Careers

Welcome to the Port of Brownsville’s Human Resources webpage. We appreciate your interest in our organization and hope that you will find an employment opportunity that is in alignment with your specific skill set. We invite you to review the employment opportunities we have available and apply by submitting a Port of Brownsville Employment Application, a letter of interest and resume to recruitment@portofbrownsville.com.

We are hiring

  • CAD Operator

    TITLE: CAD Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT2

    REPORTS TO: DRAFTER II (Drafting Supervisor)

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    An employee of this class is responsible for assisting the Director of Engineering Services, the Manager of Engineering Services, and the Drafting Supervisor in performing engineering and drafting duties related to port activities and projects. This employee will be responsible for assisting and performing topographic surveys and data collection efforts, preparing plans and specifications, cost estimates, assisting in construction inspection, and performing related duties as required.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Perform various drafting duties and preparation of drawings under the supervision and direction of the Drafting Supervisor.
    • Perform engineering inspection and reporting of port projects, including water and wastewater facilities, dock facilities, road and building design, repair and maintenance, survey and construction inspections.
    • Perform construction inspection of infrastructure improvements.
    • Perform and update database files and maps of infrastructure and utilities.
    • Perform scanning and record keeping of existing and new files and drawings.
    • Assist in keeping track of engineering and drafting records and files.
    • Maintain a clean and organized workspace area.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associate Degree in Engineering, Drafting or related field from an accredited institution, or related equivalent experience.
    • General knowledge of public utilities/engineering and/or construction.
    • General knowledge of topographic surveying for preparation of project layouts, plans and specifications.
    • General knowledge of road, building facilities, water and wastewater utility layout and construction management.
    • Ability to plan, layout and assist in guiding a work program.
    • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions in construction operations.
    • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD and/or similar drafting software.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, and the public.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
    • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and publishing software, such as Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Cargo Facilities Inspector II

    TITLE: Cargo Facilities Inspector II

    DEPARTMENT: Harbormaster Office

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employees - CT3

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    Job Summary

    This employee will be responsible for assessing the conditions of the waterfront facilities before and after docking and stevedoring operations have occurred. In addition, this employee will also observe conditions of the fishing vessels and docks at the Fishing Harbor.  Duties include inspection and oversight of docks, wharves, storage and lease areas for rule enforcement and compliance and issuance of maintenance work orders. This position requires that the employee gather information from various sources and enter it into a computerized system.  This employee has extensive contact with the public to include steamship agents, stevedores, officers of governmental agencies, and other BND employees. There is a high degree of mental and visual attention necessary in the performance of this job. Shifts are scheduled on a 24-hour basis. Day and night shifts are a possibility.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Assess and report all conditions on docks and warehouses before and after docking and stevedoring operations.
    • Enforce leasing regulations.
    • Observe and report any unsafe conditions at the Fishing Harbor.
    • Processes berthing reports spotting orders and cargo information received by the Harbormaster’s Office.
    • Maintains continuous radio monitoring of ship-to-shore and BND’s internal communications.
    • Maintains telephone communications.
    • Maintains the Harbormaster operations and security log.
    • Maintains vessel traffic, logistics board.
    • Utilizes security system to observe port and waterway operations.
    • Responsible for receiving security service calls and dispatching Port police for security services.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED Equivalent.
    • Must be able to write and maintain files on any conditions that were observed.
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to read and write legibly in English.
    • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as various computer programs.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of minor decisions in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain and write incident reports and logs of information.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
    • Ability to work well with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to deal courteously with the public and with employees.
    • Ability to type a minimum of 60 words per minute.
    • Clerical experience or/and any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 25 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Frequent contact with the public. Work involves shift work in an office that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
    • Work involves nearly continuous use of a computer.
    • In emergency situations, work may require the ability to maintain flexible schedules, including overtime or double shifts.
     
