Master Stevedore – St. Croix, USVI

Location: St Croix Usvi

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: October 23, 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

Primarily operates and maintains cranes for all stevedoring activities which includes vessel loading/discharging and special lifts. Makes necessary changes to stow plan based on weight, destinations and availability of cargo.

JOB ID: 8828

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


Operates cranes engaged in the stevedoring of vessels. Updates system to reflect loaded/discharged containers.

Operates cranes in receipt and handling of heavy lifts and out-of-gauge cargo.

Supervises and participates in maintenance of crane. Makes visual inspection to ensure crane is in safe working condition on a daily and weekly basis. Coordinates maintenance of crane with supervisor and maintenance supervisor.

Works closely with Stevedore I or Signal Person during operation and ensures crane area is clean and safe.

Acts as crane crew leadman during stevedoring operations in conjunction with Loadmaster and Stevedoring Supervisor.

Maintains certification and proficiency in crane operation.

Performs all duties as assigned.



EDUCATION:High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE:Three years in operation of jockey truck and reach stacker. One year in Stevedoring Department.
LICENSE:Valid Local Driver’s License. Certified to operate forklift, reach stacker, straddle carrier and crane
PHYSICAL:Operations: Must be able to climb and descend strad ladder at heights up to one hundred (100) feet several times daily. Ability to twist and turn in order to visually ensure container is properly secure and passage is clear. Ability to reach overhead to operate radio. 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 and push/pull 200 pounds on a daily basis. Able to withstand constant exposure to extreme weather conditions. Must pass DOT physical
(Education and experience minimums can be substituted with any equivalent combination of training and experience)