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Vessel Operations

Debra McDonald

15600 N.W. 28th Place

Opa-locka, FL 33054





To seek a position that will utilize my skills, challenge my abilities,

provide increased responsibilities, and encourage growth while rewarding

honor and loyalty.

Work Experience:

Vessel and Terminal Clerk/Operator

T. Parker Host

 Port Everglades, FL

October 2018 to Present

Ensure and tally correct vessel loading and/or unloading of containers and breakbulk, confirm container seals are accurate, account for vessel activity and movements. Terminal responsibility to process incoming and outgoing breakbulk and container, making sure all documents are correct upon receiving and/or releasing, conducting daily inventory, stuffing and stripping of containers, pallets, and flat racks providing TIR's and Reports.  Operated Forklift, Pallet Jack and/or Yard Hustler (mule) when necessary to assist in daily operation within the terminal and/or vessel.



Opa-locka, FL

January 2009 to Present

Perform a wide range of administrative and office activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. Responsibilities included but not limited to answer, screen and transfer inbound calls, receive and direct customers, general clerical (copy, fax, data entry, mailing, ordering supplies, etc), prepare written correspondence, prepare agendas, maintain records, check reconciliation and distribution, taking payments, providing travel quotes, processing and distribution of mail (outgoing and incoming)


International Longshoremen's Association 1526

Fort Lauderdale

January 2006 to Present

Perform a wide range of duties to assist with the efficient operation of loading and/or discharging a variation of vessels (passenger, container, bulk).  Responsibility included but not limited to Operating a Forklift, Pallet Jack and/or Yard Hustler (mule). Pallet stuffing, stripping, cargo scanning and loading of off the road trucks


Vessel, Office, Terminal Clerk/Operator

Portus Stevedoring - Port Everglades, FL

December 2015 to October 2018

Functioned as a multi-capacity employee in a combination of different areas. Vessel clerk involved loading and/or unloading containers and/or breakbulk, examining and accountability of all freight and containers going on and coming off the vessel; and ensuring data entry of all vessel activity. Office/Terminal Clerk responsible for maintaining terminal activity, cargo and containers. Processing Shipper Export Declarations, Preparing and Inputting Stow Plans, maintain and update loading guides, Tracking and updating of cargo and containers. Verifying, Coordinating and upkeep of vessel, customer, governmental and port documentation. Operated Forklift, Pallet Jack and/or Yard Hustler (mule) when necessary to assist in daily operation within the terminal and/or vessel.

Correctional Sergeant/Operations Supervisor

State of Fla Dept of Corrections/Broward County Bridge

December 1997 to February 2008

Care, Custody, Control, Supervision and Protection of individuals mandated to the Department of Corrections (Juvenile, Adult and Mentally ILL). In charged of the operations of a 220 bed facility with staffing of up to 65 per shift plus volunteers.  prioritizing projects, completing assessment reports, completing logs of activities, ensuring employees are qualified and knowledgeable about given tasks, advising changes to management to facilitate work processes and monitoring day-to-day functions of the facility.



Correctional Officer Certification

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL

2008 to 2008

Miami Norland Senior High


High School  Diploma



Microsoft Office: Word, XP/Vista, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Internet, Data Entry, Filing, Keyboarding (45wpm), Check Reconciliation

Certifications and Licenses

Certified Correctional Officer, Security D/G Certified, TWIC, Home Health Aide Certifications for OSHA/TB, HIV/AIDS, Counseling, Ethics and Addictions, Domestic Violence, CPR, AED, Florida Radiology, Forklift, Yard Hustler (mule), Pallet Jack, HAZMAT and Hippa Privacy Awareness



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