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Marine Engineering Craftsman (Fixed Term)


(Denton, Gravesend)

Salary: £26,415 per annum (inclusive of allowances)

Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2017

The PLA is a self-financing Statutory Authority with responsibility for running the UK’s premier port, maintaining the safety of navigation throughout its limits and for the conservancy of 150 km. of the tidal River Thames.

Working within the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking maintenance of machinery and vessel systems in PLA craft, shore facilities and piers. In addition to skilled maintenance and machine shop work, boat handling and plant driving, the ME Craftsman is required to work with technical and operational team members and supervise the work of the PLA’s contractors. Candidates must be self-motivated, technically capable and fit for unrestricted work afloat and undertaking manual lifting operations.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the following:

  • Maintenance of marine diesel propulsion, auxiliary, electrical and hull systems.
  • Good machine workshop practice, for component manufacture, testing and inspection.
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification of typical small commercial vessel defects.

The successful candidate will have completed a recognised technical training, preferably to ONC standard in marine or mechanical maintenance, and have substantial “hands on” experience in the maintenance of diesel engines, marine systems and equipment.

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Although normal hours of work are 35 per week on a day-work basis, there is an obligation for additional attendance and occasional “call in” outside this period, to cover operational and emergency requirements; overtime conditions apply. Candidates must have and maintain a clean full driving licence.

The Authority offers a competitive benefits package, including a contributory pension scheme and 28 days annual leave.

To apply, please complete an application form available from www.pla.co.uk and send it to Recruitment@pla.co.uk