Careers

Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc. believe in building a diverse and high performing workforce that works together to provide our customers with the exceptional service they deserve. To reach the highest standards, we depend on our people, their welfare, training and expertise.

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Chief Mate
Date Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Age: 45 below

Degree: Possession of recognized relevant academic qualification (BS Marine Transportation) and evidence of having completed an appropriate apprenticeship for Tug Master

Licenses: Major Patron

Certification/Accreditation: valid certificate of competency

Work Experience: atleast 1 year as Chief Mate

Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills, Attitude)

-2nd in command of the tug/vessel and he is given authority and corresponding responsibility to ensure the safety of the crew and the tug/vessel.

-Manages and controls the operation of the tug, its plant and equipment, day-to day operations and activities of the crew

-Executes the required tug service in accordance with the specifications indicated in the dispatch order/ticket and ensures quality, safe, prompt, reliable, efficient and environment friendly harbor assists, towage, salvage, oil spill response and other shipping/marine services

-Ensures compliance to legal and other safety and environment related rules and regulations

-Demonstrated knowledge, awareness, skills in the following:

  • Mapping and long navigation
  • Practical Drills on Emergency Response/preparedness
  • Maneuvering
  • Fire fighting
  • Abandon ship
  • First Aid
  • Safety Awareness
  • Leadership and Assertiveness
  • Interpersonal Relationship skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Judgment and Decision making skills
  • Management of Resources
  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication Skills ( written and oral)
  • Ability to work independently with a multitude of tasks.
  • Willing to be assigned in any port
  • Forward-looking
  • Customer oriented and team player
  • With 24x7 service orientation
  • Results driven
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Professional and values-based in conduct and appearance
  • Adheres at all times to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and good business practice in the conduct of their business affairs
  • Can work well under considerable pressure
Marine Diesel Mechanic 2
Date Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Age: 40 below

Degree: Possession of recognized relevant academic qualification (BS/Associate in Marine Engineering) and evidence of having completed an appropriate apprenticeship for MDM2

Licenses: MDM 2

Certification/Accreditation: valid certificate of competency

Work Experience: atleast 1 year as MDM 2

Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills, Attitude)

-Ability to operate tug engine and a variety of basic and specialized equipment

-Ability to diagnose engine related problems

-Demonstrated knowledge, awareness, skills in the following:

  • Strong working knowledge of major brand marine diesel engine systems; installation, maintenance, repair, replacement, troubleshooting
  • Equipment failure modes and its technical consequences
  • Machines, Gauges, and Tools
  • Operating Manuals
  • Chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods
  • Practical Drills on Emergency Response/preparedness
  • Abandon ship
  • First Aid
  • Safety Awareness
  • Interpersonal Relationship skills
  • Organizational skills
  • System Evaluation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication Skills ( written and oral)
  • Time management

-Motor/Multilimb Coordination, manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness

-Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

-Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

-Hearing Sensitivity - The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

-Ability to work independently with a multitude of tasks.

-Willing to be assigned in any port

-Forward-looking

-Customer oriented and team player

-With 24x7 service orientation

-Results driven

-Must be able to work with minimal supervision

-Adheres at all times to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and good business practice in the conduct of their business affairs

ICT Officer - Sup/Specialist/Non-rank and File
Date Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Gender: No preference

Age: yrs old

Educational attainment: College graduate with degree in Computer Technical/Engineering course, Computer Engineering or ECE (Electronic Communication Engineering)

Work experience required: 4-5 yrs supervisory experience in ICT Technical with background in WAN/LAN Networking, Satellite communication, Cloud Services, and Oracle Business Suite R12

Job description:

- Responsible for managing the procurement, installation and maintenance of IT infrastructure to meet technological, communication and networking needs of HSSSI and other subsidiaries.

-Monitors IT products in the market to determine most cost-effective hardware and recommends software solutions.

-Implements hardware upgrade, repair and maintenance activities based on approved budget, and justifies unbudgeted expenses.

-Monitors inventory of all IT resources to ensure that usage and deployment to users are in accordance with existing policies and procedures.

-Conducts validation of reports on backups and routine checks to ensure procedures are followed, and to identify and resolve any irregularities.

-Performs annual disaster recovery simulation drill to ensure readiness of all staff against database corruption and system damage during disasters.

Branch Operations Assistant Cebu – Rank and File
Date Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Gender: No preference

Age: 25-35 yrs old

Educational attainment: College graduate with degree in Marine related, Engineering, Customs

Work experience required: 1-5 yrs

Job description:

-assist Branch Head in monitoring inbound & outbound vessels, tugs in area of responsibility

-assist tugs & crew in coordinating with PCG, Harbor Master, CPA (PPA), Harbor Pilot Station, & related agencies for operation and documentation requirements

-attends to actual docking, undocking, mooring, unmooring, etc.

