Jacksonville shipping broker merging with Dallas company, will keep base here

Transportation & Logistics Industry News & Updates

(courtesy of the Florida Times-Union)

Jacksonville-based shipping broker Sunteck Transport Group said Wednesday that is has agreed to merge with Dallas-based broker TTS, LLC, with the combined company, called Sunteck/TTS Holdings, LLC, to be based in Jacksonville.

Ken Forster, Sunteck’s current chief executive officer, will be president and CEO of the combined company, according to a release. Andy Cole, now president and CEO of TTS, will be chairman of the board of the new company.

The two companies now provide transportation and logistics-management services as agents, matching shipments with shipping companies. They said the merger will create a brokerage company with freight-management billings approaching $1 billion annually.

Not a trucking company, Sunteck/TTS, like its predecessors, does not own or operate any shipping assets, such as trucks, aircraft, railcars or ships; instead, its business is to facilitate shipments of goods by acting as the go-between — or third-party agent — to pair customers with shipping companies.

“This is an exciting moment as these two companies will become one and establish a powerful platform, offering expanded operations, capacity relationships and technology capabilities to our agents, carriers, and customers,” Forster said in a statement.

In the release, Sunteck Transport Group decribed itself as “a third-party provider of transportation and logistics management services, operating through a network of highly-skilled transportation agencies. … [to provide] truckload brokerage services for freight brokerage agents.”

Paid Internship Opportunities: CSX

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CSX Intermodal Internship (New) 

CSX Market Intelligence Internship 

Information Technology Internship Program (Summer 2017) 

CSX Internal Audit Summer Internship Program – 2017 

CSX Finance Summer Internship Program 2017 

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CSX Internal Audit Internship Program – 2017 (Part-time) 

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Information Technology Development Program 

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Job Opportunity: Railroad Apprenticeship-Florida East Coast Railway

Position Available:  Railroad Apprenticeship  

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) operates 351 miles of mainline track along the east coast of Florida with direct rail access to South Florida’s ports. FECR also serves five intermodal terminals and provides full service drayage for our customers. With connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern in Jacksonville, FECR is your fast, reliable, affordable solution to moving intermodal loads and carload commodities from pulp and paper to aggregate and automobiles.

Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY 

FECR is offering a 12-month Apprenticeship Program for our Jacksonville and Miami locations. This program provides High School or Trade School graduates the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in mechanical, signal and maintenance of way rail operations.

Mechanical: inspecting, rebuilding, and repairing freight cars and locomotivesSignal: installing, inspecting, testing, and maintaining train control and grade crossing systemsMaintenance of Way: routine maintenance and construction work on railroad tracks, bridges and right-of-way

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diplomaMechanical aptitude18 years of age or olderValid Driver’s LicenseExcellent communication skills,Verbal comprehension, reasoning and basic math skillsJOB REQUIREMENTS: Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuriesHeavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on rare basisStoop, bend, kneel, crouch, balance, climbAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manualsMust pass a post-offer background screening, physical and drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new positionMust maintain and excellent attendance record10% travel requiredWORK CONDITIONS: Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-to boots, or safety glassesWork outside in all weather conditionsWalk long distances over uneven surfacesSafety sensitive work environmentWork hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift workSAFETY:

Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action. May be required to handle hazardous materials.

Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.

Apply on line @

https://careers-fecrwy.icims.com/jobs/1369/railway-apprenticeship/job

Job Opportunity: Crewing Specialist-Tote Services

Crewing Specialist 

Primary contact for licensed/unlicensed crew. Gives information to callers, receives incoming telephone calls for department, and otherwise relieves officials of clerical work and minor administrative details by performing the following duties. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.Answers department incoming calls. Gives information to callers or routes call to appropriate party. Projects professional and courteous image to all callers and visitors. Takes necessary messages, recording details accurately and delivers messages promptly.Places job orders for unlicensed/licensed crewmembers and arranges necessary travel. If needed schedule annual / MSC Physicals for licensed crewmembers.Assist Crewing Manager with coordination of training classes and necessary travel, lodging and car rental to / from training facility for Officers as directed.Maintains department correspondence files, and other records. 

Oversees DOT drug and alcohol employee consent forms for all seagoing personnel. Responds to DOT requests from other ship managers.Tracks and logs incoming shipboard evaluationsAssists with special projects as directed.Performs other duties or special projects as assigned. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Assists in carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:CREWING  

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience. 1-3 years of crewing experience. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages. 

REASONING ABILITY:Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:Accurate typing, knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software, and travel arrangements. Good filing and organizational skills. Neat penmanship and pleasant telephone” 

 Contact for more information TOTE Services, Inc 10550 Deerwood Park Blvd #602, Jacksonville, FL, 32256-3225 abarr@toteservices.com

 

Job Opportunity: HR Generalist – Sea Star Line

Human Resources Generalist 

JAXPORT ID: 201 Job Description 

Job Description 

A passion for service with an intense focus on safety and integrity; that’s what drives us.  More than a claim, this describes the way we do business.  We are committed to providing the safest and fastest ocean shipping service to and from Puerto Rico, balancing passion with precision to deliver superior transportation solutions for our clients.  This is made possible by our people: invested, knowledgeable, and able to see beyond the obvious and act effectively in an ever-changing business landscape.  As you’ll discover, our culture supports agile thinkers who thrive in a collaborative environment. 

Diverse and innovative, we are driven by a shared vision: to be the recognized supply chain leader in the Puerto Rican and Caribbean trades.   We find and recruit the brightest talent with a great environment and a competitive pay structure that is market based, current and competitive.   

Come join our team! 

