Tug Deckhand

Job Responsibilities

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

  • A minimum General Purpose Hand Near Coastal Certificate of Competency or higher.

  • 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)

  • A keen interest in the towage industry and willingness to develop your skills

  • Motivation towards safe workplace practices and compliance

  • 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

  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written

  • Good problem-solving and fault-finding skills

  • The right to live and work in Australia

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