Centerline Logistics Corporation

Port Mechanic

Job Location US-TX-Channelview
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/10/2024 3:28 PM)
Channelview, TX
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Perform routine maintenance requirements on a fleet of tugs and barges as directed by the General Manager/Port Engineer. Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards and procedures. Work with company mechanics as needed. 


  • Repair marine equipment on site under adverse conditions at all hours.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Required to work aboard boats and barges using winches and mechanical tools for repairs.
  • Frequently required to board tugs, barges, and ships, at dock or at anchor at all hours.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of Cummins, Caterpillar, John Deere Engines.
  • Knowledge of EMD and GE engine preferred.
  • Knowledge of Twin Disc gears, Barge pumps, PTO’s.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical systems and components.
  • Knowledge of the oil transportation and maritime industry.
  • Knowledge of tug and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
  • Work well with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port in all weather conditions.
  • 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 able to read, speak, write, type, and understand English in person and over the telephone.
  • Valid state drivers' license.
  • Valid TWIC Card or ability to obtain.
  • AED First Aid and CPR training.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Travel may be involved on certain projects.
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)

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.

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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