Tug Deckhand (Towage Operations)

Job Description

About Us
Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. As a world leading towage operator, our people and vessels stand ready to meet the need for safe and efficient marine solutions in ports and terminals across Australia and Papua New Guinea. Whether working on our vessels or on the land, we are all a part of the Svitzer Australia family and proud of the role we play in keeping global supply chains running smoothly.
Do you have a positive attitude, good work ethic and are always safety conscious at work? If so, we have an opportunity for a Deckhand to join our team in Darwin, NT, on a permanent part-time basis.
This position is unrostered, and you will be required to work a minimum of 91 days per year (50% of the annual number of days worked by a full-time employee). 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 Port Darwin or are willing to relocate at their own expense.
What You Can Look Forward To
Svitzer is aiming to reduce the CO2 intensity of its entire fleet by 50% by 2030. This will pave the way for fully carbon neutral operations just ten years’ later in 2040. It is an exciting time to join Svitzer, striving together towards a decarbonised future.
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Port Manager and the Tug Master onboard the vessel, this position offers you the opportunity to perform deck and general-purpose duties relating to towage on our vessels in the port.
Your key responsibilities in this position will include:
  • General maintenance of vessels, equipment, firefighting and environmental protection equipment and relevant store-based facilities
  • Handling of stores and equipment
  • Compliance with policies and procedures authorised by Svitzer and consistent with statutory obligations including quality assurance and ISM procedures
  • Ensuring day to day compliance with relevant environmental regulations
  • Participating 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 General Purpose Hand NC Certificate of Competency (Certificate I in Maritime Operations) or equivalent
  • 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 ‘Job Ready’ MSIC Application (or proof of ability to obtain)
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships with the team and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
  • Good problem-solving and fault-finding skills
  • The right to live and work in Australia
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 to be redirected to the job vacancy on the Careers at Svitzer website. Applications must be received by close of business Monday 5 June 2023. – please note we do not accept applications received via e-mail.
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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Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Australia Darwin

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