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Walking Foreman/Mechanics- Reefer
Houston, TX
Mechanics- Reefer
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POSITION SUMMARY:                   

This position is responsible for performing operational functions that include the preparation of documents, coordination, and supervision of import and export reefer container shipments.  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 Facility Manager M&R/FSO.  Exercises supervision over Reefer Lead, Reefer Mechanics, and Reefer Department personnel.





  • Perform all functions in accordance with operation and safety guidelines
  • Reconcile import reefers and prepares the reefer discharge log
  • Communicate with Seaboard’s Inbound, Traffic, Stevedore Department, customers, and US Customs on behalf of Seaboard to schedule reefer container deliveries
  • Oversee and coordinate operations of inbound and outbound reefer shipments for steamship lines to include communicating with customers, truckers, mechanics and US Customs
  • Arrange trucking of specific customers import reefers and supervise deliveries/return of intermodal equipment
  • Instruct Reefer Department and advise operational schedule, requirements of all reefer bookings, and shipments. Schedule and supervise trucking of specific import reefer loads to customer
  • Advise the Reefer Dept of the delivery schedule for import loads
  • Supervise delivery of reefer imports and export reefer bookings
  • Supervise the receipt and loading process of export reefer containers
  • Instruct and Supervise the Reefer Lead and mechanics of export booking requirements, temperature settings, Reefer Class, and pick up schedule
  • Responsible to prepare and supervise reefer yard allocation and storage arrangements to maximize efficiencies
  • Reports off temperature setting or readings to Manager, Reefer Lead, Inbound and Traffic Depts.
  • Prepares load list of empty reefers and enter in the AS400, notify Stevedores and Traffic
  • Responds to after hour on call for reefer service and assigned Reefer Mechanic
  • Performs additional job duties as assigned




  • Must have a minimum two (2) years of years’ experience in a senior or lead role in logistics
  • Knowledge of marine terminal and stevedore discharge/load operations
  • Knowledgeable in dispatch process of intermodal equipment
  • Must have intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English at an Advance level in a business environment
  • Must be able to accurately process alpha/numeric information
  • Must have the ability to function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented work environment
  • Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong initiative
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees
  • Must have the ability to think logically, follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions
  • Must be able to work (flexible hours) long hours including nights, overtime, weekends and holidays



  • Experience working in transportation of reefer (refrigerated) containers
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to prepare a variety of reports
  • Experience in AS400



  • Subject to physical/or DOT Screening is required along with other tests as applicable
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, grasp and exercise eye-hand coordination
  • The employee is frequently required to grasp, exercise repetitive wrist motion, and finger movement
  • The employee is continuously required to talk and hear
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and exercise repetitive foot motion
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend forward, squat, kneel, crawl, twist, pinch and reach overhead
  • The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus



  • Indoor and outdoor 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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