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Casual Chief Engineer
Penneshaw / Cape Jervis
Join an award winning Tourism and Transport company
Training and Development opportunities provided

 SeaLink is looking for bright and energetic individuals who have a strong work ethic and an enthusiastic attitude to join their team!


Have a background in the Marine and Tourism industry?

Hold a Marine Engineer Class 3 of competency?

Looking for an exciting new work environment?

We encourage you to apply!


About Us

SeaLink Travel Group is a publicly listed multi-modal transport and tourism operator, delivering world-class customer services and brilliant Australian holiday experiences.

Carrying more than 350 million passengers a year in different locations around the world, our Group has over 8,000 employees operating more than 3,200 buses and 80 ferries in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, London and Singapore.

SeaLink was founded in 1989 in Adelaide providing transport and ferry services between the mainland and Kangaroo Island. Today, we are a leading Australian marine, tourism and public transport provider with established international operations in London and Singapore.


About the role


This position will be an integral part of the Sealink Travel Group ferries team. The primary function of the Chief Engineer role is the safe and efficient operation of Company vessel engines and mechanical systems.
The Chief Engineer is responsible for compliance with safe work practices, the MEX maintenance systems and monitoring, maintenance and repair of equipment within manufacturers’ specifications and to manager’s approval. The Chief Engineer
oversees the Engineers work practices, standards and performance, and assists with deck loading operations.


This position requires interpersonal and organisational skills and effective written and verbal communication skills are essential to this role.


This position requires the flexibility to work casually based on a 7 day on roster and may be required to work outside of these hours on occasions during periods of annual slippings and maintenance requirements.


A sound knowledge of the vessel is essential to all aspects of this role. You will be working in close conjunction with the Master.


The Chief Engineer will be expected to assist with the safe and secure operations of Company vessels as directed by the Master. 


This role requires energy, commitment, initiative, teamwork, multi-skilling and time management.


About You

  • Engineering diagnostic skills
  • Problem solving
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Customer service
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Handle difficult situations
  • Proven mentoring and coaching skills
  • Interpersonal & relationship building
  • Marine Engineer Class 3 – Essential
  • Confined Space – Essential
  • Drivers licence – Essential
  • Senior First Aid – Essential

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

  • Tourism industry - Desirable
  • Master 5 Certificate of Competency – Desirable
  • Master 4 Certificate of Competency – Desirable
  • Heavy Rigid and Forklift licence – Desirable
  • Elevated work platform licence - Desirable
  • Trade Certificate – Desirable
  • Dangerous Goods – Desirable

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


We are requesting your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position and your availability.


Please fill in as much information as you can in track record section of the application and pay close attention to the questions.


Applications close 27 October 2020 at 5pm.


SeaLink Travel Group is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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