• Freight Operations

    Location US-HI-Honolulu
    Company Alaska Marine Lines
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide operational support to facilitate bi-weekly barge discharge, back-load, and cargo operations. This position is a Safety Sensitive position.



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

    • Plan and supervise all barge discharge, stow, and load operations on Oahu and neighbor islands.
    • Responsible for night-shift barge operations.
    • Support Operations Manager with scheduling and supervising all tug assists for Honolulu and neighbor island port arrivals and departures.
    • Serve as a backup liaison with McCabe Hamilton Renny and Young Bros., Ltd. stevedoring and connecting carrier personnel for barge discharge, loading, and inter-island shipping in conjunction with operational meetings.
    • Learn requirements in order to fill in as liaison with State of Hawaii D.O.T. Harbors Division for scheduling of vessels, storage, demurrage, vessel support, and other pier related concerns.
    • Responsible for cargo demobilization and staging for dispatch and necessary mechanical solutions for equipment and other Ro-Ro cargo.
    • Work closely with staff on truck dispatch and planning, as well as direction of stevedore resources for cargo check-out and delivery.
    • Be a liaison between sales and operations staff regarding operational and cargo issues, as well as visitor escort and cargo intake for eastbound voyages.
    • Oversee chassis inventory and maintenance program. Work closely with McCabe Hamilton and Renny’s maintenance staff in overseeing chassis maintenance program.
    • Understand customer base, key contacts, primary commodities, and specialized requirements of existing Honolulu and Neighbor Island customers. 


    QUALIFICATIONS: 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 and physical demands in the work environment.



    High school diploma or GED preferred. Minimum of 4 years transportation, warehouse or shipping experience 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 compute rate, ratio, and percentage and apply those concepts to work related situations.



    Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 



    Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.

    Must be eligible to apply and be issued a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card)

    Able to meet forklift certification requirements for operating fork trucks with lifting capacities between 3,000# and 100,000#.



    • Ability to meet a regular work schedule.
    • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines.
    • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position. Daily physical presence is required.
    • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision. 
    • Must be flexible and adaptive to constant logistic changes and be able to work in a high stress environment.
    • PC skills required:  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 regularly required to sit and use hands, fingers, eyes and ears to keyboard and operate a variety of equipment from office machines to forklifts.  


    The employee is commonly required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 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.   


    Employee is required to wear PPE as outlined in Company’s Industrial Health and Safety Manual which may include hard hat, safety toe shoes/boots, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection and respiratory protection. The employee needs the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a  safe manner.



    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; high, precarious places; 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.  Aloha/Alaska Marine Lines will provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  
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    A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test and background investigation are required.
    Random drug testing is required of all Aloha/Alaska Marine Lines employees.

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

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


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