Container Mechanic II
Seaboard Marine - Houston, TX

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This position is responsible for repairing containers and, flat racks, within the Container & Chassis M&R department. 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.


Receives direct supervision from the Mechanics’ Supervisor and Facility Security & Maintenance Manager and does not exercise supervision over any position.


  • Must have a minimum of two (2) year of industry related experience repairing and restructuring intermodal equipment such as flat racks and containers
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures involved in maintenance, repairs and replacement
  • Must have Stick and MIG welding experience; welding experience to include aluminum. Certifications preferred.
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and speak Basic English
  • Must have the ability to function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented work environment
  • Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong initiative
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees
  • Must have the ability to think logically, follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions
  • Must be able to work (flexible hours) extended hours including nights, overtime, weekends and holidays


  • Perform all functions in accordance with operation and safety guidelines
  • Ability to perform container repairs to follow the Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) guidelines.
  • Inspect containers to determine quality and need of repair
  • Perform repairs to containers using a variety of hand and power tools, including Stick and MIG welding, electric meters
  • Perform repair skills including, but not limited to, damaged floors, doors, side and roof panels, and all structural components
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times by cleaning, organizing, removing safety hazards, oil spills, spare parts, etc. within warehouse
  • Maintain awareness of surroundings (i.e. vehicles, people checking equipment, etc.) at all times

  • Operate material handling equipment (9K forklift) to move container or chassis as needed
  • Perform other related task as assigned

  • Subject to physical and/or DOT Screening is required along with other tests as applicable
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit (while driving), grasp and exercise eye-hand coordination and eye-hand-foot coordination.
  • The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crawl, reach overhead, exercise repetitive foot motion, and eye-hand-foot coordination
    • The employee is frequently required to climb, forward bend, squat, twist, pinch, and reach forward
    • The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 55 pounds
    • The employee is continuously required to talk and hear
    • The employee is continuously required to stand and walk
    • The employee is continuously required to grasp, exercise repetitive wrist motion, and finger movement.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

  • Outdoors, 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 continuously exposed to dust, fumes, and airborne particles
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high
    • Moderate vibration with use of hydraulic seating system
  • 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

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