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Marine Superintendent Roads

Job in Portsmouth - VA Virginia - USA
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Company: Ceres Terminals Incorporated
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-08-06
Job specializations:
  • Management
    Operations Manager
  • Transportation
    Transportation Logistics, Transportation Manager
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Marine Superintendent (Hampton Roads)

Job Description

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Superintendent is responsible for planning and supervising all aspects of loading and unloading of vessels.


  • Ensuring compliance with approved procedures, Industry Safety Standards (OSHA), as well as all federal, state, local, and company safety requirements and policies. Identifies and responds to unsafe operations.
  • Supervising all aspects of vessel loading and/or unloading. Observes company management policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreement, and local practices in the application of supervising subordinates.
  • Conducts regular meetings with labor, maintains safe working practices and procedures, and instructs on standard operating procedures. Maintains good working relationships with labor and union officials.
  • Confirms manning, good at establishing clear directions; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner such that productivity and safety are optimized.
  • Organizing the work area to insure safe and efficient operations.
  • Monitoring and realigning operational procedures as required.
  • Ensures all incoming cargo is properly unloaded and secured in the appropriate location.
  • Ensures all outgoing cargo is properly stowed and secured on the vessel per the plan.
  • Ensures that all documentation and reports are accurately completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to hatch logs, payroll information, etc.
  • Reporting operational performance and confirming related documentations (e.g., billing information, etc.).
  • Ordering and confirming the status of equipment and material required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Operations, Operations Management, Business Administration, or related discipline. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Advance degrees are a plus.
  • Professional certifications are a plus.


  • Two years in marine terminal management / stevedoring operations.
  • Military experience is a plus.


  • Requires the ability to obtain a TWIC Card issued by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Position requires heavy to very-heavy work, occasionally exerting 75-100 pounds of force and operating primarily in an outside environment often unprotected fro elements. Significant standing, stooping, climbing, grasping, and reaching and visual acuity is required.
  • Must be available to work an irregular work schedule, including nights and weekends as required.
  • The above responsibilities document the major levels and scope work expected of the incumbent. They are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Company Description

Corporate Mission Statement: To provide reliable, independent and responsible stevedoring and marine terminal services that are dependable, high quality and consistent with our customers' requirements and expectations.

Corporate Values: Integrity, Innovation, and Intensity are evident in our culture. Our Integrity is demonstrated by our loyalty, honesty, credibility, and respect for our customers and colleagues. Our Innovation is demonstrated by our willingness to try new or untested ideas and approaches to our business. Our Intensity is focused on quality and efficiency to drive business results and change management. We never give up. We overcome challenges. We remain motivated. We work safely.

Corporate Profile: Ceres Terminals and Yusen Terminals, are engaged in the United States and Canada providing stevedoring and terminal operating services at 24 marine ports along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts and on the Great Lakes. Established in 1958 the organization utilizes its extensive expertise and operational diversity to deliver the highest quality, value-added benefits to our customers. Ceres is a leader in the stevedoring, container/cargo handling, and marine terminal operations space. What separates Ceres from its competition is our outstanding customer service and an unmatched passion for quality. As one of North America's premier stevedores and terminal operators, Ceres handles every type, size, and shape of cargo including: Containers General Cargo, Roll-On/Roll-Off Automobiles, Cruise Services & Operations, Break/Bulk, Project & Military Cargo, and Heavy Lift Steel.

The world’s most prestigious ocean carriers, port authorities, and cruise lines demand the best from Ceres and we deliver with confidence, clarity, and commitment. Ceres is committed to giving each customer personalized service, high productivity, and quick vessel turnaround all while sustaining a safe and secure operating environment.

People: While the tools of the trade contribute to smooth operations, it is the people of Ceres who have set the quality standard for the Ceres organization. Their dedication, expertise and professionalism clearly identify a can-do attitude that our customers have recognized and appreciate.

Our people are our greatest asset. We empower our employees to deliver the highest quality service to our customers and to grow as professionals. If you’re looking for a career as a stevedoring/terminal operations professional with a financially sound, growth-oriented leader within the maritime industry, the Ceres Group is the right choice.

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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