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Title:  Able Bodied Seafarer

Date:  05-Aug-2022

Wellington, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 6011

Business unit:  Operations and Commerce
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Experienced

This is an exciting time for our Interislander operation. With a significant investment programme for new sustainable ferries and two new terminals, we are gearing up for a bright future.


KiwiRail and Interislander is embarking on a time of transformational change right across the business. We are rolling out numerous exciting new projects including the construction and delivery of two new ships and ferry terminals through the Inter-Island Resilient Connection (iReX) Programme and revamping our operational/customer service strategies and processes.


A bit about the role:

We currently have opportunities for Able Bodied Seafarers to join our team on a permanent basis, these roles will be on Walk on-Walk off rosters so you will need to be located in Wellington or willing to relocate. These roles will give you the experience to utilise your Maritime qualifications and certificates on one of New Zealand's most iconic ferry vessels.


An opportunity to further develop your skills in this field, you will also work alongside a range of maritime professionals, therefore building a strong insight into the industry. Duties will include:


  • Carry out cargo securing and marshalling duties,
  • Ship maintenance
  • Bridge duties
  • Mooring
  • All shipboard tasks as assigned or directed by the Bosun and Chief Mate.


You will also ensure safety requirements are implemented and adhered to while complying with Maritime safety standards.


What do you need in order to succeed in this role:


  • Valid STCW 10 Able Seafarer deck certificate or an ILO AB Certificate with a Maritime NZ STCW95 endorsement
  • Current Seafarers Medical Certificate
  • To maintain physical health and fitness
  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to be safety conscious
  • Good communication and English language skills to liaise with other team members
  • Excellent work ethic and "can do" attitude


We have both Live on Board and Walk on Walk off roles available. The salary for a Live on Board position is $77,556 and Walk on Walk off is $77,325 per annum.


A bit about KiwiRail

KiwiRail is a purpose-driven State-Owned Enterprise with a commercial mandate. We run our business efficiently and effectively while delivering significant economic benefits through taking trucks off the road, reducing carbon emissions and road maintenance costs, easing congestion in cities and making roads safer. Our purpose 'Stronger Connections, Better New Zealand' speaks to what our people, our customers, our stakeholders and the Government, our shareholder, want for KiwiRail: to be more connected. Connected to our customers and the future needs of their businesses.


Connected to the communities we serve and operate in. Connected to each other, for the good of the country. Our purpose speaks to connected people, networks, journeys, experiences, and ways of working that move KiwiRail, the transport sector and New Zealand forward.

Interislander employs 600 staff. Our teams are passionate about delivering a safe and efficient ferry service to all our customers. Our purpose 'Stronger Connections, Better New Zealand' speaks to connected people, networks, journeys, experiences, and ways of working that move KiwiRail, the transport sector and New Zealand forward.


Your Benefits:

  • All meals provided on board
  • Fully paid training
  • 7 days on, 7 days off roster
  • 24 or 28 Days Annual Leave (depedning on LOB or WOWO role)
  • Access to discounted travel and holiday houses through our Staff Welfare Trust


If you are ready to make a difference within a progressive organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success, then we would like to hear from you.


Please click apply if this role sounds like you! Applications will close on 21 August 2022.


If you have any queries, please contact Jenna McNally – Senior Recruitment Partner by emailing





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