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Port Captain at Calista Corporation

06.18.2013 · Posted in Engineering Jobs

Location: Anchorage

Job Title: Port Captain

Location: Anchorage

Reports To: Operations Manager

Department: Brice Marine

Schedule: Full-time, Seasonal increased schedule during operational season

FLSA Status: Exempt


This position acts as the direct liaison between the boat crews and upper management. The Port Captain coordinates vessel procedures including normal operation and works with other office departments investigating marine incidents. This position is responsible for enforcing company policy through leadership and direction. It also facilitates information and good company relations with outside vendors and customers.


Oversees daily operations including traffic information, cargo loading/discharge, fuel/lube/supply requirements, etc.
Advises and addresses crew assignments and personnel issues.
Acts as a direct conduit between operations, marketing, maintenance, personnel and
Works with the Human Resource Department on a day to day basis to ensure proper crew member allocation to vessel assignments.
Responsible for implementation and enforcement of company procedures and policies.
Coordinates and investigates potential new job requirements.
Directs and manages vessel budgets
Travels to vessel and customer locations to observe and direct.
Operates and tests vessels for performance issues and also investigates new runs
and/or territories.
Manages vessel emergencies including leading incident investigation, follow up, documentation, reporting, notification and required corrections.
Manages oversight at drydocks and new construction yards through attendance to location.
Make sure that vessels are painted in a timely manner and well maintained by the
Attendance to USCG and ABS inspections.
Assists with managing crew training requirements and coordinates documentation of training with Human Resources.
Fills in for vacant crew member positions on vessels as needed throughout the season.
Assists with securing vessel cargo and work contracts as needed.
Other duties as directed


All employees are responsible for the quality system.
Any employee can request a change to a document.


This position directly supervises all vessel personnel and enforces company policies to ensure that all work performed is accomplished in a safe manner.

Education and/or Experience: A high school diploma or equivalent, and relevant life experience is required. Minimum of 10 years experience in the towboat industry required. Minimum 5 years experience as a boat captain or engineer in the towboat industry required. Must have a good working knowledge of Western Alaska Marine Operations.
Language Skills: Must be able to read and write the English language to a 12th grade level. The ability to read and understand tank strapping charts, various tables, safety manuals, navigation books, and environmental manuals is essential. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written information through email, phone, text, radio communications is required.
Mathematical Skills: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide to a high school level. The ability to read and interpolate barge stability data is imperative. The ability to calculate barge space and loading plan data is required.
Reasoning Ability: The ability to solve personnel problems, make clear rational decisions in a crisis, clearly formulate and communicate orders coupled with the ability to do both short and long term planning to accomplish the vessel and company goals is essential.
Travel Requirements: Required to travel out of town for short and long durations as needed sometimes with last minute notification.
Licenses and Certificates: Current Coast Guard License as Master of Towing Vessels or Third Assistant Engineer with an Unlimited Radar Observer endorsement, current valid TWIC card, STCW 95, a valid MMD, Hazwoper 24 hour certificate with annual 8 hour refresher and a valid driver’s license.

Deadline: 01-07-2013

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