Careers

Our employees are integral to our mission to help businesses succeed. It takes a team of unified people working together to make our facilities attractive to shippers, carriers and other businesses. Our customer-focused attitude is clearly evident through our people. We invite you to learn more about a career with North Carolina’s Ports.

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Current Opportunities

Maintenance Mechanic — Port of Morehead City

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015486

HIRING RANGE: $36,163 – $47,082 DOE

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

To maintain all mechanical equipment throughout port facility and perform duties to maintain, repair, and upgrade all equipment, vehicles, and machines used by Port employees.  Ability to follow and stay in compliance with appropriate safety regulations, codes, and NCSPA policies and procedures.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Work under the direction of designated supervisor in a cooperative flexible team environment.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot technical and functional problems with equipment for repairs.
  • Service and repair all port equipment including forklifts, cranes, manlifts, loaders, conveyor belt systems, mechanical motor drives, gearboxes etc.
  • Service both gasoline and diesel motors.
  • Service equipment in conjunction with the work order system and monitor and inspect equipment for proper function and safe operations.
  • Perform rigging for equipment component lifting and disassembly/assembly.
  • Design and fabricate components using ac/dc welding and acetylene torch cutting equipment.
  • Use hydraulic press, hydraulic hose machine, tire changer and balancer.
  • Set up materials and equipment appropriate for special projects. Complete activities as time permits or as priority is established for the project.
  • Understand work orders, read equipment maintenance manuals and schematics, create work orders when needed, and complete work orders as needed in Mainsaver/AS400.
  • Wear and use the following safety equipment: respirators, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection, safety vest, flotation vest and other equipment as needed.
  • Operate all types of machinery (forklifts, front end loaders, back hoes, manlifts, cranes, and other equipment as needed.)
  • Obey all port safety and environmental regulations and ensure internal and external customer service is a priority.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Must possess high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to operate maintenance and machine shop equipment such as hand and power tools and machinery, equipment lifts, cranes and winches, presses, drills, welding equipment, grinders, tire-changing machine, parts cleaners, steam and pressure cleaners, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge regarding equipment preventative and corrective maintenance required.
  • The ability and desire to learn and receive training is required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must also be willing and available to work overtime outside of normal business hours and on weekends as needed.
  • Must be capable of standing for extended periods of time, bending routinely, working in confined spaces with limited access, and working in awkward body positions.
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds. Requires moderate physical ability to climb to heights up to 100 feet, occasionally.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Equipment Operator II — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015501

HIRING RANGE: $31,200 ($15/hr)

GRADE: 14

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Properly load or unload trucks and railcars carrying cargo into/out of the NC Ports, using forklift with a weight capacity of 20,000 pounds to 60,000 pounds in a safe and efficient manner.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Under direction of cargo supervisors, load and unload trucks or railcars properly in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Participate in recouping activities, relocation of cargo, manual labor, or other special work assignments as required.
  • Assist the cargo supervisors in the verification of correct cargo and identification of damaged units.
  • Operate all cargo handling equipment required to accomplish cargo movements in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for clearing work areas of debris as it is generated.
  • Must possess knowledge of repetitive truck and railcar loading patterns.
  • Perform physical inventories and investigate discrepancies as required.
  • Perform equipment inspections or warehouse inspections, as required.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Position requires continuous attention to detail while operating machinery.
  • Must be able to read and understand instructions, able to write simple sentences or a series of names or numbers and distinguish between cargo marks.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Maintenance Mechanic — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP 65015377 & 65015376

