Full time
Poti Operations - Harbour
Posted 30+ Days Ago


Tug Master

What we offer  

You’ll be part of a global team motivated by bringing the world closer. We do this through close partnerships with our valued customers, who trade everything from seafood and fruits, to clothes, electronics and cars! No matter our role in the Region our end goal is to simplify the lives of our customers. This is done through seamless processes, best in class digital solutions, and great customer service! 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Master is responsible for the seaworthiness of the tug in accordance with rules and regulations issued by: International / National authorities, Flag states, Port states, Classification societies;

  • Protection policies of the ISM CODE (Safety Management System) and ensure that crews are motivated to comply with this policy;

  • To perform towing works according to the plan & schedule;

  • Correct exploitation of the tug;

  • Captain is obliged to choose the safest way of working based on his experience and use of navigational aids at his disposal for the safe operations of the assigned tug;

  • To guide and instruct all staff to ensure proper tug operations and maintenance in all shifts;

  • Informing direct manager in case if any company policy violation from the crew members; Coordinating tug maintenance with Engine Department for the most effective solutions to the engineering issues of the tug;

  • Correctly inserting information in the shift log; Master should manage tug operation and must be always available; Keep confidential information; Port internal regulations, Labor protection, technical safety and housekeeping rules must be followed up; Ensuring fulfillment of emergency requirements on tugs, to have lifesaving & firefighting system ready for the usage;

  • Thoroughly following the rules of equipment security and firefighting system;

  • Before starting the shift, to inspect tug hull, engine technical system and the condition of the other parts based on the technical requirements;

  • In case of alarm announcement, Master should ensure operation of tug in an emergency mode;

  • Captain is considered as a materially responsible person for the material values existing on the tug.

We are looking for 

  • Required, minimum 3 years of working experience on board of ASD tugs;

  • Higher maritime education;

  • Relevant certificates authorized by Maritime administration of Georgia.

  • Must have knowledge (Speaking/ listening/ writing) of Georgian and/or Russian language.

 We expect you also have: 

  • Must be able to operate a computer (hydrographical and graphical program) and various office machines for the purpose of data input, retrieval and record keeping;

  • High degree of discipline and safety-mindedness;

  • Ability / willingness to work according to the internal regulations and safety and security rules of the company;

  • Ability of team working

Terms and conditions:

The role is based on local T&Cs, no international contracts will be offered.

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.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that members from some under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. At Svitzer we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles, and we are excited about hearing from you!

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.