Seasonal 2nd Mate
Anchorage, AK
Seasonal 2nd Mate - Crowley Fuels – Western Alaska – USW Fleet - (USA0000EV)

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 permanent, but truly seasonal position with the following benefits available after completing a 90-day probation period:

Job Description
Under the supervision of the master, the second mate is responsible for traditional supervisory duties, for the safe navigation of the vessel and cargo operations during his/her watch.
Be responsible for the proper execution of the master’s orders while on watch.
Supervise crew maintenance activities while on watch.
Maintain a proper navigational watch when on duty.
Maintain vessel logs (i.e., cargo and oil, crew hours, exceptions, weather conditions, etc.).
Maintain current navigational charts and books.

Minimum Requirements
500 GT Mate NC w/ towing endorsement
Basic Safety Training
RADAR cert w/ ARPA
FCC License
Tankerman PIC (BARGE) DL
Must join the United Steel Workers Union (USW)

Preferred Qualifications
Experience sailing in Western Alaska

Experience working multi-cargo barges
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
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