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Location Name: Long Beach, CA 
Job/Requisition ID: 54728
Location Address: 301 E Ocean Blvd Ste 1600, Long Beach, CA, United States (US), 90802
Education Level: Bachelor's Desired 
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt




Reporting to the Manager of Marine Operations, the Port Captain supports Marathon's commercial marine organization to optimize vessel operations and is responsible for the safe operation and efficient loading and discharge of marine vessels. The Port Captain manages the interface between tankers / barges and docks / terminals, consistent with expectations of the U.S. Coast Guard, California State Lands, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Marathon's and is a key member of the Marine Crisis Management Team.


This position has responsibility for managing the relationship with all vessels at berths associated with Marathon's marine operations, reviewing tankers and barges for use in the Tesoro system, and providing marine technical support and advice to marine terminals involving marine safety, mooring requirements and transfer procedures.


**This position is part of a job family with multiple levels and the selected candidate may be offered a position at a higher level commensurate with experience and qualifications**


Key Responsibilites:

  • Boards and attends vessel s 24/7/365 at TSO, third party terminals, offshore lightering, and inspection attendance. Travels with as directed 24/7/365 with valid passport to accomplish above as well as manages audits.
  • Manages operational interface between terminal and refinery berths and tankers, barges Articulated Tug Barge (ATB), tugs, andmarine service providers. Reviews and coordinates vessel pre-arrival documentation.
  • Coordinates with Commercial, Refining, and Logistics to optimize marine transfer operations and ensures safe operations and environmental stewardship.
  • Provides marine operational support to Commercial, Refining, and Logistics.
  • Key member of Marine Crisis Management Team.
  • Coordinates, manages, and attends lightering operations in the Andeavor system as directed.
  • Maintains working relationships with U. S. Coast Guard, state, local regulatory agencies, and the maritime community.
  • Supports demurrage and loss control specialists with research and resolution of claims and issues.
  • Conducts SIRE (Ship Inspection Report Exchange) inspections on behalf of Tesoro.
  • Reviews tankers, tugs, and barges in advance of calling at Tesoro marine facilities.
  • Conducts ship and barge technical manager audits against the OCIMF TMSA.
  • Conducts routine Category 1 or 3 SIRE (Ship Inspection Report Exchange) inspections on behalf of Andeavor as assigned.


Education & Expereince 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Maritime, Coast Guard, Naval Academy or 4 or more years related vessel experience required.
  • Has held deck or engineering license or equivalent military experience.
  • 2 or more years of sea time or equivalent experience required.
  • Petroleum transportation preferred.


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation



Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) is a large-scale geographically-diversified and highly -integrated refining, marketing and midstream company. MPC is the nation's largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of more than 3 million barrels per calendar day in its 16-refinery system. MPC's high-quality, nationwide retail and marketing business includes approximately 3,900 company-owned and -operated stores and 7,800 branded locations. MPC owns the general partners of MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP, two strong, customer-focused midstream master limited partnerships.

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