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The Crowley fleet is ever expanding and we are looking of you! Crowley is in search of leaders and potential leaders of the maritime industry.  We maintain the highest industry standard in safety, training  and crew management. Whether you are a seasoned officer looking for a change of pace or fresh to the industry and looking to make Crowley your first step toward success, we have a place for you. We provide safe and high-quality services to customers and for more than 120 years we have depended on dedicated and skilled mariners to get the job done in a safe and reliable manner in all types of conditions and vessels. Throughout Crowley's long history in ocean transportation and marine services, countless employees have risen through the ranks to achieve the kind of personal satisfaction that comes with a rewarding career at sea. 

Hot jobs we're offering now:

  • Now accepting applications for the Ocean Ranger 2015 season
  • Engineer needed for San Pedro, CA Ship Assist (DDE U/L or Chief Engineer required "on call" must live local) 
  • Engineer needed for San Diego, CA Ship Assist (DDE U/L or Chief Engineer required)
  • Mates needed for our Valdez, AK fleet (Third Mate or 1600 ton Oceans needed)
  • Mate of Towing Near Coastal with Tankerman PIC needed for Western Alaska Fuel Distribution 
  • Able Seaman Special or above with Tankerman PIC needed for Western Alaska Fuel Distribution

 

Select a category to apply:

Deck Officers
Engine Officers
Ocean Rangers
Unlicensed 

More Information and Minimum Requirements

Ocean Ranger

Crowley manages the Ocean Rangers program for Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation. The program was created in 2006 after voters passed Ballot Measure 2, making Alaska the only state to require U.S. Coast Guard licensed marine engineers or graduates of a marine safety and environmental protection program on board vessels to act as independent observers who monitor state environmental and marine discharge requirements. Ocean Rangers also ensure passengers and crew are protected from improper sanitation, health and safety practices. The program is managed by the Commercial Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance Program, which was created in 2001 to monitor cruise ships in Alaskan waters. This is a seasonal position April through September. Only applications submitted between November 1, 2014 and February 16, 2015 can be considered for the 2015 season.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • Current Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) Unlimited, 3 A/E Unlimited H.P. or greater USCG issued license
  • USCG issued Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Graduates of an Alaska DEC approved Marine Safety and Environmental program are also eligible and may have the USCG license, MMD, and/or MMC requirements waived.
  • Graduate of a Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC);
  • Current Passport.
  • Membership in the American Maritime Officer (AMO) union, or willing and able to become member if hired.
  • Clean criminal background check with no offenses that prevent entry into Canada.
  • Sound physical condition and completion of a post-offer physical examination, including drug test.
  • Successful completion of the Ocean Ranger training class in Dania Beach, FL.
  • (Alaska Residency Preference Hire)

IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

ATBs

Crowley offers a variety of methods to transport bulk petroleum products and chemicals. One of these methods are its new state-of-the-art U.S. flagged articulated tug barge (ATB) fleet. Crowley's ATBs are the result of years of research, testing, and partnering with customers to design and build vessels that provide one of the most safe and efficient methods of coastal petroleum and chemical transport in the industry. Crews are affiliated with the MMP, IBU, and SIU unions depending upon region of operation.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USGC Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW qualifications
  • Drug Free Certification
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Valid US Passport
  • Ability to join/membership in SIU, MMP, or IBU as applicable

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • USCG issued Mate 1600 Ton Oceans license
  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • Tankerman PIC (barge-DL or greater) endorsement
  • Prefer TOAR/Mate of towing
  • Relevant towing experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • DDE-unlimited license or greater
  • Prefer Chief Engineer-limited or greater license
  • STCW ’95 including OICEW assessments
  • Prefer heavy fuel experience

Minimum Requirements for Tankerman:

  • Tankerman PIC endorsement
  • AB-special or greater endorsement
  • Relevant experience

