Marine pilots are employed by Flinders Ports to help Captains safely navigate their vessels to the berth once they enter the port’s waters.
This role is a crucial role for Flinders Ports because a marine pilot’s skill and knowledge ensure that ships arriving in port do not run aground, collide with other vessels or run into infrastructure, such as navigation buoys.
Flinders Ports requires all marine pilots to hold a Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency. This is acquired by working on seagoing vessels to gain the qualifications and experience needed to secure Master Class 1 status. The job of marine pilot is a demanding one, which requires pilots to work on a 24/7 roster, and operate in coastal waters under a variety of weather conditions.
Mooring team members
Flinders Ports has mooring jobs available on a full-time or a casual basis. Mooring work involves safely securing a vessel to a wharf or jetty once it has arrived in port.
All mooring employees receive internal training to make sure they have reached the required level of skills and safety awareness before starting work. Being able to work well as part of a team is important for mooring and in some locations, such as Port Adelaide, members of the mooring team are required to carry out other duties, e.g. maintenance, construction and security.
Pilot Launch Master
A Pilot Launch Master is responsible for the safe transfer of Marine Pilots to and from vessels. Pilot Launch Masters are in charge of the Flinders Ports launch and responsible for the vessel’s maintenance and seaworthiness at all times.
Their other responsibilities include, coordinating the maintenance of navigational aids and assisting in the berthing of ships by providing mooring launch services, transferring the heavy mooring lines from the ship for the mooring teams to pull up and put onto bollards along the wharf side.
All Pilot Launch Masters must hold a Master Class V Certificate of Competency and a Marine Engine Driver Certificate Grade II. Applicants based in Adelaide can study for these qualifications by enrolling in courses operated by the Australian Fisheries Academy (some pre-requisites apply). For applicants currently based in other States, please contact your local Marine Safety Authority for information on appropriate training providers.
Once employed, all Pilot Launch Masters are also required by Flinders Ports to complete a comprehensive internal training program before being fully deployed for operational duties. As with all operational roles at companies within the Flinders Port Holdings group, applicants must be available to work on a 24/7 roster. From time to time, Pilot Launch Masters may be asked to carry out other operational duties as part of a multi-skilled team.
Pilot Launch Deckhand
A Pilot Launch Deckhand works on Flinders Ports’ Pilot Launches assisting the Launch Master in the safe transfer of Marine Pilots to ships and mooring lines to the mooring gang on shore.
Pilot Launch Deckhands also assist with the maintenance of the Flinders Ports Launch vessels and navigational aids. Applicants for the role of Pilot Launch Deckhand must have a ‘Safety at Sea’ or ‘Elements of Shipboard Safety Certificate’. This course is available in Adelaide by enrolling with the Australian Fisheries Academy. For applicants currently based in other States, please contact your local Marine Safety Authority for information on appropriate training providers. All successful candidates must also complete an internal training program, before they are given clearance to work on pilot launches. Most Pilot Launch Deckhands work as part of multi-skilled team, carrying out a range of other operational duties. As with all operational roles at companies within the Flinders Port Holdings group, applicants must be available to work on a 24/7 roster.
Marine Services – Whyalla
Flinders Ports provides a variety of marine services at Whyalla for clients associated with the Arrium/OneSteel facility. Marine services supplied by Flinders Ports at Whyalla include:
- Supervising the loading and unloading of iron-ore onto barges
- Mooring and unmooring of iron-ore barges, floating offshore transfer barges and iron-ore vessels
- Providing relief cover for barge masters
- Mooring services at the Port Bonython Fuel Facility
- If you are someone who likes a diverse working environment, and you have good attention to detail and a strong safety focus, then working in marine services in Whyalla may be a good fit for you.
- All training will be provided by Flinders Ports, but the following qualifications or experience are desirable for this role:
- Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS)
- Working at Heights
- Confined space
- Marine experience
- Marine Security and Identification Card (MSIC)
As with all operational roles at companies within the Flinders Port Holdings group, applicants must be available to work on a 24/7 roster. Marine Services roles at Whyalla are offered on a casual basis.
Professional, trades, technical and administrative roles
A range of professional, technical, trades and administrative roles are available with Flinders Ports. Positions include, but are not limited to:
- Administrative support staff
- Construction supervisors
- Contract administrators
- Drafting officers
- Hydrographic Surveyors
- Project Managers
- Security Officers
- Technical Officers
- Tradespeople from a wide variety of trades such as welders, electricians, builders, plant operators and carpenters
- Vessel Scheduling Personnel
Flinders Logistics is the fast growing logistics division of Flinders Port Holdings.
Flinders Logistics has a multi-skilled workforce and new opportunities to join as a casual regularly become available as this business continues to grow. Operations team members at Flinders Logistics are required to operate mobile plant and equipment and to load and unload trucks and rail wagons. If you are looking for a job which has variety, enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team and have any of the following licences or qualifications, then consider registering for a casual vacancy with Flinders Logistics.
- Heavy forklift
- CN crane
- Medium truck
As with all operational roles at companies within the Flinders Port Holdings group, applicants must be available to work on a 24/7 roster. Strong attention to detail and a safety focus are key criteria for success in securing a role with Flinders Logistics.
Future opportunities with Flinders Logistics:
Logistics Operations Team Members (casual) Adelaide:
Logistics Operations Team Members (casual) Port Pirie:
Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal
Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal is South Australia’s only container terminal facility linking the State’s importers and exporters with coastal and international shipping services.
Employees in the operations department at Flinders Adelaide Containers Terminal are multi-skilled and the work is varied.
Future opportunities in Container Terminal operations:
The container terminal also has professional, technical and administrative roles.
Future opportunities – professional, technical and administrative roles:
Flinders Port Holdings
Flinders Port Holdings has a range of group-wide professional and administrative roles. Based at the group’s Head Office in Port Adelaide, the group has future opportunities in the following areas:
- Accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Administrative support staff
- Human Resources
- Management and Financial Accounting Support
- Project Management