Harley Marine Services

  • HMS Port Captain - Seattle

    Job Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/21/2017 1:22 PM)
    Harley Marine Services
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Port Captain for HMS: Assist Director of Marine Operations to oversee Tug Operations for all HMS Companies. Conduct Tug Inspections, attend SIRE inspections, and conduct evaluations of Deck Officers via direct observations on board. Develop marine operations and cost control programs for vessels. Assist with training and evaluation of marine personnel. Assist in new project development, interfacing with customers, etc. Will report directly to the Director of Marine Operations and produce weekly Operations Reports.


    • Conduct Management Vessel Inspections
    • Assist in SIRE inspections and scheduling of SIRE’s
    • Ensuring that vessels are SIRE ready
    • Recruitment, training & evaluating marine personnel
    • Develop and administer operating & cost control procedures on company vessels
    • Assist in new project development
    • Interface with customers on an ongoing basis
    • Operate company vessels as Captain if directed by President, Vice President, or Director of Marine Operations
    • Accident & Spill Free Operations
    • Prompt and correct response to operating situations
    • Training, professional skill development of marine personnel
    • Safety record of vessels and crew
    • Performance reviews of marine personnel
    • Development of company operating procedures and acceptance by vetters
    • Perform in the company Spill Management team as assigned
    • Perform any other related duties as assigned


    • Five (5) years at sea as Master on tugboats
    • Four year college education in Maritime or related studies or equivalent experience. Perform inspections of vessels on repair & maintenance standards and procedures
    • Extensive knowledge of tugboat & oil transportation industry
    • Must be thoroughly familiar with tank barge, ship and terminal/refinery operations
    • Knowledge of tug and barge maintenance systems and equipment
    • Valid US Coast Guard Master’s license on offshore towboats 200T Minimum/Master of Towing Endorsement
    • ATB Operational experience preferred
    • HAZWOPER (including Incident Command System) training within 90 days of being hired
    • First Aid/CPR training
    • STCW Certification
    • Valid State Driver’s license
    • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crew members
    • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications
    • Able and willing to travel to the out ports
    • Ability to work with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment
    • 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 crew members
    • Typing: 40 wpm
    • Computer Skills: Word and Excel
    • Must be able to read, speak, write type and understand English in person and over the phone

    Job Condition and Environment

    • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery
    • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port
    • 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

    • Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
    • Take communications 24 hours a day, including weekends

    Company Overview

    Harley Marine Services, Inc. is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Harley Marine operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska), New York Harbor, 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. Harley Marine is the parent company of eight businesses specializing in marine services and a bulk liquids terminal business. Harley Marine provides accounting, administrative, human resources, quality, safety and environmental services, as well as operational oversight to the subsidiary companies.

    Harley Marine Services 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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