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

East Coast Liner Services

Crowley is a leading ocean cargo carrier between the United States and Puerto Rico, with U.S. flagged towing vessels. Crowley ships cargo in containers and/or trailers along with automobiles, trucks, buses, and other RO/RO cargo out of Jacksonville and Philadelphia on triple-decker barges to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tugs operating in Crowley's liner service carry a crew of 3 licensed deck officers (Captain, Chief Mate, and 2nd Mate), 1 engineer, and 2 AB/deckhands.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW qualifications
  • Drug free certification
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Valid US Passport
  • Ability to join/membership in SIU

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • US Coast Guard issued Mate 1600 Ton Oceans license w/ radar endorsement
  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • Prefer TOAR/Mate of towing
  • Relevant towing experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • Merchant Mariner's Document with QMED endorsement
  • Prefer DDE-unlimited license or greater

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

MARAD / RFF Vessels

Crowley operates many vessels for the U.S. Government in the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF). The MARAD vessels that Crowley operates are pre-positioned in locations throughout the country: Baltimore, MD, Tacoma, WA, Long Beach, CA, Houston, TX, and Charelston, SC. RRF vessels are typically manned by a small maintenance crew in these locations and have to be capable of full crew activation on short notice. Employees are subject to random drug testing and a comprehensive physical.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW qualifications
  • Drug free certification
  • Valid Passport
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Ability to join/membership in appropriate union (AMO, MEBA, SIU)

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • USCG issued unlimited tonnage license w/ appropriate endorsements
  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • Relevant experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • USCG issued unlimited tonnage and horsepower license
  • STCW '95 including OICEW assessments
  • Relevant experience

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

Tankers

Crowley offers a variety of methods to transport bulk petroleum and chemical product to meet customer's needs. Included in this are multi-cargo tankers that operate in the Gulf of Mexico and West Coast of the U.S. All Crowley tank vessels operate under ISM/ISO 9002 standards. In accordance with our union labor agreements, all vessel positions are represented by the Seafarer's International Union for unlicensed and the American Maritime Officers union for all licensed personnel. 

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW qualifications
  • Drug free certification
  • Valid Passport
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Ability to join/membership in appropriate union

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • USCG issued unlimited tonnage license w/ appropriate endorsements
  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • Tankerman PIC endorsement
  • Relevant experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • USCG issued unlimited tonnage and horsepower license
  • STCW '95 including OICEW assessments
  • Relevant experience

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

Gulf of Mexico Contracts

Crowley provides comprehensive load-out, sea fastening, heavy lift transportation, installation services, and project management worldwide in support of the energy industry. Crowley's diverse fleet of tugs and barges provide creative solutions to our customer's most difficult exploration and production challenges, with the ability to provide: offshore construction support, ocean towing and transportation, and general cargo movement.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW qualifications
  • Drug Free Certification
  • Valid US Passport
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Ability to join/membership in SIU

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • USCG issued Mate 1600 Ton Oceans license
  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • Prefer TOAR/Mate of towing
  • Relevant towing experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • DDE-unlimited license or greater
  • Prefer Chief Engineer 1600 ton Oceans Limited
  • STCW ’95 including OICEW assessments
West Coast Ship Assist and Escort

Crowley owns and operates one of the most advanced fleets of ship assist and escort tugs in the world--escorting and docking tankers, container ships, and other vessels as they enter and depart harbors. We offer harbor towing services in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California and in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. In accordance with our union labor agreements, the Seafarers International Union (SIU), Inland Boatmans Union (IBU), or Master's, Mate's and Pilots (MMP) union represent all vessel positions, depending upon region of operation (SIU - Souther California, MMP - Oakland/Seattle/Tacoma).

