Centerline Logistics Corporation

Barge Operations Supervisor

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


The Barge Operations Supervisor will be responsible for all Tankerman activities, training, transfer inspections, audits, evaluations and assignments.


  • Supervise all regional crewed Tankerman activities during transfer operations and provide continuous on the job training.
  • Routinely conduct transfer inspections and audits of all regional barge operations.
  • Conduct initial Tankerman skills review and yearly performance evaluations.
  • Responsible for the hiring process of new Tankermen.
  • Directly supervise complicated or sensitive transfer operations at the direction of the Operations Manager and/or Manager of Barge Operations.
  • Assist with annual ABS, USCG and Sire inspections.
  • Coordinate and present at scheduled crew meetings and training sessions.
  • Work closely with Company-wide team members to ensure a safe, efficient, and reliable operation.
  • Participate in the development of new programs, policies, and procedures to enhance quality of operation.
  • Submit weekly operational reports to the Centerline Gulf Operations Manager.
  • Cover barge scheduling as needed.
  • Conduct transfer operations if required.
  • Work closely with Shoreside maintenance to ensure barges are properly maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.


  • At least 10 years of tank barge experience with a minimum of 5 years in the ship bunkering service.
  • A USCG Issued MMD with an endorsement of Barge DL PIC.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of all State and Federal regulatory compliance regarding the transfer and carriage of petroleum products over water.
  • Be able to provide leadership and direction to Tankermen.
  • Must possess a high degree of management communications oral and written.
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Be able to maintain direction and composure under extreme conditions and meet established goals and objectives.
  • Must be a self-motivator and be able to motivate others.
  • Must be able to communicate and effectively direct workers in assigning jobs and seeing them through to completion.
  • Must be able to train assigned workers and fairly evaluate subordinates.
  • Must be able to understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
  • Operate diesel engines, cargo pumps, hydraulic booms, cargo gear, gate valves, and butterfly valves.
  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Valid TWIC.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.

Job Condition and Environment

  • Must be able to perform the job functions and be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses; lift or carry heavy items; climb onto barges; climb up and down ladders; bend and twist during boat/barge tie up.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Use of air purifying respirator, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air monitoring equipment, hearing protection, VHF radio, hand tools, tow lines, high level alarms and thermometer.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Take communications 24 hours a day, including weekends, concerning changes in schedules and conditions.
  • Traveling to other locations will be required, typically 10% of the time.

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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