Port of New Orleans

Port Facility Maintenance Specialist

Port of New Orleans - Posted 2 months ago
$2k-4k/month  + Equity


New Orleans, LA

Maintenance Technician
Career Level
Junior, Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
168 employees

Port:  New Orleans

Maintenance Technician Job description

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a (Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 1, Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 2, or Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 3) depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant (s).

Trades experience is preferred but not required. Starting pay based on experience.

Cruise Terminal Maintenance position - experience preferred: Building Engineer, Carpentry, Painting, Plumbing, Floor Care, or General Maintenance.

Road Maintenance position - experience preferred: Roadway Construction, Drainage Construction, Fencing, Carpentry, Heavy Equipment Operator, CDL license, Mowing using Heavy Equipment, and Tractor Mounted Boom Mower.

Starting pay up to $23.48/hour - $48,838.00/year, based on experience. Overtime opportunities. Premium Pay is $1.50/hour.

Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 1 is WS 210.

Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 2 is WS 212.

Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 3 is WS 214.

Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health, and wellness for our employees.

Employees have access to the following benefits: 

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long-Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays, and paid Annual and Sick Leave 
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

 No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their applications to determine where they are in the recruitment process. The further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For additional information concerning this job posting contact: 

April McKnight





No experience or training is required.


May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.

Job Concepts

The function of Work:

To assist in the repair and maintenance of Port office buildings, properties, facilities, docks, railroads, transit sheds, grounds, and appliances and to become familiarized with the operation and maintenance of mobile equipment used in these maintenance operations.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Direct from Port Facility Maintenance Foreman.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all Port Authorities.

Job Distinctions:

This differs from Port Facility Maintenance Specialist 2 by the absence of sufficient knowledge and skill to operate equipment and machinery and the ability to perform maintenance tasks.

Examples of Work

Becomes skilled in the operation of equipment used at the Port's facilities, such as dump trucks, bush hog tractor, forklifts, dozers, belts, stackers, conveyors, and front-end loaders used in the maintenance of the Port's office buildings, properties, facilities, docks, railroads, transit sheds, and grounds.

Assists in pulling and installing crossties and repairing railroad tracks when needed.

Assists in re-railing railcars that have derailed.

Required to work around the waterfront including cargo-handling areas where ships are being loaded and railcars and trucks are being unloaded.

Makes minor repairs to equipment and performs user maintenance necessary to keep equipment in clean, good working order.

Assists in tasks such as grass cutting, shoveling, minor carpentry, welding, or plumbing repairs and general upkeep of the grounds and facility.

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