Maintenance Manager - Full-time
Darwin, NT

Integral marine management role

Supported by a strong marine team

Access to a range of employee benefits 


About the role


The Maintenance Manager role is a key position in the SeaLink NT leadership team, responsible for maintaining the vessels and company assets to the highest standard to ensure a safe and efficient operation.


The position leads, plans and prioritises to effectively:

  • Maintain vessel maintenance schedules, troubleshoot, diagnose and rectify engineering issues throughout the fleet.
  • Ensure ferries and equipment comply with all current legislation and standards
  • Manage costs in line with budget
  • Provide guidance and training to the onboard Marine Maintenance crew

A key outcome of this role is to ensure we continue to offer faultless, reliable on-time running aboard the highest quality vessels, to our customers.


About You


As this is a key leadership position, you will be self motivated and results driven, and have a high level of interpersonal skills, business sense, financial understanding, fleet maintenance experience and project management capabilities to ensure success.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to mentor, coach and motivate others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Initiative, systematic reasoning, achiever and self driven
  • Logistical mind
  • Continuous improvement focus

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

  • Minimum 2 years maintenance planning and budgeting experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with marine vessel machinery, especially marine diesel engines
  • Knowledge of CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management Systems)
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of MARPOL and NT Marine Pollution Act
  • Advanced knowledge of diesel fitting and turning
  • Sound knowledge of hydraulic, electrical and air conditioning systems
  • Marine Engineer Driver 1 or above
  • Trade Qualification in Mechanical or Electrical
  • MEX User Certificate
  • Restricted Electrical license
  • Working within confined spaces ticket
  • Forklift ticket
  • Senior First Aid/Advanced Resuscitation
  • Open Driver’s License (essential)

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.


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


About Us

Kelsian 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 130 ferries in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, US, 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 the US, London and Singapore.


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


  Full Time

    Larrakeyah NT

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   Posted 30 Apr 24

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