Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. Checker in Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible to check in the freight/cargo in the truck lanes with direct face to face contact with our customers and truck drivers. Direct traffic in the truck lanes to keep freight flowing smoothly and safely. View all freight/cargo for any damage to absolve AML from any responsibility or claim. This position is a Safety Sensitive position. This opening is on the late shift 11:30am - 8:00pm with a lunch break. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned. * Review Bills of Lading (BOL) documents for accuracy and compare the freight stickers printed by the receiving staff to the BOL to ensure accuracy. Cross reference the markings on the freight that are affixed to the cargo. * Alert Customer Service/Receiving staff in the Breakbulk office about any discrepancies or problems as the checker is the “eyes” on the freight.. * Affixing labels to the cargo that were printed by the Customer Service staff. * Count pieces and measure all the dimensions of bundles and length of the cargo ranging from cars, boats, truckloads of building materials, vehicles, machinery, houses, etc. * Write on the bill of lading an accurate descriptions of the freight. * Note any damage that arrived with the freight so that company does not get a claim for damage they are not responsible for. * Legibly sign and ensure accuracy for the freight piece count to ensure customers who view their bill of lading on the company web site will be able to read the documents as well as the AML staff who view the documents to do their work. * Return the bill of lading to the office in a timely manner. * Complete “Load Sheet” or use a bar code scanner to indicate what freight was loaded to what piece of equipment. * Check in cars, or any cargo needing an inspection report with accuracy. Note every ding, dent, or scratch. * Check freight equipment as it is offloaded from the barge resolving discrepancies. * List container location in the rows and add/update spreadsheet. * Record temperatures of running reefers in the yard with Maintenance & Repair department. * Reconcile VISIO stow plan checking for errors. * Pull chain and organize the lashing. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical demands and work environment. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Education or GED is required. Experience in transportation or freight shipping is preferred CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver's license and good driving record is preferred. Able to meet forklift certification requirements. Must be eligible to apply and be issued a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card) Must be able to be trained to obtain Hazardous Materials Training certification to meet requirements of 49 CFR 172.700. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: * Ability to meet a regular work schedule. * Ability and willingness to work overtime as required. * Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines. * Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position. Daily physical presence is required. * Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision. * Ability to change focus and job duties in a fast moving, time restricted environment. * Detail oriented, with legible handwriting. * PC skills required: Windows, Excel, Outlook, keyboarding proficiency. Keyboard and ten key by touch * Employee must possess a genuine desire and skill to meet the cus