Centerline Logistics Corporation

Licensed Engineer

Job Location US-NJ-Bayonne
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/28/2022 1:50 PM)
Bayonne, NJ
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Maintain the vessel's engine room and equipment in a state of readiness to perform work for customers as needed. Perform start up and shut down, troubleshooting, and heavy maintenance of vessel power and propulsion systems. Job includes pulling heavy lines and hoses, working on oil and cargo barges, general vessel maintenance, and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Perform work as requested by Captain.


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

Engine Room work:

  • Preventive maintenance and underway repairs on main engines and gears, pumps, motors, plumbing, deck machinery [including towing winch(es)], and auxiliary generator units
  • Perform routine periodic maintenance about tug and on barge as needed
  • Maintain proper liquid levels for tug operations
  • Perform lubrication services
  • Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment
  • Maintain daily log with proper readings and times
  • Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times
  • Wash down engine room weekly and at every decrew
  • Fuel tug


Deck work:

  • Make up all tows as directed by Captain or Mate
  • Use the radio
  • Knot tying, line/wire splicing, make up and handle heaving lines and messengers
  • Make up and throw heaving lines
  • Properly tie off barge tows
  • Give proper direction and distance signals and information
  • Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis
  • Load supplies
  • General cleanup of tugs and barges.
  • General cooking and galley duties as may be required
  • Fill out material requisitions and work order forms


  • Chief unlimited license
  • DDE Unlimited USCG license required
  • Minimum five (5) years as Chief Engineer
  • PIC
  • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting
  • Carry out essential job responsibilities and duties listed above with a minimum of direction
  • Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets
  • Operate all firefighting and lifesaving equipment aboard
  • Must complete firefighting training within 6 months of hire
  • Must have a valid first aid certificate
  • Must have CPR training
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 30 days of hire
  • Valid TWIC

Job Condition and Environment

  • 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.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Ability to live in confined spaces and get along with crew members for extended 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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