Cargo Equipment Operator - Seagoing:
UIC, Bowhead Transport seeks a seasonal (April – October), experienced, Cargo Equipment Operator to facilitate the loading and offloading of cargo from trucks and barges in several ports of call including Seattle WA and a variety of locations in Alaska. Cargo Equipment Operator will be a land-based position operating primary wheeled loaders but also a variety of other heavy equipment. Operator will be responsible for coordinating the safe loading and offloading of trucks, barges and landing craft. This position will require travel to a variety of locations including the City of Seattle, Anchorage AK, Alaska coastal communities, and numerous remote Alaskan villages primarily between the months of April – October each year.
(BTC) provides marine cargo transportation; lightering; environmental and research support, logistics, oilfield services. We have a diverse fleet of vessels that provides our customers with comprehensive marine service options in multiple Alaska regions. Bowhead Transport offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans.
The position is located aboard the Bowhead Transport 150’ Landing Craft, M/V Unalaq and/or 86' Tug Sitka operating in Southeast Alaska, South Central Alaska, the Aleutians, Western Alaska and the North Slope. The position requires a rotational 60 / 30 work schedule or similar as common working in Alaska. A private stateroom is available to the AB/OS Operator. The operator is responsible for safely loading and unloading cargo from various Bowhead vessels as well as other tasks including but not limited to; line handling, cleaning and maintenance, cargo support including lashing. This position will also require a number of daily tasks associated with the maintenance and upkeep of all equipment on board Unalaq or tug Sitka as directed by the Captain, Mate or Chief Engineer.
• Routinely perform safety observations, rounds, and inspections
• Maintain equipment in good/clean working order
• Adhere to all USCG, and UIC HSE policies and procedures at all times
• Maintain communication with PIC to assess current and future job requirements
• Stand Watches
• Operate the vessel forklift/loader
• Handle / stage / stow equipment, beach support equipment, cargo handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear
• Performs a variety of duties concerning the upkeep and general maintenance of the deck department
• Tasks as assigned by Captain
• Performs a variety of duties, including but not limited to looking for obstructions in path of vessel, steering vessel, serving on security patrol, and standing gangway watch.
• Launches and recovers support boat
• Operates smaller skiffs and work boats as needed
• Competent in forklift loader operations aboard landing crafts and/or barges
• Knowledge to rig and operate hydraulic and other specialty winches
• Possess the knowledge, abilities, and skills to communicate effectively
• Sound knowledge of marine operations
• Able to complete an annual Merchant Mariners physical exam and perform physically demanding shipboard duties.
• Strong interpersonal/team skills
About Bowhead Transport and the UIC Corporation:
UIC is one of Alaska’s largest companies with 4,000 employees and fifty-four subsidiaries, UIC is proud of our expanding operations which currently span over twenty-five different industries and business lines throughout most of the United States and in many foreign countries. UIC and its subsidiaries are committed to and strive for safety, quality, business ethics, and shareholder values. Bowhead Transport is the Northwest marine division of the UIC organization. We have a diverse fleet of vessels that provide our customers with comprehensive marine solutions in challenging environments throughout Alaska.
Headquartered in Anchorage, AK, Bowhead Transport Company offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees.
Cargo Equipment Operator Essential Functions Include:
Licenses, Requirements and Experience:
Physical Demands: The work environment varies and includes, but is not limited to: docks, ports, bays, beaches, waterways, office space, equipment rooms, warehouse space, construction zones, and outdoor environments. Work hours may fluctuate outside of normal duty hours. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is: