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Foss | Diversity Employer

www.foss.com

Based in Seattle, Washington, Foss offers a complete range of maritime transportation and logistics services. Whether it’s solving transportation challenges in remote parts of the world or efficiently handling everyday harbor jobs, Foss prides itself on always offering customers safe and innovative solutions.

For more than a century, Foss Maritime has set the standard for marine transportation with leading edge technology, engineering, and shipbuilding. Combining global reach with local expertise, Foss is recognized for its state-of-the-art fleet, experienced and dedicated crews, knowledgeable customer service staff, and world-class engineers.

foss careerAlong with our independent subsidiaries the company employs thousands of people throughout the United States. With hundreds of tugs and barges we provide harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports – including the Columbia and Snake River system. Internationally, Foss supports customers across the Pacific Rim, in Europe, South America and the Arctic.

Every day, our tugboats, barges and people are at work helping our customers succeed in a competitive and challenging market. With a company-wide commitment to safety and the environment, our seasoned crews and staff provide our customers with safe, reliable service to get the job done right.

In addition to transportation and maritime logistics, Foss also provides engineering and shipbuilding services. The company’s mobile response repair service can send a team of maritime engineers to service vessels anywhere in North America within 24 hours. With two full-service shipyards and an expert marine engineering group, Foss helps customers throughout the entire life cycle of a project, which includes analyzing vessel and equipment requirements for a specific job, to designing a new build or vessel modification through to production and proper outfitting of the vessel.

OUR OWNERSHIP


Foss Maritime Company is wholly owned by Saltchuk Resources, a privately owned family investment company formed in 1982 and based in the Pacific Northwest.

Saltchuk has over $2 billion of assets invested in numerous operating companies in several different business groups, including deep water shipping logistics, ship management, tug and barge operations, fuel distribution, and trucking.

Foss regularly partners with its sister companies in the Saltchuk portfolio to offer a diverse range of maritime transportation services.

Our Mission


Foss Maritime’s Mission is to provide marine services without equal. We will deliver unsurpassed customer service by:

  • Maintaining a steadfast focus on our customers’ needs and preferences in everything we do
  • Continuing to extend and expand our operations globally
  • Relentlessly pursuing perfection in our health, safety, quality and compliance initiatives
  • Retaining our world class work force by fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect

Our Tagline and Promise



foss employeeALWAYS SAFE. ALWAYS READY.
For Foss, this is more than a tagline; it represents the way we conduct business to meet the needs of customers worldwide. We have the ability and the commitment to serve the widest range of customer needs with the best operators, management, and equipment available, on any part of the globe. We are committed to providing safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, and competitively priced services.

Our Core Values


Foss Maritime Company is committed to providing our customers with world-class marine services. To achieve this stance of Operational Excellence, we are dedicated to the Foss core values that emphasize safety and quality:


  • SAFETY of people
  • Integrity
  • Continual Improvement
  • Quality Workplace
  • Customer Focus
  • Stewardship of Resources
  • Custodian of the Environment
  • Community Minded

Our Company-Wide Operating Code


Our Code of Ethical Business Conduct, shared by all Saltchuk companies, is a guide to help us consistently do the right thing in all our business dealings. Our commitment is to conduct our business in a matter that complies with laws, but more importantly, to strive for the highest ethical standards, even where laws do not exist or may not be enforced or observed. The basic tenants of our code are as follows:

  • To conduct business in an ethical and moral fashion;
  • To provide the resources for employees to give back to their communities;
  • To protect the environment in which we operate; and
  • To provide a work environment where all employees would feel safe and proud to have their sons and daughters employed.


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Red Dog Loader Operator

Tacoma, Washington

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JOB TITLE: Red Dog Alaska Loader Operator LOCATION: Tacoma, WA & Red Dog Alaska FUNCTIONAL GROUP: Equipment Operator JOB STATUS: Full Time JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: December 1 - Apr 15: In Tacoma, WA assisting in Maintenance and Repair of Lighte...

Job Type Full Time
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Engineer - Richmond, CA

Richmond, California

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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure all vessel machinery, equipment and systems are operated, maintained and repaired in a safe and effective manner. Additionally, as a key member of the Vessel Mana...

Job Type Full Time
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Hilo Casual Deckhand

Hilo, Hawaii

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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: To perform seaman/deckhand duties and general maintenance duties as directed. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Perform general maintenance to vessel and vessel equipment. * Perform sanitary duties such as cleaning tug restrooms. ...

Job Type Full Time
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Dredge Captain

Richmond, California

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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The primary responsibility and authority for the execution of all vessel assignments including, but not limited to, planning the most efficient and safe operation of the vessel and its crew, implementing the operating p...

Job Type Full Time
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CSR Master Captain

Portland, Oregon

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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The primary responsibility and authority for the execution of all vessel assignments including, but not limited to, planning the most efficient and safe operation of the vessel and its crew, implementing the operating p...

Job Type Full Time
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Dredge Engineer

Richmond, California

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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: The Engineer is responsible under the direction of the Captain and Leverman to assist in the safe and efficient operation, maintenance and repair of the dredge and associated machinery and equipment. The Engineer is exp...

Job Type Full Time
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Licensed Asst. Engineer (Kapena)

Honolulu, Hawaii

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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: To oversee and maintain independently the proper and safe operation of vessel propulsion equipment and other machinery. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Prepares, operates, maintains, and repairs vessel propulsion equipment and o...

Job Type Full Time
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Red Dog Laborer

Tacoma, Washington

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Job Title Red Dog Alaska Laborer Location: Tacoma, WA & Red Dog Alaska Functional Group: Laborer Job Status: Full Time JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: December 1 to Apr 15: In Tacoma Washington assisting in Maintenance & Repair and clean up on lighter...

Job Type Full Time
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Red Dog Alaska Barge Utility

Tacoma, Washington

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LOCATION: Tacoma, WA & Red Dog Alaska FUNCTIONAL GROUP: Equipment Operator JOB STATUS: Full Time JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: December 1 - Apr 15: In Tacoma, WA assisting in Maintenance and Repair of Lighterage barge and equipment in Tacoma, WA. St...

Job Type Full Time
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