Seasonal, Boat Engineer
Anchorage, AK
Seasonal, Boat Engineer - Crowley Fuels – Western Alaska – USW Fleet - (USA0000EN)

Western Alaska Petroleum Distribution Fleet

If you’re interested in working in Western Alaska, we’d like to hear from you.

For over 60 years Crowley has been supplying the remote villages of Western Alaska and the Arctic with heating fuel and gasoline so they can survive the winter. From the onset of spring through summer, our purpose-built tug and barge sets make their way up the Western coast of Alaska, up the rivers into the interior, and over the top to the Arctic.

In early fall we bring the boats back and put them away for the winter. This is truly a seasonal fleet, so all our crew members enjoy an extended winter break before coming back to work in the spring. The following benefits are available after completing a 90-day probation period:

Health Care coverage paid year-round (employee AND family) after signing an intent to return the following year
401k with company matching contributions (Year 1: 2%, Year 2: 4%, Year 3 and greater: 6%)
10 days paid vacation each season w/ round-trip travel paid
All travel to and from work is arranged and paid for by Crowley
Ability to draw unemployment in the off-season
Employer-paid training program available

Specifically, we’re looking for:
Able Seamen with the Tankerman PIC (Barge) endorsement and multi-cargo tanking experience
Mates with tow-wire experience
Boat engineers with experience on smaller equipment and electronic engines.

We actively promote from within our fleet, so every year we have room for two or three less skilled, entry-level mariners. Please submit your application to our talent pool. We begin serious interviewing and selection in January, but we are happy to review your information and talk to you about our fleet requirements any time during the year.

Please use the following links to learn more about our equipment and our mission.


Our vessels work from early April to mid-November, making this a truly seasonal position with the following benefits available after completing a 90-day probation period:

Job Description
Responsible for preparation, operation and maintenance of all vessel machinery and systems throughout the voyage
Attends to mechanic functions aboard the vessel. Operate machinery as required to carry out vessel’s mission (main engines, auxiliaries, winches, etc.)
Monitors, maintains and repairs equipment and vessel machinery
Manages fuel, lube, and other fluids essential to equipment operation. Maintains fuel and ballast conditions to achieve trim as directed by vessel Master
Consults with the vessel Master regarding Engineering in order to maintain safe and efficient operating conditions.
Instructs deck watch standers as to proper engine room conditions with respect to security/safety rounds.
Assists on deck as directed by the vessel Master.
Completes Parts and Material Requisitions (PMRs) and Repair Order Service Requests (RSORs) as necessary to maintain equipment, tools, and adequate parts and spare inventories.
Ensures correspondence with port engineers on the process and status of all PMRs and RSORs.
Ensures true, complete and accurate Engineering Logs are maintained.
Performs engine room cleaning, scaling, and painting duties as needed to ensure a clean and well-maintained space.

Minimum Requirements
DDE 4000 or better
STCW w/ endorsements including OICEW and Advanced Firefighting, Basic Safety Training
Experience on smaller equipment
Familiar with electronic engines

Preferred Qualifications
Experience sailing in Western Alaska
Shipyard Competent Person
Enjoys long hitches

Primary Location: USA-USA-AK-ANCHORAGE
Work Locations: USA-AK-ALASKA-AT SEA 201 Arctic Slope Anchorage 99518
Job: Mariner
Organization: Crowley USD BU
Schedule: Full-time
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