HIRING RANGE: $36,163 – $47,082

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Perform duties to maintain, repair, and upgrade equipment, vehicles, and machines used by Port employees; and support Port operations as needed.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Work under the direction of designated supervisor in a cooperative flexible team environment.
  • Encourage and follow safe work practices and safety policies and regulations.
  • Equipment and vehicles to be maintained and operated include but are not limited to: container handlers, lift trucks, automotive and truck vehicles, construction equipment, utility carts, material handling attachments, and all other Port equipment, vehicles, and machinery.  Maintenance work is performed inside buildings and outside in the field.
  • Monitor and inspect equipment for proper function and safe operation.
  • Analyze equipment malfunctions and diagnose mechanical failures and problems. Must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.
  • Determine parts, materials, tools, methods, and services needed for project work.
  • Clean and disassemble equipment and components.
  • Conduct scheduled service and perform preventive maintenance.
  • Repair, adjust, rebuild, replace, and upgrade parts and assemblies in all equipment and vehicle systems, including but not limited to the following: mechanical; electrical; hydraulic; pneumatic; diesel, gasoline, and propane engine; electric motors and drives; transmission; final drive; fuel delivery and injection; ignition; suspension, chassis, steering, and tires; operator cab; brakes; exhaust; control; etc.
  • Offer and communicate ideas to improve the service life and level of service of equipment and vehicles, reduce long-term expenses, and maximize utilization of maintenance and capital resources.
  • Operate maintenance and machine shop equipment such as hand and power tools and machinery, equipment lifts, cranes and winches, presses, drills, welding equipment, grinders, tire-changing machine, parts cleaners, steam and pressure cleaners, etc.
  • Perform rigging for equipment component lifting and disassembly/assembly.
  • Perform minimal metal welding and fabrication.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent, plus two years experience in equipment and vehicle mechanics, maintenance, and repair required.
  • Basic reading, writing, and math skills required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications.
  • Comprehensive knowledge regarding equipment preventative and corrective maintenance required.
  • Although not required, machinist experience is highly preferred. (efficient use of lathes and milling machines)
  • Welding experience preferred. (i.e.: Stick, MIG & TIG)
  • Skills and experience are required to troubleshoot, disassemble, repair/rebuild/replace, reassemble, and adjust equipment components and systems.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bending consistently, and working in awkward body positions is required.
  • Conditions include working in maintenance shop and busy cargo traffic areas, with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, grease, oil, and adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be able to effectively use all PPE equipment and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Must provide own hand tools, with sockets and wrenches up to one and a quarter inch size.
  • Ongoing training in areas of specialty a must.
  • Overtime, holidays, and weekend work will be required.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.
  • Must be comfortable working at heights up to 50 feet on occasions.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Crane Electrician — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65017400

HIRING RANGE: $52,000 – $54,080

GRADE: 18

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Perform duties to ensure the safe and productive life of electrical drive systems, electronic controls, electro-hydraulic systems, and attachments installed on heavy lift equipment including, but not limited to: Gantry, Container, and Mobile cranes. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance and methodical troubleshooting in a manner in which minimizes downtime. Construct, maintain, and test associated system components and controls.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan, execute, and accomplish assigned tasks with a wide degree of latitude.
  • Maintain and repair 500-volt AC/DC systems, AC/DC conversion drives, electrical schematics / blueprints, and diesel electric power plants.
  • Analyze crane electrical drive malfunctions and diagnose the cause or causes therein.
  • Perform and update preventive maintenance logs and interface with supervision for scheduling.
  • Service and repair the following: crane lighting, shore power systems, DC electrical drives and associated motor / generator units, motor controls, electronic weighing systems, wind monitoring systems, electric braking, and electro-hydraulic systems.
  • Utilize various testing / troubleshooting equipment including, but not limited to: Volt/Ohm meter, megomhmeter, amp meter, infrared temperature sensing, and oscilloscope.
  • Operate shop equipment such as power tools, drill press, forklifts, man lifts, etc.
  • Maintain an electronic library for easy reference to crane electrical schematics and electrical resources, and ensure that accurate and legible prints are readily accessible aboard each crane.
  • Maintain a troubleshooting log that defines electrical problems and the necessary steps and materials required for immediate correction.
  • Conduct live power checks on 500-volt circuits.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronic Technology or related field, plus four years of electrical experience working with PLC language, 500-Volt AC/DC static converter drives, and motor generator sets; or equivalent education and experience is required.
  • Must be able to perform basic computer functions and be able to communicate effectively in written and verbal forms.
  • Ongoing training to stay current on the latest technologies will be required.
  • Conditions include: working in maintenance shop, busy cargo traffic areas, and at heights up to 200 feet, with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, grease, oil, and adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to safely access all areas and parts of large heavy equipment by means of vertical long run ladders, confined spaces, and waterside structures.
  • Must be able to effectively use all PPE equipment and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bending consistently, and working in awkward body positions is required.
  • Must pass a post-offer pre-employment physical examination.
  • Overtime, holidays, and weekend work will be required.
  • Must have a valid driver license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Police Officer — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015325

