Centerline Logistics Corporation

Unlicensed Engineer, OTB

Job Location US-SEATTLE
Posted Date 1 year ago(4/5/2023 10:56 AM)
West Coast
Regular Full-Time
USD $383.16/Da.
USD $549.68/Da.


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. This 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 directed by Captain and/or Mate of vessel and Port Engineers.


Job Responsibilities and duties 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 and perform lubrication services for tug operations.
  • Log all maintenance and repairs in an electronic maintenance tracking program.
  • Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment.
  • Maintain daily, weekly and monthly logs with proper readings and times.
  • Wash down engine room and bilges at every decrew. Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times.
  • Fill out material requisitions and work order forms.
  • Perform fuel transfers on tug

Deck Work:

  • Make up all tows as directed by Captain or Mate.
  • Use the radio for clear communications.
  • 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.

Other Duties:

  • Assist in loading supplies.
  • General cleanup of tugs and barges.
  • General cooking and galley duties as required.
  • Operate all firefighting and lifesaving equipment aboard.



  • OS/Wiper UCCG license required
  • Valid medical card
  • Valid TWIC card
  • Permanent residence in Washington or Oregon preferred
  • Two (2) years previous work experience on marine diesels required
  • Must be able to comprehend, respond and carry out specific orders from the Captain or immediate supervisor
  • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting
  • Carry out essential job responsibilities and duties listed above with minimum direction
  • Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Must have or complete firefighting training within 6 months of hire
  • Must have a valid first aid/CPR training certificate
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 30 days of hire

Job Condition and Environment

  • Employee is responsible for paying travel fees to and from Seattle, WA when crewing up for Olympic Tug and Barge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Olympic Tug & Barge vessels occasionally travel into Canada.

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 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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