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Fresh Vacancies at West Africa Container Terminal (WACT)

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West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is one of the first green field container terminals to be built in Nigeria under public private partnershipWACT is located in Onne port (some 30kms from Port-Harcourt) in Rivers StateWe have been successfully connecting East, North, West Central Nigeria and Rivers state to the worldThis has been possible through top-quality services, cordial business relations with customers, regular interaction with stakeholders, human resource development, modern handling equipment and superior e-commerce capabilities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Vessel Clerk
Ref.: AT-200559
Location: Onne, Rivers

Key Responsibilities

  • Control flow of loaded and/or empty vehicles under Quay Crane to crane “order of work” schedule and container sequence sheets during loading and/or discharging to maintain continuous operations.
  • Monitor the loading and discharge of containers on and off the vessel, update on the HHT
  • Advises Supervisor of any discrepancies or any shortage of vehicles or delays to container arriving under Quay Crane.
  • Confirm load and/or discharge position by updating bay plan.
  • Note any apparent damage or missing seals on import containers.
  • Maintain fault and delay sheet for start/finish times, vessel delays, yard delays, Crane breakdowns etc
  • Assist on the quayside when Out of Gauge containers, break-bulk cargo are handled.
  • Liaise with ships duty officer/vessel agent and updates the registration numbers of the loaded and discharged containers.
  • Advise yard of any changes to planned container locations during loading and report any container damage not previously noted during operations.
  • Monitor all reefer containers are disconnected prior to discharging.
  • Advise Crane Operators and Labour Supervisor of sequence of container bays to be worked.
  • Ensure all hatch cover locking pins and lashing materials are removed prior to discharging hatch covers.
  • Processes and monitors the inbound and outbound containers and cargo traffic for the Container Terminal, in accordance with the rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Processes and checks container/cargo related documentation, such as acceptance letter from the shipping line, custom declaration, delivery order and all information about the container.

Job Requirements
We are looking for:

  • B.Sc or its equivalent with good grades
  • At least two or more years’ experience in container terminal operations environment.
  • Must be able to generate high volumes of relevant work; able to sustain important levels of activity and energy over long hours when necessary.
  • Understands safety regulations, safe working procedures and safe materials handling procedures and follows safety and work instructions.

We Offer

  • We offer a robust career framework with potential opportunities to fulfill individual career aspirations for both individual and team development and growth.
  • A wide range of national and international career opportunities.
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic environment acquiring skills, knowledge and exposure to a service provider set up and general exposure to terminal operations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Gate Clerk
Ref.: AT-200572
Location: Onne, Rivers

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform Gate In / Gate Out transactions, issues Pick-up / Delivery tickets & EIR
  • Update relevant information in N4.
  • Supervise the activities of contracted guards to ensure they are not in harm’s way.
  • Ensure that contracted workers are performing empty containers inspection and container sealed after inspection.
  • Confirm that container units loaded on truck are same number as released on the system and corresponds with all related documents.
  • Monitor road traffic at the gate and yard to ensure safety of all personnel at the area.
  • Ensure no truck driver is allowed into the terminal without the requisite passes
  • Ensure truck condition conforms with WACT HSE standards.
  • Ensure the inspection clerks do thorough checks of the incoming containers before sealing them.

Job Requirements
We are looking for

  • B.Sc or its equivalent with good grades
  • At least two or more years’ experience in container terminal operations environment.
  • Must be very observant and uncompromising when under negative pressure
  • Must be proficient in desktop computer software programs, such as MS Office 2000, and other software programs for specific operational planning purposes.
  • Understands safety regulations, safe working procedures and safe materials handling procedures and follows safety and work instructions.

We Offer

  • We offer a robust career framework with potential opportunities to fulfill individual career aspirations for both individual and team development and growth.
  • A wide range of national and international career opportunities.
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic environment acquiring skills, knowledge and exposure to a service provider set up and general exposure to terminal operations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Resource and Statistics Assistant
Ref.: AT-200569
Location: Onne, RiversKey responsibilities

  • Support all Operations functional areas – Execution, Planning, Cargo Control and Customer Service.
  • Collate data from different key Operation areas capturing start/finish times, vessel delays, yard delays, Crane breakdowns etc.
  • Design report templates for organizing data.
  • Update and send reports daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
  • Reconcile Terminal Delivery Report with N4.
  • Control and follow up effectively the leave schedule/sick leave within Operations Department (Execution, Planning and Gate).
  • Monitor Time and Attendance for Operations personnel
  • Evaluate and advice on required manning needs
  • Ensure maximum efficiency by Labour/Gangs based on company requirements keeping in mind the type of equipment in use and the labour laws related to the same.
  • Establish a standard system for organizing Labour/Gangs and equipment operators.
  • Set and prepare all equipment rotations

We are looking for

  • B.Sc or its equivalent with good grades
  • Requires at least two or more years’ experience in container terminal operations environment.
  • Requires a proficient computer and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to generate high volumes of relevant work; able to sustain high levels of activity and energy over long hours when necessary.
  • Understands safety regulations, safe working procedures and follows safety and work instructions.

We offer

  • A wide range of national and international career opportunities.
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic environment acquiring skills, knowledge and exposure to a service provider set up and general exposure to terminal operations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Planner
Ref.: AT-200564
Location: Nigeria
Key responsibilities

  • This position is within the Operations Department
  • Control yard space allocation by service, nominated vessel, POD, equipment type, special handling (i.ehazardous, out-of-gauge, temperature controlled etc.) for empty and loaded equipment.
  • Monitor and fine-tune the terminal operating system in order to ensure that yard planning is satisfactory and meets the strategy requirements.
  • Prepare the ‘yard work plan’ on a daily basis and communicate to relevant persons where the equipment has to be located.
  • Prepare the work flow related to housekeeping, empty movement, corrections etc.
  • Report on a weekly basis to the Yard Strategist on the status of production, yard density, equipment utilization and strategy/allocation changes.
  • Nominate empty equipment for shipment as directed by the concerned shipping line.
  • Interact and communicate with vessel operators to ensure that berthing requests, production and productivity requirements are handled in a professional and efficient mannerMonitoring progress of operations and adjusting labor orders as needed.
  • Create a master-berthing plan with ideal vessel placement positions.
  • Forecast requirements based on input from the entire planning department regarding expected rates of production, planned gang deployment, current yard situation and connection requirements.
  • Maintain service rotation and vessel call information in the terminal operating software

Requirements

  • B.Sc or its equivalent with good grades
  • At least two or more years’ experience in container terminal operations environment.
  • A prominent level of planning and organizational skills.
  • In depth knowledge of berthing ships, control and traffic of vessel movements, re-berthing positioning of vessels, and marine berth handlings.
  • In depth knowledge of planning manpower & equipment and in-depth knowledge of berth planning process, yard lay-out and operating techniques.
  • Ability to anticipate and manage problems.
  • Understands safety regulations, safe working procedures and safe materials handling procedures

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 18th February, 2019.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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