Harley Marine Services

  • Assistant Port Captain - Harley Marine New York

    Job Location US-NJ-Elizabeth
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 4:26 PM)
    Harley Marine New York
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Assistant Port Captain New York. Directly supervise, and evaluate marine personnel. Conduct Tug Inspections, attend SIRE inspections, and conduct evaluations and navigation assessments of Deck Officers via direct observations on board. Assist in the development of marine operations and cost control programs for vessels.  Assist in new project development, interfacing with customers, etc. Assist in vessel scheduling of personnel as required. Produce weekly Operations reports and submit as directed.


    • Supervise Captains, Mates, and Deck Crews.
    • Ensure that vessels and crews are following and complying with State and Federal regulations.
    • Ensure that crews are following and complying with company policies.
    • Conduct Management Vessel Inspections on repair and maintenance standards and procedures.
    • Ensuring that vessels are SIRE ready.
    • Assist in scheduling of SIRE’s, and SIRE inspections.
    • Assist with incident investigations as directed.
    • Support and direct compliance with company safety program.
    • Prompt and correct response to operating situations.
    • Recruitment, performance reviews and auditing of marine personnel.
    • Assist in the development and administer operating & cost control procedures on Company vessels.
    • Assist in new project development.
    • Interface with customers as asked or directed by the Port Captain, Operations Manager or Regional VP.
    • Accident & Spill Free Operations.
    • Assist in the training and professional skill development of marine personnel.
    • Monitor safety record of vessels and crew.
    • Assist in the development of Company operating procedures as directed.
    • Perform in the company Spill Management team as assigned.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    • Two (2) years at sea as Mate on tugboats moving tank barges upon the East Coast or equivalent military experience.
    • Four year college education in Maritime or related studies or equivalent experience preferred. Three years at sea as a Mate on Tugboats, tankers, oil barge, or equivalent military experience may be substituted for educational requirements.
    • Valid US Coast Guard Master’s license on offshore towboats 200T Minimum/Mate of Towing Endorsement required.
    • Valid Radar Observer endorsement.
    • ATB Operational experience strongly preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of the tugboat and oil transportation industry.
    • Must be thoroughly familiar with tank barge, ship and terminal/refinery operations.
    • Knowledge of tug and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
    • Complete a 24 hour HAZWOPER (including Incident Command System) training within 6 months of being hired.
    • First Aid/CPR training.
    • STCW Certification.
    • Valid State Driver’s license.
    • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crew members.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
    • Able and willing to travel to the out ports.
    • Ability to work with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
    • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook)
    • Must be able to read, speak, write type and understand English in person and over the phone.
    • Valid TWIC Card.

    Job Condition and Environment

    • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery.
    • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
    • Frequently required to board tugs, barges, and ships, at dock or at anchor in all weather conditions and at all hours.

    Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or scheduled as needed.
    • Take communications 24 hours a day, including weekends concerning changes in schedules and conditions.

    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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