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Cargo Surveyor - Mobile, AL

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The position is responsible for performing marine cargo surveys and inspections in a marine environment both on board vessels and ashore in accordance with international cargo surveying and inspection by performing the following duties. 

• Perform vessel draft surveys, barge surveys, vessel on/off hire condition surveys, hold condition surveys, bunker surveys, general surveys and product inspections for vessels carrying a variety of products, including coal, fertilizers, cement and steel. Ensure that vessels' construction, machinery, equipment and cargoes meet governmental and international maritime and environmental regulations. Utilize knowledge of ship construction, stability, terms and routines, as well as SGS's standard inspection and quality management procedures to conduct marine surveys.
• Use internationally acceptable draft surveying techniques (draft immersion) to calculate quantities of cargo loaded or discharged from vessels, taking into account any changes in weight which may take place during cargo operation. Oversee cargo sampling and analysis and inspect cargo holds. Use SGS standard methods and reporting procedures to produce draft survey reports (including certificates of weight, certificates of analysis, and certificates of hold cleanliness and tightness). Issue reports to clients in standard format and in accordance with corporate quality programs, policies and guidelines.
• Provide expert opinions and guidance to clients on stowage and carriage of specialized cargoes, condition and suitability of vessels, including hull and machinery, cargo damage, cargo hold cleanliness and overall risk assessment to minimize the clients' financial risks and liability.
• Utilize reasonable methods and techniques to perform product/cargo inspections and ensure adherence with safety and environmental standards. Supervise cargo loading, stowing and/or trimming, as required.

• Secondary education degree/certification in marine operations and/or related fields; plus one to two years related experience in a similar job capacity and/or training capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Aptitude for basic math concepts and report preparation. 
• Position requires incumbent to have a flexible schedule as occasional weekend work might be required. 
• Must have the ability to lift around 50 lbs. 
• Must have a valid driver's license and ability to secure a TWIC card. 
• Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check prior to employment.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb or balance. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, and depth perception.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to potential toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

• Ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) presenting information individually or in small group situations to internal or external customers.
• Ability to execute detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate and completed with the required timeframe.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.





• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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