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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.
We have an opportunity for a Master to join our team in Port Pirie, SA, on a 4 month fixed term basis, where you will demonstrate your leadership skills and ensure safety of the crew and vessel at all times..
What You Can Look Forward To
We’re excited to see what new ideas you’ll bring to the table. As we increase our ability to collaborate and share knowledge across the business, we’ll encourage you to share your perspective, too. With us, your contribution counts.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, this position offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and take responsibility for the safety of the crew and vessel at all times.
What You Will Do
Your key responsibilities in this position will include:
  • Taking command of the vessel and its crew
  • Leading and motivating the vessel crew on familiarisation and compliance with the safety management system
  • Induction training of visitors, employees and other authorised personnel
  • Managing crew discipline, dealing with issues as appropriate and escalating to local management where required
  • Compliance with policies and procedures authorised by Svitzer and consistent with statutory obligations including quality assurance and ISM procedures
  • Participation in operational improvement exercises and liaise with local management on improvement of operational procedures
  • Supervision and assistance with maintenance as necessary
  • The preparation of operational reports as required
What You Will Need To Succeed
To be successful in this position, you will be able to demonstrate:
  • A minimum <35m Near Coastal (NC) Certificate of Competency or equivalent
  • A Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency or Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Certificate of Proficiency
  • 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)
  • Prior harbour towage experience and competence in operating tugs would be highly advantageous
  • A commitment to leadership, and the ability to work as part of an 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
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!
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