Captain (PTL Marine/Maxum Petroleum) - Seattle, WA

Since 1936, Pilot Thomas Logistics and its family of marine companies (collectively, "PTL Marine") including Economy Boat Store and Maxum Petroleum have been providing quality products and services to the barge transportation industry. PTL Marine is the one-stop shopping solution for all of your Marine Fuel and Lubes, Groceries, Supplies and Last-Mile Logistics needs.

Responsible for the safe transportation of the assigned vessel and for the safety of the cargo, vessel, crew and required to perform administrative and supervisory functions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Stands wheelhouse watches underway.
  • Direct crew in performance of drills.
  • Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and company policies and regulations.
  • Prepare, monitor, and update vessel work lists and maintenance schedules.
  • Assign work projects for crew.
  • Ensure all crewmen are performing their duties.
  • Prepare material requisitions and monitor usage of supplies.
  • Conduct inspections and monitor tug/barge maintenance activities.
  • Prepare written reports per company and regulatory agency directives.
  • Check and approve all purchases and work requests.
  • Train mate and deckhand in the safe performance of their duties.
  • Assist on barges as well as the Bunker Tanker.

Other Functions:

  • Perform maintenance aboard as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Mater's License 100GRT or above.
  • Valid 1st Aid certificate.
  • CPR/AED training.
  • Complete HAZWOPER Tech training within 30 days of hire.
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • Possess a Tanker-man PIC (DL) Tank-ship/Barge endorsement or attain one within six months after date of hire.
  • Ability to direct, evaluate, and correct performance of subordinates.
  • Ability to fairly evaluate subordinates.
  • Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and firefighting.
  • Ability to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
  • Ability to get along with crew members in close quarters for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.
  • Ability to work in all heights.
  • Ability to think and respond quickly to emergency situations (oil spills, mechanical failures, etc.)
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Ability to maintain professional relations with customers.
  • For the position in Seattle, must reside within 50 miles of Seattle.


  • High school diploma or GED required

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to perform the functions of the job and possess the stamina to work long hours.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform the job functions, lift and carry sixty (60) pounds, transit between tugs and barges, up and down ladders, bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
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