Centerline Logistics Corporation

Chief Engineer (Unlicensed)

Job Location US-AK-Dutch Harbor
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/27/2023 2:54 PM)
Dutch Harbor, AK
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. 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.


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 for tug operations.
  • Perform lubrication services.
  • Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment.
  • Maintain daily log with proper readings and times.
  • Wash down engine room weekly and at every decrew. Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times.
  • 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.


Other Duties:

  • Loading supplies.
  • General cleanup of tugs and barges.
  • General cooking and galley duties as may be required.
  • Fill out material requisitions and work order forms.
  • 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.


  • Must have DDE 4000 license.
  • Residence in Alaska preferred.
  • Two (2) years previous work experience on marine diesels required.
  • Must be able to comprehend and respond and carry out specific orders from the Captain or Mate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Captain, Mate, co-workers, Dispatchers, and customers in English.
  • 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 work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Operate all firefighting and lifesaving equipment aboard.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Valid State Driver's License.
  • Must secure a Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document within 180 days of hire.
  • Must have or complete firefighting training within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have a valid first aid/CPR training certificate.
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Must be capable of boarding and exiting a vessel without physical assistance by climbing up or down gangplank, Jacob's ladder, dock ladder, or vessel ladder.
  • Must be able to don a survival suit, mustang suit, hard hat, noise suppression devices, safety goggles, gloves, and heavy weather boots.
  • Must be able to perform the functions set forth 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

  • Normal rotation is 53 days on 53 days off
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.
  • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.
  • 12 hours or more daily, as necessary for the duration of the tour of duty. During cargo operations extended hours on uneven shifts and erratic sleep patterns may be worked.

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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