The Marine Maintenance Operative is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all machinery and electrical equipment onboard the vessel, maintenance of shore equipment & carry out the role of GP Rating as required.

Main Tasks

  • To be familiar with details of vessel’s construction, machinery and operating characteristics.
  • Undertakes relevant checks before departure on a sea passage including: ensuring that the vessel is in all respects prepared for the voyage, taking into account such factors as, stability, stress, trim and watertight integrity, ensures that there are sufficient bunkers for the voyage, including reserve.
  • Reports any deficiencies to the Master and Technical Superintendent.
  • Makes regular inspections of machinery and machinery spaces so that at all times they are aware of condition and operational capability of all items of machinery.
  • Arrange all transfers of fuel/lube oil//fresh water.
  • Ensures that all planned maintenance and both normal and emergency repair work is carried out.  In conjunction with the Technical Superintendent, ensure that all work is planned for minimum disruption to the vessel’s overall programme and maximum reliability and availability of the plant.
  • Ensures all measures to prevent pollution of the environment are exercised.
  • Keep all engine room records as required by the Company and other authorities and ensuring that they are completed neatly and accurately.
  • To give/receive an appropriate and detailed handover when joining/leaving a Company vessel.
  • Being fully conversant with Company and Shipboard regulations and policies in order to carry out efficient and safe functions.
  • Being familiar with all safety equipment onboard and participating in safety drills and training to ensure the highest operation standard of the vessel at all times.
  • Maintain and keep records of all marine equipment in shoreside storage (including dredging equipment).
  • To carry-out any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Master or the Company.
  • Carry out duties of G.P. Rating & RIB Coxswain.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • AEC 1 & 2 Minimum
  • Demonstrable hands on experience of maintaining marine equipment.and fault finding on marine equipment (including electrical / electronic equipment).
  • Knowledge of the technical operation of the installations of designated equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of operational processes
  • Good command of English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of the applicable Occupational Health & Safety rules
  • Basic skills in ICT Office and fleet management systems
  • Formal Qualification in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • ENG 1
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Sea Survival Course
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Mandatory NINA training

Boskalis Core Competencies


  • You help find solutions to problems.
  • You work with other Boskalis and Smit departments and in doing so you put common interests above your own.
  • You contribute ideas and work with others to achieve common goals.


  • You listen to constructive criticism and are prepared to improve your own performance where possible.
  • You have high expectations of your own performance and strive to deliver the best quality possible.
  • You adhere to norms and values, even when this leads to disadvantages, tension or conflicts.
  • You do what you say you will do, and you keep promises and agreements.

Equal Opportunities

  • Treating all fellow colleagues and clients equally.  No client or colleague will be treated less favorably because of their race, colour, religion or belief, nationality ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or marital or civil partner.

Health & Safety

  •  Adopt the NINA Values and Rules, i.e. “My role according to NINA”
  • Comply with the BWL SHE-Q System policies and procedures, applicable to your role and function

Job-specific Competencies

Problem Solving

  • Analysing problems, identifying solutions and taking action to prevent or resolve.
  • Identifies the cause(s) of an issue.
  • Finds practical solutions for issues based on previous experience.


  • Remaining focused on results and performing effectively when facing time pressures, adversity, disappointment and opposition.
  • Completes assigned tasks.
  • Remains calm and focused when faced with unexpected tasks.

Planning and Organisation

  • Plans and manages activities and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve goals.
  • Coordinates the work of the team and external resources.
  • Identifies dependencies in tasks and plans accordingly.
  • Anticipates unforeseen circumstances.


  • Deals adequately with change and adopts new ways of working to achieve objectives.
  • Adapts behaviour effectively.
  • Generates proposals on how to deal with new situations.


  • Effectively transferring thoughts and expressing ideas to individuals or groups either by written and verbal.
  • Asks different kinds of questions to clarify the ideas/thoughts of others.
  • Structures and organises information to communicate clear messages.
  • Uses language appropriate to the target audience.
  • Good reporting skills.

Customer Focus

  • Identifying and understanding client needs and acts accordingly.
  • Responds in time and adequately to client requests.
  • Provides clear information on requests of the client.


  • Identifying and understanding client needs and acts accordingly.
  • Responds in time and adequately to client requests.
  • Provides clear information on requests of the client.


  • Taking action.
  • Proactively offering support to others.
  • Suggests room for improvement.
  • Takes action when needed even when it has not been asked.


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to

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