Assistant Watch Keeper

Red Funnel
Southampton and the Isle of Wight
Competitive Salary
07 Sep 2018
05 Oct 2018
Location Type
Offshore, Shore, Shortsea
Vessel Type
Contract Type

Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning 150 years. Today, we’re a modern, integrated transport, travel and leisure company currently carrying over 3 million passengers every year, between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

If you’re looking for a role which allows you to do the job you love and stay close to home, with a regular work/life balance, then we are currently looking for someone to become an integral part of our on-board maintenance team as an Assistant Watch Keeper reporting to the Chief Engineer.

You’ll be responsible for the operation and maintenance of propulsion and auxiliary machinery, together with all technical on board systems. Other duties will include the maintenance of galley and passenger services equipment, fabric maintenance of machinery spaces and receipt of fuel oil and lubricating oil bunkers. In addition, you’ll be expected to assist the deck crew with the operation of the hydraulic equipment associated with loading practices.

You will on occasion be required to relieve Chief Engineers when they are on leave.

You will need a minimum of an STCW95 EOOW certificate with recent seagoing experience, and should have a good working knowledge of the maintenance requirements of medium speed diesels and their associated electro-hydraulic systems, as well as a working knowledge of computer systems.  You must also be able diagnose and rectify faults in a wide range of machinery, including propulsion systems. Good communication skills are paramount as are excellent written and verbal skills.

Hours are based on a 41 per week, working on a rostered shift system covering a 22-hour operation, over 7 days a week. Accommodation isn’t available on-board so it’s key that you reside a commutable distance from our Southampton terminals.

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