Job Title: Laborer

Department: Mechanics - Reefer

Office Name: Port Miami
Address: 1630 Port Boulevard
City: Miami-FL
Postal Code: 33132
Country: US



Perform general physical maintenance work (wash containers, sweep floors, etc.), open container doors for agriculture inspections, assist mechanics with painting and minor maintenance duties; maintain awareness of all surroundings (i.e. trucks, people, etc).  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  



Please note applications out of the geographic region for position applied will not be considered. 




  • Experience and ability to use common hand and power tools such as pressure washers, screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers. 

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English. 

  • Must be able to accurately process alpha/numeric information. 

  • Possess organizational and time management skills. 

  • Ability to obtain internal forklift certification within 90 days of employment.  

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, extended hours, holidays, and/or weekends as needed. 

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong initiative. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, vendors and fellow employees. 

  • Ability to think logically, follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions. 

  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card within 30 days of employment. 


  • One (1) year of experience operating a forklift at OSHA standards.  




  • Sweeps, washes and cleans empty reefer containers. 

  • Inspects empty reefer containers for damage. 

  • Tags all reefer containers for either their readiness, need for repair, or washing. 

  • Assists with the agriculture inspections. 

  • Drives a company truck to the work site. 

  • Maintains awareness of all surroundings (i.e., trucks, people, etc.) at all times. 


  • Assists mechanics with pre-trips of reefer container units and chassis. 

  • Transfers cargo from one container to another as needed. 

  • May rearrange cargo inside a produce load in order to have the load fumigated. 

  • Assists with the staging and strapping of vehicles. 

  • Maintains a clean work area, free of debris or safety hazards. 

  • Performs general maintenance work of the Reefer Mechanic area inside and outside. 

  • Operates a forklift to empty yard garbage bins.  

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.  



  • Subjection to physical and/or DOT screening may be required along with other tests as applicable. 

  • The employee is continuously required to stand, walk, reach forward and grasp.  

  • The employee is frequently required to bend forward, twist, reach overhead and exercise eye-hand coordination. 

  • The employee is frequently required to talk and hear. 

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, squat, pinch, exercise repetitive foot and wrist motion, finger dexterity and eye-hand-foot coordination. 

  • The employee must frequently lift, carry, push and pull up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 



  • Report safety hazards. 

  • Immediately report incidents involving injury, illness, or property damage. 

  • Wear appropriate PPE as instructed by immediate supervisor. 

  • Comply with all company safety policies, procedures, and rules. 

  • Refuse any unsafe task or operation. 

  • Participate in safety meetings and training. 

  • Be constantly aware of their personal safety and that of their coworkers. 



Reports directly to the Reefer Mechanic Header and Foreman.  Does not exercise supervision over any position.  



  • Exposure to all possible environmental factors such as extreme heat, rain, wind and high humidity during day and night shifts.  

  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. 

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to dust, fumes, and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. 

  • Moderate vibration with use of hydraulic seating system.   



  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  

  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.