• Freight Operations I

    Alaska Marine Lines
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Entry level position for learning the basics of terminal operations.  Loads, unloads and transfers cargo from barges, equipment, and customer vehicles to facilitate the shipment of freight to, from and within Alaska. This position is a Safety Sensitive position.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

    • Counts, inspects, checks markings on inbound/outbound cargo shipments for receiving and/or delivering those shipments per the requirements of the Bill of Lading.
    • Interfaces with customers by giving instructions and directions and assistance on procedures for handling cargo shipments, preparing Bills of Lading.  
    • Inspects condition of returning empty container equipment. Cleans, sweeps and separates the equipment prior to reissue to a customer.
    • Lashes and unlashes containers on barge vessels using a variety of gear available.
    • Picks up, sorts and maintains lashing gear.
    • Sweeps and cleans the dock and barge with water hose or truck.
    • Lashes or unlashes vehicles to and from platforms or barges using specialized equipment.
    • Loads shipments to containers and/or platforms utilizing judgment for efficiency in keeping with the nature of the cargo involved.
    • Secures loose or bulky cargo with banding and or chains to platforms.
    • Operates up to a 6000 # forklift to receive and deliver or load palletized/unitized cargo shipments. Handles loose shipments as required.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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, physical demands and work environment.



    High school diploma or GED preferred



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, safety regulations and handbooks. Ability to write clearly and be understood. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, employees, service partners and the general public.



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



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



    Valid driver’s license and good driving record is preferred.  Must be eligible to apply and be issued a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card) Able to meet forklift certification requirements.



    • Ability to meet a regular work schedule.
    • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
    • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position. Daily physical presence is required.
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines.
    • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision.
    • Must be flexible and adaptive to constant changes and be able to work in a high stress environment.
    • PC skills preferred: Windows, Excel, Outlook, keyboarding proficiency


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and sit during the normal course of daily activities. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear while communicating with employees and customers either in person or using telephones or radios. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance while inspecting barge structure. The employee is commonly required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 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.



    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and vibration.


    The noise level in the work environment is moderate in the office to very loud in the barge operation.



    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

    Federal law requires Alaska Marine Lines to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alaska Marine Lines will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization   Details: http://bit.ly/2nk3jWa


    A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test and background investigation are required. Random drug testing is required of all Alaska Marine Lines employees.


    Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin. EEO Poster   EEO Poster Supplement

    Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals for protected veterans.



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