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Odfjell began as a Norwegian shipping company over 100 years ago. We have locations in Norway, Rotterdam, the Far East, South Africa, and South America, to name a few. Odfjell USA and Odfjell Terminals (Houston), located in Seabrook, are a fully integrated shipping and terminal facility for the marine transportation, land distribution, and short and long term storage of chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids. Our working environment provides challenge and a varied array of people, projects, and expectations.

We are currently hiring for a:

Title/Position: Port Operator
Unit: OUSA Port Operations, Houston (Seabrook)
Reports to: Manager of Port Operations

The key responsibilities of the Port Operator are to take initiative to improve vessel performance in ports covered by Odfjell USA (Lake Charles, LA – Brownsville, TX range) and ensure best practices are followed. The position of Port Operator shall follow company policies and adhere to company regulations. Cooperation with and support of colleagues is expected.

Duties
• Knowledge about relevant marine logistics operational procedures, rules & regulations, both local and international
• Inform Ship Operator of vessel’s movements and prospects. Prepare port rotation suggestion and send same to Master and Ship Operator for approval
• Ensure adequate relationship and liaise with Ship Operators, Masters, charterers, shippers, receivers, port authorities, terminals, surveyors, and other parties for optimal operations
• Attend vessels on a regular basis in order to assist Master and crew with any problems and discuss further plans
• Support marketing/chartering personnel and customers and, if required, advise on operational matters when negotiating cargo contracts, as well as spot fixtures
• With the assistance of Ship Agents and Documentation Specialists, ensure that all documentation in connection with a vessel’s arrival, discharge, loading, transshipment and departure are generated and are correct, and forwarded to all needed parties
• Usage of IT applications which require computer and software knowledge (MS Office)
• Participate in the follow up of Odfjell Tankers related procedures in the Quality Management System
• Follow up of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as vessel’s time in port, metric tons transferred per hour, etc.

Qualifications/Skills
• Maritime College graduate or B.S.
• Experience with chemical ship port operations is required; experience working as Master or Deck Officer on a chemical tanker preferred
• High levels of communication and interpersonal skills
• Problem solving and situation management; ability to manage change and react quickly
• Able to handle challenging situations due to time constraints and personnel demands
• Organized and detail-oriented

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
• Office located in Seabrook, TX
• Close proximity to hazardous petrochemicals
• Requires 24/7 schedule availability
• Regular vessel boarding and attendance is required
• Some travel within and outside of the U.S. may be required

We offer a competitive wage and have a comprehensive benefits package, including the potential for full rebates on monthly medical insurance premiums. For employees’ retirement needs, we have a defined benefit pension plan, as well as a matching 401k. We provide employee life insurance, as well as life insurance for family members.

Additional benefits are available – to learn more about them and the position please submit your resume with the job title listed in the subject heading of your email.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug test. Location: United States of America (USA)

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