Purpose of Job: 

Work with company stakeholders to hire, train, develop, and retain a high performing and agile workforce while embodying a foster a culture to support it. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

Demonstrates a collaborative approach and exceptional communication at all levels of the organization; champions a culture that supports our values; supports employee growth and development. Promotes employee safety as first priority. Possesses knowledge of employment law, organizational behavior, change management, best practices, and company policy.

Personnel Information Management: Maintains accurate data in HRIS system (e.g. new hires, transfers, promotions, title changes, rate changes, etc.) as well as paper and virtual employee records. Responsible for the maintenance of confidential employment files. 

Benefits: Creates and monitors annual open enrollment and changes due to employee qualifying events. Conduct monthly audits of the benefits enrollment and works with our broker to ensure we are getting the best rates and coverage for our employees. 

Time & Attendance: Assists managers in monitoring and troubleshooting Time & Attendance system and employee accruals. Tracks all leaves of absence in compliance with applicable laws.  

Payroll: Serve as liaison between employees and payroll team by verifying benefit plan deductions on bi-weekly pay registers and providing documentation for ad hoc pay changes for employees as needed. 

Budget and Billing: Collects, Codes, and submits department invoices as assigned in web-based systems, processes department credit card expenses, and reconciles departmental costs compared to budget. 

On-Boarding & Orienting:  Coordinates and performs new hire orientations. 

Performance Management: Partners with supervisory staff to ensure assignment of performance goals. Prepares the system and communicates to the organization in regards to Performance Evaluations. Coaches supervisors on goal-setting and delivering performance feedback as appropriate. 

Compliance: Responsible for compiling data for audits, inclusive of benefits, recruiting, and compensation. Support Compliance Officer in various Compliance Program initiatives and communications.  

Employee Relations: Assists employees with policy information and interpretation of Company policies and procedures.  Facilitates interventions when necessary to promote a positive experience for all employees. Conducts formal investigations of policy violations when necessary. 

Employee Recognition:  Supports Employee Recognition Program by compiling award nominations and assisting in the execution of awards ceremonies. Creates and monitors employee anniversary award program for accuracy and timely program execution. 

Employee Development: Schedule and Facilitates classes in accordance with corporate curriculum, assembles (or orders) class materials, and administrates aspects of scheduling, record keeping, and reporting related to internal/external training as necessary, including processing and coding related payments.   

Job Requirements Skills: 

Minimum of 3 years of experience in Human Resources which required familiarity with state/federal laws and best practices.  Experience with Ultimate Software preferred. Employee relations experience preferred. Must possess proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Education: 

Bachelor’s Degree in field related to Human Resources preferred

Certification: SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR pref

Contact for more information Sea Star Line, LLC 10550 Deerwood Park Blvd, Suite 509, Jacksonville, FL, 32256 careers@seastarline.com http://www.seastarline.com

 

Job Opportunity: Air/Ocean Mgr.

Air/Ocean Mgr – $21 per hr

 Job Description: LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED OCEAN FCL/LTL AND INTERNATIONAL AIR OPERATIONS PERSON FOR AN AIR FREIGHT FORWARDER.

LOCATED AT THE AIRPORT.

HOURS ARE MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 9 AM TILL 6PM WITH 1 HOUR LUNCH.

TWO WEEKS VACATION AFTER FIRST YEAR AND 1 WEEK SICK LEAVE PROVIDED.

MUST ALREADY HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF AND EXPERIENCE IN THIS FIELD TO PREPARE AIR AND OCEAN QUOTES AND AIR AND OCEAN BILL OF LADINGS.

PLEASE CALL MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 8AM TO 6PM TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW. IMMEDIATE OPENING AVAILABLE. 904 – 741 0002. 

Contact for more information INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITED SERVICES, INC. 14476-703 DUVAL PLACE WEST, Jacksonville, FL, 32218

 

Job Opportunity: Maintenance Technician-Seaonus @ JaxPort

Maintenance Technician – $23.00 per hour

 

 Date: 09/20/2016 JAXPORT ID: 638 Job DescriptionPrimary Responsibilities: Maintenance personnel must possess expert skills in maintenance and repair. They are responsible for day to day maintenance of a facility as well as its equipment.Tasks Performed:• Performs preventive maintenance procedures on building mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis (dock doors, freezer doors, etc.).• Performs preventive maintenance procedures on forklifts including inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals, etc.; repairs or replaces broken parts.• Completes daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of schedules maintenance procedures.• May assist in performing minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment.Insurability requirement• Must possess a valid driver’s license and a 3 year driving history that is acceptable to our auto insurance carrier. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and associate may also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the supervisor and other management as required.Mandatory Qualifications: • Able to communicate with diverse personalities• Good understanding of warehouse operation procedures and policies. Skilled in all types of building and equipment repair (such as electrical, hydraulics, refrigeration, etc.)Preferred Qualifications:• Seven TPC skill certifications• Presents a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times when interacting with customers and co workers• Able to handle multiple tasks concurrently• Must be able to work in unprotected outdoor area’s• Must be able to read, write and perform basic math• Good communication skillsMinimum Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand; bend; stoop; walk; use hands, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Required to lift up to 50 lbs on an intermittent basis. The employee is frequently required to stand, bend and kneel with alternate sitting. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a warehouse and outdoor environment. Frequently visits a refrigerated warehouse environment with temperatures ranging from 30 to below zero. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Years of Experience: 4+ years maintenance experience Education: High School or Equivalent, Certification/DiplomaStarting Pay: $23.00/hr (negotiable)***Send email to robert.scott@dph-us.com if interested.***Seaonus is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.

Contact for more information Diversified Port Holdings 10060 Skinner Lake Dr., Jacksonville, FL, 32246  http://www.seaonus.com

 

 

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