The Ports of Wilmington & Morehead City will reopen to employees on Thurs., Sept. 20. Please check with supervisors for start times. Those who can't report may use sick or vacation leave. The opening applies to Ports employees only. Commercial scheduling info to follow.

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.

Download and fill out the North Carolina State Employment Application for all open positions.

Current Opportunities

Clerk — Charlotte Intermodal Terminal

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015462

HIRING RANGE: $31,200 – $35,900

GRADE: 15

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Prepare equipment interchange and check bookings.
  • Enter container location data in Port’s terminal operating system.
  • Perform yard checks and inventories.
  • Communicate with customers and trucking companies concerning issues pertaining to containers.
  • Perform container and chassis inspections, noting physical condition on TIR.
  • Arrange trucking to move containers on the Sprint Service (container match backs) to and from the Port of Wilmington.
  • Assist with Queen City Express rail service daily and or weekly operations.
  • Generate monthly and weekly reports as required.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years experience in the transportation and warehousing industry preferred.
  • Must be able to read and identify container numbers and operate large container handling equipment in a safe manner.
  • Excellent customer service and basic computer skills required. Knowledge of MS Excel is a plus.
  • Though not required, ability and/or willingness to operate heavy equipment is preferred.
  • Good communication skills, dependability and punctuality are a must.
  • 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


Engineering Project Manager — Port of Wilmington

JOB NUMBER: NCP65015300

HIRING RANGE: $61,428-$76,355

GRADE: 38

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Provide professional engineering and construction project management services for the construction, repair, maintenance, planning, design, and/or procurement of facilities and equipment for the waterfront and landside terminals operated by the NCSPA. Such facilities include warehouses and buildings, roads, wharfs and docks, cargo handling equipment, railroads and bridges, drainage, utilities, parking areas, and any other facilities requiring engineering services.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

  • Coordinate construction related activities with designers and contractors, any outside consultants involved, the State Construction Office, the NCDOT, internal and external customers, and any other organization with a valid interest in ongoing construction projects.
  • Administer design and construction contracts and manage designers and contractors.
  • Assist in preparing contracts for the design and construction of new or modified facilities.
  • Assist in project development scoping with designers.
  • Assure that designers adhere to Owner’s requirements and contractors adhere to designer’s project schedules and contract documents.
  • Inspect work being performed under construction contracts and negotiate construction change orders.
  • Supervise the work of Construction Inspectors.
  • Assist and provide guidance to other engineering technicians assigned to projects under construction.
  • Arrange for independent testing and inspection of materials, if necessary.
  • Assist the Director of Engineering and Maintenance in the selection of project designers, consultants, and contractors.
  • Participate in the design of projects by the NCSPA Engineering Department.  This work includes the preparation of cost estimates, plans, and specifications for the construction of new or modified facilities.
  • Maintain general knowledge of State statutes and procedures governing building and port construction.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited college or university, plus five years of relevant construction/project management experience or equivalent education and experience required.
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina or ability to be licensed within 12 months from the date of hire is a plus.
  • Experience with marine terminals and/or commercial ports preferred. Design experience is a plus.
  • Must be able to manage several concurrent projects and follow project through to completion with due regard to project schedules and budgets.
  • Must be proficient in the use of business software, such as: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management, and database applications.  Experience with computer-aided design software a plus.
  • Must have communication and interactive skills suitable for both office and construction site environments.
  • Strong communication skills, good technical writing, and excellent math skills are 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


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.