West Coast Contracts

Crowley provides comprehensive load-out, sea fastening, heavy lift transportation, installation services, and project management worldwide in support of the energy industry. Crowley's diverse fleet of tugs and barges provide creative solutions to our customer's most difficult exploration and production challenges, with the ability to provide: offshore construction support, ocean towing and transportation, and general cargo movement. This is all done on well-maintained and safe equipment with the best people in the industry working to provide the highest quality service for our customers. Tugs operating in contract services typically carry a crew of 3 licensed deck officers (Captain, Chief Mate, and 2nd Mate), 1 engineer, 1 cook, and 2 AB/deckhands.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USCG issued Merchant Mariner's Document or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW '95 (Basic Safety Training) or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with STCW qualifications
  • Drug free certification
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Ability to join/membership in IBU or MMP

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • USCG issued Mate 1600 Ton Oceans license w/ radar endorsement
  • Prefer TOAR/Mate of towing
  • Relevant towing experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • Merchant Mariner's Document with QMED endorsement
  • Prefer DDE-unlimited license or greater

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

Valdez, Alaska Ship Assist and Escort

Crowley owns and operates one of the most advanced fleets of ship assist and escort tugs as well as oil spill response barges. Tugs in Valdez, Alaska assist large tankers and provide both tethered and untethered escort services through Prince William Sound. Crowley tugs in these areas are also outfitted for firefighting services and barges based in strategically located positions through the sound provide oil spill response services. In accordance with our union labor agreements, the Inland Boatman's Union (engineers and unlicensed positions) and Master's, Mate's and Pilots (licensed wheelhouse positions) union represent all vessel positions.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USCG issued Merchant Mariner's Document or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW '95 (Basic Safety Training) or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with STCW qualifications
  • Drug free certification
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • 24 Hour Emergency Response & Hazardous Waste Technician Certification meeting 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii)
  • Ability to join/membership in IBU(unlicensed) or MMP(licensed)

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • USCG issued Mate 1600 Ton Oceans license w/ radar endorsement
  • STCW '95 including OICNW assessments
  • Prefer TOAR/Mate of towing
  • Prefer Tankerman/PIC endorsement
  • Relevant towing experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • Merchant Mariner's Document with QMED endorsement
  • Prefer DDE-unlimited license or greater

Special considerations will be made for Section-29 Native Alaskans as per agreement with the State of Alaska. ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

Western Alaska Fuel Distribution

Crowley has served the people and businesses of Alaska's Arctic and Coastal area since 1896. We serve the State of Alaska from the North Arctic Slope to South Central Alaska, coastal communities, and inland communities including those along the Kuskoswim and Yukon rivers. The primary sea-going service Crowley provides in Alaska involves the transportation and distribution of petroleum to these communities. Included in this operation are tugs and barges that navigate Alaskan coasts and rivers carrying petroleum during the summer months, typically between May and October each year.

Minimum Requirements for All:

  • USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Drug-free certification
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Ability to join/membership in United Steelworkers Union

Minimum Requirements for Licensed Deck Officers:

  • Mate of Towing Near Coastal with Tankerman Endorsement prefer PIC (Barge DL)
  • OR Mate 500ton Near Coastal with completed TOAR
  • Radar Endorsement 
  • Relevant towing experience

Minimum Requirements for Engineers:

  • Marine engineering experience
  • Prefer DDE-4000 license or greater

Minimum Requirements for Tankerman:

  • Able Seaman Special or above with Tankerman Endorsement prefer PIC
  • Ordinary Seaman with Tankerman PIC

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USCG.MIL/NMC FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN THESE QUALIFICATIONS.

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If you're new to the industry, we recommend you read the following link: I'm New to the Maritime Industry .

*Crowley is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, the Company has Affirmative Action Programs for the advancement in employment of certain categories of qualified employees. Mariner applicants must be found fit for duty per United States Coast Guard or International mariner physical fitness requirements for employment. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and / or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Marine Personnel department at marinejobs@crowley.com.

Featured Career - Alaska Ocean Ranger

Now looking for experienced USCG Licensed Marine Engineers or Safety and Environmental Degreed individuals whom travel on board cruise ships throughout the summer and act as independent observers monitoring State environmental and marine discharge requirements.

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