Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Location: West Palm Beach

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Mechanic

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

Performs preventative maintenance on support and freight moving equipment as well as repairs to same.


Performs preventative maintenance on all Fleet Equipment.
Performs major and minor repairs to Fleet Equipment as needed.
Troubleshoots electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical failures on equipment as required.
Researches parts needed for repairs on equipment by using parts manuals and supply books.
Rebuilds engines, transmissions and their components as necessary.
Makes service calls to various Tropical departments both domestic and international to facilitate equipment repairs as required.
Remains on standby duty whenever a ship is being loaded after hours and on weekends. Fuels equipment in the absence of the Fueler.
Fills out work orders after every job. Orders parts required to conduct repair and maintenance and follow-up. Coordinates with the effected departments equipment repairs and services.
Makes quality fabrications as needed.
Keeps work area clean.
Participates in training seminars and work shops when necessary.
Performs all other duties as required.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma and vocational technological graduate with certificate in Equipment maintenance and repair
EXPERIENCE: Five years experience in heavy equipment repair, maintenance and operation.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License - Commercial Class B with HAZMAT and Tanker endorsement and Valid Passport. Certificates in Hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and mechanical.
TRAVEL: 10% Travel to both domestic and international Tropical locations.
PHYSICAL: Operations - Manual dexterity to perform repetitive motion tasks on computer or handheld. Ability to frequently twist, bend, reach, squat, kneel, climb on equipment, push/pull 50 pounds, crawl, lift and carry at least 80 pounds on a daily basis. Able to withstand constant exposure to extreme weather conditions. Ability to travel in various modes of transportation (e.g. automobile, airplane, train etc.) Occasionally exposed to outside elements during the course of traveling.