KLS Martin Group Locates 3D Printing Operation in Jacksonville

KLS Martin Group has chosen Jacksonville for its first U.S. manufacturing operation. The company is a global leader in innovative surgical technology and this facility will be focused on 3D printing. KLS Martin Group will invest $5 million in this project and create at least 25 highly skilled jobs.

The firm also has a sales company, KLS Martin LP, which has been in Jacksonville since 1993 and serves as the North American arm of the business’ global network.

The Jacksonville City Council approved this deal earlier this year as Project Arnica.

Job Opportunity: Warehouse Selector, PM, High Velocity

Company: Publix

Position Title: Warehouse Selector, PM, High Velocity – Jacksonville

Job Description 

preferred qualification, current Jacksonville Distribution associate • selecting products ordered by retail stores and • assisting in other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications• be at least 18 years old or at least 19 years old for positions in Alabama • be able to work nights • be able to work weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time • pass a Physical Agility Test (before his or her start date in the position) • successfully complete a Work Attitude Survey (WAS2) • obtain certification in pallet truck and forklift operations (on or before his or her start date in the position) • be able to lift a minimum of 60 pounds • be able to stand and do repetitive work for long periods of time • be able to bend, stoop, and twist • be able to operate a pallet truck or forklift without any part of his or her body exposed outside of the operator compartment • be able to select, lift, and carry product of varying weights • be able to stack product of varying weights • be able to work under strict time requirements • be able to read, write, and identify and verify numbers • be able to interpret, understand, and follow instructions • have the ability to work well with others and be a team member • show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and • show commitment to Publix’s mission.Work EnvironmentTemperatures could exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.Preferred Qualifications• current Jacksonville Distribution associate.Hours of Work 4:00 pm – 12:30 am, Rotating Days Frequency of Pay Weekly Minimum Base Pay 3.68 Maximum Base Pay 17.10 Potential Annual Base Pay Efficiency based pay.Year End BonusTo reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in December. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Other Compensation Information• This position is paid under Standards Indexed Pay (SIP) guidelines.  SIP is a flexible pay system in which associates pay will change weekly depending how efficiently they work that week.  Selectors who successfully complete the training period will receive $17.10 per hour for 100% of standard.

•  A $.50 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.Benefits Information▪ Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost ▪ An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock ▪ 401(k) retirement savings plan ▪ Group health plan (with prescription benefits) ▪ Group dental plan ▪ Group vision plan ▪ Sick pay ▪ Long-term disability insurance ▪ Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits) ▪ Tuition reimbursement ▪ Vacation pay ▪ Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria ▪ Paycheck direct deposit ▪ Credit union ▪ Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases ▪ 6 paid holidays (Associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval) New Years Day Memorial Day Fourth of July Labor Day

 Address: 19786 W. Beaver St 



Job Opportunity: Maritime Security Officers



With operations nationwide, American Guard Services Maritime is the security leader in the Maritime Industry and is seeking Customer Service Oriented Security Officers and Passenger/ Luggage X-ray Screeners for cruise ship and cargo operations in Jaxport.


Must have a valid Florida Security Officer’s “D” License Must have a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) Card Must be 18 years or older Must be able to communicate in English effectively Must have excellent Customer Service qualifications Must have Reliable Transportation Health Benefits Offered


American Guard Services Maritime

Attention: Rocky A. Moore

Email: jaxoffice@americanguardservices.com



or email jaxoffice@americanguardservices.com

NOTE: If you do not have a TWIC Card, apply at: www.tsa.gov/twic Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

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Job Opportunity at JaxPort: TOTE Services

SQE Manager

TOTE Services is one of the major third party ship management companies in the United States. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, TOTE Services provides an unequaled opportunity to participate in an organization dedicated to the success of its customers and the provision of quality service…come join our team!

• Assists in the supervision and operation of both the active and deactivated fleet with specific attention to safety, performance, and adherence to the laws and regulations of the countries in which documented, as well as areas where vessels trade. Performs any and all such duties as may be assigned by the Company, and specifically by the Director, Fleet Safety. Incumbent will frequently interface with upper levels of management and must be able to make sound business decisions, both administrative and technical, affecting vast resources of material and manpower by performing the following duties.

• As representative of Fleet Safety, ensures vessel compliance with company standards and policies. Prepares policy changes/additions for management review.

• Monitors and enforces drug and alcohol policy for shipboard personnel.

