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Launch Master - Queenstown

Date: 31 October 2019

Have you always dreamt of driving the iconic TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu? Well your dreams may be about to come true…

Real Journeys is looking for a Launch Master for the Earnslaw and our Fiordland Class vessel - the Explorer. This also sails on Lake Wakatipu and is primarily focussed on delivering a daily staff and stores run to Walter Peak, but can also include the delivery of cruises to a wide variety of customers on an 'on demand' basis. On days when you aren't Launch Master, you'll be helping out as Deckhand, providing a high level of customer service and ensuring the smooth running of both vessels.

As Launch Master you have complete responsibility for vessel, crew and passengers and to ensure the vessel is operated within legislative requirements and Real Journeys guidelines at all times.  As well as experience in vessels of a similar size and class, you will need to demonstrate excellent leadership characteristics. Operational tasking is provided on a day-to-day basis - this can often be fluid so flexibility is an important trait we're looking for.

This is a permanent, full time position with an immediate start date.  The successful applicant will be put through training and clearance processes to cover the vessels and operation. To succeed in the role you will also:

  • Hold an Inshore Launch Master, Commercial Launch Master or Skipper Restricted Limits (<500Tonne) certificate of competency
  • Hold a full NZ Driver's Licence
  • Have experience in ensuring the safety of all staff, customers, contractors and general public on every vessel under your command
  • Have the ability to manage emergency situations on any vessel under your command
  • Be able to implement the Real Journeys safety management system in your role as Master
  • Ensure that the highest standards of customer service are maintained at all times
  • Provide high quality interpretation and commentary for all product voyages
  • Provide effective leadership and mentoring for all vessel crew
  • Deliver effective crew training

In return for this, we offer some great benefits, including a competitive package, the opportunity to experience the Real Journeys products with your family and friends and access to discounts across the Wayfare Group (Go Orange, Cardrona, International Antarctic Centre and Canyon Food and Brew).

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for and you feel you have the right skills, experience and attitude to be successful with us, we encourage you to apply.

Job Details

Reference # 23284
Posted on 31 Oct 2019
Closes on 14 Nov 2019 23:55
Location(s) Queenstown
Expertise Launch Masters
Job level(s) Experienced, Management
Work type(s) Permanent - Full Time