Centerline Logistics Corporation

Chief Engineer

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/19/2023 7:48 PM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
USD $618.00/Da.
USD $753.68/Da.


Work on an assigned vessel on a regular equal time schedule and be available to assist engineering and operations on the scheduled time on and off. Work as directed by the Port Engineer.


  • Schedule long term maintenance of tugs and barges based on communications with Sr. Port Engineer.
  • Communicate with Sr. Port Engineer to establish priorities and availability of personnel, equipment, and resources.
  • Keep records of maintenance performed and ensure vessels are properly recording maintenance
  • Perform inspections of vessels as called out for repair & maintenance standards and regulatory compliance. Perform Bi-Annual engineering inspections as called out on vessels.
  • Assist Port Engineers to compile and prioritize worklists for each vessel for both routine and major maintenance (dry dock periods).
  • Communicate clearly with Sr. Port Engineer on all work being performed on the vessel and notify Sr. Port Engineer immediately if any issues arise that may affect vessel operations.
  • Perform emergency repairs on vessels as required.
  • Work with Sr. Port Engineer on special projects to improved workflow and/or engineering processes.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by Senior Port Engineer.
  • Act as liaison between vessel engineers and OTB management.
  • Assist Sr. Port Engineer in evaluating and training of engineers in the fleet.


  • Experience maintaining tugs and barges.
  • Two (2) year of experience on tugs, tankers, oil barges or equivalent military experience.
  • Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maritime industry preferred.
  • US Coast Guard license as DDE Unlimited or higher on a Merchant Mariner’s Document strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of oil transportation and marine industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of tugs and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
  • Ability to repair marine equipment on site under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
  • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crewmembers.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with tank barge operations, ship operations, and terminal/refinery operations.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Suite.
  • Valid State drivers' license.
  • Valid TWIC or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.
  • Use of Computer (Word and Excel), Copier and Fax Machine.
  • First Aid/CPR training preferred.

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

  • Equal time schedules 
  • This position is an “At Sea” posting. Vessel and schedule to be determined by Port Engineer
  • Takes communications 24 hours a day, including weekends, concerning vessel maintenance, repair, and operations.

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.


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 Workplace. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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