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Foss Maritime Company Loader Operator in Seattle, Washington

JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY:Safe and efficient operation of Caterpillar front end loaders during loading / discharge operations. Responsible for Maintenance and refueling of the loaders during cargo operations. Participation in maintenance and repair activities as assigned. The Loader Operator reports to the Barge Supervisor.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Insure loader's proper operation. Repair any discrepancies, or if unable to repair, report to the Barge Supervisor immediately.* Responsible to refuel the loader after each discharge operation. Also check the lube oil and all fluid levels and top off as required; grease fittings as required.* Responsible for the cleanliness of the loader inside the control cab to minimize airborne contaminates. Also responsible for cleanliness of the loader externally.* Concise communications via VHF radio with Barge Supervisor as regards to cargo operations, minimizing barge list.* Proper and timely execution of Preventative Maintenance Programs on loader as given by the Maintenance Supervisor through the Barge Supervisor.* Participation in maintenance and repair and cleaning as directed when not performing cargo operations.* Remain vigilant to prevent spills.* Ensure there is no product spillage.* Cross train for other positions.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:* Responsible for the safe operation of the loader to avoid injury to yourself and/or fellow employees is primary.* The safe operation of the loader to avoid damage to equipment is also high priority.* Insure that personal safety equipment issued is used at all times and is properly maintained.* Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures as stated in the Barge Supervisor's Manual.* Adherence to the Foss Drug and Alcohol Policy as well as all policies and work rules in the Foss Employee Handbook.* Stop operation in the event of a safety or environmental contamination issue.* Participation in the Lead Compliance Program with respect to monthly blood testing, fitting and proper utilization of respiratory protection* Regular and predictable attendance is a requirement.WORKING CONDITIONS:Subject to all weather conditions, including exposure to high noise levels and exposure to heat and cold. Work is generally performed in the field, in all weather conditions. Candidate must be able to work for extended periods of time in poorly ventilated confined spaces wearing safety equipment such as, hard hat, gloves, boots, rain gear, and respirators for protection from harmful dust and fumes.Physical/Mental DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit/stand; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Ability to move between buildings, ascend/descend stairs and go outdoors in all kinds of weather. One needs the ability to climb ladders and over bulwarks. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Participation in the Lead Compliance Program with respect to monthly blood testing, fitting and proper utilization of respiratory protection.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:* High school education or equivalent is required.* Must possess a valid TWIC card.Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.