Dock Master/Trainee Dock Master

March 2024



Full Time

Dales Marine Services seeks Dock Master/Trainee Dock Master in our Aberdeen facilities.

We are looking for innovative individuals who can expertly manage and coordinate all vessel docking and undocking operations at the two sites. These roles present a unique and exciting opportunity to join Dales Marine Services, a ship repair company based across Scotland.

The role of a Dock Master/Trainee Dock Master involves many responsibilities, such as reviewing vessel plans, ensuring precise placement of keel blocks according to docking plans, overseeing mooring and movement in the dry dock, and effectively coordinating the workforce.

If you are considering a career change and have a dynamic, can-do attitude, we would love to hear from you. This role could be a great fit if you have experience as a joiner, construction worker, or have previously served in operational role in the military or Merchant Navy. Even if this role is new to you, comprehensive training will be provided. This is an exceptional and exciting opportunity to learn and advance in the marine services industry.

As part of this role, you will:

  • Demonstrate a high commitment to Health and Safety on all our sites and those of our clients.
  • Report directly to the Operations Manager.
  • Be the company’s responsible person for all aspects of the dry dock usage.
  • Study vessel docking plans and set out dock blocks in preparation of vessel docking.
  • Meet with vessel master and crew to ensure they know the requirements for their vessel docking.
  • Control and direct the squad assigned to docking any vessel so that the work is carried out correctly and safely.
  • Ensure that all vessels are correctly secured and shored in a professional and safe manner.
  • Ensure that the structure of the dock, its associated pumping systems, and the vessel support blocks are maintained.
  • Perform Gas Free testing and certification of tanks and enclosed spaces.

The successful candidate should ideally meet the following scope: -

  • Must be willing to travel to the Company’s other facilities around Scotland to carry out similar work.
  • Have good written and spoken English.
  • Have the right to work in the UK if not already a UK resident.
  • Be able to work in a busy and challenging ship repair yard / dry dock environment.
  • Be flexible when necessary to work extended shifts, with weekday overtime and weekend working at premium rates of pay, above the yard’s normal 39-hour working week.
  • It is likely that the candidate will be a time-served tradesperson from a shipwright, joinery, steelwork, or engineering background.
  • Driving licence essential.

The following benefits will be provided as part of the package:

  • 25 days holiday per year plus an additional 9 local/public holidays.
  • A company pension.
  • Health care plan with added dental and optical benefits.
  • Company life assurance.
  • Free on-site parking.

To apply for the above position, please submit a copy of your CV along with a cover letter and complete the form below.

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