Centerline Logistics Corporation

Junior Mate

Job Location US-CA-Alameda
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/3/2023 7:56 PM)
Alameda, CA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
USD $30.35/Hr.
USD $30.35/Hr.


Must be able to understand and carry out the orders and directions of the captain. Must be prepared to assume command in the event of incapacity of the captain. Responsible for safely making and breaking tow with barges, handling lines and wires.  Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of the vessel.


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

  • Oversees safety of vessel including all installed equipment and inspections thereof.
  • Maintains chart and publication corrections.
  • Instructs deckhands in seamanship skills.
  • Assists captain in barge landings and must be able to communicate distances and directions to captain accurately and concisely.
  • Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary.
  • Inspecting for cleanliness of vessel.
  • Inventory supplies and order as appropriate.
  • Monitor onboard usage to ensure supplies are utilized in an efficient manner.


  • Must have a valid USCG license with radar observer endorsement (Minimum 200 Ton Mate of Towing)
  • Previous experience as a mate or master of a tug hauling oil barges, or have completed Company Training for the position.
  • Must have Coast Guard approved firefighting training.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to fairly evaluate subordinates.
  • Must be able to understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Must be able to instruct deckhand on use of all tools and machinery onboard vessel.
  • Must have valid CPR/First Aid/AED Training and Certificate
  • Must have valid HAZWOPER 24 Hour training and current certificate.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

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, winches, mechanical tools for repairs, paint, thinner, paint brushes/rollers, paint chipping tools, cleaning solvents, kitchen utensils/cookware, power cords.
  • Ability to get along with crew members in confined quarters for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the attached job analysis and physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb onto barges and up and down ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
  • 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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