MARINE ENGINEER/VESSEL CREW
Salary: NIFCA Grade D £26,000 – £34,799 (dependent on experience)
Hours: 37 hours (5 days) per week
The Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is looking for an experienced individual to fill the above position. This is a dual role, with the main emphasis upon marine engineering and maintenance work required by the Authority with the successful applicant being responsible for the maintenance of the Authority’s vessels and equipment. Sea going experience would also be advantageous as the successful applicant will also be required to act as a member of crew on the Authority’s patrol vessel and Rigid Inflatable Boats. Knowledge of local inshore fisheries within the NIFCA district will also be advantageous.
The position requires somebody ideally with experience in maintaining small work boats of up to 24 metres in length. Knowledge of outboard engines and vessel hydraulic and electrical systems would be an advantage.
The duties of the Authority Engineer/Vessel Crewman include:
- Maintenance and service of the Authority’s patrol and survey vessels, ‘St Aidan’ a 16m catamaran; the Authority’s rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), (9.5 metre cabin RIB “Robert Arckless MBE” and 5.3 metre RIB “TT St Aidan)”. Managing the service schedules of machinery, deck equipment and all safety systems onboard.
- Maintaining service logs and reporting maintenance records to the Authority.
- To arrange, prepare and facilitate annual MCA inspections of the Authority’s vessels
- Working as part of the crew on the Authority’s 16m Patrol Vessel ‘St Aidan’ and the rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) when required, and fully supporting all related activities including the operation of deck machinery.
- Actively engaging with commercial and recreational fishers, stakeholders, and the public.
- Where necessary, support the Environmental Team with surveys, data collection and any other duties required.
- A varied work pattern from Monday to Sunday, in line with the needs of the Authority, and including some unsociable hours.
The successful applicant will have:
- Marine engineering knowledge with experience in a work boat role including MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 and 2 or equivalent as a minimum.
- Full and valid UK driving licence and own vehicle.
- Nautical experience.
- Strong communication skills.
- Good IT, literacy, and numeracy skills.
It would be desirable for the applicant to have:
Experience in maintaining small work boats.
- Knowledge of outboard engines and vessel hydraulic and electrical systems.
- STCW safety certificates.
- Knowledge of the local inshore fishing industry.
- Knowledge of the MCA work boat code.
- RYA powerboat level 2 or equivalent.
To apply for this position, please submit your CV with a covering letter to: email@example.com.
Further details about NIFCA and the position can be found on our website at www.nifca.gov.uk/careers and we can be contacted on 01670 797 676.
CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2023
Interviews will be held in January with the aim of the successful candidate beginning work alongside the current engineer for up to 1 month.