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Manapouri Skipper - Meister Services

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19 March 2024, 9:50 PM

Manapouri Skipper - Meister Services

Meister Services Limited is a division of the Meister Group, a growing Southland business which provides complete end to end engineering and project management services across a variety of construction, civil and energy industry projects throughout New Zealand. 


About the role

Working with Meridian Energy, the team now have a vacancy for a qualified and experienced Skipper to join them, transporting staff, other passengers and equipment between Manapouri and the West Arm, and assisting with various activities at the Meridian site.


Based in Manapouri, this is a full-time role typically working 6.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, with overtime available. The role offers the successful candidate variety in their day, with both time on the water and a range of land-based tasks included.  


Specific duties of this role include:

  • Operating a passenger vessel and barge between Manapouri and the West Arm
  • Providing general assistance to Meister and the client (Meridian Energy Limited) with maintenance and operation needs
  • Storeperson and maintenance duties   
  • Upkeep of the supply bay yard 


About you

We would love to hear from candidates with the following qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) with high speed endorsement, passenger endorsement and 500GT endorsement (required)  
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within the Marine sector
  • Proven leadership skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in training staff
  • The ability to work effectively with, and relate to, a diverse range of people and cultures  
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A strong commitment to workplace health and safety


Confined spaces training, heights training and a dangerous goods licence would be beneficial but are not required.  


Please note a satisfactory pre-employment drug test will be required.


If you are keen to work with a great team in a beautiful part of New Zealand this might be the opportunity you have been waiting for. Apply now, or contact [email protected] for more information.


Applications close 30 March 2024.


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