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Freight Operations

Naknek, AK, USA Req #697
Tuesday, February 13, 2024


Alaska Marine Trucking is looking to hire energetic, adventurous, and hard-working individuals like you to join our team!  We offer competitive wages, paid time off, medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits, a 401k, and plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally.  If you are looking for an exciting and fast-paced career that is both challenging and rewarding, Alaska Marine Trucking is where you want to be!

Alaska Marine Trucking provides and manages local freight distribution services in Alaska which includes loading, unloading, warehousing, pickup and delivery. Alaska Marine Trucking works closely with Alaska Marine Lines in coastal communities throughout Southeast, Central, and Western Alaska.

We currently have an opening for a Freight Operations in Naknek, Alaska. This is a Seasonal Full Time position which offers family friendly benefits, a competitive pay package and professional growth.

Currently, our benefit package includes:

Health Insurance – medical, dental and vision with low employee contributions

Health Insurance for your family– we also contribute to medical, dental and vision for your family.
401(k)– with company match + additional annual retirement contribution.
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance and AD&D
– we pay at no cost to you.
Opportunities for internal promotions/career advancement
Annual wage reviews

Be part of our Team and create big possibilities in your life with a challenging and rewarding career at Alaska Marine Trucking.



Freight Operators perform a series of important tasks in warehouse facilities, marine terminals and barge vessels.  This position is highly active and requires somebody who enjoys hard work, problem solving, and ever-changing situations.  Freight Operators can often have the opportunity to travel outside of their home port to assist other Service Centers.  This is a seasonal full-time position with opportunities for overtime.  Safety is Lynden’s first responsibility to our employees and our customers.  This position is a safety-sensitive position and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner is required.  



Freight Operations l

Secures, unloads and loads breakbulk and less-than container load (LCL) freight with a variety of equipment including banding, dunnage, lumber, binders and chains. This position usually operates in a marine or warehouse facility.  Operates a warehouse forklift.   Supports operations by working on the deck of the barge to set and pull cones, secure containers and other equipment to the deck of the barge and assist operators as needed.  Generally involved with the process of receiving and distributing freight to and from customers at the working facility. Assist in the maintenance of company property and general facility housekeeping duties.


Freight Operations II

All the responsibilities of a Freight Operations I.  Is certified to operating a forklift up to 52t in a marine terminal. Additionally, employees can qualify by having a Class A CDL with appropriate endorsements and possess the ability to efficiently unload and load their truck in a marine terminal; this includes stacking containers in the yard safely and efficiently. This position requires 1-2 years of freight operations experience.


Freight Operations lll

All the responsibilities of a Freight Operations I – ll.  Is certified to operate a forklift up to 52t on the deck of a barge.  Qualified as a barge master and understands the rules for stowing and securement of freight and equipment on a barge.  Assists in the training and development of a Freight Operations I and II. In many ports a CDL is required as well. 


Freight Operations lV

All the responsibilities of a Freight Operations I – III.  Highly qualified with an advanced level of experience operating friction cranes on land and on barges. This position actively travels for crane work on and off the deck of a barge. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position; employee customarily works at least 40 hours/week on a planned continuous basis due to barge schedules and customer requirements. Employees must be able to work flexible hours.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or equivalent, one-to-three months of work-related experience and/or training in general freight operations.  Experience in the transportation industry is preferred.



Ability to read, interpret, and write documents such as bills of ladings, tariffs, delivery receipts, military documents, procedure manuals, employee and safety manuals, and routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively and clearly with customers, vendors, managers, and other employees.  Strong communication skills both verbally and in written form.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.



  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and handle demanding customer needs.
  • Ability to handle hazardous freight per company and regulatory specifications.
  • Count, weigh, and verify condition/piece counts of freight shipments against various documents (e.g., bills of lading, freight manifests, inspection sheets, delivery receipts, etc.) and record information using a variety of data entry processes in accordance with Company’s standards.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions, and the ability to prioritize and problem-solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.
  • Ability to organize and follow through to completion projects and tasks assigned or assumed; ability to provide objective and decisive action(s) necessary to resolve any/all issues with minimal disruption to operational performance.
  • Detail oriented, good communication and interpersonal skills, and good organizational skills.
  • Basic computer program skills: Navigator and Sutwik; and Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Visio and Outlook.
  • Keyboard and ten-key by touch.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Employee must possess a genuine desire and skill to meet the customer’s needs in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Hazardous materials training.
  • Detail oriented, good interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Must be flexible to work extended hours.
  • Must be willing to travel to remote locations throughout Alaska.
  • Ability to be certified to operate forklifts ranging from 2.5t to 52t.
  • Ability to obtain a TWIC Card.
  • Ability to obtain a CDL.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear while communicating with customers, drivers and co-workers during the normal course of daily activities; the employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch while inspecting vehicles and other equipment.
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands, arms and fingers to perform the normal duties of the job such as inspecting equipment or entering computer data.
  • Employee must be able to use eyes, hands and fingers to keyboard, operate phones, fax, radios, and other office machinery.
  • The employee is regularly required to hear, speak, and listen while communicating with telephones, radios and in person with customers and coworkers.
  • The employee must possess close, distance, peripheral and depth perception.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch around equipment and facilities.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus during the normal course of the job. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-pound objects.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to moderately loud.
  • This position may travel for short periods of time (one to two weeks) in outside weather conditions, including incremental Arctic conditions.



A post-conditional offer of successfully passing an employment drug test and background investigation are required.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 




At Alaska Marine trucking, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will be considered.

Other details

  • Job Family 0300-Cargo Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Naknek, AK, USA