Faces of MSC: Managing Fleet Readiness

The following blog post was written by MSCs dedicated human resources staff, and is part of a series focused on jobs at MSC – recruiting and retaining our talented workforce. This post highlights one MSC employee’s commitment to fleet readiness during May’s Asian-Pacific heritage month. Stay tuned for more and share your ideas in the feedback section!

P1050457Theresa Aranas began her career with MSC in 2005 and now serves as a Marine Transportation Specialist / Readiness Assistant, a position she started in 2010. 

In her current role, Theresa is responsible for managing the readiness reports for MSC ships. Theresa and her teammates review all readiness reports and train CIVMARs, CONMARs, military and civilian staffs on proper readiness reporting criteria. Working with mariners and getting their feedback to implement improvements is the most rewarding aspect of her job. 

In her eight years with MSC, Theresa has worked alongside, and learned from, ashore and afloat subject matter experts in each MSC field or department. This hands-on experience has provided her with a core understanding of the MSC mission. For her, MSC is a never-ending learning experience and that she learns something new every day. 

Theresa embraces the leadership and mentoring that occurs at MSC.  In her words, “there is no better way to learn and become an effective leader than to have a mentor who motivates and guides you to grow and fulfill your career goals. MSC’s leadership provides great opportunities to their employees to help them develop their skills as future leaders.” 

According to Theresa, the people at MSC are our key to success.

Her advice for job-seekers? “Have the determination to learn and understand the many aspects of MSC.”

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