    Additional Requirements (Some requirements in accordance with House Bill 1851)
    • Must be a US Citizen in accordance to House bill 1851
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation and pass a psych evaluation/test to be hired for this position.
    • Must be able to acquire and maintain a TCOLE Telecommunicators License.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Communications Specialist

    TITLE: Communications Specialist

    DEPARTMENT: Marketing Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary
    The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for coordinating and implementing internal and external communications, public relations and advertising programs as they relate to trade development, tenant, community, employee, government and international relations.
    Job Responsibilities
    • Implementing media relations strategies and programs as they relate to local, regional, national and port-related interests.
    • Serve as alternate spokesperson and principle writer for most subjects.
    • Establishes and maintains accurate media lists and current contact with regional and trade media representatives.
    • Writes articles, coordinates photography and serves as liaison with various publishers.
    • Write, edit, proofread and revise communications.
    • Recommend, implement and maintain website design and operation.
    • Develop content and administer the port’s social media channels.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of all special events and functions for customers and tenants.
    • Attend pertinent trade shows and conventions as a representative of the port, coordinates trade show activities and develops show-specific collateral materials.
    • Assists with the development of advertising and promotional material as assigned and coordinates graphic design, bidding and printing.
    • Serves as port spokesperson at the invitation of local professional, civic, fraternal and social groups.
    • Supervises port tour activities and tour guides.
    • Provides other assistance as directed by the Director of Communications and the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, journalism or English.
    • Must have at least three to five years of experience in print journalism or public relations or public affairs in a major corporation, trade association or public relations agency.
    • Excellent AP style writing and editing skills.
    • Demonstrated Microsoft Office skills.
    • Strong relationship skills with the ability to negotiate with confidence.
    • Project management experience preferably with events, campaigns and media relations.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationship with other employees and the general public.
    • Demonstrate leadership ability and the possession of tact, integrity and common sense.
    • Possess a general understanding and familiarity with port, city, state, and federal laws.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of maritime transportation and trade.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • While performing duties employee is regularly required to sit, speak, or hear, handle paper, read, use hand to finger movements; occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequent indoor activity and exposure to fluorescent light. Moderate outdoor activity including exposure to South Texas heat and elements.
    • Continuous work as a team member in shared office space, with sensitive and confidential information, with peers, clients, and management
    • Self-reliance, resourcefulness, communicate effectively with diverse groups and wear appropriate office attire; regular and punctual attendance at the workplace. Frequently drive personal vehicle, work long hours during peak periods, have direct customer contact.
    • Must be available to travel.
    • Occasional evening and holiday work; work under stress, independently and with overlapping projects; work in a dynamic, multitasked environment and exercise good safety habits. Position is located in Brownsville, Texas.
    • Frequent writing materials, standard office equipment and telephone, including personal computer and network computer system. Occasional: FAX machine and copier.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with a clear driving record.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Engineering Technician

    TITLE: Engineering Technician

    DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Clerical Technical Employee – CT6

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary

    An employee of this class if responsible for assisting the Director of Engineering Services and the Drafting Supervisor in performing engineering duties related to port activities and projects. This employee will be responsible for assisting and performing topographic surveys and data collection efforts, prepare plans and specifications, cost estimates, assist in construction inspection and perform related duties.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Perform engineering inspection and reporting of port projects, including water and wastewater facilities, dock facilities, environmental reporting, road and building design, repair and maintenance, survey and construction inspections.
    • Perform construction inspection of infrastructure improvements.
    • Perform and update database files on infrastructure and utilities.
    • Perform various drafting duties and preparation of drawings under the supervision and direction of the Drafting Supervisor.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Associate Degree in Engineering, Drafting or related field from an accredited institution, and considerable experience in public utilities/engineering and/or construction.
    • General knowledge of topographic surveying for preparation of project layouts, plans and specifications.
    • General knowledge of road, building facilities, water and wastewater utility layout and construction management.
    • Ability to plan, layout and guide a work program.
    • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions in construction operations.
    • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD and/or similar drafting software.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates associates and the public.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
    • Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and publishing software, such as Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • General Labor

