Port of Stockton



The Captain position’s main purpose is to:

  • Train and lead by example to develop the crew according to all internal procedures.
  • Maximize safety and efficiency by using expertise in planning and executing voyages.
  • Bring a morale-focused approach to the success of each voyage.
  • Maintain complete responsibility for everything that happens on the vessel and voyage.


  • Use experience-driven knowledge of winds, weather, water depths, and currents to avoid other marine traffic, outlying shoals, and other hazards while operating the boat/barge.
  • Ensure the efficient and safe loading and transportation of all equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • Guide the crew and vessels into and out of berths and harbors.
  • Direct the correct and safe fendering, mooring, and anchoring of the boat/barge.
  • Use maps, charts, reports, and equipment to organize and plan vessel movements.
  • Lead and coordinate all crew members.
  • Accurately record all logs in an organized process.
  • Source, maintain, and ensure proper use of all necessary equipment.
  • Oversee and coordinate all needed maintenance.

Ability Requirements:

  • Attention to detail/excellent organizational skills
  • Maintain focus and practical decision-making skills under stress, especially in potentially dangerous situations.
  • Embody responsibility and ownership, and lead by example.
  • Act as a mentor and contribute to the development and success of others.
  • Excellent communicator and able to adapt to a variety of audiences.
  • Proficient mechanical and logistical ability to plan and execute vessel movements and voyages with expertise.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to comfortably and safely lift 100 lbs.; This position involves lifting, pulling, and operating heavy equipment and objects.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, or squat frequently. Climb high steps/ladders should be expected several times per day.
  • Use of, working with, around, on, under, and inside deck machinery is expected daily; work on equipment that is poorly accessible or in confined workspaces when the need arises.
  • Must have the ability to maintain balance/equilibrium at all times and various heights.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces for prolonged periods.
  • The ability to work in all weather conditions and have sufficient heat/cold tolerance.
  • Not deterred by grease, dirt, paint, water, etc., that may regularly be on your skin, hair, and clothing.
  • Must be able to swim
  • Skills, Aptitudes, Qualifications & Certifications
  • Master of Tow 200 ton, Oceans or Near Coastal Endorsement is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Deckhand, Mate, and Engineer positions.
  • TWIC Card
  • Drivers License
  • Physical & DOT Drug Test
  • Respiratory Fit Test

Brusco Tug & Barge

548 14TH Ave
Longview, WA 98632

Pay Range:



Health, Dental, 401K, PTO