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Dangerous Ocean Cargo Specialist - Entry Level
Hamburg Sud North America, Inc. an international transportation and logistics company has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Dangerous Ocean Cargo Specialist in our Morristown Office.

General  Responsibilities: 

  • Receive and process Dangerous Goods Applications for Hamburg Sud Cargo.
  • Receive and process Dangerous Goods Applications for Vessel Sharing Agreement Partner Cargo.
  • Receive and process Preauthorization Requests from Product Management and Sales.
  • Dangerous Goods Reconciliation Process for Hamburg Sud vessels.
  • Generate Voyage Export reports for each vessel voyage departing North America.
  • Maintain the territorial restrictions for Region North America and advise the Hamburg Sud Haz-Mat Headquarters.
  • Represent Hamburg Sud at IVODGA meetings and provide updates on regulatory changes to the organization.
  • Perform Dangerous Goods training for all employees involved with the handling of Dangerous Cargo.
  • Participates in International Maritime Dangerous Goods Transportation Compliance - Training.
  • Possible shift work.

Experience and Education requirements:

  • Maritime College education preferred

  • Some prior experience in Maritime Terminal Operations a plus

  • Some travel required

  • Extremely computer literate

  • Excellent presentation skills

We offer a competitive compensation/benefits (Medical/Dental/Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term disability, 401k, 100% tuition reimbursement) and a challenging professional work environment.  Please send resume to

EOE M/F/Veteran/Disability


Seeking Employment

Stephen Bomgardner


Texas A&M University at Galveston                                                                  
Galveston, TX
Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation
Graduation- May 2003

Seadrill Technical College                                                                                 
Online Program
Petroleum Engineering Program                                                                      
March 2009 - January 2011

Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies                
Baltimore, MD       
Management Level Courses for Vessel Operations
Completed in 2011                                                                                              


  • Master Unlimited, USCG & Liberia
  • OIM Unrestricted, USCG & Liberia
  • Ballast Control Operator Endorsement
  • Unlimited DP Certificate (Nautical Institute #5007)
  • Kongsberg APOS Class
  • Kongsberg K-Chief Class
  • Kongsberg K-Pos Class
  • Kongsberg DPS-200 Technical and Operational Class
  • Simrad Induction DP Operator Course
  • Simrad Advanced DP Operator Course
  • Advanced MODU Stability

Professional Experience:

Pacific Drilling Services Inc.      
September 2013 – Present

Operations Manager as Master/Person In Charge/Offshore Installation Manager

  • Operations Manager of an Industrial floating vessel that conducts offshore drilling in deepwater environments.
  • Oversight of daily and monthly budgets.  Budget between $45k-$172k per month depending on operational status.
  • Oversight of all operational personnel, as well as new hires and any personnel movements. 
  • Leader of HSE onboard, implementation and review of all HSE standards and procedures within the company to be utlized onboard.
  • Master of the 7th Generation UDW Pacific Meltem.  Project Operational Team Leader in Samsung Heavy Industries, managing construction and commissioning of vessel from Operational standpoint, working with Rig and Project Management until delivery of the vessel.  Working within vessel budget set forth by Pacific Drilling Management.
  • The Master is responsible for the safe operation of the ship and for prevention of pollution or damage to the environment.  The Master is empowered in all situations with overriding authority to act decisively and according to my best judgment to prevent injury to crew member, other persons and to protect my ship, other ships, property and marine environment from damage.
  • Ensure all activities are carried out according to State, Class, Flag, ISM, ISPS, SOLAS, MARPOL, SOPEP plan and client requirements.
  • Participate in the planning of goals and objectives for the annual QHSE plan with the crews.
  • Carry out and assist with corporate and regulatory audits and workplace inspections.

Pacific Drilling Services Inc.  
July 2011- September 2013

Chief Mate

  • Chief Mate/Marine Section Leader on the Pacific Bora.  Working for Chevron in Nigeria.  In charge of all Marine Department operations, manager of the DP Operators and Deck Crew. 
  • Managed a budget for my department, project planned all internal projects from start to finish.
  • Projects ranged from $1k-$100k.
  • Oversaw all regulatory and classifciation requirements for the vessel.

Offshore Commissioning Solutions 
February 2011 – July 2011

Senior DP Marine Consultant/Project TeamMember

  • Member of the OCS Project Team in Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard.  Consulting with COSL and CNOOC during the construction and commissioning phase of the 6th Generation Semisubmersible, Hai Yang Shi You 981.  Training of key DP personnel assigned to HYSY 981.  Writing DP and Marine procedures for COSL.   Training Senior Management in the operation of a 6th Generation MODU.
  • Project at time was estimated at $2.2 billion.  Responsible for conducting review, commissioning and acceptance of close to $200 million worth of equiment for COSL.

SeaDrill Offshore A.S  
September 2007- February 2011

Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator (2nd Mate)

  • Worked as a Senior DPO on West Aquarius DP3 - 6th Generation Drilling Semi-submersible GVA-7500N, previous service on West Sirius, a DP2+- 5th Generation Drilling semi-submersible F&G ExD. Service with company began from commissioning and vessel mobilization of two new build Semi-Submersibles. Tasked as author for writing and implementing Seadrill America rig specific procedures for company and client and instructing new DPO’s and trainees on rig and equipment. Required to complete start to finish Kongsberg Customer Acceptance Tests and the FMEA Trials of new builds. Participated in the client acceptance and mobilization of West Sirius in Gulf of Mexico for Devon Energy/ATP as well as the West Aquarius for Exxon in Indonesia.   

Transocean Inc.    
April 2004 – September 2007 

Dynamic Positioning Operator (3rd Mate)

  • DPO onboard the MODU Deepwater Horizon
    • ADPO onboard the MODU Discoverer Enterprise

Pelican Offshore Services     
August 2003 - January 2004

Assistant Mooring Master/Mate


  • Available Upon Request


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