HIRING RANGE: $31,200 – $34,395

GRADE: 15

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Perform duties that include controlling access points and patrolling seaport facilities. Monitor the safety and security of facilities, personnel, and property. Enforce state and federal laws, as well as port rules and regulations.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Respond and take the appropriate action(s) to resolve emergency calls and unusual situations.
  • Investigate accidents, crimes, and violations of state/federal law and NC Port ordinances/laws to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct patrols of the port terminal and vicinity. Check security of facilities and equipment.  Check buildings for fire and security alarm or sprinkler system activation.  Monitor dock/port activities that may include the handling of sensitive cargo.  Identify unsafe activities or conditions and coordinate appropriate corrective actions with the Sergeant.
  • Control and record vehicles and personnel entering and/or leaving the port facility as outlined in the Facility Security Plan (FSP).
  • Check and screen persons, their belongings, and vehicles entering the port facility per the FSP as needed.
  • Weigh inbound and outbound trucks and collect monies for paid weight tickets when necessary.
  • Maintain various logs and records, including but not limited to: vehicle traffic on and off the terminal, weather, ship docking and sailing, unusual occurrences, and security incidents.
  • Monitor facility security and dock/port activities via security camera system. Identify unsafe/ suspicious activities and conditions and coordinate appropriate corrective actions with the Sergeant.
  • Check docks and piers upon docking or sailing of vessels for damage, proper location, and suspicious packages/items. Complete required documentation as appropriate.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • North Carolina Criminal Justice and Training Standards Commission General Certification, including firearms qualifications.
  • Be able to communicate clearly in both oral and written forms.
  • General computer skills and basic knowledge of two-way radio operation.
  • Be physically capable of performing the duties of a law enforcement officer, including physical security screenings of vehicles, persons, and belongings.
  • Requires pursuing a fleeing suspect on foot, climbing through openings and over obstacles, lifting and carrying heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), and subduing resisting and/or attacking persons.
  • Moderate physical effort is required for walking and inspecting port facilities; screening and inspecting vehicles, persons, and their belongings; opening and closing facility gates; and handling personnel problems.
  • Position requires working a rotating shift, including holidays and overtime as required. May be required to be on call 24 hours per day.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Crane Electrical Supervisor — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015317

HIRING RANGE: TBD

GRADE: 18

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Under general supervision, plan, assign, supervise, and coordinate the electrical maintenance and repair of crane equipment.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Assign, coordinate, and direct crane electrical maintenance team employees in the performance of their job duties. Assign personnel according to job requirements and each individual’s skills and abilities.
  • Ensure that safety is the top priority.
  • Prioritize all electrical maintenance work to best meet the needs of Port operations.
  • Provide leadership to guide and motivate the department to successfully achieve objectives. Create a positive work environment.
  • Initiate improvements and optimize cost efficiencies.
  • Reduce corrective maintenance occurrences by enhancing and developing preventative and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Instruct and train departmental employees on the performance of current and new responsibilities, and assist in the expansion of their technical skills.
  • Obtain parts and materials needed for repair and maintenance projects, working closely with our procurement department.
  • Ensure the highest level of customer service is provided to all customers. Coordinate and communicate with customers to best manage available resources and maintain excellent working relationships.
  • Manage all Crane Electrical Maintenance operations, create corrective and preventative maintenance work orders, input information, and generate reports using the computerized maintenance management system.
  • Cooperate closely with other maintenance and operations supervisors and managers to maintain effective communications and advance the mission of the NC Ports.
  • Perform technical fieldwork as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronic Technology or related field, plus four years of electrical experience working with PLC language, 500-Volt AC/DC static converter drives and motor generator sets or equivalent education and experience required.
  • Preferred experence with medium voltage up to 15kV.
  • Must be proficient in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications.
  • Excellent customer service, as well as written and communication skills required.
  • Must be detailed oriented and be able to adjust priorities as the situation dictates.
  • Leadership experience in setting priorities in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge regarding equipment preventative and corrective maintenance required.
  • Conditions include office, maintenance shop, busy cargo traffic areas, working at heights up to 200 feet, and exposed outside environments with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, grease, oil, and hot and cold seasonal weather.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


