Marine Pilot

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Exciting career opportunity in ABC's Marine Services Team in Lyttelton, offering competitive salary and ongoing training. Permanent position available for a skilled individual.

Job title
Marine Pilot
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Christchurch Central, Canterbury
Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
Full time


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"A unique opportunity for a talented and dynamic individual to join the ABC's Marine Services Team.

Competitive remuneration package
Permanent Position
Lyttelton based
Ongoing training opportunities

Ka whati te tai, ka pao te tōrea

When opportunity arises, we must be ready to strike before it passes

About the role

Reporting directly to the Head of Marine Operations, the Marine Pilot is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of large ships in and out of Lyttelton Port. You will be responsible for liaising with shipping agents and port users, providing professional advice to our clients and maintaining positive relations with internal stakeholders.

With an acute awareness of the risks associated with the movement of large ships in confined water, you will work within operational limits providing a safe, efficient, and competent pilotage service.

We take pride in our high level of customer service, and we're looking for a team player with excellent communication skills who will live the ABC Values of Integrity. Communication, Pride and One ABC Team.

About you

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

Master Foreign Going (Class 1) Certificate of Competency or an equivalent certificate recognised or accepted by the Director of Maritime New Zealand coupled with experience as a Master or Chief Officer.
Significant experience working as a Marine Pilot at the highest licence level in a Port environment, along with demonstrated knowledge and competence in ship handling and pilotage.
Experience in berthing alongside loading terminals.
Comprehensive knowledge of shipping, navigation and port operations.
Excellent English Language Skills (written and verbal).
Intermediate computer literacy skills to use marine software applications.
The ability and willingness to model the company values and behaviours including supporting a culture that promotes safety, engagement and continuous improvement.
An open-minded approach with a 'can do' attitude and a good sense of humour.

About ABC

Te Ara Whakamua / Leading the Way

We are ABC, the largest Port in the South Island, committed to Leading the Way for our people and our region.

With a focus firmly on the future, ABC is a vital link in both Canterbury and the South Island's supply chain. We are a company focused on our people and have a passion to strengthen our position as a key hub port in the global transport network. Simply put, we ensure the essential goods and services our region needs are delivered every day.

Pre-employment Tests

ABC require all successful candidates to complete pre-employment testing, which as a minimum will include Pre-employment Medical including a Drug and Alcohol Test, Pre-Employment Ministry of Justice Check, TORO check and a Pre-employment ACC Check.


Legal entitlement to work in New Zealand is a requirement. The ABC is an accredited employer.

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Applications close: Wednesday 19th June. Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the closed date. This means we reserve the right to close a job advert before the advertised close date.

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