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Assistant Engineer

Company: Harley Marine Services
Location: Bayonne
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Maintain the vessel's engine room and equipment in a state of readiness to perform work for customers as needed. Perform start up and shut down, troubleshooting, and maintenance of vessel power and propulsion systems. This job includes pulling heavy lines and hoses, working on oil and cargo barges, general vessel maintenance, and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Perform work as directed by captain and/or mate of vessel.
The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preventive maintenance and underway repairs on main engines and gears, pumps, motors, plumbing, deck machinery (including towing winch(es)), and auxiliary generator units.

  • Perform routine periodic maintenance about tug and on barge as needed.

  • Maintain proper liquid levels for tug operations.

  • Perform lubrication services.

  • Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment.

  • Maintain daily log with proper readings and times.

  • Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times.

  • Wash down engine room weekly and at every decrew.

  • Fuel tug.


    • Make up all tows as directed by captain or mate.

    • Use the radio.

    • Knot tying, line/wire splicing, make up and handle heaving lines and messengers.

    • Make up and throw heaving lines.

    • Properly tie off barge tows.

    • Give proper direction and distance signals and information.

    • Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis.

    • Loading supplies.

    • General cleanup of tugs and barges.

    • General cooking and galley duties as may be required.

    • Fill out material requisitions and work order forms.

    • Two years previous work experience on marine diesels necessary.

    • DDE Unlimited

    • PIC

    • Must be able to comprehend and respond and carry out specific orders from the Captain or Mate.

    • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting.

    • Carry out essential job responsibilities and duties listed above with a minimum of direction.

    • Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.

    • Operate all firefighting and lifesaving equipment aboard.

    • Electrical systems high (up to 480) and low voltage.

    • Knowledge of Hydraulic Systems.

    • Proper use of power tools including welding and cutting equipment.

    • Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.

    • Must complete firefighting training within 6 months of hire.

    • Must have a valid first aid certificate.

    • Must have CPR training.

    • Complete HAZWOPER training within 30 days of hire.

    • Valid state driver's license.

    • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)

    • 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.

    • Must not be afraid of heights

    • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.

    • Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.

      Centerline Logistics currently has companies operating across three US coasts in every major Jones Act marketplace providing world-class safe and efficient transportation. In an industry where the unexpected can arise at every turn, Centerline is committed to leading the charge by continually providing exceptional customer service, lowering its environmental impact and deepening its stewardship in the communities it serves.
      Centerline Logistics offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.
      ID: 2021-1801
      External Company Name: Centerline Logistics Corporation
      External Company URL:
      Street: 85-A East 2nd Street

Keywords: Harley Marine Services, Bayonne , Assistant Engineer, Engineering , Bayonne, New Jersey

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