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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 200-1600 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 adventure, flexible seasonal work, and enjoy what you do, this is an opportunity of a lifetime! Here, you will be professionally challenged in a remote environment with a stunning backdrop to add to your life experiences. 

 

Benefits for your seasonal position may apply. If you are ready for an adventure, we would love to hear from you!  

 

We will be starting interviews for our upcoming summer season the beginning of May. 

 

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

 

Roles and Responsibilities 

 

As Chief 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • Mate of Towing 200 GT near coastal, Mate of Towing 500 GT near coastal or greater, or 500 ITC Oceans with a Mate of Towing Vessels upon Oceans endorsement. (TOAR) 1600 GT oceans (preferred). 
  • 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/ STCW, HAZWOPER, 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 years of previous experience during the last 15 years as a Deckhand, Deckhand/Engineer or licensed deck officer (preferred). 
  • Three years of sea-going experience on towing vessels (preferred). 
  • A marine operations background and are familiar with shipyards, tugs, and oil barges (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 
  • Transportation to and from the vessel provided by the company 
  • 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.). 
  • Seasonal position – four to six months. Work schedules vary but rotations include monthly and bimonthly for Fuel Services all year around, as well as seasonal opportunities. 
  • As leaders in our industry, we take crew Health and Safety seriously 

 

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 Chief 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. 

 

 

Requirements:

Qualifications: 

 

  • Mate of Towing 200 GT near coastal, Mate of Towing 500 GT near coastal or greater, or 500 ITC Oceans with a Mate of Towing Vessels upon Oceans endorsement. (TOAR) 1600 GT oceans (preferred). 
  • 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/ STCW, HAZWOPER, 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.