Special qualifications or experience:

-experience in shipping or logistics industry

-knowledge in sales & marketing, accounting and records management

-with valid driver’s license, RC 1, 2 or 3

-familiar with Cebu City/Visayas area

-knows how to swim

-knows how to operate two-way radio

-familiar with ship husbanding

Branch Admin Assistant Cebu – Rank and File
Date Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016

Gender: Female

Age: 25-35 yrs old

Educational attainment: College graduate with degree in Commerce

Work experience required: 1-5 yrs

Job description:

-assist Branch Head in monitoring inbound & outbound vessels, tugs in area of responsibility

-assist tugs & crew in coordinating with PCG, Harbor Master, CPA (PPA), Harbor Pilot Station, & related agencies for operation and documentation requirements

-assist branch head in sales, marketing, collection & operation campaign activities

Special qualifications or experience:

-experience in shipping or logistics industry

-knowledge in sales & marketing, accounting and records management

-with valid driver’s license, RC 1, 2 or 3

-familiar with Cebu City/Visayas area

Financial Auditor – Sup/Specialist/Non-rank and File
Date Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016

Gender: No preference

Age: 24-30 yrs old

Educational attainment: College graduate with degree in Accountancy

Work experience required: 1-5 yrs Audit experience

Job description:

-ensures procedures, policies and regulations are correctly followed and complied with

-handles pre and post audit of: reimbursements, liquidations, cash advances, payments to utility services, petty cash replenishments

-prepare written audit reports and recommendations to improve the efficiency in its operation

Special qualifications or experience:

-meticulous attention to detail

-ability to understand and apply the laws and regulations and compliance requirements

-ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

-excellent skills in: analysis, design problem & solving skills, decision making, handling pressure, organizational skills, time management

Technical Field Auditor – Sup/Specialist/Non-rank and File
Date Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016

Gender: Male

Age: 24-30 yrs old

Educational attainment: College graduate with degree in mechanical engineering and/or related course

Work experience required: 1-5 yrs

Job description:

-Tug visitation

-Conducts actual sounding activity of fuel oil, lube oil, tellus oil, fresh water

-checks and computes corresponding log book records against actual sounding

-establishes overages or shortages

-performs ocular inspection of the tugboat

-conducts physical count of declared assets

Special qualifications or experience:

-meticulous attention to detail

-ability to understand and apply the laws and regulations and compliance requirements

-ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

-excellent skills in: analysis, design problem & solving skills, decision making, handling pressure, organizational skills, time management

Warehouse Assistant – Rank and File
Date Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016

Gender: Male

Age: 20-30 yrs old

Educational attainment: College graduate

Work experience required: 1-3 yrs

Job description:

-receive incoming Purchase Order Materials and encode in Oracle

-sort and organize materials or items

-assist in shipping and receiving merchandise

-maintains inventory control

-prepare issuance of deliveries

Special qualifications or experience:

-Stay-in

-basic knowledge in maintenance works (wiring, plumbing and carpentry)

-Computer literate

-licensed forklift operator is an advantage

Operations Driver
Date Posted: Sun, 1 Mar 2015

Tasked to provide reliable, safe, and courteous transportation service, including delivery of cargo and materials.

Electrical Engineer
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Feb 2015

Provides support for the maintenance, repairs, installation, calibration, and testing of electrical components of the tug boats. This includes, but is not limited to, emergency signal, battery, communication system, motors, lighting, controllers, air conditioning units, and AVRs.

Tug Master
Date Posted: Sun, 1 Feb 2015

The overall commander of the tug/vessel. Manages and controls the operation of the tug, its plant, and equipment, the day-to-day operations, and activities of the crew.

Technical Superintendent
Date Posted: Fri, 2 Jan 2015

Responsible for the daily supervision of the company’s existing tugs, ensuring that all vessels/tugs are maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition and compliant with required standards, applicable regulations, quality, safety, and environmental policies.

Chief Engineer
Date Posted: Thu, 1 Jan 2015

In charge of the engine room, fire and ballast pumps room, gear room, machines for the mooring of the tug/vessel, and its anchors.

Financial Auditor
Date Posted: n/a
Assists the Audit Manager in implementing all audit tasks and activities. Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of the management internal controls through regular examination of financial and operating records and reports. Reviews the economy and efficiency of the overall business operation and its processes.
Accounting Assistant
Date Posted: n/a
Assists in the preparation of various financial reports. S/He prepares accounting schedules and maintains the books of accounts. S/He is also responsible for the checking and monitoring of cash advances, liquidations, collections, and payments.
Sales and Marketing Officer
Date Posted: n/a

Assists in achieving the goals and objectives of the Sales and Marketing Department by doing market research and analysis, assisting in client relations and development, and implementing marketing programs.