Tug Captain

McLean Contracting Company is seeking an experienced Tugboat Captain to join our team in Galesville, MD. Preferred candidates will have 5+ years of relative experience, with 50 GRT Master of Towing license or greater. Exciting opportunity to enjoy a traditional work schedule, with most nights and weekends off, plus paid holidays and vacation.

Essential Duties

Safely operates vessels, must have valid U. S. Coast Guard “Master of Towing Vessels”, radar observer, valid medical card and Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).

Possesses the skills necessary to maintain control of the vessel while backing up, turning corners and negotiating narrow passageways, etc.

Substantive knowledge of the U. S. Coast Guard “Rules of the Road” and perform the duties in accordance with those rules and regulations.

Ensures that loads are property distributed, secured and within maximum height, width and weight limitations.

Ensures that the barge (tow) is in trim and safe to move.

Maintains daily logs, file reports as required by Government regulations, perform regular maintenance and inspection of vessel, and reports all incidents.

Performs or assists mechanics in repair.

Has thorough knowledge of the safe and proper methods for towing and mooring other vessels.

Reads and understands charts, radar, GPS, compasses and other navigational devices.


  • High school diploma/GED/Trade School preferred
  • Master of Towing, 50 GRT or greater
  • Ability to pass physical screenings

This is not a complete job description; one will be provided to qualified candidates who apply.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Why McLean

Maximize your Career Potential by taking advantage of the many opportunities available here at McLean Contracting Company. Whether you have worked in the industry for years or you are just getting started, you will find our Company provides oppotunities for growth and advancement. McLean's rich history includes countless success stories and all of them involve the hard work and dedication of our best asset, our employees! We hope that you will consider joining our team.

Success Stories

Tradepoint Atlantic: In November 2017, McLean was selected by Tradepoint Atlantic to remove 3 inoperative ore unloading cranes located in Sparrows Point, Maryland.

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