gallon drums.
  • Inspect vessel for Coast Guard and state regulatory compliance.
  • Check oil and water in any equipment onboard before putting in use.
  • General barge maintenance and cleanliness.
  • Hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping.
  • Change engine oil and filters.
  • Splice barge lines and boom running gear.
  • Operate diesel engines, cargo pumps, hydraulic booms, cargo gear, gate valves, and butterfly valves.


  • Previous experience as a tank barge operator on oil barges required.
  • Must have a valid Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document with PIC endorsement.
  • Must have physical ability to maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and board vessels by use of an accommodation ladder, Jacob’s ladder or tugboat.
  • Must possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals.
  • Ability to do accurate paperwork.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
  • Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
  • Must have experience in multiple load calculations.
  • Knowledge of company safety practices.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the attached job analysis and possess the stamina to work long hours.
  • Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • Ability to maintain professional relations with customers.
  • Valid state Driver’s license.
  • Valid TWIC.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Must not be afraid of heights.
  • Use of air purifying respirator, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air monitoring equipment, hearing protection, CHF radio, hand tools, tow lines, high level alarms, and thermometer.

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 is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Centerline Logistics operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska), 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.


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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