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Tug Engineer Fixed Term Full Time (Port Pirie, Sa)

The Maersk Group - Adelaide, SA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


  • Join the largest employer of Australia’s seafarers
  • Work on vessels engaged in towage operations
  • Fixed Term Full Time position in Port Pirie. SA

About Us

Making Marine Operations Safer and More Efficient, Every Time, Everywhere

Part of the Maersk Group of companies, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. We are continuing this tradition as the global market leader within towage and marine related services.

Svitzer provides a crucial link in the Australian supply chain with more than 50,000 tug movements a year, making our ports safer and more efficient. We utilise a modern fleet of over 100 vessels, servicing 28 ports and terminals around Australia and Papua New Guinea. We are proud of our contribution to the community and are also the largest employer of Australian seafarers.

Are you capable maritime engineer who has experience in tug boats? We are looking for an experienced Tug Engineer to join our team in Port Pirie, SA.
Reporting to the Port Manager and Tug Master onboard the vessel, you will be part of a three-person crew and will oversee operating and maintaining engines, deck machinery, and other equipment aboard.

We offer

As an employer, 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.
We also value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment. We are a workplace with an open and vibrant culture, where people are free to be themselves, do their best, inspire others and realise potential for themselves and their team. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, women, as well as other diversity groups in the community.

Key responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
  • Tug maintenance in accordance with the programmed maintenance schedule and budget
  • Supervision of personnel undertaking and assisting in the engineering function
  • Compliance with policies and procedures authorised by Svitzer and consistent with statutory obligations including quality assurance and ISM procedures
  • Preparation of maintenance and operational reports as required
  • Participation in operational improvement exercises as required and liaise with Svitzer management regarding the improvement of operational procedures
  • Ensuring day to day compliance with relevant environmental regulations
  • Report operational defects to the Master and shore management in a timely manner

We are looking for

To Be Considered For This Role You Will Have
  • A minimum Class 3 Certificate of Competency or equivalent (holders of only the minimum requirement must also hold a relevant engineering trade qualification)
  • 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
  • The right to live and work in Australia
As part of our recruitment process at Svitzer Australia, successful candidates will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment including drug & alcohol screening.