Centerline Logistics Corporation

Operations Specialist

Job Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/16/2021 12:22 PM)
Portland, OR
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Responsible for 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.


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

  • 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, United States Coast Guard 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.
  • 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 and reporting of defective equipment as needed
  • Perform regular maintenance in the terminal. Hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping.
  • Take and label samples from barges, trucks, rail as required by quality control.


  • Knowledge of proper procedures with respect to gauging and temperature readings.
  • Working knowledge of pipelines, tanks valves, mixers, blender and relief valves. Must also have knowledge of utility systems, such as steam tracing and steam coils.
  • Ability to safely load and receive specific amounts of product.
  • Working knowledge of dock, dock pipelines, risers, crane, hose handling, firefighting equipment
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and ability to perform procedures for operating the fuel oil blender.
  • Ability to utilize gauge readings to perform mathematical conversions from gross measurement to net and metric ton measurements and vice versa.
  • Boater safety certification for use of the boom boat.
  • Must be able to understand and use information contained in product information cards and material safety data sheets.
  • Ability to get along with vessel crews and co-workers.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license for operation of any of the company’s vehicles.
  • TWIC Transportation Workers Identification Credential. Or ability to obtain


  • Knowledge of job description and ability to perform all functions of a terminal operator.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures in the event of accident, fire or spills.
  • Knowledge of evaluating pre-arrival vessel compliance per terminal requirements.
  • Basic computer skills to include working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Successfully pass the dock operator test.
  • PIC (person in charge) training
  • Hazmat/Hazwoper training
  • First aid and CPR
  • Security training
  • Storm water planning
  • Boiler training
  • Rail/hazmat DOT railcar training
  • Oil sample testing
  • MARPOL sampling procedures

Job Condition and Environment

  • Ability to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb ladders, bending and twisting
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.
  • 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.) and in lab with quality testing equipment and with computer programs

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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