Harley Marine Services

  • Trip Pilot

    Job Location US-TX-Channelview
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/18/2019 10:38 AM)
    Harley Marine Gulf
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Acts as Officer on Watch (OOF) and as second in command of the tug and barge. Must be able to understand and carry out the orders and directions of the Captain. Must be prepared to assume command in the event of incapacity of the Captain. Responsible for safely making and breaking tow with barges, transit locks and bridges during High and low water conditions. Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of the vessel.


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

    • Stands wheelhouse watch alternating with Captain
    • Oversees safety of vessel including all installed equipment and inspections thereof
    • Maintains chart and publication corrections
    • Instructs deckhands in seamanship skills
    • Assists Captain in barge landings and must be able to communicate distances and directions to captain accurately and concisely
    • Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary
    • Inspecting for cleanliness of vessel
    • Inventory supplies and order as appropriate
    • Monitor onboard usage to ensure supplies are utilized in an efficient manner
    • Assist on deck as needed


    • Possess a valid Master of Inland Towing with Western Rivers and Radar Observer endorsement
    • Experience operating on the Port Allen Route and South of Baton Rouge , West to Houston
    • Must have Coast Guard approved firefighting training
    • Must have a valid First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate
    • Provide Proof of 8 HR HAZWOPER refresher or complete within 90 days of contracting with Harley Marine Gulf
    • Must be able to train assigned workers and to fairly evaluate subordinates
    • Must be able to instruct Deckhand on use of all tools and machinery onboard vessel
    • Must be able to understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets
    • Must be able to communicate in English and effectively direct workers in assigning jobs and seeing them through to completion
    • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio

    Job Condition and Environment


    • 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
    • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
    • Must not be afraid of heights

    Expected Hours of Work

    • Contracted position on an as needed basis
    • 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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