Tug Engineer

Part time
Melbourne Operations - Harbour, More...
Posted 17 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.

Do you have a positive attitude, good work ethic and can demonstrate sound analytical and problem-solving skills? If so, we have an opportunity for Tug Engineers to join our team and work across Melbourne & Westernport on a unrostered casual basis.

Due to the nature of the position being required to potentially relief at short notice, preference will be given to candidates who reside within two hours of the operation or are willing to relocate at their own expense.

What You Can Look Forward To

Operating 24/7 means we offer flexible rosters and hours for employees. This helps us ensure we keep Australian ports running safely and efficiently around the clock. Our important contribution to the national supply chain would not be possible without our dedicated workforce. We believe our committed employees set us apart from our competitors and help make Svitzer a great place to work

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Regional Manager and the Tug Master onboard the vessel, you will be part of a three-person crew and will be responsible for operating and maintaining engines, deck machinery, and other equipment aboard.

  • Ensure that all machinery (deck and engine) is maintained to operational standards at all times

  • Maintenance and repair of marine plant and equipment, including; emergency maintenance work and to take responsibility for ensuring that the class approved Planned Maintenance System is carried out onboard.

  • Preparation of maintenance and operational reports as required

  • Reporting operational defects to the Master and local management in a timely manner

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

  • Participation in safety, skills and competency training relevant to duties and employment, including the training of other crew members

  • Assisting other crew members on deck as agreed

  • Undertaking duty at dockings, including monitoring and supervising other personnel as necessary and appropriate

  • Monitoring and review of relevant work health and safety standards and procedures and reporting as appropriate

  • Participation in operational improvement exercises and liaise with local management regarding improvement of operational procedures

  • Ensuring day to day compliance with relevant environmental regulations

What You Will Need To Succeed

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

  • A minimum Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency or higher. Holders of only the minimum certification will also possess:

    • Have previous documented sea-service of at least 364 days in charge of a vessel with multiple propulsion machinery with at least one propulsion engine power of >1,500KW.

  • Current statements of attainment in Provide First Aid (HLTAID011) validity) and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (HLTAID009)

  • A current AMSA Medical applicable to your Certificate of Competency

  • A valid MSIC or ‘Job Ready’ MSIC Application (or proof of ability to obtain)

  • Prior towage experience would be highly advantageous

  • The ability to work as part of a team and build excellent working relationships with external customers

  • Ability to work under pressure, particularly in emergency situations

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively prioritise tasks

  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written

  • Good problem-solving and fault-finding skills

  • The right to live and work in Australia

How to Apply

If you share our excitement for the journey ahead and would like to work with leaders in the industry, we can’t wait to hear from you! To apply, click on the Apply button now!  

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.