Assistant Terminal Manager - Refugio, TX
Watco Terminal & Port Services - Refugio, TX

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The primary purpose of the Assistant Manager position is the assist the Terminal Manager in the full range of duties and responsibilities involved in the management of the facility, to provide backup coverage when the Terminal Manager is out or unavailable, to gain a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the operational and administrative responsibilities; develop and exhibit the necessary leadership, analytical/decision making and managerial skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •

Complete understanding of Watco Foundation Principals with the ability to foster and instill this thought process to other team members •
Manage all rail cars coming into and out of the facility as well as be responsible for day to day operations ensuring the shifts transition •
Ability to understand Watco Transload and Intermodal safety rules and regulations. To train and enforce these rules and regulations by efficiency testing, constant review of DOT rules and laws and by conducting safety meeting on specified topics. •
Constant review of quantity of inbound and outbound products; ensure excellent care and custody of product. •
Assist the Terminal Manager in the oversight of the operation with SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT being the highest priorities next to financial stewardship. •
Supervise staff. •
Lead, train and develop all team members. •
Must be available and flexible to work all shifts as business needs require. •
Fill in for Operators due to business levels when necessary. •
Ensure customer satisfaction and operational excellence. •
Be able to participate in customer meetings to build relationships. •
Maintain and develop safety culture among all team members. •
Ensure that team members receive the proper training to perform their jobs. •
Routine communication and coordination with other corporate departments. •
Complete all applicable documentation and recordkeeping. •
Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements. •
Completes team member evaluations, redirection, warning notices and recommends trained team members for staff positions. Keeps team trained in all areas. •
Fills in when needed in all areas of the operation •
Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; OR one to two years related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software; spreadsheet software; inventory software; internet software and order processing systems.

Position Requirements: •

Strong organizational and leadership skills for a multifaceted work environment. •
Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication •
Detail oriented and customer focused. •
Ability to troubleshoot operational problems. •
Familiar with applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory agency requirements. •
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company and its insurers. •
Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge, above the minimum requirements, not required but advantageous in this position.

Physical Demands: •

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. •
Must be able to see well enough to read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics, maintenance manuals as needed. •
Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others within the company 100% of the time. •
Must be able to reach with arms and hands to perform inspection, maintenance and repair duties when needed. •
Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, squat 100%. •
Must be able to use hands to grasp, handle, finger and feel 100%. •
Must be able to climb and balance well enough to mount equipment by climbing up and down steps as needed. •
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable
laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. Must be able to see well enough to read gauges, precision measuring instruments, maintenance manuals, computer screens as needed. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds alone and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance.

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