Tropical Shipping

Tropical has been rated as a "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.

Open Positions at Tropical Shipping

Marine Engineering Manager

JOB SUMMARYProvides supervision and direction of the repair and maintenance programs covering Tropical's fleet of vessels. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Manages the preventive maintenance program for their assigned vessels.-Provides on-site supervision for maintenance and repair work done on their assigned vessels.-Assists with the design and installation of vessel modifications.-Manages the voyage repair work performed by Welders, Electricians, and Carpenters-Troubleshoots technical ...

Marine Engineering Director

JOB SUMMARYOverseas and manages the repair and maintenance programs covering Tropical's fleet of vessels.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Manages voyage repairs.-Manages preventative maintenance program covering Tropical's vessels.-Manages contracted service for designated equipment or repair.-Fills in for General Manager during his or her absence.-Coordinates with General Manager to schedule periodic dry-docking.-Attends and supervises all ships' dry-docking.-Cooperates with Crew Agent ...

Marine Mechanic

JOB SUMMARY Performs repair and maintenance of vessel machinery.EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCE: 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 PassportTRAVEL: 15% Travel to other Tropical locations

Port Mechanic IV

JOB SUMMARY    Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on support and heavy freight moving equipment systems: mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical. JOB SCOPENo supervisory or budgetary responsibilities. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Performs preventative maintenance on all heavy equipment including but not limited to: mobile harbor cranes, straddle carriers, reach stackers, rotators and spreaders.-Performs major and minor repairs to heavy equipment as...

Port Checker

JOB SUMMARY: Provides the Port Equipment Operator Lead with precise and clear directional signals in loading and discharging vessels.EDUCATION:High School Diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCE:Six months experience in or shipping operations experience.LICENSE:Valid local driver's license.TRAVEL: N/APHYSICAL: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,...

Port Checker

JOB SUMMARY: Provides the Port Equipment Operator Lead with precise and clear directional signals in loading and discharging vessels.EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCE: Six months experience in or shipping operations experience.LICENSE: Valid local driver's license.TRAVEL: N/APHYSICAL: 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, cr...

Sales Representative- Barbados

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for servicing and maintaining existing customer base and identifying profitable opportunities for new business. Evaluates customer’s needs and makes recommendations to ensure premium pricing and enhancement of bottom line profit.  Requires selling skills to enhance the customer’s supply chain effectiveness with convenient and reliable transportation solutions and strives to exceed yearly budgetary targets.EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketi...

Operations Manager- Antigua

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the safe and efficient loading or unloading of vessels in the yard or operations area for loading and pick-up levels with which to perform these functions.EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCE: One year supervisory experience and three years related operations experience required.LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License and Valid PassportTRAVEL: 10% Travel to other Tropical locations

Port Mechanic II – Container Repair

JOB SUMMARY    Repairs and maintains containers which includes cleaning, sweeping, fabricating and repairing all components including steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and wood.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Welds and fabricates steel.2. Welds and fabricates stainless steel.3. Welds and fabricates aluminum.4. Operates shop equipment; shears, brakes, etc.5. Straightens damaged components.6. Operates forklifts.7. Replaces and/or repairs wooden floors.8. Cleans and paints.9. Repairs mec...

Port Mechanic II

JOB SUMMARYRepairs and maintains all components on a chassis which includes mechanical, welding and fabrication.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Brake repair and replacement (S-Cam Air Brakes)-Rebuilds and/or repairs axles and suspensions.-Replaces and repairs landing gear.-Inspects to ensure everything meets DOT ABS.-Works on the cosmetics of the unit.-Repairs and/or replaces air valves and brake chambers.-Repairs and/or replaces lights.-Repairs the ABS System.-Welds, flame straightens ...

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