Centerline Logistics Corporation

Trip Pilot

Job Location US-TX-Channelview
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/21/2024 3:00 PM)
Channelview, TX
FLSA Status


Acts as Officer on Watch (OOW) and as 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
  • Assist on deck as needed


  • Possess a valid Master of Inland Towing with Western Rivers and Radar Observer endorsement
  • Must have Coast Guard approved firefighting training
  • Must have a valid First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate
  • Valid TWIC
  • Must be able to instruct Deckhand on use of all tools and machinery onboard vessel
  • Must be able to understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets
  • Must be able to communicate in English and effectively direct workers in assigning jobs and seeing them through to completion
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio

Job Condition and Environment

  • Ability to live in confined spaces and get along with crew members for extended periods of time
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Must not be afraid of heights

Expected Hours of Work

  • Contracted position on an as needed basis
  • 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), United States East Coast (including Puerto Rico), the United States 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, and other support 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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