Heavy Equipment Mechanic – Bahamas

Location: Nassau

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Mechanic

Publish Date: February 13, 2020

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

Maintains and repairs motorized equipment and chassis


Coordinates and performs basic preventative maintenance on all equipment and handles any existing problems.
Troubleshoots electrical and hydraulic systems on all equipment. Ensures all machines are serviceable.
Coordinates and performs major and minor repairs on engines and transmissions and reports recurring problems to supervisor.
Makes quality fabrications as needed.
Makes service calls to warehouse.
Keeps work area including tools and equipment clean. Maintains an organized inventory area.
Remains on standby duty whenever a ship is loaded after hours and on weekends on a rotation basis.
Participates in training sessions and technical oriented workshops.
Continually supports the Quality Improvement Process in our company.
Assigns daily workload to employees.
Performs all other assigned duties.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: Three years experience in heavy equipment maintenance or a related field.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's Licence
TRAVEL:  This position is  based in Nassau and will support Marsh Harbor.
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.


(Education and experience minimums can be substituted with any equivalent combination of training and experience)