Title: Operator

Status: Full-Time, Non-exempt

Company: Host Terminals, LLC

Reports To: Operations Manager

Supervises: N/A

Location: Avondale, LA

Host acquired Avondale Shipyard in 2018 from Huntington Ingalls Industries. Avondale is a historic property, located along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, LA, with a footprint of 254 acres and significant warehousing and storage capabilities. With five docks and over one mile of waterfront, the Avondale Shipyard will become integral to Host’s continued efforts to provide REAL solutions to customers and shift the transportation paradigm. Host plans future connectivity for the shipyard to six Class 1 Railroads via the New Orleans Public Belt, through a binding Cooperative Endeavor Agreement entered into with the Port of New Orleans.

The Person: The successful candidate will have the following behaviors and demonstrate the competencies below.

Position Summary: In this position, the team member will operate all terminal equipment to safely and efficiently distribute the cargo to the appropriate Cargo Holds as per the operating plan and instructions; Operate as a member of a team, responsible for coordinating information flow between each crew member and location staff/management in the receiving and loading of cargo.

Core Principles: All team members must demonstrate an ability to adhere and understand the core principles of the company. This team member must be able to provide value and depth to the Core Principles of Host.

Our people are our greatest assets.
Their safety is our top priority.
We provide exceptional service.
We believe every relationship is important.
We are detectives, understanding all activities within our markets.
We know today’s opportunities are tomorrow’s growth.
We conduct all business with integrity.
We build on our legacy.

Position Specific Behaviors

Team player
Makes decisions and executes quickly
Honesty and integrity
Adaptable and flexible
Collaborative- works well with others
Excels in high growth, entrepreneurial and meritocratic environment
Comfortable with ambiguity
Strong intellectual curiosity
Thrives in a pressurized work environment

Demonstrated Competencies to be Successful at Host

Self- starter
Problem solving
Customer Focus
Executing both short-term plans and long-term plans tied to vision and “big picture” goals

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:


Operates equipment such as diesel or gasoline powered Forklifts, bulldozer, skid steer or heavy pay loaders, Top Loaders to perform any work for which equipment is designed.
Maintains housekeeping standards as part of fire safety program or as designated by location staff/management.


Responsible for checking equipment for damage or repairs needed and reporting information to Maintenance Supervisor or Operations Manager.
Make regular inspections of the transport systems and perform minor maintenance tasks such as adjusting and lubricating equipment, cleaning, washing, testing, replacing filters, hoses, and other minor maintenance as necessary to maximize port systems availability and reliability.
Performs minor maintenance tasks such as repairing, adjusting and lubricating equipment, gauges, valves, hoses, and etc. as necessary to maximize machine availability/reliability and assist maintenance personnel as required.


Complies with all procedures to ensure governmental, state, and company certification standards are met.
Performs all duties assigned by the Shift Leader(s), Operations Manager(s), and Terminal Manager to make sure port operations continue without interruption.


Ensure that safe equipment operating conditions are met before and during operation.
Works closely, as needed, with flaggers when making lifts or rigging equipment or material.

Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:

HS diploma / GED with experience operating heavy machinery including cranes and bulldozers
Ability to respond to issues quickly, safely and effectively in a fast-paced, stressful operating environment
Valid driver’s license and TWIC or ability to obtain a TWIC required
Ability to work outside in all types of weather
Must be available to work varied hours, shifts including days/nights/weekends/holidays as required

Physical Requirements:

Must meet “fit for duty” requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and work at protected heights up to 160 feet.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Perform work in dusty environment and all types of temperature/weather conditions.

For more information, please visit www.tparkerhost.com or Apply Online Here

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