Superintendent, Hamilton, Ontario

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Start Date: May 2014

Function: Reporting to the General Manager, the Superintendent will assist in daily operations by coordinating FMT terminal activities to best meet customer needs.

Management: (50%)

  • Supervise and coordinate all stevedoring activities of up to 150 union labour engaged in the loading and unloading of ship/barge cargoes as well as daily terminal/vessel activity (truck and rail loading/unloading)
  • Participate in the hiring of new union labour employees and for providing recommendations in regards to employee advancement, promotion, or disciplinary issues
  • Coordinate loading and unloading activities with the ship’s Master/Chief Mate and/or Port Captain
  • Communicate daily with union foremen for all labour hiring (stevedore and terminal)
  • Determine gear and equipment to be used during ship’s loading and unloading operations
  • Have knowledge of gear (wire slings/hooks/shackles/spreaders) working load limit (WLL) Responsible for gear inspection, disposal of damaged and outdated rigging, and purchasing replacement gear
  • Supervise and direct union labour responsible for cargo documentation during ship (OS& D reports/mates receipts) and terminal operations (dock tallies/US Customs clearances)
  • Supervise and direct all activities of the Assistant Terminal Superintendent
  • Promote and enforce company safety policy and OSHA regulations Coordinate drug testing when required

Operations: (50%)

  • Read and understand ship’s stowage and pre-stow plans; estimate hours for loading and unloading operations
  • Communicate and coordinate with customer and/or customer representatives in regards to their cargo concerns and any special requirements
  • Prepare reports for stevedoring and terminal activities Record minutes of daily hire meetings with labour foremen
  • Investigate and prepare accident and incident reports
  • Coordinate maintenance of company owned equipment with Operations Manager
  • Coordinate with Port Maintenance Dept for damage/repair/safety issues of Port-owned equipment
  • Assist Terminal Traffic Dept (fill-in), when possible, as requested by the Operations Manager/Traffic Manager/General Manager

Core Skills:

  • College degree (in Logistics/transportation/maritime industry, would be an asset, but we will consider other degree programs)
  • 1-2 years of stevedoring experience preferred
  • Able to work evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to interact with union labour as well as many types of people

Other Requirements:

  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills

Fednav Limited offers a competitive total compensation package and opportunities for growth and development. Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to and quote the position, Administrative Assistant, Port Manatee, FL, in the subject heading of your email. Fednav is an equal opportunity employer.

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