Harley Marine Services

Bunker Tankerman - HMG

Job Location US-TX-Channelview
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/12/2018 5:24 PM)
Harley Marine Gulf
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of petroleum products between barges, ships, and facilities including completion of bills of lading and gauge reports. The job responsibilities include: cargo pumps operate tank/pipeline valves, operate manual and hydraulic booms. Additional job responsibilities include:  pulling and handling heavy lines, wires, and hoses; working on oil and cargo barges; safely making and breaking tow with barges; general vessel maintenance; and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Work exclusively on Bunker Vessels. Communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel. Adjust and secure barge lines. Complete loading and discharge gauge reports. Inspect vessel for Coast Guard and state regulatory compliance.


  • Physically able to maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and board vessels by use of an accommodation ladder, Jacob’s ladder or tugboat.
  • Possess good communication skills by voice and/or visual hand signals.
  • Ability to do accurate paperwork. Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
  • Perform lubrication services.
  • Empty trash, clean heads and galley daily.
  • Remove all garbage and clean all decks at decrew.
  • Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis.
  • Fuel tug.
  • Properly tie off barge tows.
  • Give proper direction and distance signals and information.
  • Maintain professional relations with customers.
  • Check oil and water in any equipment on board before putting in use.
  • Perform general barge maintenance and cleanliness.
  • Change engine oil and filters.
  • Splice barge lines and boom running gear.
  • Load Supplies.




  • Previous experience as a tank barge operator on oil barges required.
  • Valid Coast Guard license with PIC barge endorsement and able seaman or ordinary seaman endorsement.
  • Valid first aid/CPR Training certificate.
  • Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
  • Participate in onboard drills with tug crews when job permits.
  • Knowledge of Coast Guard and state requirements for transfer operations.
  • Knowledge of company safety practices.
  • Ability to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Perform the functions and possess the stamina to work long hours.
  • Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.).
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Valid TWIC

Job Condition and Environment

  • 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.
  • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
  • Must not be afraid of heights.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.


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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