Terminal Operations Position - Union Casual
Tacoma, WA 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Position at Matson Navigation Company of Alaska, LLC

Company Description

Matson, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MATX. Founded in 1882, Matson is one of the leading U.S. ocean shipping and logistics companies in the Pacific and provides a vital lifeline to the remote economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and select South Pacific islands. It operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. Established in 1987, Matson subsidiary Matson Logistics extends the geographic reach of Matson's transportation network throughout the continental U.S with integrated, asset-light logistics services including rail intermodal, highway brokerage and warehousing.

Role Summary

The overall purpose of this position is to support the operation as on on-call, union casual employee. This position requires the individual to be available for work assignments on an on-call basis, Monday through Friday, typically from 8 AM to 6 PM. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours, and the job duties will vary daily depending on operational needs.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination strongly recommended

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Street driving: Dray equipment to and from a customer's location within a 50-mile. radius. Must have the ability to perform all duties related to commercial driving.
  • Hostler Operation: Safely move containers to and from the yard and dock locations, as well as, to and from the Port of Tacoma.
  • Loader/Checker: Load, unload products and materials utilizing a forklift in the warehouse. Perform duties related to auto moves and various shipment moves that require additional handling.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by management.
  • Constantly follow safety rules/practices to ensure performance of duties in a safe and consistent manner.
  • Comply with OSHA safe working rules and regulations.

Technical Requirements/Competencies

  • Must have and maintain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Tanker, Air Brake, HazMat endorsements.
  • Must have a current DOT medical card.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TWIC card.
  • Ability to work all shifts and overtime as needed.
  • Please note that this position is on a call-in, as needed basis.
  • Rate of pay is $23.80 per hour.
  • All candidates selected to interview must bring a current driving history record going back a minimum of 10 years.
  • Must be able to pass a background, drug screen and Fit for Duty Test upon job offer.
  • Must join the union and stay in good standing with Teamster Local 174.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a forklift certification.
  • Prefer one to two years of Commercial driving experience.

Physical Requirements

The physical demand for this position requires the employee to be physically capable of working in a variety of environments and weather. Physical activities include standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting, turning, bending, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching.

  1. Sitting 10 % of time
  2. Standing 50 % of time
  3. Walking 40 % of time

100% of time:

  1. Lifting 2 - 75 lbs of various types of components, tools and equipment.
  2. Carrying 2 - 50 lbs of various types of components, tools and equipment.
  3. Pushing 2 - 100 lbs of various types of components, tools and equipment.
  4. Pulling 2 - 100 lbs of various types of components, tools, and equipment.

Matson is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, AIDS/HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including, but not limited to, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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