Centerline Logistics Corporation

Senior Port Engineer

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/25/2023 1:40 PM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
USD $132,000.00/Yr.
USD $142,000.00/Yr.


Schedule, coordinate, and perform vessel repair & maintenance, coordinate purchasing of parts and repair services and supplies, schedule routine maintenance requirements for tugs and barges. Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards and procedures. Keep Tugs and Barges in compliance with all regulatory agencies. Keep accurate records of all maintenance performed using company software program. Manage OTB Port Engineers, Barge Superintendent, and shop maintenance personnel. Manage vessel engineer and qualification process.


  • Schedule, coordinate, and perform flow of work based on customer orders, establish priorities and availability of personnel, equipment, and resources.
  • Keep records of maintenance performed, hours used, fuel burned.
  • Working closely with operations and dispatch, schedule routine maintenance of tugs and barges.
  • Manage oil analysis program.
  • Coordinate the purchasing of parts and services for repair and maintenance projects.
  • Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards, regulatory compliance, and customer SIRE program.
  • Compile and prioritize worklists for each vessel for both routine and major maintenance (drydock periods).
  • Provide input to, plan, and execute annual CapEx budget.
  • Track actual costs of repair and projects against budget.
  • Perform emergency repairs on vessels as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Perform in the company Spill Management team as assigned.


  • Two (2) years of experience on tugs, tankers or oil barges or equivalent military experience.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible port engineering experience in the maritime industry.
  • Four year college education in Maritime field, related studies, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with tug and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
  • Minimum of two years experience in a supervisory position.
  • S. Coast Guard Engineering License preferred.
  • Knowledge of oil transportation industry preferred
  • Ability to repair marine equipment on site under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work with office personnel and crew members using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions in English.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
  • HAZWOPER (including Incident Command System) training within 90 days of being hired.
  • Valid TWIC or ability to obtain.
  • First Aid/CPR training.
  • Valid State driver license.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Position requires frequent travel to Canadian territories.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery.
  • Required to work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs.
  • Frequently required to board tugs, barges, and ships, at dock or at anchor in all weather conditions and at all hours.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Normal office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Takes communications 24 hours a day, including weekends, concerning vessel maintenance, repair, and operations.
  • Travel approximately 10%, usually no more than 2 weeks at a time.

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), New York Harbor, 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


The Company offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D options to our employees and their eligible dependents after meeting Company requirements. 401(k) options, Disability Insurance, sick Pay, vacation pay, 10 paid holidays per calendar year (subject to work schedule) and Healthcare and/or Dependent Care FSAs are also available to our employees after meeting Company requirements. All benefits information may be subject to change based on any current or updated benefit plan year changes and/or Collective Bargaining Agreements


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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