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Mate

Location: Anchorage

Company: Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Seagoing

Publish Date: November 8, 2021

Company Description: Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is a marine transportation company, specializing in harbor services and fuel distribution, with focus on the Port of Anchorage and Cook Inlet, Seward, Southeast Alaska, Aleutian Islands and Western Alaska.

Description:

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Mate of Towing 200 GT  

 

We are Alaska’s tug and barge company – and are growing. 

 

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge has provided marine services since 1924. We specialize in harbor services and fuel distribution throughout South Central, Southeast and Western Alaska. Visit www.cookinlettug.com to learn more about us. 

 

Why Cook Inlet Tug & Barge? 

 

Simply put, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is a team of exceptional merchant mariners. If you are looking for steady year-round work and enjoy what you do, this is an opportunity of a lifetime! We are committed to employee safety and take pride in our professional operations.  

 

We offer competitive pay and a full package of benefits to include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and more to our full-time employees. 

 

Get your application in today at: https://www.cookinlettug.com/careers! 

 

Roles and Responsibilities 

 

As a Mate you are responsible to the Captain for the safety and security of the vessel.  

 

Working at the direction of the Captain to perform various tasks such as: 

  • Ensuring crew’s welfare and training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue. 
  • Ensure the safe navigation of the vessel while steering, operating, pushing, and pulling barges and other vessels under tow, while docking, or unloading. 
  • Implement company policies and procedures, and general maritime industry standards to maintain a safe work environment. 
  • Focus on water depth, weather, surging and other traffic. 
  • Keeping the tow wire clear of the bottom, navigational aids, and other vessels. 
  • Assist with inspections and conduct required drills, training, safety meetings and records per company policy to include essential notifications. 
  • Other duties as assigned, including, working on deck and barges.  

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • Mate of Towing 200 GT inland (near coastal preferred) with Towing Endorsement (TOAR) required. 
  • Any AB rating (Able Seaman), Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat with Life Boatman (preferred). 
  • Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential required and PIC (preferred). 
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). 
  • Valid state driver’s license. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States. 

 

Experience and Skills: 

 

  • Two (2) years of previous experience as a Deckhand operating harbor tugs with ASD propulsion (preferred). 
  • Z drive experience highly preferred. 
  • Three (3) years of sea-going experience on towing vessels (preferred). 
  • Marine operations background and familiar with shipyards and tugs(preferred). 
  • Extensive knowledge of Maritime law and current updates. 
  • Skilled with equipment best suited to handle the job at hand. 

 

Working conditions: 

  • Lodging and provisions on the vessel. 
  • Must be physically fit to climb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in a seaway; kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand for long periods.  
  • Comfortable with heights or narrow walkways.  
  • Must be able to work 12 hours a day every day. 
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.). 
  • Year-round work, typical shift is two weeks on/off. 

 

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We are a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. 

To apply for this job please visit www.cookinlettug.com.

Responsibilities:

Roles and Responsibilities 

 

As a Mate you are responsible to the Captain for the safety and security of the vessel.  

 

Working at the direction of the Captain to perform various tasks such as: 

  • Ensuring crew's welfare and training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue. 
  • Ensure the safe navigation of the vessel while steering, operating, pushing, and pulling barges and other vessels under tow, while docking, or unloading. 
  • Implement company policies and procedures, and general maritime industry standards to maintain a safe work environment. 
  • Focus on water depth, weather, surging and other traffic. 
  • Keeping the tow wire clear of the bottom, navigational aids, and other vessels. 
  • Assist with inspections and conduct required drills, training, safety meetings and records per company policy to include essential notifications. 
  • Other duties as assigned, including, working on deck and barges.  

Requirements:

Qualifications: 

 

  • Mate of Towing 200 GT inland (near coastal preferred) with Towing Endorsement (TOAR) required. 
  • Any AB rating (Able Seaman), Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat with Life Boatman (preferred). 
  • Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential required and PIC (preferred). 
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). 
  • Valid state driver's license. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.