Harley Marine Services

  • Engineer/Deckhand - SMS PNW

    Job Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 days ago(12/10/2018 5:50 PM)
    Starlight Marine Services - PNW
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Maintain the vessel's engine room and equipment in a state of readiness to perform work for customers as needed. Perform start up and shut down, troubleshooting, and heavy maintenance of vessel power and propulsion systems. Job includes pulling heavy lines and hoses, working on oil and cargo barges, general vessel maintenance, and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Perform work as requested by Captain.


    The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    Engine Room work:

    • Preventive maintenance and underway repairs on main engines and gears, pumps, motors, plumbing, deck machinery (including towing winch(es)), and auxiliary generator units.
    • Perform routine periodic maintenance aboard tug and on barge as needed.
    • Maintain proper liquid levels for tug operations.
    • Perform lubrication services.
    • Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment, and keep the Company EMAINT Program current at all times.
    • Maintain daily log with proper readings and times.
    • Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times.
    • Wash down engine room weekly and at every decrew.
    • Fuel tug.

    Deckhand work:

    • Make up all tows as directed by captain or mate.
    • Use the radio.
    • Knot tying, line/wire splicing, make up and handle heaving lines and messengers.
    • Make up and throw heaving lines.
    • Properly tie off barge tows.
    • Give proper direction and distance signals and information.
    • Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis.


    • Two years previous work experience on marine diesels necessary.
    • Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential
    • Valid QMED
    • Must be able to comprehend and respond and carry out specific orders from the Captain or Mate.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with Captain, Mate, co-workers, Dispatchers, and customers in English.
    • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting.
    • Carry out essential job responsibilities and duties listed above with a minimum of direction.
    • Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
    • Operate all firefighting and lifesaving equipment aboard.
    • Must have valid CPR/First Aid/AED Training and Certificate
    • Must have valid HAZWOPER 24 Hour training and current certificate.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    Job Condition and Environment

    • Work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs, paint, thinner, paint brushes/rollers, paint chipping tools, cleaning solvents, kitchen utensils/cookware, power cords.
    • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
    • Must not be afraid of heights.
    • Ability to live in confined spaces and get along with crew members for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the attached job analysis and physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb onto barges and up and down ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.

    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 is required.


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