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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Police Officer — Port of Morehead City

 JOB NUMBER: NCP65015269

HIRING RANGE: $30,690-$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 Ports 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:

NC Port 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


Billing Clerk — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015281

HIRING RANGE: $28,017 – $33,554

GRADE: 14

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Interpret and analyze all tariff code items and customer contracts to ensure accurate billings.  Maintain commodity data from sailing schedules and manifest information.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Interpret and analyze billable charges.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the terminal tariff, various quotes, agreements, and contracts in order to apply proper rates to invoices.
  • Maintain ship files for vessels/barges that berth at the Ports Authority.
  • Enter data into accounting system, requiring full comprehension of all areas of the billing department.
  • Communicate with customers and Port personnel on billing issues via telephone, e-mail, or other written correspondence.
  • Enter commodity data and prepare reports.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; degree in Business or Accounting highly desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and customer contacts is required.
  • Must be proficient with computer operations (MS Excel is required) and exhibit good typing skills.
  • Must possess basic understanding of general cargo operational methodologies and inventory tracking systems.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Service Coordinator— Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015294

HIRING RANGE: $36,163 – $43,657

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Perform duties to assist the equipment maintenance supervisor with administrative and logistical support for the Equipment Maintenance Department. This position has an extremely high volume and throughput rate which requires a high level of detail and accuracy working with SAP and SAP work order system.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Keep records of department employees regarding hours worked, sick leave, vacation leave, and overtime.
  • Record equipment data regarding repair, labor required, parts needed, and costs.
  • Schedule preventative maintenance and maintain pm records. All records are to be accurately logged into SAP within a timely manner.
  • Prepare work orders, assign, order parts, enter labor and accuratley close all within SAP.
  • Obtain quotes, parts (foreign and domestic) and materials needed for repair and maintenance projects, while working closley with our procuremnet department.
  • Assist in outsourcing service work.
  • Answer telephones and dispatch mechanics.
  • Prepare reimbursable service documentation.
  • Record periodic odometer and hour meter readings for all equipment. This information will need to be added to SAP for accuracy in workorder generation.
  • Assist the equipment maintenance supervisor as needed.
  • Assist in picking up parts as needed.
  • Receive and verify all parts coming to and from garage, and complete documentation in SAP for each part.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the other maintenance departments as needed.
  • Keep up to date with any changes or new procedures with SAP and SAP workorder system.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, plus two years of experience with vehicle and equipment parts, service and maintenance required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet, SAP, and email applications.
  • Excellent customer service, as well as written and communication skills required.
  • Must be detailed oriented and comfortable in a multitasking environment and able to adjust priorities as the situation dictates.
  • Must possess strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Equipment Operator II — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015350

HIRING RANGE: $28,017 – $33,554

GRADE: 14

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Properly load or unload trucks and railcars carrying cargo into/out of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, using forklifts with a weight capacity of 20,000 lbs to 60,000 lbs, in a safe and efficient manner.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • 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.
  • Assist the cargo supervisors in the verification of correct cargo and identification of damage.
  • Operate all cargo handling equipment required to accomplish cargo movements.
  • Responsible for clearing work areas of debris as it is generated.
  • Must retain knowledge of repetitive truck and railcar loading patterns.
  • Perform physical inventories and investigate discrepancies, as required.
  • Perform equipment inspections or warehouse inspections, as required.

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.
  • Working time will be spent approximately equally between indoors and outdoors; must be physically able to withstand extreme cold or extreme heat for periods of time.  At times, individual may be exposed to inclement weather, loud noise from machinery, close proximity to machinery in operation, and fumes/odors from products that are handled at the port.
  • Must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs and climb on and off of equipment and/or climb ladders on railcars and buildings.
  • Overtime, holiday, and weekend work required.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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 Mechanical Supervisor — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015451

