Job Title: Vessel Superintendent – part-time

Reports to: Vessel Operation’s Manager


Vessel Superintendent is responsible for leading and providing guidance for ILA vessel and yard gangs and stevedoring with the objective of maintaining a safe work environment, maximizing marine, yard, and gate productivity, controlling cost and meeting terminal and operational requirements. Assist with the enforcement of the security plan to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations CFR 105. Ensure to continuously strive to improve the service to all customers and provide an environmentally safe working environment for all FIT and ILA employees. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years transportation/stevedoring experience.

Key responsibilities

– Responsible for ensuring all daily work assignments are completed properly and safely by the Header/Foremen/Chief Supervisors and hourly union labor you supervise.
– Responsible for directing the Header/Foreman/Chief Supervisors in their daily work assignments to minimize labor cost and maximize terminal efficiency.
– Responsible for determining and ordering appropriate labor, including additional labor as you deem necessary and as business needs require.
– Permitted to hire and schedule competent labor and direct the labor workforce in the performance of their daily work assignments.
– Responsible for monitoring the arrival times of all labor, authorizing any necessary overtime, ensuring that labor is properly identified on all payroll records and ensuring that any and all appropriate payroll adjustments are made for labor based on      their actual hours of work.

– Responsible for ensuring all equipment needed for the operation is available before the shift start (Top handlers, mules, forklifts, pickup trucks, among others).
– Responsible for directing the labor working in the grounding operation in order to maximize terminal yard space and improve vessel productivity.
– Expected to use your independent judgment and discretion in making important operational decisions. i.e.: shift an operating unit from task to task in yard and assign or reassign gate clerks between functions. Your decisions should be guided by business needs with the goal of improving overall terminal operations by maximizing labor efficiency and minimizing terminal turn-time.
– Responsible for the development and execution of operating plans throughout the terminal facility vessel operation.
– Responsible for and have the authority and discretion to carry out discipline of the labor you supervise, including hourly-paid union labor working through Header/Foreman/Chief.
– Expected and required to direct the I.L.A. Header/Foremen/Chief Supervisors to take appropriate action to achieve efficient and safe operations within the terminal facility, including directing the I.L.A. Header/Foremen/Chief Supervisors to warn, replace or discipline rank and file I.L.A. labor as deemed appropriate.
– Required to become familiar with and utilize the applicable labor agreements and grievance adjustment procedures.
– Responsible for handling any grievances that are brought to your attention in an expeditious manner, and you should obtain all relevant facts and use independent judgment and discretion in adjusting any grievance.
– You have authority and discretion to determine and implement an appropriate resolution to resolve a grievance working through your direct supervisor.

-Lead pre operations safety talk and inspect working area for potentially unsafe situations and bring attention to vessel command, yard/vessels managers, and/or Safety Manager, of any of such situation to ensure all FIT Safety Policies are being adhere to.

– Keep track hourly of the drays, turn time and gate moves. Use independent judgment and discretion if any redistribution of the labor among the different processed should be done.

– Plan the next day ‘Helpers Tasks’ based on the different activities that they may have (OOG, NCB, USDA, among others).

– Supervise the vessel loading and discharge directing the Gantry Crane Operator to discharge and load the correct containers into correct positions, following working papers and adhering to the discharge and stowage plans, advising the Vessel Lead of any discrepancies.

-Maintain the Vessel Activity Report. OEE, TDR, Operations Recap, Shift Brief, Guard Ordering, Stevedore Payroll in addition to monitoring the hourly productivity per gang to provide accurate productivity information to Management.

-Correctly record all detention and exceptions on Vessel Activity Report to provide reliable, relevant and on time information for decision-making.

– Maintain contact with clerks, crane shop, and power shop mechanics as needed.

– Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor including coverage of Vessel Planner, Vessel Manager, or yard coverage as needed.


– Able to work nights & weekends/holidays when necessary.

– Works well within a team and a fast-paced environment.

– Able to board ships.

– Knowledge of reading stow plans, preferred

– Ability to acquire a port & TWIC Id (Transportation Workers Identification Credentials).

– Have self-respect and ability to respect others.

– Be professional, trustworthy and honest.

– Pass a pre-employment screening drug test & participate in company random drug testing.

– Communicate effectively, able to read & write.


– Microsoft Office -Excel

– Leadership, Conflict resolution skills.

– Discipline & organized.

– Results oriented, Proactive.

Work Location: One location, Onsite

Physical Demands:

· The company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

· Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or

· greater than negligible up to10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

· Work involves climbing at heights at or above six feet.

· Ability to climb ladders and gangway on board a vessel.

· Must employ the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by the company’s Health, Safety, Security & Environmental, policies.

Work Environment:

· Some exposure to extreme weather changes and humidity/moisture relative to atmospheric condition variations.

· Includes exposure to extreme summer temperatures, as well as rain.

· Possible exposure to dust, chemicals, gases, fumes, smoke, excessive noise, and/or vibrations.

· Work generally performed in an office environment. Regular trips to the field are required that includes various

    hazards and noise exposure.

· Travel may be required for assignments, meetings, and training.

· The job also requires availability for rotating on-call schedule, occasional unscheduled callouts, and extended workdays and/or workweeks.

· Overtime, Weekend and/or Holiday hours may be required. *Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed at any time at the discretion of your supervisor, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

· Drug Free workplace, employer participation in random drug testing.

· Authorized to work in the US, no visa sponsorship at this time.