Position Title : General Purpose Rating – Port Ops
Employee Group : Permanent
Department : Marine Services
Location : Port Elizabeth
Reporting To : Marine Technical Manager
Grade Level : J1
Reference Number : 10253075
- To serve as a crew member on a tug, launch, pilot boat, work boat or floating crane operating within the confines of the port
- Be responsible for the safe and efficient handling of ropes, wires, winches, capstans and other deck equipment during
- To perform maintenance duties on the deck and in the engine room of the craft including general cleaning and
housekeeping thereby ensuring a safe, reliable and professional delivery of marine fleet services to the client.
- To safely and efficiently handle ropes, wires, winches, capstans and other deck equipment during shipping operations
- To perform maintenance duties on the deck and in the engine room of the craft including general cleaning and housekeeping thereby ensuring a safe, reliable and professional delivery of marine fleet services to the client.
- To render assistance to Chief Marine Engineer as required within training/ certification capabilities, including wiping and cleaning in engine room and assistance with maintenance and repairs to machinery and equipment
- To perform maintenance of craft equipment, including internal and external cleaning, washing of bridge windows, preparing surfaces for painting, painting, de-rusting, repair to fenders.
- To perform hygienic cleaning of all domestic areas including cabins, accommodation, heads and galley thereby ensuring safe and hygienic leaving conditions are maintained at all times.
- To perform splicing of ropes and wires and making up of heaving lines.
- To carry out routine testing of deck equipment, under supervision
- To participate in emergency drills and procedures in line with safety requirements and best practices
- To perform jumping duties (where safe to do so), moor/unmoor the craft alongside and rig gangway for safe access to the vessel.
- Observe all safe working instructions and procedures, report any non-conformances to the vessel officers (Chief Marine Engineer Officer and Master-Tug Boat)
- To carry out reasonable instructions as directed by vessel officers on-board (Chief Marine Engineer Officer and Master-Tug Boat) as determined from time-to-time for the safe and efficient running of the vessel
- Store all equipment in designated areas resulting in a safe vessel
- Dispose of waste in designated areas/ bins
- Perform bridge lookout duties when craft underway
- To provide supervision and training, where required, thereby ensuring continuous training and development of skills on-board the vessel resulting in a well-coordinated teamwork.
- To check from time-to-time that relevant qualifications are valid, kept as records, and readily available when required
- To observe all times, that the safety standards are followed thereby ensuring promotion of safety and wellbeing culture on-board the vessel.
- To understand emergency signals and act accordingly
- To be able to do a fire patrol and report accordingly
Qualifications & Experience:
- Certificate of Proficiency as General Purpose Rating or related qualification
- 6-12 months experience in Marine Operations
- Tolerance of ambiguity
- Change oriented
- Attention to detail
- Change orientation
- Appreciation for diversity
- Service orientation
- Team Player
- Passion for Marine
- Knowledge of the deck and engine room working practices as contained in the training manuals for Able Seafarer Deck or Engine
- Knowledge of the duties of a General Purpose Rating
- Safety consciousness, safe working practices awareness
- Capable of using own initiative
- Team player
- Conflict resolution skills
- Client service orientated
- Shift system
- Risk and occupational safety
- Training and certification regulations
How to Apply
This advert is open for application by external applicants.
Equity Statement :Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the
designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating
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