Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 - Full Time Permanent
Townsville, QLD
  • Join an award-winning tourism and transport company
  • Make the tropical North your office
  • Permanent Part-Time or Casual Positions

 SeaLink QLD is looking for a full-time Vessel Marine Engineer MED 1 to join our operations as soon as possible. 


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

Do you hold a MED Grade 1 qualification?

Looking for an exciting new work environment?

We encourage you to register your interest!


Kelsian Group, formerly SeaLink Travel Group, is Australia’s largest land and marine, tourism, and public transport service provider with established international operations in Singapore and the UK.


 With around 9000 employees, we are one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse multi-modal transport businesses operating around 4000 buses, 120 ferries, and 24 light rail vehicles, carrying over 207 million customers per year.

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.


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 troubleshooting 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 I (one) 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 successful candidate will be rostered on Vessel Engineering shifts. The Vessel Engineer is to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of vessel equipment and machinery including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, refrigeration, ventilation, sullage, air conditioning, safety, and emergency systems. To assist the vessel Master in the delivery of safe and efficient passenger services. And the candidate will be responsible for navigation, crew leadership, safety drills, and management systems as well as reporting requirements. Clear communication, physical fitness, and the ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines are paramount in this role.


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

  • The Re-fueling of the vessel in a 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.
  • Assist with cleaning duties at the end of shift 

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


How to Register 

Click Interested and fill in as much information as you can in the track record section of the registration. Include your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate.


We aim to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities that are free from barriers, support and celebrate the diverse talents of our team members, improve awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion across our organization, and enable our leaders to champion diversity and inclusion.

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    Townsville QLD

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   Posted 19 Dec 23

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