Harley Marine Services

  • AB Tankerman - OTB

    Job Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 months ago(2/26/2018 5:00 PM)
    Olympic Tug & Barge
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of petroleum products between barges, ships, and facilities including completion of bills of lading and gauge reports.


    • Monitor product level in tanks, operate diesel engines, operate cargo pumps, operate tank/pipeline valves, and operate manual and hydraulic booms.
    • Communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel.
    • Adjust and secure barge lines.
    • Complete loading and discharge gauge reports. Load 55 gallon drums.
    • Inspect vessel for Coast Guard and state regulatory compliance.
    • Participate in onboard drills with tug crews when job permits.
    • Check oil and water in any equipment on board before putting in use.
    • General barge maintenance and cleanliness.
    • Hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping.
    • Change engine oil and filters.
    • Splice barge lines and boom running gear.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Previous experience as a tank barge PIC on oil barges required.
    • Possess a valid Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document with PIC endorsement.
    • Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
    • Valid first aid/CPR training certificate.
    • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
    • Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
    • Self-motivated.
    • Ability to maintain professional relations with customers.
    • Must have physical ability to maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and board vessels by use of an Accommodation ladder, Jacob’s ladder or tugboat.
    • Must possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals.
    • Ability to complete accurate paperwork. Knowledge of basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
    • Knowledge of company safety practices.
    • Must be legally eligible to enter Canadian Territory.
    • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
    • Valid state driver’s license.

    Job Condition and Environment

    • Employee is responsible for paying travel fees to and from Seattle, WA when crewing up for Olympic Tug and Barge.
    • 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.
    • Operates diesel engines, cargo pumps, hydraulic booms, cargo gear, gate valves, and butterfly valves.
    • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
    • Must not be afraid of heights.
    • Olympic Tug & Barge vessels occasionally travel into Canada.

    Expected Hours of Work

    • 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

    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 and background checks are required for all employees.


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