• Formulates general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company and vessel personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, and in the implementation of preventive safety measures and the development of the TSI Safety Program.

• Implements and administers the shipboard Quality System program. Conducts shipboard ISM training and internal audits. Recommends revisions to Quality System documentation pertaining to shipboard operations, as appropriate. Issues revisions to vessel personnel.

• Conducts shipboard security and safety assessments as necessary to meet SMS and regulatory obligations. Identifies risks to personnel, the environment and the ships and recommends corrective actions to sr. mgt.

• Develops and implements various company policies, security and response plans.

• Monitors safety meetings held aboard vessels. Implements suggestions promulgated by the safety meeting. Participates in the corporate quarterly safety meeting to review vessel safety standards, new equipment, regulations, etc.

• Participates in the investigation of accidents and injurers and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.

• Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.

• Serves as an ISM Designated Person alternate.

• Serves as an Emergency Response Team member.

• Coordinates with Crewing Department on training program for all seagoing officers. Represents Company on various industry committees or safety groups and programs as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree from maritime academy; or seagoing experience in a licensed capacity. Port Captain experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


USCG Chief Mate or Master Unlimited license preferred. Must be able to possess DOD SECRET security clearance and eligible for TOP SECRET security clearance.

Apply at www.jaxportjobs.com

A portrait of the supply chain manager

Who is today’s supply chain manager? And, how did he—or she—get to where they are in their career? Those are some of the questions answered by readers of Supply Chain Management Review and members of the APICS Supply Chain Council. Read on to see if you recognize parts of your own career in their portrait.
By Peter Bolstorff, Bob Trebilcock and Judd Ashenbrand

July 06, 2016

It’s been written that a career in supply chain management can be like climbing a mountain. While there is often a map for the path forward in professions like accounting, medicine and the law, in supply chain management—as with mountaineering—there are any number of paths that can reach the summit.

Those were among the findings from a research series conducted for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and published in the July/August 2015 issue of SCMR, and reinforced by research conducted by McKinsey & Company and Kuhne Logistics University. The latter, for instance, found that while many supply chain management executives had experience in logistics, procurement and sales/marketing, “… a surprising number of supply chain executives are appointed without any previous exposure to SCM…in our sample, supply chain executives spent 88% of their previous career span outside the SCM function.”

Are those findings consistent with readers of Supply Chain Management Review and members of APICS Supply Chain Council? And, if so, who is today’s supply chain manager? And, how did he—or she—navigate to their position on the mountain? Did they start out in the supply chain going back to their college days, or, as in the McKinsey study, did they come into the profession from other parts of the organization? Moreover, what are their duties today and how do they see the job changing?

Source:  http://www.scmr.com/article/a_portrait_of_the_supply_chain_manager?utm_content=buffer30483&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mercedes-Benz bringing more jobs to Jacksonville

Automaker will relocate engineering services division from New Jersey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will be relocating an engineering services division from New Jersey to Jacksonville.

The company is adding the engineering services division to its Quality Evaluation Center in Jacksonville.

The 50 jobs will be a mix of employees relocating to Northeast Florida and new hires from the local market. Mercedes-Benz currently employs more than 100 Floridians at the Jacksonville facility.

“I am proud to announce that Mercedes-Benz USA has chosen Florida over New Jersey as the best place to grow their company and create jobs for Jacksonville families,” said Governor Scott. “With no income tax, a low business tax, and a focus on helping businesses succeed, it is clear why more companies are choosing to invest in our state. I look forward to seeing Mercedes-Benz USA’s continued success in Jacksonville as we continue to work each day to help Florida outcompete other states for new opportunities.”

Mercedes-Benz USA began operations in Jacksonville in 2010 and has invested more than $20 million in its 500,000 sq. ft. Jacksonville facility.

Jacksonville’s Mercedes-Benz USA facility is located at the International Trade Port near the Jacksonville International Airport.

The business units currently operating here include the Sales Operations Southern Regional Office, Parts Distribution Center, Quality Evaluation Center and Learning & Performance Center.

The QEC is one of only two operational units of its kind outside of Germany.

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said the relocation announcement is great news for Florida job seekers.

“Mercedes-Benz USA’s selection of our city is great news for Jacksonville,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “This further demonstrates that the momentum is with us as our local economy continues to grow, creating highly-skilled jobs and more opportunities for our citizens and their families.”

Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.

MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Source:  http://www.news4jax.com/news/mercedes-benz-bringing-more-jobs-to-jacksonville