Dock/Yard Checker - Houston, TX

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77015

Category:  Transload Operations

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

This location does not offer railroad retirement.

 

Description

 

  • Discusses the next day’s workload with the company department manager to place the labor order for drivers.
  • Informs of the number of drivers needed.
  • Dispatches Mule Drivers according to workflow.
  • Manages logistics for all per diem cargo orders to expedite load or delivery.
  • Assesses export cut-offs for cargo to meet ship-out deadlines.
  • Manages all warehouse clerks to monitor production.
  • Communicates via 2-way radio with drivers, clerks, warehouse personnel, security guards, and warehouse manager to coordinate logistics of the warehouse.
  • Inspects all containers to verify that they are in good condition for turn-in. Reports damages to the maintenance department.
  • Receives and enters production documentation from clerks.

 

Terminal Labor Plan

 

  • Receives phone calls from Terminal Office Manager with instructions regarding the labor roster for the terminal for the day.
  • At beginning of the shift, checks in with the Operations Manager
  • Signs out vehicle keys and handheld devices.
  • Obtains Export List from Express System.
  • Obtains checklist from the steamship line.
  • Balances imports and exports on the vessel.
  • Balances containers on the vessel.
  • Drives to the terminal location to verify serial numbers for reefers, hazardous materials, and out-of-gauge cargo/containers.
  • Separates paperwork for each gang.
  • Assigns trucks to the empty yard clerks.
  • Approve timesheets for payroll.
  • Assists in troubleshooting the location of containers on the vessel or in the yard.
  • Provides hands-on training to clerks.
  • Attends safety meetings monthly.
  • Continuously monitors safety guidelines and ensures that every employee wears the specified safety gear.
  • Addresses personnel issues and serves as manager to all clerks.

 

Certifications

 

  • HAZMAT
  • TWIC Card Required


Required Safety Gear must be worn at all times to include

 

  • Safety vest, steeled-toe shoes, and hard hats must be worn on the terminal or in the yard. 
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Nearest Major Market: Houston