Centerline Logistics Corporation


Job Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 7 months ago(2/24/2023 11:08 AM)
Portland, OR
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Responsible for the safe transportation of the assigned barge(s) and for the safety of the cargo, vessel(s), and crew. Required to perform administrative and supervisory functions.


  • Stands wheelhouse watches underway.
  • Direct crew in performance of drills.
  • Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and company policies and regulations.
  • Prepare, monitor, and update vessel work lists and maintenance schedules.
  • Assign work projects for crew.
  • Ensure all crewmen are performing their duties.
  • Purchases food for crew.
  • Prepare material requisitions and monitor usage of supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous experience as a captain onboard a tug.
  • Must have a valid Coast Guard license with a radar observer endorsement.
  • Must have a valid first aid/CPR certificate.
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
  • Possess a towing endorsement that qualifies you to tow oil barges.
  • Must be able to direct, evaluate, and correct performance of subordinates.
  • Must be capable of training mate and deck hand in the safe performance of their duties.
  • Must be able to fairly evaluate subordinates.
  • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting.
  • Conduct inspections and monitor tug/barge maintenance activities.
  • Prepare written reports per company and regulatory agency directives.
  • Check and approve all requisitions and work orders.
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Must not be afraid of heights.
  • 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.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules (two weeks on and two weeks off) and hours.
  • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night.

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 and Hawaii), US East Coast (including Puerto Rico), 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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