Equipment Control Operator – Tortola, BVI

Location: Tortola BVI

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Labor

Publish Date: August 14, 2019

Company Description: Tropical has been rated as "best place to work" in the shipping industry for 10 years in a row. Employees enjoy our team spirit & work ethic and many have been with us for as long as 30 years. From those in the office to the team loading docks and conducting ship work, Tropical employees across the US, Canada, Bahamas and Caribbean reflect both the local communities we serve and the people with whom we do business. We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, and competitive advantage. We hire great people and our teams feel a lot like family. Together we do outstanding work and we enjoy a fun healthy work life balance.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • This position has been filled

Tropical Shipping

Responsible for the operation of the top lifter and jockey truck to facilitate vessel operations. Interchange all containers in Port. Maintain gate logs and update the company cargo tracking system. Assist in stripping Less Than Container Load(LCL) cargo. Prepare demurrage bills. Also responsible for the maintenance of the jockey truck and maintenance of the top lifter in the absence of the mechanic.



Operate the top lifter to unload the vessel. Spot containers discharged from the vessel and load containers onto the ship.
Discharge loaded containers onto chassis for customer pickup.
Maintain accurate interchange information for containers in and out of the gate. Log condition of container and chassis, loaded seals, voyage number and Bill of Lading date and obtain signature of trucker for all interchange moves. Update company computerized cargo tracking system with interchange information.
Collects information for the preparation of demurrage bills and provides information to the party responsible for preparing the bills.
Conduct equipment inventory audit monthly and report discrepancies to Equipment Management Department
Prepare and submits weekly out turn report.Perform preventative maintenance on jockey truck and documents information on standard pre-check form.Accurately maintain s weekly container totals for the Island Operations Manager to verify the British Virgin Island Port Authority surcharge bills. Backload out bound LCL containers. Assist in the receiving and loading of outbound LCL Shipments.
Perform all other assigned duties.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: Three to five years experience within stevedoring environment and operation of heavy equipment.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License