The Superintendent, Marine will supervises vessel gangs, ensuring subordinates perform their jobs efficiently, safely, and timely. The Superintendent also communicates vessel operation sequence and stevedoring requirements to subordinates.
Essential Duties :
- 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;
- Supervises the gangs for vessel loading and unloading, in accordance with the vessel plan;
- Ensures that each gang is organized, that each person knows what to do and when to do it, so that productivity levels are high;
- Ensures that the load and discharge is performed accurately and timely. Coordinates these activities through the ILA foremen on the assigned shift. Key focal point for the ship’s crew;
- Instruct subordinates in safe working practices;
- Instructs subordinates in proper, standard operating procedures;
- Provides close supervision to subordinate staff, providing regular feedback;
- Holds regular meetings with subordinates, giving them current company information, emphasizing good safety practices for the terminal;
- Counsels subordinates, up to and including discipline or 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;
- Other duties as assigned.
Physical Working Conditions Must be able to work in extreme outdoor temperatures of hot and cold, extremely dusty conditions and occasionally, conditions of high levels of noise.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
- Four (4) year college degree, preferably with concentration in maritime administration
- Must have 2 – 5 years related experience
- 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.
Ports America - 23 months ago