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Vessel Master up to 35m / MED II NC - Full Time
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 full-time dual qualified Vessel Master up to 35m / Marine Engine Driver 2 NC to join our team.  


Do you have a background in the tourism/ transport industry?

Do you hold a Vessel Master up to 35m and MED II NC dual qualifications?

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 80 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.


About You

  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Strong leadership skills
  • 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:

  • Vessel Master up to 35m NC qualifications - Essential
  • MED Grade II - Essential
  • Experience with high speed catamarans
  • 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 successful candidate will be rostered on Vessel Master shifts. The Vessel Master is responsible for navigation, crew leaderships, safety drills and management systems as well as reporting requirements. 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:

  • Safe vessel navigation
  • Re-fueling of vessel in safe manner 
  • Daily checks, maintenance and reporting
  • Conducting drills and maintaining knowledge of the Vessel’s Safety Management Systems
  • Leadership and mentoring of crew
  • Assist with the safe, efficient and timely boarding and disembarkation of all passengers.
  • Assist with cleaning duties at the end of shift 


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

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