Foss is at the forefront of the maritime industry. Founded in 1889, we continue to pioneer innovative technology, build the world’s most technologically advanced vessels, chart complex paths up rivers and across oceans to shallow and undeveloped ports, and move a vast variety of cargo safely and efficiently to destinations throughout North America and around the world.


  • #1 Our People

    Foss has one of the industry’s best records for employee longevity. One of our highest compliments comes from employees who encourage their sons and daughters to come to work with us.

  • #2 Our Company Culture

    Our mission is to provide marine services without equal. We do this with a strong dedication to our team, by having safety and quality standards second to none, and by fostering an environment of integrity and respect.

  • #3 Competitive Benefits and Compensation

    Our employees are the foundation of Foss. We design compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the best in our field. We provide the resources, support and training needed to help our employees thrive in their careers and communities.

  • #4 A Variety of Locations

    Foss is a global company with daily operations along the U.S. West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii, and two full service shipyards. Whether you want to travel or stay close to home, there is a place for you at Foss.

  • #5 Exciting Opportunities

    Foss is on the forefront on marine innovation. We build and operate some of the most technologically advanced vessels on the water today. Our clients and projects take us up rivers, into ports close to home, as well as around the world to far away places, undeveloped ports, challenging environments, and unique locations.

  • #6 Career Development

    We offer extensive trainings and educational support, and work with the Workboat Academy and Seattle Maritime Academy to help aspiring mariners reach their goals.

  • #7 A Powerful Legacy

    Thanks to our dedicated crews, knowledgeable customer service staff and world-class engineers, the Foss name is respected around the globe. Founded in 1889, Foss brings more than 126 years of innovation and expertise to each job.

  • #8 Safety and Environmental Stewardship

    The safety or our people and the environment is our top priority. We focus on keeping people, property and the environment safe 100% of the time, never compromising on safety and quality standards. We work with our employees every day to continuously improve safety awareness and strengthen our environmental controls.

  • #9 Cutting Edge Technology

    Foss builds and operates some of the most state-of-the-art vessels on the water today. We designed and built the world’s first hybrid tugs, we were one of the first to use Voith tractor tugs, and we are helping research the application of new energy sources in a maritime setting to further reduce emissions.

  • #10 Community Commitment

    Foss has a long-standing commitment of giving back to our surrounding communities. Our giving program is designed to honor our corporate responsibilities as an employer to contribute to our communities, and to support our employees in their efforts to give back.