Reefer Monitor

Location: West Palm Beach

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: October 9, 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

Tropical Shipping

Responsible for performing fueling duties and assisting in yard operations, including equipment moves and washing of refrigerated units. Performs maintenance, repair and replacement of load line cords, ends and switches. Monitors loaded refrigeration units for proper operation. Pre-trips refrigerated units and ensures proper maintenance standards prior to container use by customer.

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


Assists Refrigeration Department personnel in all yard operations to ensure container readiness for customer.
Monitors all loaded reefers and maintains daily record. Checks Avenue "E" and port reefer lines on a regular basis. Checks Avenue "E" and port reefer lines hourly for new units added and temperature discrepancies on existing units.
Plugs all electric and diesel/electric units to the load line receptacles. Maintains electric cords.
Performs fueling duties and acts as back-up Fueler when necessary.
Performs pre-stripping duties to ensure container is ready for customer on a timely basis. Ensures maintenance standards are met.
Operates jockey truck, fuel truck, fork-lift, and spreader as needed. Ensures assigned vehicle is kept clean and maintained.
Assists Refrigeration Technicians as needed.
Performs all other assigned duties.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE: Six months experience in refrigeration and A.C. applications including basic electronics.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License.
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)