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

Cargo Coordinator — Port of Wilmington

NCP65015353 Port of Wilmington

HIRING RANGE: $30,690 – $37,616


This position actively participates in all functions of the Cargo Control Center and works directly with customers to satisfy requirements for the efficient disposition of cargo transiting through the General Cargo Terminal. Primary function is to provide support to the General Cargo Terminal Operations to ensure efficient movement of cargo through accurate record keeping and positive customer service.


  • Communicate with customers, shipping agencies, trucking companies, rail companies, stevedores, and the U.S. Customs office concerning inventory at the Port, tariff rates, storage charges, ship arrival/departure dates, customs clearance issues, vessel cargo releases, etc.
  • Prepare dock receipts daily for truck and rail pickups and deliveries.
  • Check in and out all import and export trucks. Enter dock receipt information into the Port inventory system for all import and export cargoes and maintain complete and accurate inventory balances and shipment documentation.
  • Maintain Port inventory system, including importation of manifest data as necessary, inventory locations, shipment entries, etc. Update inventory locations as necessary. Prepare discharge reports for supervisors on import cargo.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise when Port personnel are loading trucks or railcars with the customer’s cargo, delivering information to the warehouses if necessary. Communicate between the customers and the Port loading personnel and maintain a close working relationship with the cargo handling supervisors. Reconcile physical counts with computer inventory records as necessary.
  • Conduct investigations for claim and inventory discrepancies; troubleshoot and resolve in an expedited fashion.
  • Provide data to Port customers in a variety of ways, including e-mails or scanned or faxed dock receipts, shipment reports, physical inventory counts, discharge reports, overage/shortage/damage reports, discrepancies, and/or inventory information for their accountants.
  • Provide information to Business Development and Billing departments on customer issues as necessary.
  • Work overtime as volume dictates to provide outstanding customer service.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver license required.
  • Successful applicant must have hands-on knowledge of computers, including prior experience in Microsoft Excel and Word along with the ability to learn in-house applications.
  • Position requires excellent customer service skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet TWIC security requirements.

NCSPA 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

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

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: October 28, 2016

NCSPA is an Equal Opportunity, e-Verify, and Drug Free Employer

Crane Electrician — Port of Morehead City

NCP65015356 Port of Morehead City

HIRING RANGE: $39,846 – $47,955


Perform duties to ensure the safe and productive life of electrical drive systems, electronic controls, electro-hydraulic systems, and attachments installed on gantry, container, mobile cranes, and supporting equipment. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance and methodical troubleshooting in a manner in which minimizes downtime. Construct, maintain, and test associated system components and controls.


  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan, execute, and accomplish tasks with a wide degree of latitude.
  • Has a comprehensive working knowledge of 500-volt AC/DC systems, AC/DC conversion drives, electrical schematics/ blueprints, and diesel electric power plants.
  • Analyzes crane electrical drive malfunctions and diagnoses 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 their associated motor/generator units, motor controls, electronic weighing systems, wind monitoring systems, electric braking, and electro-hydraulic systems.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of various test equipment including: Volt/Ohm meter, megohmmeter, amp meter, infrared temperature sensing, and oscilloscope.
  • Operate shop equipment such as power tools, drill press, forklifts, man lifts, etc.
  • Maintain an electrical 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.
  • Adhere to back-up plan to ensure an electrician is readily available at all times during crane operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The requirements are as follows but not limited to: high school diploma or equivalent; 3-5 years of experience in the electrical field or a related field; must be familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures related to electrical work. May be required to complete formal training in areas of specialty. Must be able to tolerate and work at heights of more than 200 feet. Must have valid North Carolina driver’s license. Basic computer knowledge for data entry and email usage required. Must be able to safely operate support equipment and testing gear.

NCSPA 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

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

FINAL DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled

VP Sales, Beneficial Cargo Owners — Port of Wilmington

#65015300 Port of Wilmington

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is seeking a seasoned maritime sales professional to join the executive team as VP of Sales. This is one of two VP Sales positions at NCSPA. This new role will focus on developing strong, profitable, value-based new business and maintaining existing relationships with beneficial cargo owners (BCO’s). The successful candidate will develop a compelling, mutually beneficial integrated product offering that is sustainable and consistent with NCSPA’s business strategies. He or she will manage customer relationships by offering excellence in a committed and consistent manner, and will engage customers at the senior management level for optimum penetration and exposure inside the customer’s organization.

Required Qualifications & Experience:
At least 10 years’ demonstrated successful experience in creating significant business growth through marketing and sales at the executive level for marine terminal or transport service providers. The successful candidate will have current relationships with top BCO’s and possess in-depth market knowledge with a strong background in research and analysis. He or she will be a skilled negotiator of complex transportation agreements and be a high achiever with the utmost integrity and team orientation. The VP Sales (BCO) will have previous management experience and will be responsible for supervising, coaching and mentoring a team of up to four sales and customer service staff. Requirements include exceptional verbal and written skills, experience creating powerful proposals, and the ability to create and deliver professional, influential presentations to small and large audiences.

Minimum Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:
Open, depending on experience.

Relocation assistance will be provided for the ideal candidate.

To Apply:
NCSPA 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