Superintendent - Ocean Terminal Breakbulk at Ports America Shared Services, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:



The Superintendent is a part of the operations management team and is responsible for the direction and supervision of longshore 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Work closely with terminal staff to prepare department plans while determining the appropriate workforce to hire for an efficient and cost effective completion of plan.

  • Supervises union represented personnel in proper operating procedures and as needed will counsel, discipline or make termination recommendations to ensure an efficient operation while working within the definitions of the labor agreement.

  • Enforces productivity levels by supervising longshore workers in making multiple rounds within the terminal 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.

  • Supports, monitors and trouble shoots, when necessary, terminal operating systems, ensuring data is accurate. Additional technology related duties may apply.

  • 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.

  • Reports problems and issues to appropriate Manager of great impact and complexity to the operation.

  • Responsible for learning, navigating and adhering to all union contracts.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements (Education, Experience, Certifications):

  • BS/BA degree in Marine Administration, Transportation, Operations Management, Engineering, or equivalent experience working in management preferred

  • 2+ years leadership experience preferred

  • Experience with computerized operating systems preferred

  • Knowledge of safety and accident prevention protocols and regulations desired

  • Knowledge and understanding of cargo stowage and stability strongly desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge or principles of terminal operations

Working Conditions:

  • The ability to climb up and down a ladder on a vessel 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 ability to drive 50%

  • The ability to lift 30 pounds

  • The ability to use a computer/keyboard

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

Ports America is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.