About the Job The Marine Technician specialises in engineering systems operation and maintenance. As a Marine Technician (MT) sailor, you’ll be required to operate, monitor and maintain equipment in a wide and diverse range of platforms—both on ship and on shore. The main aspects of this role include operating equipment and monitoring performance to identify whether there is any potential for operational fault.
It’s then up to you to correct any faults if required. You’ll also be conducting all kinds of maintenance; like routine planned maintenance (eg: hourly, weekly, monthly, annual etc), attend to breakdown maintenance, and assist contractors in higher level maintenance. There’s a wide range of different machinery and associated systems throughout the ship that you’ll be responsible for the operation and maintenance of: The ships' main propulsion machinery (gas turbine / diesel / diesel electric plants) Associated propulsion control and monitoring systems Electrical power generation and distribution including High Voltage (1000VAC, 1500VDC), Low Voltage (24-1000VAC, 120-1500VDC), and Extra Low Voltage (24VAC, 120VDC) Auxiliary systems including Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Davits Liquid and cargo handling systems Hull structures and fittings Ship's boats Basic fault finding and diagnostics on systems including control circuits In-situ repair and component change out of pumps, motors and ancillary system equipment Manufacture/ supply/ install components to systems as part of a Fleet Support Unit work team Maintenance activities regularly require the use of a wide range of skills including mechanical, electrical, fabrication, fluid power and electronics.
That’s why on completion of the initial shore and sea training, you may be given the opportunity to complete trade training to undertake your duties of a maintainer. During Initial Employment Training, you’ll get to specialise in one of the following Trade disciplines: Diesel, Electrical or Hull maintenance and Fabrication..