HIRING RANGE: $52,000 – $58,000

GRADE: 18

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

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

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Assign, coordinate, and direct crane mechanical maintenance team employees in the performance of their job duties.  Assign personnel according to job requirements and according to each individual’s abilities and talents.
  • Prioritize all mechanical maintenance work to best meet the needs of port operations.
  • Provide leadership to guide and motivate the department to successfully achieve objectives while creating 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 employees in the performance of current and new responsibilities, and in expanding technical skills.
  • Obtain parts and materials needed for repair and maintenance projects, cooperating 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 maintenance operations, create corrective and preventative maintenance work orders, input data, and generate reports using the computerized maintenance management system.
  • Cooperate closely with other Port personnel to maintain effective communications and advance the mission of our Ports.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Associates Degree in Diesel/Electrical/Hydraulic/Mechanical Maintenance or related field, plus four years of experience working with diesel, hydraulic, pneumatic, and basic crane applications or equivalent education and experience required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications.
  • Ongoing training to stay current on the latest technologies will be required.
  • Conditions include working in maintenance shop, busy cargo traffic areas, and working 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 drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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 Foreman — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015430, 65015435

HIRING RANGE: $43,657 – $51,151

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Lead crane department personnel and crane operations and documentation, under guidance from the Crane Supervisor.  Ensure that all port cranes and associated equipment are operating productively and safely to satisfy customer requirements, and in compliance with appropriate safety regulations and NCSPA policies and procedures.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Supervise container, gantry, and mobile crane operations, with associated support equipment, e.g. clamshell buckets, hoppers, and rigging gear.
  • Assist Crane Department Supervisor in scheduling operations.
  • Responsible for rigging crane gear in order to safely and effectively move cargo.
  • Prioritize and schedule daily work assignments for crane operators.
  • Provide billing department with crane charge tickets for work performed.
  • Supervise equipment safety inspections. Arrange for annual and quadrennial certifications.
  • Provide the NC Ports and its customers with a working knowledge for equipment capabilities and/or limitations.
  • Approve time sheets for crane department, in the absence of the Crane Supervisor.
  • Assist Crane Supervisor with regular performance evaluations with crane department personnel, including the annual PAD process.
  • Assist Crane Supervisor with fiscal year budget planning and adherence.
  • Read and clearly understand instruction manuals for crane department.
  • Maintain clean equipment and office/shop areas.
  • Operate cranes as needed and provide assistance to Morehead City Crane Department when required.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus three years prior crane operation and rigging experience required.
  • Must be able to tolerate and work at heights of more than 200 feet. Must be able to respond easily to verbal and written instructions.
  • Must be proficient in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet and project computer software programs a plus.
  • Must be familiar with crane hand signal code and must comply with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Position requires shift work, overtime and a variable work schedule to include weekends and holidays.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Yard Operations Technician — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015358

HIRING RANGE: $30,690 – $37,616

GRADE: 15

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Manage, plan and coordinate job allocations to equipment handlers for container placement.  Work with yard operation specialist, container yard manager, Marine Department and container staff to effectively assist in planning yard allocations.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Assist yard operations specialist in providing management of the yard including allocation of workloads to available equipment operators.
  • The input and management of yard planning for gate operations in TOS.
  • Perform export close out with steamship companies ensuring all bookings and exports received are accounted for and planned for loading.
  • Work with yard operations specialist in providing empty stack locations to stevedores for vessel loading ensuring accuracy of stacks.
  • Ensure offhire and sale units are segregated from stacks.
  • Ensure that yard locations are correctly input by equipment operators.
  • Communicate with cargo coordinators regarding any inventory issues which need to be presented to the steamship companies.
  • Record and forward any TOS issues with M21 to container yard manager.
  • Input yard locations and up-date yard locations as needed on the MDTS during vessel discharge.
  • Work with yard operations specialist and top lift operators in planning and allocation of empty stacks and export load stacks.
  • Ensure that containers required for segregation by the steamship companies are mapped for segregation to meet their requirements.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Operational understanding of current terminal operational processes a plus.
  • Ability to identify issues and develop ways to operationally work around problems if issues cannot be resolved immediately.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication and hand written skills required.
  • Two years experience in the transportation and warehousing industry a plus.
  • Must have experience working with computer applications including Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be customer service oriented and follow all safety rules and requirements.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Checker — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015423

HIRING RANGE: $30,690 – $37,616

GRADE: 15

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Perform container inspection duties to ensure that criteria required for receipt are met.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Require drivers to open the doors on the container and shut them when inspection completed.
  • Examine inside of container for dirt and debris.
  • Mark empties that are acceptable and/or damaged.
  • Request assistance to direct traffic when the trucks backup on the inbound and outbound lanes hindering traffic flow.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have good communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Dependability and punctuality are a must.
  • Follow all safety rules and requirements and be physically capable to perform all assigned tasks.
  • Frequently exposed to dirt, dust, grease, oil, and hot and cold seasonal weather.
  • Exposed to fumes and noise from trucks.
  • Extensive periods of walking and standing on hard surfaces required throughout the day.
  • Some overtime work required.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Assistant Yard Manager — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015214

