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Deckhand/ Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
Townsville, QLD
  • Join an award winning tourism and transport company
  • Make the tropical North your office
  • Permanent Full-time position

 SeaLink QLD is looking for a dual qualified casual Deckhand/  Marine Engine Driver grade 2 NC to join our team. 


Have a background in the tourism/ transport industry?

Do you hold an ESS certificate and MED 2?

Looking for an exciting new work environment?

We encourage you to apply!


SeaLink Queensland operates out of Townsville, North Queensland and is proudly Australian owned and operated. With 4 vessels and over 70 staff SeaLink QLD is one of the most significant transport and tour operators in the region, operating daily 18 daily services to beautiful Magnetic Island and 5 services a week to Palm Island, an indigenous community 1.45 hours from Townsville. 



About You

  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to relate to passengers from a variety of backgrounds and provide assistance
  • Good trouble shooting skills
  • Strong work ethics and 'Can Do' Attitude
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Be well presented at all times

These attributes will be complimented by experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Marine Engine Driver grade 2 NC 
  • Solid mechanical background with Caterpillar engine experience
  • Knowledge of safety and maritime obligations
  • Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Qualification
  • Drivers Licence
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • Proven track record of excellent customer service 
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the tourism industry


About the role


The Deckhand/ MED role plays a pivotal role in the day to day safe and efficient operation of our vessels. This role requires a high level of interaction with customers, when on shift as an Engineer you will be responsible for all mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as pre-starts, shut downs, handovers and daily maintenance. Clear communication, physical fitness and the ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines is paramount in this role. 


Working in close conjunction with all crew, duties will include:

  • The Re-fueling of vessel in safe manner 
  • Assist Master in conducting safety drills
  • Daily checks and maintenance
  • Complete daily Engineering log and report defects
  • Assist with the safe, efficient and timely boarding and disembarkation of all passengers.
  • Deck duties, including rope work, moving and securing gangways, ramps and trolleys.
  • Assist with the safe, efficient and timely boarding and disembarkation of all passengers.
  • Assist passengers where necessary with their luggage.
  • Bar work, including sales, stock control and reconciliation.
  • Perform cleaning duties including public areas, toilets and decks. 

If this sounds like your dream job, we encourage you to apply! 

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