Heavy Equipment Mechanic I – Tortola

Location: Tortola BVI

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Mechanic

Publish Date: October 24, 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

Tropical Shipping

Maintains and repairs all motorized shore equipment and related accessories

JOB ID: 8952

To apply for this job please visit hrwppb06v.trophq.tropical.com.


Performs basic preventative maintenance on all equipment.

Performs required inspections on all equipment and handles and existing problems.

Troubleshoots electrical and hydraulic systems on all equipment.

Performs major and minor repairs on all engines and transmissions.

Makes quality fabrications.

Performs fueling duties when assigned in absence of a Fueler.

Repairs oil, hydraulic fluid, and fuel tanks.

Makes local service calls to service and repair Tropical equipment, as required.

Keeps work area and equipment used clean.

Remains on standby duty whenever a ship is being loaded after hours and weekends.

Participates in training seminars, classes, and technically oriented workshops.

Performs all other duties as requested.




EDUCATION:High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE:Three years experience in heavy equipment repair, maintenance and operation.
LICENSE:Valid Local Driver's License and Valid Passport
TRAVEL:5% Travel to other 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.
(Education and experience minimums can be substituted with any equivalent combination of training and experience)