Centerline Logistics Corporation

Inland Captain/Pilot

Job Location US-TX-Channelview
Posted Date 6 months ago(11/1/2023 3:18 PM)
Channelview, TX
FLSA Status


Acts as lead or second in command of the tug and barge. 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, transit locks and bridges during High and low water conditions. Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of the vessel.


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

  • Stands wheelhouse watch alternating with captain.
  • 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.
  • Help on Deck when needed


  • Must have a valid Master of Inland Towing with Western Rivers and Radar Observer endorsement.
  • Experience operating on the Port Allen Route and South of Baton Rouge.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Must have Coast Guard approved firefighting training.
  • Must have a valid first aid certificate.
  • Must have CPR training.
  • Must be able to instruct deckhand on use of all tools and machinery onboard vessel.
  • 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.
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 30 days of hire.

Job Condition and Environment

  • 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.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • 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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