Casual Towage Crew - Tug Master

Part time
Port Botany Operations - Harbour, More...
Posted 30+ Days Ago


About Us

With more than 180 years of knowledge and experience, Svitzer is a global leader in towage and marine-related services, and we strive every day to make port and terminal operations safer and more efficient. In the Australian region, Svitzer utilises a fleet of over 100 vessels to service ports and terminals across Australia and Papua New Guinea. We are proud of our contribution to the community and are also the largest employer of Australian seafarers.

We welcome suitably qualified and motivated Tug Masters to register a general expression of interest join our operations across Australia, on a casual basis.

Svitzer has opportunities to join our operations nationally in Cairns, Mourilyan, Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Botany, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Port Pirie, Adelaide, Albany, Fremantle, Geraldton. Let us know in your application your preferred location of work.

Please note, due to the nature of casual employment and the potential to be engaged at short notice, we would prefer applications from candidates who reside within two hours of their preferred port of operation.

What You Can Look Forward To

Svitzer Australia offers exciting, challenging and safe work. We choose the best people and we encourage and enable everyone to perform their very best within highly professional teams, acting within the framework of our company’s values.

What You Will Do

Depending on your role, your key responsibilities in this position will include:

  • The command of the vessel and its crew

  • Induction training of visitors, employees and other persons as authorised

  • Motivate the vessel crew to be familiar with requirements of, and to comply with, the safety management systems

  • Manage crew discipline, dealing with issues as appropriate and escalating to management where required

  • Supervision and assistance with maintenance as necessary

  • The preparation of operational reports as required

  • Maintenance of vessels, equipment, firefighting and environmental protection equipment and relevant store-based facilities

  • Compliance with policies and procedures authorised by Svitzer and consistent with statutory obligations including quality assurance and ISM procedures

  • Participation in operational improvement exercises as required and liaise with Svitzer management regarding the improvement of operational procedures

What You Will Need To Succeed

To be successful in this position, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A minimum Master <35m NC Certificate of Competency or equivalent

  • A relevant Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency or Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Certificate of Proficiency

  • Statements of attainment in Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) (at least 2 years validity) and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (HLTAID001) (at least 12-months validity)

  • A current AMSA Medical and a valid MSIC (or the ability to obtain)

  • Extensive experience in the maritime industry (harbour towage experience would be an advantage)

  • Proven ability to lead and work as part of an effective team 

  • Ability to work under pressure, particularly in emergency situations 

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively prioritise tasks 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office

  • Eligibility and right to work in Australia

  • Previous experience operating ASD combi lever tugs and or Tractor tugs is desirable, but not essential.

Building a Diverse Workplace

In Svitzer we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job – we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.

How to Apply

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Additional info

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Svitzer is a people company. Offering uninterrupted marine solutions requires not only the best equipment but also the best people. Our ambition is to attract and continuously develop the industry’s best craftsmen. Both at sea and on land - worldwide, wherever our customers do business. We are driven by skilled, professional and dedicated people and we work together as one company to provide safe, reliable and efficient services to our customers. We support and develop our people’s skills and capabilities and we care for the development of both teams and individuals. To best serve our customers, we strive to ensure the right people and the best teams for the job, every time and we believe diversity is a strength.