    TITLE: General Labor

    DEPARTMENT: Facilities Maintenance

    CLASSIFICATION: Manuel Technical Employee – MT1

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary
    This is manual labor in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks that may be of a physically demanding nature. Work involves responsibility for performing manual labor, which may be of a heavy nature. As work experience is gained, employees of this class may be assigned to somewhat more difficult and responsible tasks. Work assignments frequently are detailed, and the work is subject to review while in progress and upon completion.
    Job Responsibilities
    • Perform routine grounds and road right-of-way cleaning and maintenance.
    • Mows grass with power, push-type or small tractor mower.
    • Cuts and hoes weeds
    • Trims and prunes shrubbery and small trees
    • Rakes leaves
    • Edges curbs
    • Sprays ditches for weeds
    • Cleans and maintains garden equipment
    • Loads trash and trimmings on trucks
    • Cleans floors
    • Participates in minor maintenance and cleaning of buildings and grounds. Limited equipment use.
    • Other duties as assigned after proper instruction.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • This is an entry level position, no previous experience is required.
    • Ability to perform repair or construction work.
    • Ability to use the tools used in maintenance and construction.
    • Some knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized equipment.
    • Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish)
    • Previous related experience
    • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Frequent contact with the public.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Mobile Harbor Crane Operator I

    TITLE: Mobile Harbor Crane Operator I

    DEPARTMENT: Harbormaster Office

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employees - MT5

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    Job Summary

    This employee operates the mobile harbor crane in the movement of cargo on the public docks of the Port of Brownsville and performs preventative maintenance to the crane.  This crane includes a telescopic spreader bar for handling containers, a dual scoop motor grab, and a polyp-grab with a hydraulic unit.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Duties include the preventive maintenance of the crane. The operation of the crane will necessitate night; weekend and holiday shifts and overtime will be authorized as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
    • Must have three to five years of experience in operating a 30 + ton crane.
    • Must have hands-on experience in the use of computerized controls to operate heavy equipment and/or computerized diagnostic for heavy equipment.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
    • Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of sitting, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Ability to climb stairs and ladders in order to get to crane cabin.
    • Frequent contact with the public.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Senior Accountant Supervisor

    TITLE: Senior Accountant Supervisor

    DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administration

    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Employee

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE:

    Job Summary
    Assists the Director of Finance in overseeing the District’s accounts payable and accounts receivable programs, pension beneficiary payments, pension taxes, monthly pension reporting, transfer checks, credit card statements reconciliations, contract logs, payroll, utility billings, create and follow up on utility workorders and vendor registration and setup. Other duties include performing monthly pension reconciliations, monthly reporting of pension contributions and the preparation of financial statements for the District’s single employer defined benefit plan. Work alongside the Director of Finance to provide information to the District’s external auditors for the annual pension audit, and other duties such as completing pension beneficiary recipients’ verifications.

