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Added May 03, 2023 Marine Travel Lift Operator (25642) Fort Myers Beach, Florida | Full-time Apply

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Job Description

The Marine Travel Lift Operator will be responsible for hauling, moving, and blocking customer boats, both power and sailboats up to 120 feet, within the boatyard/marina, along with other related general yard work duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for tasks such as, but not limited to, hauling, and launching of large yachts and small boats in and out of the water and moving them for service.
  • Perform hull maintenance, bottom painting application, running gear, and other related service yard tasks
  • Responsible for record-keeping and end-of-day reporting
  • Some overtime, weekends, and holiday work may be required

Education, Experience, Licensing

  • Two years of experience using a marine travel lift and a marine forklift. Transporter experience helpful.
  • Experience with lift points, weight distribution, and correct blocking procedures, as well as rigging.
  • Forklift and travel lift certifications are preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of the marine industry is helpful.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of various types of vessels
  • Team player attitude with effective verbal communication skills needed to work with fellow employees, parts department, management, and occasionally conversing with the customer
  • Effective written communication skills are needed to prepare job task cards and end-of-day reports
  • Self-starter with troubleshooting skills and a professional appearance
  • Ability to follow directions in a professional manner

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel
  • Perform prolonged standing
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Lift/push/pull a battery weighing 59 pounds without assistance on a regular basis
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps) to access vessels and vessel equipment
  • Ability to work at heights above 12 feet, while working from a ladder, scaffolding, and/or lifts to access vessels and vessel equipment
  • Able to work on ladders, scaffolding, and on top of the vessels while hauled out
  • Demonstrate the ability to use safely and appropriately required tools and equipment
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (closed-toe shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety lines, floatation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions including heat, humidity, and sun
  • Able to work in an environment where you are occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Ability to enter  small spaces, openings, and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills
  • Able to work within an environment where the noise level is usually loud
  • Ability to fully extend the arm or arms while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side, and reaching down with tools and/or equipment
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature, and texture
  • Observe all safety signs, notices and understand safety procedures, and attend safety meetings
  • Close-Toe shoes are required in the entire service facility when walking outside the administration offices, as well as safety glasses and PPE


The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. Diversified Yacht Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.