Assistant Manager Operations (MIA)

APM Terminals
Miami, USA
Terminal Operations/Engineering
Last application date


APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port and integrated inland service networks. We’re uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability.

We offer

APM Terminals offers tremendous growth, career and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive and dedication to become one of the best. If you see yourself being part of a team that helps the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, then we want to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

- Responsible for ensuring all daily work assignments are completed properly and safely by the Foremen/Chief Supervisors and hourly union labor you supervise.
- Responsible for directing the Foreman/Chief Supervisors in their daily work assignments to minimize labor cost and maximize terminal efficiency.
- Responsible for determining and ordering appropriate labor, including additional labor as you deem necessary and as business needs require.
- Permitted to hire and schedule competent labor and direct the labor workforce in the performance of their daily work assignments.
- Responsible for monitoring the arrival times of all labor, authorizing any necessary overtime, ensuring that labor is properly identified on all payroll records and ensuring that any and all appropriate payroll adjustments are made for labor based on their actual hours of work.
- Responsible for determining necessary terminal equipment requirements and other Managers as you see fit and directing the labor working in the grounding operation in order to maximize terminal yard space, secure required chassis and improve vessel productivity.
- Expected to use your independent judgment and discretion in making important operational decisions. i.e.: shift an operating unit from task to task such as flip line to break bulk, move Transtainers from delivering imports to grounding exports, shift an operating vessel gang from one vessel to another, shift an operating rail unit from discharge to load back and assign or reassign gate clerks between functions. Your decisions should be guided by business needs with the goal of improving overall terminal operations by maximizing labor efficiency and minimizing terminal turn-time.
- Responsible for the development and execution of operating plans throughout the terminal facility.
- Responsible for and have the authority and discretion to carry out discipline of the labor you supervise, including Foremen/Chief Supervisors and hourly-paid union labor - you have the authority and are expected to warn, cite, replace or fire labor that is not carrying out assigned work as instructed or in a proper or safe manner.
- Expected and required to direct the I.L.A. Foremen/Chief Supervisors to take appropriate action to achieve efficient and safe operations within the terminal facility, including directing the I.L.A. Foremen/Chief Supervisors to warn, replace or discipline rank and file I.L.A. labor as you deem appropriate.
- Expected to issue appropriate discipline to I.L.A. Foremen/Chief Supervisors whenever necessary. For purposes of administering discipline and warning, citing, replacing and/or firing labor.
- Required to become familiar with and utilize the applicable labor agreements and grievance adjustment procedures.
- Responsible for handling any grievances that are brought to your attention in an expeditious manner, and you should obtain all relevant facts and use independent judgment and discretion in adjusting any grievance.
- You have authority and discretion to determine and implement an appropriate resolution to resolve a grievance, such as hiring additional labor or paying for time in lieu thereof.
- You have the authority to work with another member of the Management Team of any other part of the APM terminal operation to cooperatively address and resolve the grievance.

We are looking for

Based in Miami, FL, the Assistant Manager of Marine Operations is responsible for managing and providing training for ILA vessel and yard gangs and stevedoring with the objective of maintaining a safe work environment, maximizing marine, yard and gate productivity, controlling cost and meeting terminal and operational requirements. Assist with the enforcement of the security plan to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations CFR 105. Ensure to continuously strive to improve the service to all customers and provide an environmentally safe working environment for all SFCT and ILA employees. The ideal candidate will have minimum three (3) years of related work experience.
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At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace. APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!