    Must be able to interpret the District Tariff and departmental policies and practices. High level of independent accounting skills is necessary to maintain financial statements, provide expert professional assistance and support to the Director of Finance, Assistant Director of Finance and District management on related matters; and performs related duties as assigned.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Process the monthly pension beneficiary payments.
    • Process the pension benefit tax payments.
    • Maintains a register of payments made under contracts.
    • Maintain the monthly running bank balance for the pension deposits and disbursements.
    • Reconcile the pension general ledger accounts.
    • Assists the Director of Finance in the monthly reporting of pension contributions & disbursement submitted to the District’s actuaries.
    • Prepares the pension plan’s monthly financial statements.
    • Analyze and process the weekly transfer of funds needed between the District’s accounts.
    • Process the monthly utility billings.
    • Completes the verification of pension beneficiary recipients.
    • Works alongside the Director of Finance and Human Resources Department to process timely pension payments and rollovers.
    • Assists in preparing quarterly and annual reports, such as Forms 941, 945, 1099-R and W-2.
    • Assists the Director of Finance in year-end accounting processes for the District’s pension plan and the District’s operating financial statements.
    • Identify and complete departmental audits of inventory and supplies.
    • Reviews and processes credit card statements for payment.
    • Reviews new vendor registration and setup.
    • Prepares and posts journal entries to the general ledger.
    • Assists in accounts payable and accounts receivable daily tasks.
    • Supervise the Finance department personnel.
    • Maintains files assuring discrete handling of confidential material.
    • Assists in records management for the department, to include assuring that documents are appropriately filed and labeled and presented for destruction on the established Records Retention Schedule.
    • May be called upon to assist in planning, setup and work as special functions of the District some of which may require months of preparation in advance.
    • Performs special projects as requested and other related duties as assigned.
    • May represent the District on professional and community boards and committees.
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field.
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in all aspects of accounting and financial statement preparation.
    • Ability to lead and evaluate the work of subordinates.
    • Ability to start and complete projects with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment in the making of decisions in accordance with rules, policies and procedures.
    • Ability to understand and implement U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and must be able to adapt to new technology as needed.
    • Must be well organized, have strong numeric skills and possess strong analytical and reasoning abilities.
    • Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, vendors, customers and the general public.
    • Must have the ability to work in coordination with other employees on a common project.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • One to three years of supervisor experience
    • Master’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Work involves near continuous use of computer terminal.
    • Work requires light physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to 25 pounds).
    • Work requires long periods of sitting (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 8 hours in a day.
    • Work occasionally requires periods of walking out-of-doors, in dusty locations and in the presence of heavy equipment for periods of up to 6 hours per day.
    • Work occasionally requires driving in an environment that contains heavy equipment in operation.
    • Work may require long periods of standing (up to 2 continuous hours and up to 6 hours in a day).
    • Occasional work outside of normal working hours may be required.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • Water Utilities Operator

    TITLE: Water Utilities Operator

    DEPARTMENT: Maintenance Department

    CLASSIFICATION: Manual Technical Employee

    WAGE/SALARY:

    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

    Job Summary

    This is skilled work in the operation of wastewater treatment plant equipment and facilities.

    An employee in this class is responsible for the operation of pumps and other equipment, taking samples of wastewater flow, reading plant meters, and maintaining the buildings and ground of wastewater treatment plants. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the direct supervision of a senior operator. Work is reviewed through inspection and by observing the effectiveness of plant operation through the analysis of shift reports and chemical laboratory tests.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Attends training courses and engages in independent study of wastewater plant operations; takes readings and performs a variety of tests on raw and partially treated sewage and final treated effluent; pumps sludge at prescribed levels; checks digester.
    • Makes operational checks on equipment at the wastewater plant and lift stations; checks and adjusts float controls, starter switches, pumps and motors; keeps all equipment clean, lubricated and painted; removes grease deposits, debris and sand from wet wells; drains and cleans equipment; changes chlorine cylinders as needed and checks supply.
    • Takes samples of wastewater flow and assists in their analysis.
    • Takes samples of potable water for coliform and other analysis.
    • Keeps records and makes shift reports.
    • Performs related work as required.
    • May be required to perform shift work as needed (evening/weekends).
     
     Minimum Qualifications
    • High school graduate or GED or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Possession of a class “C” or higher wastewater certificate as issued by the State of Texas.
    • Possession of a class “C” or higher surface water certificate issued by the State of Texas.
    • Some knowledge of the functions and servicing of mechanical equipment and machinery.
    • Must know the process involved in the treatment of raw sewage, including some chemical tests.
    • Ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment and to detect flaws and defects in operations.
    • Ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain records of shift operations.
    • Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions.
     
     Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual (English / Spanish).
     
     Work Conditions & Physical Demands
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions such as heat, cold, dust, and vehicle exhaust.
    • Medium physical effort including long periods of standing, up to 8 continuous hours and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs.
    • Withstand prolonged periods of standing, walking, and/or sitting.
    • Frequent climbing and descending of stairs.
     
    Additional Requirements
    • Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
    • Selected candidate must pass a post-employment offer drug screening and background investigation to be hired for this position.
    The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed.

    The Port of Brownsville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. The Port of Brownsville prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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