$2,978.00 - $5,360.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

Job Type


Job Number



Port of New Orleans Port Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/21/2024 11:59 PM Central

Supplemental Information


Potential starting salary depends upon qualifications:
$17.18/hr. to $22.52/hr.

Premium pay is additional pay provided to employees for each hour actually worked.

Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees. Employees have access to the following benefits:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays; and paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
April McKnight
Port of New Orleans / Human Resources
P.O. Box 60046
New Orleans, LA 70160




No experience or training is required.


May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.


Job Concepts



To assist in the repair and maintenance of Port office buildings, properties, facilities, docks, railroads, transit sheds, grounds, and appliances and to become familiarized with the operation and maintenance of mobile equipment used in these maintenance operations.






Direct from Port Facility Maintenance Foreman.






May be used by all Port Authorities.



Differs from Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 2 by the absence of sufficient knowledge and skill to operate equipment and machinery and ability to perform maintenance tasks.


Examples of Work

PORT FACILITY MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST 1, 2, or 3 MOVEABLE BRIDGE (ELECTRICAL /MECHANICAL) description imageThis position is in the Bridge Maintenance Crew of the Facility Services Department of the Port of New Orleans Maintenance Division and reports directly to a Port Facility Maintenance Foreman.
Acting under the supervision of the Port Facility Maintenance Foreman, responsible for maintenance and repairs of four moveable bridges.

This position participates in the required PORT training program and obtains additional training in order to facilitate the efficient performance duties and/or required tasks. Performs all duties in accordance with Port safety policies. This is a safety sensitive position that requires random drug screening throughout the year.

The incumbent is required to possess and maintain a valid Louisiana Driver’s License, Class E, or other state equivalent, and be knowledgeable and capable of the safe operation of various types of equipment required to fulfill the needs of the position and the PORT. The incumbent is required to have knowledge of the use of a UHF radio, which requires proper radio etiquette. The incumbent shall utilize a telephone, cell phone, two-way communication device, computer, and email to facilitate communications if required. The incumbent must be able to perform duties many times without direct supervision and be knowledgeable enough to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. Incumbent may be required to work overtime. May also require working immediately before, after, or during a disaster.

90%        Bridge Maintenance Duties
Incumbent is responsible for performing maintenance of four movable bridges. This includes,
but is not limited to, preventative maintenance, repairs, and equipment replacement of
mechanical, electrical, and structural components of the bridges, bridge operator houses,
associated traffic control devices, and other items related to the bridges. Cleans gear rooms.
disposes trash from around bridges. Maintains work areas and washrooms in a clean and
orderly condition. Installs and maintains electrical equipment such as motors, starters, relays,
panel boxes, switches, coils for single and three phase systems on bridges. Installs alters,
maintains and repairs electrical cable, conduit, public address systems, traffic signs,
telephones, floodlights, and other electrical fixtures and equipment on bridges. Greases gears in machine room. Services main bearing and landing shoes with grease. Starts auxiliary
propane engine to operate bridge. Check air compressor oil, cleans filter and drains moisture
from volume tank. Checks oil in bushing of motors in machine room. Assists with routine and
emergency inspections. Ensures adequate and proper communication of maintenance
activities by self or others to bridge operators. Works as part of bridge call-out team.

5%          Operator Duties

Incumbent shall become certified to operate all four movable bridges and regularly perform
openings at each bridge to maintain proficiency. In certain circumstances, incumbent may be
required to fill in as a bridge operator until a permanent relief arrives such as when a regular
operator calls out or has to leave unexpectedly at the last minute.

5%          Other Duties, Including Emergency Support

Incumbent is required to perform a variety of tasks and assignments, as directed by the
Supervisor, necessary to fulfill the mission of Facility Services Department and/or Port Maintenance Division.

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