Stevedore I – ST Thomas, USVI

Location: St Thomas Usv

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Caribbean

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: November 14, 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

Responsible for performing work associated with stevedoring, including checking and recording containers and equipment being loaded or discharged from vessels, and or cargo movement through operation of jockey truck and forklift. Verifies receipt of equipment between receive locations and ensures all equipment moves are logged.


JOB ID: 9168

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


Transports equipment between receive locations, SPA, staging areas and maintenance shops to ensure maximum equipment availability. Ensures all customer requirements are met by completing any and all tasks designated by the specific receive location. These can include, yet are not limit to: special setups, meeting all required "late-to-port" cutoffs, delivery of reefer cargo; and any plug-ins, and loading or unloading cargo on vessels.

Communicates, via radio with appropriate personnel to provide stowage information and receive verification of equipment location and status. Logs all equipment moves to provide a complete and accurate record. Records actual placement position of cargo on board vessels during loading.

Records and verifies refrigeration container temperatures on backload lists. Prepares backload list.

Check container doors, seals and pins prior to transport to ensure freight is moved damage-free. Places appropriate seal on inbound and outbound containers not having seals and records same. Completes seal discrepancy reports.

Checks all empty containers for trash or damage and records information. Identifies and advises equipment operator of interline/foreign empty containers.

Performs shipside support with handling lines and setting gangways. Retrieves, loads, and braces automobiles into containers for export shipment as necessary. Assists in the rigging of special lifts, slings and out-of-gauge lifts when required.

Drives and operates equipment, machinery, and automobiles into hold or deck of ships.

Maintains certification and proficiency in jockey truck and forklift.

Works in conjunction with the Signal Person and Master Stevedore to ensure accurate placement of containers and cargo on vessels.

Performs all required daily, weekly or monthly safety and maintenance checks on assigned equipment. This includes checking tire pressure, locking mechanisms as well as ensuring that the vehicle is clean and receives regular preventative maintenance. Also includes daily preventative maintenance on cranes and weekly cable inspections.

Inspects and cleans shipside/crane work area to ensure safe environment.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
EXPERIENCE: One year trucking, stevedoring or shipping operations experience.
LICENSE: Valid Local Commercial 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 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)