General Cargo Supervisor — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015307

HIRING RANGE: $39,846 – $52,175

GRADE: 18

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Leads and supervises general cargo operations. Responsible for assuring cargo is handled in an efficient, productive, and safe manner in order to satisfy customer requirements and make the best use of equipment, personnel and warehouse storage space available at the Ports Authority.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Supervise employees in general cargo handling operations. Provide leadership in building a team based, goal oriented work force.
  • Prioritize and schedule daily work assignments for personnel in an equitable manner, emphasizing employee development and satisfying the needs of customers.
  • Lead the planning and coordination for complete vessel operations including pre-arrival work, assigning discharge locations for inbound cargoes, cargo consolidations, house checking and labor needs, and documentation including, but not limited to, manifests and overage/shortage/discrepancy reports.  Monitor work of checkers and stevedores to ensure that cargo is properly loaded and/or unloaded during vessel operations.
  • Monitor inventory to ensure that it is accurate and well maintained and that warehouse space is managed effectively.
  • Ensure that cargo is stored and shipped according to customer requirements.
  • Perform physical inventories each quarter and work with Cargo Control Center to reconcile any differences between physical counts and inventory records and investigate discrepancies as required.
  • Ensure that the integrity of all cargo is maintained.
  • Actively participate in the work of the Safety Committee to ensure that personnel are in compliance with all current safety practices and minimize/eliminate personnel and equipment accidents.
  • Ensure communications and reporting with team members and management is accurate and frequent.  Prepare reports and documents related to department activities and operations.
  • Administer overtime distribution in an equitable manner and approve payroll time sheets for personnel on a weekly basis.
  • Administer port policies and procedures as necessary and resolve employee issues within the cargo department. Establish performance requirements and conduct performance evaluations for cargo specialists and equipment operators.
  • Regularly inspect warehouse areas, instructing staff as necessary on routine cleanup requirements.  Ensure personnel maintain clean equipment and work areas.
  • Operate equipment, as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned by management

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Associates degree in Information Technology or related field and three years of experience in VDI administration or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years of supervisory experience working in cargo/warehouse operations is preferred.
  • Must be able to perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the loading and storage of cargo.
  • Position requires attention to detail in order to supervise loading and unloading of products.
  • Position requires good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills for word processing, spreadsheets, and email are required.
  • Must be physically able to withstand cold or heat for periods of more than one hour. At times, may be exposed to inclement weather and loud noise from machinery.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to climb ladders on rail cars and buildings.
  • Weekend and holiday work will be required.
  • Must have a valid driver license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Senior Systems Administrator — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015331

