Tug Master
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch
Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, New Zealand
5d ago

About us

LPC is the largest Port in the South Island of New Zealand, the gateway for the goods that keep our region moving. With a focus firmly on the future, these are exciting times for LPC with major infrastructure developments in full swing and a strategy focused on innovation, optimisation and business growth.

Working for LPC means you are joining a company with a people focus, and a passion to play a key role in the global transport network.

The role

An upcoming retirement in our Tug Team has created a unique opportunity for someone who holds a Master Foreign-Going ticket or a Skipper Restricted Limits certificate (SRL) with 500 tonne endorsement (or equivalent) to join the Marine team as a Tug Master.

It's also an exciting time to be in the Marine Team. We have great working conditions, a positive team culture, and a brand new tug in our fleet.

Preferred candidates will either have prior experience as a Tug Master or have advanced vessel handling skills. You will need to be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and a willingness to lead all aspects of Tug operations.

For those applicants with a Master Foreign-Going ticket, in time we may provide support and training for you to complete certification as a Marine Pilot.

Key responsibilities include :

  • The ability to lead all aspects of Tug operations and to build engagement with the wider Tug and Marine teams.
  • Safe and efficient control and operation of tugs in the Port of Lyttelton.
  • Acting as a positive and proactive leadership role model within the Marine Team.
  • Fulfilling the agreed roster and job responsibilities, including coverage of the two LPC tugs.
  • Effective communication between tug crews and other key stakeholders at LPC.
  • Ensuring our tug operations remain compliant with relevant legislation and the requirements of the LPC Marine Transport Operator Plan.
  • Act as a role model and leader in Health & Safety, and contribute to continuous improvement of safety practices.
  • Involvement in projects and initiatives to further enhance the effectiveness of operations and culture within the Marine Team.
  • About you

    Working as an integral part of a small team you will need to be reliable, flexible and energetic. You will be an effective communicator who can demonstrate a positive and solutions oriented leadership style.

    If you are someone with the right qualification and experience, who stays calm under pressure, has a strong interest in marine operations, and is able to fulfil the job responsibilities of Tug Master, then we would be keen to hear from you.

    To apply

    If you're up for the challenge, hit the apply button and submit your completed application via our recruitment website. Applications for this position close Friday 14 August 2020.

    Alternatively if you require further information, or are having trouble with your application please email recruitment lpc.co.nz.

    As LPC is committed to providing a safe and drug free workplace, our preferred applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and drug test.

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