Georgia Ports Authority

Breakbulk Operator

Georgia Ports Authority - Posted 2 months ago
$28k-37k/year  + Equity


Brunswick, GA

Cargo Handler
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior, Junior
Company size
35 employees

Port:  Brunswick

Cargo Handler Job description

Under the supervision of the Assistant Manager of Operations and/or the assigned Checker Foremen/Clerk Operator, the Breakbulk Operator physically handles various types of breakbulk cargo and materials which support cargo handling and equipment. Operates a jockey truck, plus various types of forklifts and equipment as necessary in the handling of cargo. Work performance must meet a standard of quality that facilitates our service commitment to our customers. Upholds the values of the GPA to promote Safety, Integrity, Respect, Community, Creativity and Opportunity. Promotes a safe work environment by participating in safety initiatives and reporting unsafe conditions and behaviors.


1. Must be able to be trained, and become proficient, in the safe operation of all material handling equipment.

2. Operates yard jockey trucks attached to flatbed trailers, chassis, containers, vans, mafi trailers, and like equipment.

3. Operates an assortment of cargo handling equipment (forklifts and attachments) including but not limited to:

* Forklifts of varying capacities

* Fork blades for handling cargo of varying descriptions, weights, and measurements.

* Coil Ram to handle steel coil cargo

* Bale and Roll Paper Handling Attachment - to handle bale and roll paper cargo

* Super sack Attachment to handle cargo in super sacks

* Drive rolling stock equipment of all descriptions; wheeled and tracked vehicles.

* Top-lift to handle containerized cargo

4. Assists in the training of other employees in the proper handling of cargoes and equipment, and safety rules.

5. Assists in the training of other employees in the areas of safely and efficiently handling all aspects of our customer's cargo, as well as maintaining a clean and orderly facility.

6. Performs Cargo Handler job duties and responsibilities when appropriate and as assigned.

7. Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ability to handle all aspects of breakbulk cargo, as well as maintain a clean and orderly work area is required. Good physical condition with the ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs. Must possess knowledge of the capabilities and capacities of equipment, or otherwise be open and capable of learning, and retaining, related detail. Must have good eye-hand-foot coordination. Must have the ability to follow instructions and perform routine, repetitive tasks. Good vision is necessary and must have excellent peripheral and night vision, as well as depth perception, with the ability to distinguish colors. Good hearing is a must. Must be able to work in, and make work adjustments according to changes occurring in, weather conditions i.e., hot, cold, humid, wet, etc. Must be able to work in varying climatic and atmospheric conditions from minor to extreme. Must have the ability to communicate in writing and to accomplish tasks from either written or verbal instructions. Must be able to perform physical movements which are essential work activities such as bending, kneeling, climbing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and sitting. Must be able to work in various levels of noise, and vibrations, and in a warehouse environment with various commodities. Must be able to work shift work, holidays, overtime, and weekends. Must have the ability to be trained as new technology is introduced into the workplace. Must be able to interact, communicate and cooperate, effectively and professionally with others; including but not limited to immediate supervisor, management, coworkers, and customers.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Employees will learn through on-the-job training and in-house courses in handling cargo, operation of equipment and safety. Heavy equipment operations experience desired. Possession of a valid CDL is desired.

Other Requirements:

Must meet the criteria for and obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). A valid state driver's license required

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