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Freight Operations I

Freight Operations I

Alaska Marine Trucking
Seasonal Full-Time
FLSA Status 

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SUMMARY: Assist AMT Service Center Manager with day to day basic operational duties and take the lead on the administrative requirements of the Service Center. The position is a seasonal one spanning May through October. Position reports directly to AMT Bethel Service Center Manager with functional responsibility to the Western Alaska Logistics Coordinator in Seattle. 



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
  • Account for all cargo and equipment received and discharged at the terminal.
  • Check off cargo during barge operations.
  • Load/unload cargo to/from containers, platforms and trucks with forklift, as needed.
  • Assist customers with warehouse cargo as needed.
  • Create proper documentation of all freight received and transloaded including load sheets, bills of lading, labels, inspection sheets etc.
  • Use company operating systems for booking, receiving and loading cargo.
  • Work with Western Alaska Logistics Coordinator and Western Alaska Customer Service to ensure that payment is made for collect shipments before cargo is released or at the time of receiving.
  • Ability to look up customer account/invoice information in Sutwik for collect shipments.
  • Print delivery receipts for Bethel and the surrounding villages serviced from Bethel.
  • Travel as needed to assist with cargo and barge operations in surrounding Western Alaska hub ports and Anchorage.
  • Get all delivery receipts signed, make appropriate notes/reports regarding damage, work done by AML, etc. and scan into Doc send.
  • Maintain accurate records, i.e. trucking, dispatching, equipment inventory, manifests, etc.
  • Maintain proper documentation of hazardous or waste materials.
  • Communicate with Port regarding docking of vessels and provide the city with cargo manifests and dangerous cargo manifests for mainline barges and literage vessels.
  • Communicate with vessels via radio.
  • Work closely with and maintain good communication with associates providing lighterage and trucking services in Bethel.
  • Use company operating system to in-gate and out-gate AML’s equipment.
  • Use Crossdock to help track and update cargo locations in Sutwik.
  • Provide equipment control information regarding containers/platforms locations as needed or through equipment inventory as requested.
  • Use Microsoft Visio to account for equipment per voyage with a stow plan.
  • Work with all other AML offices to ensure all paperwork is received and in order to provide reports as requested.

  • Provide customer service to all customers both external and internal.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.






QUALIFICATION 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.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); some work related experience desirable but not required. Experience in the transportation industry is preferred.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as Bills of Lading, Delivery Receipts, military documents, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with customers and co-workers.  Strong communication skills both verbally and in written form.



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



Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.



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 stand or walk while moving around the areas of the terminal. The employee is regularly required to use hands, arms and fingers to perform the normal duties of the job such as inspecting equipment or entering computer data.  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear while communicating with telephones, radios and in person.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch around equipment and facilities. The employee may occasionally be required to move or lift up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus during the normal course of the job. 


The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and working around moving machinery.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.