Cook Inlet Tug & Barge has provided marine services since 1924. We specialize in harbor services and fuel distribution throughout South Central, Southeast and Western Alaska. Visit to learn more about us.



Exciting Opportunity for Adventurous Mariners! Join the Cook Inlet Tug & Barge Team! ️ 

Generous Sign-On Bonus!!! 

Are you ready for a maritime adventure that goes beyond the ordinary? Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Alaska’s premier tug and barge company, is calling for an exceptional Engineer to join our growing team. 

Why Cook Inlet Tug & Barge? 

At Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, we don’t just offer a job; we provide the opportunity of a lifetime. Picture yourself as part of a team of maritime professionals, navigating the stunning waters of South Central, Southeast, and Western Alaska. If you crave adventure, seek flexible seasonal work, and are passionate about what you do, this is the place to be. 

What’s in it for you? 

Adventure Awaits: Experience the thrill of working in a remote environment with a breathtaking backdrop that adds to your life experiences. 

Seasonal Perks: Enjoy benefits tailored for your seasonal position, ensuring a fulfilling and rewarding maritime journey. 

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Vessel Engineer: 

As a Vessel Engineer, you maintain the heart of the vessel to ensure it is working properly.  

You are responsible for:  

  • Maintaining all machinery, equipment and systems, including main propulsion, auxiliary power generation, ancillary, deck and cargo handling.   
  • Ensuring proper operations of control, monitoring, and alarm components and systems all while maintaining a safe work environment on the vessel.   
  • Implementing company policies and procedures, and general maritime industry standards wherever applicable.   
  • Check and maintains fuel/fluid levels in all tanks within the vessel, taking monthly oil samples for analysis and is responsible for vessel bunkering operations, as well as, following established fueling procedures, maintaining adequate inventory levels of critical spares and general vessel parts.   


In Alaska, you are working in remote geography and will need to perform safe and effective repairs with limited resources and outside support while under tight time constraints.  




  • Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential required/PIC and HAZWOPER preferred. Minimum of a QMED (Engineer License preferred). 4000 horsepower engineer license preferred. 
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).  
  • Valid driver’s license.  
  • Valid United States Passport.  
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check with qualifications to enter Canada.  
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States. 


Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of five years of previous experience during the last 15 years as a Marine Engineer preferred. 
  • Skilled with various equipment, namely what equipment is best suited to handle the job at hand.  


Working conditions: 

  • Lodging and provisions on the vessel  
  • Transportation to and from the vessel provided by the company. 
  • Must be physically fit to climb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in a seaway; kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand for long periods.  
  • Comfortable with heights or narrow walkways.  
  • Must be able to work 12 hours a day for the full season.  
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.).  
  • As leaders in our industry, we take crew health and safety seriously,  


Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We’re a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.   



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