HIRING RANGE: $50,000-$60,000

GRADE: 36

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Charged with installing maintaining and troubleshooting physical and virtual infrastructures, computer operating software, utilities, administering users and system security, planning for and responding to service outages and other problems.  The Administrator must demonstrate a blend of technical skills and ability to assume overall responsibility for the scope of his/her assigned work. This includes, but is not limited to the support of server operating systems, software packaging, server software, mobile devices, PC support, general networking and access control management. Work will require a full range of analytical responsibilities such as requirements gathering, analysis, development, testing, implementation and detailed documentation following industry standard practices.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible and accountable for effective provisioning, upgrade, performance monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance of physical and virtual system hardware, software, storage and related infrastructure as a primary job responsibility. To include: VMware ESXi, VDI, Workspace ONE, AirWatch (MDM), compute/storage platform, AV and Encryption Tools, etc.
  • Responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting multiple server and desktop operating systems along with the applications they support.
  • Proven experience with lead technical roles in areas such as Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, SCCM, SCOM, and clustering technologies.
  • The SA will be the primary owner of the port’s VDI and mobilization platform from image management, desktop deployment, application packaging and application delivery which extends to the physical devices.
  • The SA will participate in technical research to ensure system hardware, operating systems, software systems and related procedures adhere to organizational values, goals and objectives.
  • Thorough documentation and end-user training/support.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Associates degree in Information Technology or related field and three years of experience in VDI administration or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012/2016 and Active Directory, experience with testing and monitoring DR/Backup and Recovery, Microsoft SCCM and SCOM, Antivirus/Malware Tools, Endpoint Encryption, and advanced authentication.
  • Professional experience with managing VMware vSphere, VDI infrastructures, and mobile workforce (MDM) in a corporate environment required.
  • Experience managing all aspects of Microsoft Windows Server and Desktop platforms in a domain environment (experience with Powershell and PowerCLI preferred).
  • Solid understanding of network LAN/WAN operations, to include common edge devices and technologies such as firewalls, switching/routing, NSX, WiFi and security.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to organize and follow complex and/or detailed technical procedures.
  • Must have a good work ethic.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • VMware VCP or VCAP certification desired.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, meet TWIC security requirements.
  • Ability to work in normal office conditions with occasional exposure to hot and cold seasonal weather while outside. Must be able to lift 25lbs.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Safety Coordinator — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015303

HIRING RANGE: $40,379-$45,009

GRADE: 34

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Assist the Safety Director in leading managing and driving continuous improvement of the occupational safety and health programs, policies and culture. Responsible for supporting the Director in administering the NC Ports safety program, including, inspections, audits, policy development, education and training. Investigates and reports all hazards, incidents and accidents.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Assist Safety Director in developing strategies, initiatives, budget and change management plans for compliance with all environmental health and safety laws, regulations and consensus standards, safety engineering and safety training.
  • Work to identify, develop, coordinate, and deliver safety education in areas, including laws and regulations, hazardous conditions, tool/ equipment handling, PPE, OSHA required training, and industry best practices.
  • Assist Safety Director in maintaining safety training records for all employees.
  • Assist Safety Director in investigating recordable and near miss incidents, injuries or occupational diseases to determine root causes and preventative measures. Assist with accidental review- boards meetings.
  • Participate in Safety Committee meetings. Draft agenda and record minutes for internal and external Safety Committee meetings.
  • Recommend policies and procedures to reduce safety risks and occupational health issues.
  • Stay abreast of federal, state and local standards and regulations for compliance.
  • Regularly inspect facilities, tooling, machinery and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards; ensuring regulation compliance and employee safe keeping.
  • Assist Safety Director in Advising NC Ports staff on safety protocols and procedures in compliance with regulations from local, state and federal agencies, including OSHA, NC Fire Marshal and the USCG.
  • Participate in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections, providing inspections with appropriate documentation and identifying safety measures.
  • Assist in the implementation and administration of a standardized employee safety orientation program.
  • Assist with emergency response to incidents and accidents. Participate in the spill team at both terminals; keep up to date with training and equipment. Use the National Incident Management System.
  • Analyze work environments. Evaluate and implement exposure controls and design programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury.
  • Assist Safety Director and management in conducting root cause analysis for accidents and unsafe acts or conditions to eliminates unacceptable Health and Safety risks.
  • Continuous review of near miss situations and injured employee status, intervening quickly on all potential issues to minimize injury or illness impact to the NC Ports.
  • Prepare accident investigation reports of findings, and submit recommendations for corrective actions. Analyze accident and incident reports for trends, make recommendations for correcting unsafe conditions and actions.
  • Assist in the development and application of NC Port Wide Emergency Action Plan, Port Severe Weather Plans and Contingency response procedures. Perform routine evacuation drills.
  • Assist in tracking all OSHA Recordable injury cases on the NC OSHA 300 Log and consult with Human Resources over medical and compensation trends. Develop track, analyze and communicate Port safety statistics.
  • Carry out the SDS program at all facilities. Advise and train all employees of the Hazards in the work place.
  • Advise Safety Director of all Tier II bulk hazardous chemicals on NC Ports property and prepare annual Tier II reports.
  • Assist in all Industrial Hygiene sampling and exposure abatement related activities.
  • Develop a network of key safety and health contacts in regulatory agencies and trade organizations.
  • Work with Safety Director to meet county Health Department and PHRST in meeting storage and response requirements for a possible Pandemic event.
  • Participate in local emergency planning committees.
  • Continue to increase professional safety and health knowledge through reading, training, conference attendance, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Engineering, Industrial and/or Operations Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience or equivalent education and experience in manufacturing/heavy industrial or maritime port environment.
  • Knowledge of current OSHA laws and regulations related to industrial environment. Familiar with ANSI standards and OSHA Marine Terminal Standards.
  • Knowledge of engineering and physical science, standard tools, construction, building systems and heavy equipment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications. MS Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Team-oriented with high energy, self-motivation, and eagerness to learn.
  • Excellent organizational skills to be able to develop and execute plans
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with team members, management, and stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must have a valid driver license and meet TWIC security requirements
  • Must be able to pass a background check by the State Bureau of Investigation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Equipment Operator III — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015413

