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At Maher Terminals, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective provide a workplace where all can thrive. Maher recognizes the right thing to do is to promote an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.

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PURPOSE:  The purpose of this position is to find the best source to meet Maher Terminals’ objectives, to negotiate the most favorable agreement possible, and to prepare the documentation for that agreement in accordance with company policies.  The Buyer must work with management to transform the department from a tactical to a strategic profit center for Maher Terminals.

RESPONSIBILITES: It is the responsibility of the Buyer to work with minimal direction or supervision to accomplish all the duties delegated by department management.  A Buyer has the responsibility to know the accepted business purchasing methods and know the purchasing policies and procedures of this organization.  It is the responsibility of the buyer to conduct all business in accordance first with the policies and procedures of Maher Terminals, but if a subject is not covered by those policies and procedures then act in accordance with the best business purchasing standards as currently practiced or as directed by department management.  It is the responsibility of the Buyer to know or quickly learn all the items and services with which he or she will transact business and to buy those products or services with the most favorable terms and conditions.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Process purchase orders as required.
  • Run management by exception reports (on-time deliveries) and update Maximo accordingly.  Notify internal stakeholders of delays.
  • When applicable, expedite critical components and overdue purchase orders.
  • Consider inclusion of potential new vendors with purchasing staff that can replace or compete with existing vendors.
  • Manage supplier relationships, track performance, communicate supplier performance feedback.
  • Become a subject expert to leverage full functionalities of Maximo and other systems as they are implemented.
  • Continue to increase product knowledge pertaining for terminal operations.
  • Resolve supplier and accounts payable issues associated with over shipments, invoicing issues, etc.
  • Evaluate and negotiate contracts with vendors.
  • Other responsibilities, including off-site third-party agency visits, as determined and assigned.

Prerequisite skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field required and/or 5-10 years of industrial purchasing experience
  • Strong communication & negotiating skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and industry standard purchase order software platforms.  IBM Maximo a plus.
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Able to organize many projects at one time and see them through to completion
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (“TWIC”) issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”).
Must be physically able to lift, carry, and transport boxes/office equipment up to 25 lbs with or without the use of a dolly or office cart.

Interested candidates should apply by using this link to: Procurement Specialist.
SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this job is to supervise and coordinate the activities of the unionized workforce in addition to other duties that you may be assigned.

PURPOSE: Superintendents (including Lead and Senior levels), are responsible for supervising and coordinating the daily activities of the unionized workforce in our 24/7 Marine Terminal facility.  Superintendents are expected to exercise independent judgment and discretion in the performance of job tasks.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety Compliance:
    • maintain compliance with all safety rules and regulations. This may include the inspection of dock areas, cargo-handling gear, gangway and facility (ex. lane, straddle field, shop areas, pedestrian walkways, rail yard, etc) for safety related issues.
    • responsible for instructing personnel about safe working practices and conducting and documenting safety meetings, as well as accident investigation and reporting, and root cause analysis.
  • Work Assignments:
    • Ensure all daily work assignments are completed in a safe, accurate, timely, and cost-effective manner.
    • Supervise the safe discharge, organization, storage, and movement of cargo through the terminal.
    • Ensure completion of tasks by scheduling labor, and directing their activities.  This may include loading and unloading of vessels in accordance with the plans; container-handling activities; transferring tasks between gangs or other units; determining necessary terminal equipment; monitoring lane activity; loading, unloading and discharge of trains; supervision of mechanics; vehicle and trailer inspection; and cost control.
    • Must direct the unionized supervisors with respect to the daily work assignments to minimize labor costs and maximize Terminal efficiency and may be responsible for determining the appropriate labor (number of hours and personnel required) to complete the task.
    • Maintaining accurate billing information.
    • Analyze, construct, and execute plans for the general management of the container terminal, vessel operations, rail facility, and shops relating to such items as terminal service, space management, facility design, safety, project/engineering needs, equipment maintenance, budget or customer requests.
    • Act as a focal point for any stevedoring or other issues that may arise with their assigned vessel, train, and also with yard or equipment responsibilities.
  • Administration:
    • Responsible for preparing reports of stevedoring as well as other activities, which note the time, personnel and hours, and cargo-handling gear utilized for each task.
    • Once experienced, train and mentor newer staff members (may include  performance evaluations instructing personnel in proper, standard operating procedures).
    • Responsible for carrying out discipline in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements (may include directing the unionized supervisory personnel to take appropriate action to achieve efficient and safe operations).
  • Other Duties: Superintendents may be required to perform other related duties as requested.

Prerequisite skills:
  • Must be able to obtain Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Must be able to obtain a Pier Superintendent license through the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
  • Must be willing to work various shifts as scheduled (day/evening/overnight/Holidays), which also requires you to work outdoors for extended periods of time as needed.
  • Strong analytical problem solving, time management and organizational skills
  • Must have leadership skills, with the ability to influence a unionized workforce to efficiently meet the common objective of operational needs of the company.
  • Must be a team player as well be able to work independently, maintaining good internal and external relationships
  • Excellent communication (oral, listening and writing) skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with a strong focus on service
  • Problem and conflict resolution skills

Other Desired Qualifications and Skills
  • BA degree in business management or similar discipline
  • Navis N4 terminal operating system experience
  • Previous experience in a terminal operations or logistics field
  • Working knowledge of MS Office skills, including Excel, Word, Outlook

Interested candidates should apply by using this link to: Operations Superintendent Trainee

Interested candidates may forward a resume and cover letter to:

Maher Terminals LLC
Attn: Human Resources
1210 Corbin Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201

Fax: (908) 436-4803

No Phone Calls Please.
We regret that we can only contact applicants that have been selected for an interview.

Maher Terminals LLC and its affiliated companies, are committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment matters, including, but not limited to, recruitment, application, selection, promotions, compensation, transfers and training. It also has been, and shall remain, our policy to promote fair and equitable treatment of all employees and applicants for employment and to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing equal employment opportunity. In keeping with this policy, Maher Terminals and its affiliated companies will recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other federally protected category, and without regard to sexual orientation or gender identification.