North Carolina State Ports Authority

Equipment Operator (Temporary)

North Carolina State Ports Authority - Posted 20 days ago
$17/hour  + Equity


Morehead City, NC

Cargo Handler
Career Level
Senior, Mid-Level
Company size
124 employees

Port:  Morehead City

Cargo Handler Job description


  • Safely operate all cargo handling equipment used on the port including forklifts from 4,000 to 70,000-pound capacity, container handlers, yard tractors, trailers, conveyors, and front-end loaders
  • Under the direction of the Cargo Handling Supervisor, 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 assignments as required
  • Assist the Cargo Team Leaders in the verification of correct cargo and identification of damaged units
  • Responsible for clearing work areas of debris as it is generated
  • Must possess knowledge of repetitive truck and railcar loading patterns
  • Perform physical inventories and investigate discrepancies as required
  • Perform equipment inspections or warehouse inspections as required
  • Work overtime as assigned, including nights, weekends, and holidays


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • 2 years of experience operating heavy equipment is required
  • 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
  • Continuous attention to detail while operating machinery is required
  • Must follow all safety guidelines including wearing personal protective equipment
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb on and off equipment and/or climb ladders on railcars and buildings
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet TWIC security requirements

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