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

Pilot Thomas Logistics (PTL) has been one of North America’s premier petroleum solution providers for more than 70 years.  We enjoy helping our customers achieve goals and making a difference in the communities we serve.

If one or more of the following below describes you, then now is the time to Join Our Team!

  • A highly accountable team player?
  • Consistent and someone who likes to follow a routine or checklist?  
  • Factual and informative when communicating?  
  • Precise, thorough, and exacting in your work product?


The Tankerman oversees cargo transfer operations which are covered by laws and regulations of the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local government agencies. Provides safe, pollution-free and efficient cargo movement and transfer.

***This is a full time on call position. Must live in the greater Seattle area. ***

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all equipment and products on the barge.
  • Confers with and receives orders from the Pilot.
  • Moves cargo from one compartment to another within the barges.
  • Loads cargo to the proper barge draft.
  • Maintenance of machinery on vessel and barges (pumps, pump engines, winches, etc.).
  • Work with complex pumping diagrams, pumps, valves, etc.
  • Respond in a safe, efficient manner to mitigate pollution or damage in any shipboard emergency (hatch overflow or holes in the barges).
  • Assist with fueling operations.
  • Load and unload stores for customers.
  • Assist the operator on vessel inspections.
  • Report any problems or discrepancies noted during daily operations.
  • Security awareness and reporting.
  • Chipping and painting maintenance on the boat.
  • Repairs flame screens and cleans pressure vacuum valves on the barge.
  • Greases winches and other equipment.
  • Clean and scour the boat.
  • Keep the barge clean and free of worn out or unneeded equipment.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly stowed.
  • Make up the tow and stand lookout.
  • Compliance with the company Safety Management System (SMS), and familiar with company policies, procedures, safety rules and regulations and abide by them.

Other Functions:

  • Performs other cleaning duties as directed.
  • Other general maintenance as directed.
  • Reports to T. Nuse (R7398)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certificates, licenses and registrations required.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information.
  • Follows policies and procedures, supports organization's goals and values.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Meets productivity standards, completes work in a timely manner.
  • Observes safety and security procedures.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Prior experience or training related to tankerman activities.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  • Required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.
  • Work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Work in high precarious places and around fumes.
  • Required to lift/push/carry items more than 50 pounds.
  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather).
  • Continual exposure to outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold (non-weather).
  • Occasional exposure to blood-borne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.
  • Frequently very loud noise.
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used

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