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Superintendent General Cargo (Stevedoring)
Houston, TX
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This position is responsible for the coordination of all operational aspects dealing with container vessels working at Jacintoport. This would include all communications with ship’s officers and crew, agents, and stevedores. This position will work with voyage planning, preparation of load/discharge plans, stowage, and port operations. 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 ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Receives direct supervision from the JPI Stevedoring Manager. Exercises direct supervision over the supervisors, clerks, operators, and yard trucks laborers, to include all personal involved in the working of these vessels.





  • Perform all functions in accordance with operation and safety guidelines
  • Supervises operations and the employees assigned to the respective vessel(s)
  • Communicates with and coordinates required labor with labor supervisor
  • Regularly updates and reports operation status to Stevedoring Manager
  • Communicates with ship officers, Stevedoring manager and shore personnel to ensure efficiencies on work flow
  • Assists in analyzing workload of all areas and assign or reassign personnel as needed.
  • Keeps Stevedoring Manager abreast of any safety infractions/accidents.
  • Monitor and notify department Supervisors of any issues affecting production as well as hazards or housekeeping issues
  • Assists in maintaining work procedures ensuring that employees follow procedures and prioritize the workload according to operations.
  • Identify and prevent waste regarding equipment and materials/consumables used in daily operations.
  • Maintain a clean work area, free of debris or safety hazards and awareness of surroundings (i.e. vehicles, people, equipment, etc.) at all times



  • Prepares load and discharge plans for general, break bulk, and container cargos
  • Acts as liaison between corporate and local offices and operations
  • Addresses employee disciplinary issues
  • Resolves conflicts and differences in a positive and effective manner
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned




  • Must have a minimum (4) four years’ experience stowing vessels with containerized and break bulk cargoes
  • Must have a minimum of (2) two years supervisory experience in related field or equivalent combination of education and field experience.
  • Must have basic knowledge utilizing two-way hand held radio
  • Must be able to lead others and participate as team player when needed and as appropriate
  • Must have Assertive individual with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to read and write English at a basic level in a business environment
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must have the ability to prioritize
  • Must be able to communicate in an industrial environment
  • Must have the ability to work with individually and with limited supervision and strong initiative
  • Must be able to work multiple operations and work as needed (nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Ability to think logically, establish and follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, extended hours, holidays, and/or weekends as needed



  • Marine Academy Bachelor’s Degree in Maritime Administration, Transportation or directly related discipline
  • Hazmat certified highly desirable
  • Familiarization with OSHA regulations desired
  • Intermediate skills in programs such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience in AS-400 system is a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus



  • Ability to communicate (read and write) effectively in a business environment
  • Ability to follow procedures and instructions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use his/her fingers. 
  • The employee frequently is required to talk and/or hear. 
  • The employee is continuously required to sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees



  • Outdoors exposure to all possible environmental factors such as extreme heat, rain, wind and high humidity during day and night shifts
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts
  • The employee is continuously exposed to dust, fumes, and airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high



  • Report safety hazards
  • Immediately report incidents involving injury, illness, or property damage
  • Wear appropriate PPE as instructed by immediate supervisor
  • Comply with all company safety policies, procedures, and rules
  • Refuse any unsafe task or operation
  • Participate in safety meetings and training
  • Be constantly aware of their personal safety and that of their coworkers



  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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