HIRING RANGE: $51,207 – $62,314

GRADE: 36

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Assist in managing Container Department operations, assigning work to employees, and ensuring that work is completed in an efficient and timely manner to the satisfaction of our customers. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.  Directly supervises Container Department equipment operators.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Direct and manage work of container equipment operators to ensure budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.
  • Strive for a positive customer experience in every container terminal interaction
  • Administer personnel policies and ensure compliance.
  • Maintain responsibility for payroll time records and coordinate work schedules for container employees.
  • Coordinate and participate in training of operators in equipment operation and computer generated inventory data input.
  • Work with stevedores and shipping lines, scheduling ships to efficiently organize the container storage yard.
  • Provide leadership and training for a team based, goal-oriented work force that maintains and enhances morale and employee engagement.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations for designated container employees.
  • Work with safety and security staff to ensure appropriate measures are in place to provide a safe and productive work environment
  • Conduct training sessions to ensure high degree of cross training activity.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Associate’s degree in Business Management or related field with two years container terminal operating experience or equivalent education and experience required.
  • 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 verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be detailed oriented and comfortable in a multitasking environment and able to adjust priorities as the situation dictates.
  • Ongoing training to stay current on the latest technologies will be required.
  • Prior supervisory and management experience required.
  • Ability to operate top lift equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Maintenance Mechanic III — Port of Wilmington

 JOB NUMBER: NCP65015377

HIRING RANGE: $36,163 – $43,657

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.
  • 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.
  • Welding experience preferred.
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

NC Port 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


Police Officer — Port of Wilmington

 JOB NUMBER: NCP65015453

HIRING RANGE: $30,690-$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:

NC Port 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, 65015425, 65015437, 65018893

HIRING RANGE: TBD

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Operate and maintain cranes and support equipment in a productive and safe manner. Perform crane lifts and handle various cargoes for vessels that call on the Port of Wilmington.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • 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.
  • Clean crane department tools, equipment, and work area.
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures to ensure cargo is handled in a safe manner.
  • Complete work orders and document work completed.
  • Assist with welding and fabricating as required.
  • Read and clearly understand instruction manuals for crane equipment.
  • 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.  Must be able to respond easily to verbal and written instructions.
  • Background in diesel mechanical operation a plus. Prior crane operation and crane rigging experience preferred.
  • Must be familiar with crane hand signal code and must 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.
  • Position requires shift work, overtime and a variable work schedule to include weekends and holidays.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NCSPA employees may apply at the Human Resources 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 Electrician — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015313, 65015319, 65017400

HIRING RANGE: $52,00 – $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:

  • Relies 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.
  • 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 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 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.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronics 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.
  • 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 working 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 drivers license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NCSPA employees may apply at the Human Resources 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


Equipment Operator III — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015311, 65015417, 65015487, 65015488

HIRING RANGE: $30,690 – $37,616

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:

NCSPA employees may apply at the Human Resources 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


Maintenance Mechanic III — Port of Morehead City

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015527, 65015476, 65015477

HIRING RANGE: $36,163 – $43,657

GRADE: 17

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

To maintain all mechanical equipment throughout port facility.  Ability to trouble shoot and repair all equipment in compliance with appropriate safety regulations, codes, and NCSPA policies and procedures.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • 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.
  • Create and complete work orders when needed as well as service equipment in conjunction with the work order system.
  • Must have a general knowledge of or be willing to operate all equipment (forklifts, loaders, cranes, manlifts, etc.).
  • Design and fabricate components using ac/dc welding and acetylene torch cutting equipment.
  • Must be able to 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.
  • Must be able to understand work orders and read equipment maintenance manuals and schematics.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two years of heavy equipment mechanic experience preferred. Experience in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet and email applications required. Must work well in a collaborative teamwork environment, be customer service oriented and exhibit a positive professional attitude.  Strenuous physical demands are required to safely perform job duties and operate machinery and tools.  Requires physical ability to occasionally climb to heights up to 100 feet.  Overtime, nights, and weekend work is required. Must have a valid driver license and meet TWIC security requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

NCSPA employees may apply at the Human Resources 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