Harley Marine Services

  • Tug Mate

    Job Location US-NJ-Bayonne
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/14/2019 3:05 PM)
    Bayonne, NJ
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Acts 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, handling lines and wires. 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 corrections and light lists for Area of Operations.
    • 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.
    • Perform other related duties as required.


    • Previous experience as a Mate or Master of a tug hauling oil barges.
    • Must have experience working in New York Harbor.
    • Two (2) years of experience towing barges as Mate, Coastwise on the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico.
    • Minimum 200 Ton Mate License Near Coastal
    • Mate of Towing Endorsement Near Coastal
    • Radar observer endorsement and Coast Guard approved firefighting training.
    • Ability to communicate in English and effectively direct workers in assigning jobs and seeing them through to completion. Must be able to train assigned workers.
    • Ability to fairly evaluate subordinates.
    • Must be able to instruct deckhand on use of all tools and machinery onboard vessel.
    • Ability to understand and use information in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
    • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
    • Possess a valid first aid/CPR certificate.
    • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
    • Valid state driver’s license.

    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 be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, kneel while painting, climb onto barges and up and down the ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
    • 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.


    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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