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Marine Superintendent

Company: Ports America
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Job Description:

OPPORTUNITY: The Marine Superintendent is responsible for ensuring vessel gang labor performs efficiently, safely, and timely. Of paramount importance in the role of the Marine Superintendent is a core skill set consisting of initiative, ability to work in team environment, and a pro-active self-starter mentality allowing the candidate to anticipate potential issues before they happen.


* Supervises advance-planning activities prior to the ship coming into port. Checks berth conditions for docking, work areas for safe operation of stevedores and checkers, and that all labor has been assembled for adequate and efficient operations;
* Maintains good working relationships with labor and union officials and that labor policies and contracts are adhered to.
* Ensures that each gang is organized, that each person knows what to do and when to do it, so that productivity levels are high;
* Responsible for balancing workload between labor gangs ensuring vessels sail at the earliest time possible;
* Ensures that the load and discharge is performed accurately and timely. Coordinates these activities through the ILA foremen on the assigned shift;
* Instruct labor in safe working practices;
* Instructs labor in proper, standard operating procedures;
* Holds regular meetings with labor, giving them current company information, emphasizing good safety practices for the terminal;
* Counsels labor, up to and including discipline & termination recommendations;
* Follows company management policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreement, and local practices in the application of supervising subordinates;
* Identifies and solves problems and issues on a daily basis, usually of a routine or moderately complex nature;
* Reports problems and issues to the appropriate Manager, as needed, especially issues of complexity or great impact on the operation;
* Acts as a focal point for any stevedoring issues that may arise with an assigned vessel;
* Accurate and timely completion of all necessary and required documentation associated with the operations;
* Other duties as assigned.


* ILA Labor


* The ability to climb up and down a steep vessel gangway multiple times within a shift
* The ability to work in changing hot and cold climates based on weather conditions
* The ability to work in an environment that may be hazardous to persons unable to see and hear fast moving equipment

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

* Four (4) year college degree.
* Experience as a marine superintendent a plus & considered in offer of compensation should a position with PNCT be offered.
* Must be able to work in rotating shifts, days, evenings, and nights.
* Must be able to work in extreme outdoor temperatures of hot and cold, extremely dusty conditions and occasionally, conditions of high levels of noise.
* Required to observe all safety and health requirements for container terminal environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Ports America, Newark, Marine Superintendent, Other, Newark, New Jersey

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