Line Handler I

at Republic Services in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action – our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

+ We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

+ We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

+ We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

+ We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

+ We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.

POSITION SUMMARY: Secure and remove a ship’s dock lines at port. Employee is expected to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.


+ Catches and throws heaving lines from ship’s docking.

+ Pulls mooring lines down the dock and secure to bollards and removes mooring lines from bollards.

+ Ability to train and get approval to operate pedestal crane to move cargo and personnel to/from vessel, required at levels 3 & 4.

+ Performs dock inspections prior to vessel arrival.

+ Performs other related duties as assigned.


+ Works under close supervision, receives detailed work instructions, and applies basic judgement in resolving routine issues.

+ Troubleshoots basic problems and identifies deviations from accepted practices.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

- Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

- Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

- Short- and long-term disability.

- Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

- Employee discount programs.

- Retirement plan with a generous company match.

- Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

EEO STATEMENT:Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Job Posting: JC251890316

Posted On: Dec 02, 2023

Updated On: Jan 21, 2024

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