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Senior Operations Manager/Chief of staff
Kongsberg Discovery
The Senior Operations Manager supports the President of KUTL in driving organizational objectives and maintaining alignment with stakeholders to ensure clarity across the organization. They will manage and supervise functions related to operations, warehouse/supply chain, human resources, QHSE, facilities, and IT. They will be the day to day lead responsible for the connections across the delivery organization and finance including project management, customer support, engineering, and compliance to ensure internal processes are followed and leading continuous improvement initiatives.

The Senior Operations Manager will manage gaps and resolve cross-departmental gaps and conflict; support the staff and their teams interpret, understand, and carry out the President of KUTL’s strategic vision and intent. In addition, this position will help the leadership team prioritize projects and business impacts so that each team is moving forward with only the most important work. They will also manage business rhythms such as leadership meetings and internal processes.


Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of operations to ensure smooth progress and operational excellence as Kongsberg Underwater Technology LLC grows in both size and complexity.
Assist President of KUTL in developing and directing special projects and operations that align with strategic business direction.
Develop a deep understanding of the business and connect the dots between teams to identify areas for improvement, efficiency, and collaboration by providing insights that help drive continuous improvement in our product, process, and customer satisfaction.

Manager, HRIS services
Pasha Hawaii
Join the Pasha Group, a family-owned diversified global logistics and transportation services company since 1947. The Pasha Group’s Mission is to be a leader in providing customized, cost-effective and profitable value-added services to the automotive, maritime, and relocation industries.
Bring your experience! Ready to lead HR technology innovation? Join us as the Manager, HRIS Services and oversee the management and development of our Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) to drive operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities:
System Management:** Manage and optimize HRIS systems and data solutions to meet organizational goals and enhance data integrity.
Project Leadership:** Plan, execute, and drive the implementation of new features and functionality within HRIS systems.
User Support:** Provide timely support and training for end users, ensuring effective utilization of HRIS tools.
Team Coordination:** Lead and coordinate the HRIS team to meet service delivery requirements and project goals.
Data Analysis:** Develop reporting and analysis tools to support HR data management and regulatory compliance.
Why work at The Pasha Group?
Our culture fosters individual talent, mutual trust and lifelong learning. We support our people so they can master their career journeys, go further, reach higher, and realize their greatest potential.
Various career paths
Career development
Flexibility and Hybrid work schedules
Digital learning platform with tuition reimbursement
Serving communities where we work and live
Cruise Technical Sales
Summary: The Technical Sales Representative will oversee continued development and expansion of Global Cruise sales territory representing product lines. The position will require the ability to visit customer’s place of business, shipyards or vessels as needed, and to prospect new customers. The salesperson will collaborate with product managers, inside sales and vendors, and other internal and external resources to actively manage the territory. The salesperson will focus on driving sustainable, profitable growth and long-term customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Actively manage and expand existing customer relationships

Will require the ability to perform ship checks on board vessels for customers. This will include entering confined spaces such as ballast tanks and machinery spaces for purposes of identifying and measuring valves and other system components. This can be physically demanding.

Focused direct sales efforts on new customers, prospects, and architect/marine engineering firms.

Maintain Customer Contact information and Opportunities/Reporting in CRM.

Act as main technical and material resource for customer base. This includes direct calling effort and interaction with customer engineering.

Promote and organize training and product familiarization for customers.

Be aware of industry pricing trends and manage margins within market/customer segmentation.

Monitor competition and competitive threats.

Participate in key industry trade shows, conferences and associations as directed

Actively seek to develop new products and service opportunities.

Must be able to travel including periodic nights out as required by the position based on business needs. Travel is expected to be 5-10 weeks per year including international

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Regional Marine Terminal HSE Manager
The Regional Safety Manager will support container terminal clients in the LA/LB area. The main job is to talk to executives, leaders, and safety teams at their workplaces and help them focus more on safety. This involves working closely with over 50 clients in the area to make sure safety rules and systems are followed properly. The goal is to create a workplace where accidents rarely happen and everyone goes home safely each day.

The job needs someone who can communicate well with all levels of employees, from the CEO to workers in the field, in both union and non-union workplaces. The perfect person for this role would live near the ports of LA/ Long Beach so they can easily visit most clients.

Important Skills:

Able to persuade leaders and employees about the importance of safety.
Understands safety rules and regulations.
Works with clients to make sure everyone is responsible for safety.
Knows about workplace dangers and how to reduce risks.
Can analyze accidents and suggest improvements.
Comfortable giving presentations to executives.
Good at preparing and delivering presentations.
Main Responsibilities:

Talk to clients to support their safety programs.
Encourage a culture of personal safety among employees.
Visit local client locations to identify safety risks and find solutions.
Share safety information internally and externally.
Respond to requests for information clearly and accurately.
Experience in the container terminal maritime industry necessary
Safety certifications like CSP or ASP are preferred.

(Low cost to you) Health, vision, dental, and life insurance, along with a 401k plan (6% match) competitive base salary and bonus potential
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Sr. Managing Director
Pacific Maritime Association

PMA’s primary purpose is to negotiate and administer labor contracts with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union on behalf of the Association’s member companies, as well as administrating payroll and certain benefits. Our headquarters and administrative office is located in San Francis co, California, with area offices in Southern California (Long Beach and satellite offices in San Diego and Port Hueneme) and the Pacific Northwest (Portland, Oregon and Seattle and Tacoma, Washington) in addition to Northern California (Oakland).


This Senior Level Labor Relations position requires a seasoned professional with over 15 years of director-level experience in labor relations, particularly within the ILWU maritime sector. The role focuses on strategic oversight of labor operations in Southern California, reporting to the Vice President of Labor Relations. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, the ability to build high-performing teams, and a people-centered approach.

This role is designed to expand the reach and breadth of daily labor operations oversight provided by PMA’s highest volume port Area. Reporting to the Vice President of Labor Relations, Southern California, and working closely with the Assistant Area Directors, the Senior Director is responsible for the development and execution of labor relations strategy in Southern California. The Senior Area Director integrates LR strategies with other functional areas including, but not limited to training, benefits, administrative services, and allocations to enhance coordination and improve efficiency.


Bachelor’s degree in labor relations, maritime, economics, or related field.
15+ years of director-level labor relations experience.
Experience in the maritime industry, including ILWU.

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