Shipside Checker – St. Thomas, USVI

Location: St Thomas Usv

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Operations

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

Insert and remove pins in containers, provide clear signals to Master Stevedore to assist with loading and discharging the vessels. Check and record containers and equipment being loaded or discharged from vessels.

JOB ID: 9182

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


Perform daily shipside support with pins, line handling and gangways.

Prepare various reports including discharge, loadlist and ships reports.

Check seal on containers and record container numbers and seal numbers. Notify supervisor of damaged containers.

Record and verify refrigerated container temperatures on loadlists.

Assist in rigging special lifts and slings and use steadying lines when necessary.

Provide the Master Stevedore with precise and clear directional signals in loading and discharging vessels to ensure accurate placement of containers and cargo on and of the vessels.

Assist Master Stevedore with maneuvering of crane.

Place appropriate seal on inbound and outbound containers not having seals, and record the information on the seal discrepancy report.

Check all empty containers for trash or damage and record information.

Advise equipment operators during vessel discharge of container status.

Direct equipment operator to the proper staging area for all interline/foreign empty containers.

Inspect and clean shipside work area to ensure safe environment and properly maintained rigging gear.

Monitor work areas on-board vessels to ensure personal safety.

Load and brace automobiles into containers for outgoing shipment as necessary.

Perform other duties as requested.



EDUCATION:High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE:One year experience in related field required including experience in fork-lift operations and fork-lift certification.
LICENSE:Valid Local Driver’s License, Class A or ability to obtain within 30 days. Certified to operate a forklift.
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)