Superintendent (Savannah, GA; Beaumont and Port Arthur, TX; Everett and Seattle, WA)

SSA Marine is accepting applications for a Superintendent (Savannah, GA; Beaumont and Port Arthur, TX; Everett and Seattle, WA)

SUMMARY:

The Superintendent directs and coordinates the operations of discharge, load, berthing and departure of assigned vessel guaranteeing quality, security, safety and efficiency in accordance with relevant operational and technical parameters. This position serves as first line supervisor of the operations management team and is responsible for the direction and supervision of union workers. While maintaining a positive working relationship with the labor, the Superintendent is to set the standard and be held accountable for a safe and efficient operation. The Superintendent is often the only member of management interacting with labor while working a ship and must represent the interests of SSA while supervising the union labor.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises personnel in proper operating procedures, and counsels, disciplines and/or makes termination decisions as needed to ensure an efficient operation while working within the restrictions of the labor agreement.  The Superintendents termination decisions are subject to review by higher management.
  • Enforces productivity levels by supervising workers within the terminal operation and provides follow up assessments prior to shift end.
  • Ensures that all PPE is worn at all times and distributed for jobs that require additional PPE.
  • Ensures availability of equipment and personnel required for timely completion of scheduled vessel operations, and that staff and equipment are fully utilized, optimize resources utilization and uptime to meet the economic performance indicators, and assist as necessary with other required tasks in order to turn the vessel around within specific time.
  • Serves as a key coordinator between vessels, customers, agents, labor and others.
  • Prior to vessel arriving review all documents associated with operations and make sure all equipment and gear is ready prior to starting operations.
  • Plans, designs and implements rigging arrangements.
  • Enforces productivity levels by supervising longshore workers in making multiple rounds within the terminal/vessel operation and a follow up assessments prior to shift end.
  • Completes various reports and forms such as shift production, payroll, and safety summaries; Produces reports to respective parties within required deadlines.
  • Responsible for compliance under HAZMAT and OSHA Regulations. Including reporting any incidents to the Supervisor immediately.
  • Plans, holds and documents daily safety meetings; partnering with Area Health, Safety & Environment to understand and train longshore workers to adhere to safety procedures while implementing plans to address safety hazards.
  • Responsible for supplying all stevedoring gear, safety gear, and radios to the proper individuals prior to the start of vessel operations.
  • Oversees and ensures that all policies and procedures are being managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Visually inspects areas for hazards and brings all inquiries to management.
  • May be required to verify all cargo is loaded/discharged efficiently and within regulations.
  • Informs management of any issues related to proper staffing of ILA personnel.
  • Partners with management in hiring, discipline, and documentation as well as termination process for ILA employees.
  • Enforces and follows plans, requirements and orders.
  • Responsible for investigation and reporting damages and liabilities to the appropriate management and authorities.
  • Responsible for collection of all stevedoring gear, safety gear, and radios at completion of vessel gangs.
  • Maintains a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years managing labor preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License and CPR certificate required
  • Extensive rigging expertise, including load/stress and calculation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge or principles of terminal operations
  • Knowledge of safety and accident prevention codes and regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of cargo stowage and stability strongly desired
  • Knowledge of local unions dispatching rules.
  • Required to observe all safety and health requirements for container terminal environment.
  • TWIC card Required.

SUPERVISION: Yes – Union Labor

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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.
  • The ability to work in an environment that may be hazardous to persons unable to see and hear fast moving equipment
  • The ability to drive 10%

SSA Marine is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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