Marine Mechanic

Location: West Palm Beach

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

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

Performs repair and maintenance of vessel machinery

JOB ID: 9036

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


Repairs and maintains vessel machinery and related systems.

Works on any part of the vessel to prevent delayed sailing.

Operates fork-lift and man-lift.

Creates electronic requisitions for parts and materials.

Rides vessel for voyage repairs if required.

Attends dry-docking if required.

Attends Hazwoper training and becomes part of the response team if required.

Responds to emergency calls after working hours if necessary.

Performs all other assigned duties.




EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: Four years working with diesel engines, pneumatics, hydraulics, A/C and refrigeration system, and some knowledge of pipe fitting. Certified in fork-lift and man-lift operation. Attends A/C and Refrigeration classes within 1 1/2 years if not previously completed.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License. Valid Passport
TRAVEL: 15% 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. Work environment conditions include: noise, extreme heat/cold, high humidity, confined spaces, heights, oily/greasy areas.
(Education and experience minimums can be substituted with any equivalent combination of training and experience)