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Equipment Operator/ Marine Forklift Operator at SAFE HARBOR MARINAS

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Bradenton, Florida

Job Description:

Equipment Operator

Position Summary
The Equipment Operator is responsible for the movement of all vessels located in the facility for haul & launch, designated work, storage or sales. This position is also required to inspect, repair, and maintain all assigned equipment. The Equipment Operator's title may be specific to their trade and titled as such (Equipment Operator (Service), Equipment Operator (Storage), Equipment Operator (Marina) etc.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Operate heavy equipment including but not limited to: marine forklifts, travelifts, and hydraulic trailers
Be able to operate machinery efficiently, effectively and demonstrate safe handling of vessels
Use equipment to move vessels in and out of water, to designated work space, storage or sales areas
Inspect, maintain and repair equipment to ensure operational
Perform yard work such as pressure washing, bottom painting, block and stand vessels, and general maintenance as required
Assist with ground maintenance and ensuring overall marina cleanliness
Available to work overtime when required

Technical and Physical Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required
2-3 years' relevant experience preferred
Heavy forklift experience and certification required
Ability to ascend and descend a ladder
Ability to work in all weather conditions
Ability to work in confined spaces
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Basic boat handling skills preferred
Must possess a valid drivers' license

Minimum Soft Skills Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Positive attitude and willingness to learn
Ability to provide exceptional customer service and an understanding of customers' needs
Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills while working both independently and within a team context
Exhibit excellent judgement
Organizational skills are a must
Detail oriented and ability to multi task are essential skills
Eager to engage in a growing, fast paced, and industry-leading company

The Company
Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC (SHM) is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world. As a fast-growing company, SHM cultivates a team dynamic of passionate individuals led by the sharpest minds in the industry in order to serve the vibrant boating community that encompasses the SHM network. SHM offers professional education and training opportunities and the chance to work with - and learn from - highly experienced marina professionals. In addition, SHM offers eligible employees healthcare benefits, 401(k) plans, paid time off, and relocation opportunities. #marinacareers

Safe Harbor Marinas provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Safe Harbor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Additional disclosures available at