Harley Marine Services

  • Dispatcher - Harley Marine Gulf

    Job Location US-TX-Channelview
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/12/2018 4:08 PM)
    Harley Marine Gulf
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Schedule and coordinate flow work for vessels based in Houston, Texas. Schedule and coordinate flow of work based on customer orders, establish priorities and availability of personnel, equipment, and resources.  Maintain records, process paperwork to ensure proper billing for services to customers.  Maintain communications with vessel Captains and barge PIC’s regarding change of orders via radio, computer or cell communications.  Assist in developing and monitor procedures and programs to track company and crew activities.  Dispatch personnel in response to incidents and emergency requests from vessels. 


    • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive materials and communications
    • Incident and spill free operations.
    • Customer satisfaction.
    • Equal distribution of work among marine personnel.
    • Accurately complete required Company and Customer documentation.
    • Employee feedback on scheduling courtesy and communications.
    • Adherence and understanding of Harley Marine Services operating policies and procedures.


    • Four year college education in Maritime or related studies; or equivalent experience.
    • Three (3) years of increasing responsibilities in maritime industry.
    • USCG license and PIC endorsement on Merchant Mariner Document preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of the local operating area.
    • Extensive knowledge of tugboat and oil transportation industry preferred.
    • Knowledge of tug and barge maintenance systems and equipment preferred.
    • Must be able to maintain organization and detailed documentation in a fast paced changing environment.
    • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery.
    • Must be capable of calculating barge load and discharge plans after training.
    • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
    • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
    • Ability to interface with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel applications.
    • HAZWOPER training.
    • First Aid/CPR/AED training.
    • Valid TWIC or ability to obtain upon hire.
    • Valid State Driver’s License.

    Job Condition and Environment

    • Required to sit for long periods of time.
    • Infrequent light physical effort required.
    • May be required to board tugs and barges while in port.
    • Work with computers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, Microsoft operating systems.

    Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal office hours are 0800 to 1700 Monday thru Friday but must have flexibility in this schedule.
    • May occasionally be required to cover after hours dispatch service.
    • Take communications 24 hours a day, including weekends, concerning changes in schedules and other operating issues.

    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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