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Operator, Part-time

T. Parker Host
Baton Rouge, LA
  • Expired: June 20, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Summary: In this position, the team member will operate all terminal equipment to safely and efficiently distribute the cargo to the appropriate cargo holds or warehouse as per the operating plan and instructions; Operate as a member of a team, responsible for coordinating information flow between each crew member and location staff/management in the receiving and loading of cargo.  

The Person: The successful candidate will have the following behaviors and demonstrate the competencies below. 


Essential Responsibilities and Duties: [OPERATIONS FUNCTIONS] 

Operates various types of cargo related equipment such as conveying equipment, dust collectors, ship loaders, monitor fire suppression systems and all associated equipment to load ships per operating plan and instructions.
Operates equipment such as diesel or gasoline powered forklifts, bulldozers, skid steers or heavy pay loaders, Ship Gear, excavators to perform any work for which equipment is designed.
Maintains housekeeping standards as part of fire safety program or as designated by location staff/management.



Responsible for checking equipment for damage or repairs needed and reporting information to Maintenance Supervisor or Terminal Manager.
Make regular inspections of the transport systems and perform minor maintenance tasks such as adjusting and lubricating equipment, cleaning, washing, testing, replacing filters, hoses, and other minor maintenance as necessary to maximize port systems availability and reliability.
Performs minor maintenance tasks such as repairing, adjusting and lubricating equipment, gauges, valves, hoses, and etc. as necessary to maximize machine availability/reliability and assist maintenance personnel as required.




Complies with all procedures to ensure governmental, state, and company certification standards are met.
Performs all duties assigned by the Shift Leader(s), Operations Manager(s), and Terminal Manager to make sure port operations continue without interruption.




Ensure that safe equipment operating conditions are met before and during operation. Works closely, as needed, with flaggers when making lifts or rigging equipment or material.

Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:

HS diploma / GED with experience operating heavy machinery including cranes and bulldozers
Ability to respond to issues quickly, safely and effectively in a fast-paced, stressful operating environment
Valid driver's license and TWIC or ability to obtain a TWIC required
Ability to work outside in all types of weather
Must be available to work varied hours, shifts including days/nights/weekends/holidays as required


Physical Requirements:

Must meet "fit for duty" requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Perform work in dusty environment and all types of temperature/weather conditions.


T. Parker Host


Baton Rouge, LA



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