HIRING RANGE: $15 per hour

GRADE: 15

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

  • Perform duties to lift containers onto and off of chassis or flatbeds, stack or un-stack containers in connection with over the road drivers.
  • Operator must also stack and load containers in conjunction with vessel operations.
  • Operate toplift equipment to remove container from chassis and stack in proper location according to mapping instructions.
  • Enter container location data in Terminal Operating System (TOS), via onboard computer, and update as necessary.
  • On import vessels, unload containers from stevedore equipment and stack in the designated yard area. On export vessels, load specific containers onto stevedore equipment according to stevedore directions.
  • Operate lift equipment to match the crane production levels when working vessels (35 – 40 containers per hour). Service trucks as jobs are populated on computer screen.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Must be able to read and identify container numbers and operate large container handling equipment in a safe manner.
  • Customer service, basic computer skills, dependability and punctuality are a must.
  • Overtime, holiday, and weekend work required.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Ports employees may apply at the Human Resource office in Wilmington or Morehead City.  Others may apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) at the Employment Security Commission or via e-mail at jobs@ncports.com.

All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled


Crane Operator — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015410

HIRING RANGE: $42,000

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Perform crane lifts and handle various cargoes for vessels that call on the Port of Wilmington.  Operate and maintain cranes and support equipment in a productive and safe manner.  Operate container, gantry, and mobile cranes with associated support equipment, e.g. buckets, hoppers, and rigging gear.  Assist with mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance on crane equipment when needed.  Conduct safety inspections on crane equipment.  Follow all safety rules and procedures to ensure cargo is handled in a safe manner.  Weld and fabricate as required.  Assist crane foreman in record keeping for logbooks, work orders, etc.  Assist other departments and operate equipment as needed, e.g. forklifts, yard trucks in support of operations.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to tolerate and work at heights of more than 200 feet.
  • Background in diesel mechanical operation a plus. Prior crane operation and crane rigging experience preferred.
  • Must be familiar with crane hand signal code and able to comply with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to operate all port cranes at an acceptable level for vessel operations within 6 months.
  • Overtime, holidays, and weekend work will be required.
  • Must have a valid driver license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) to jobs@ncports.com or via fax to (910) 343-6471.

All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled

Future Opportunities

As our business continues to grow, we continue to grow our team of qualified equipment operators, crane operators, and heavy equipment electricians and mechanics.

NC Ports offers full benefits including medical, dental, vision and supplemental insurance. NC Ports also participates in the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System.

If you have knowledge, skills and abilities aligned with operating and/or maintaining heavy equipment and are interested in learning more about these opportunities please email or fax a completed state application and resume to jobs@ncports.com or 910-343-6471.