Residential Marine Electricians (A Grade)

Varied and Rewarding Role, Great team environment, Career Development Opportunities.

This role is residential only. You must reside in the greater Karratha/Wickham areas or relocate if successful. 

Westug Pty Ltd, a subsidary of Engage Marine Pty Ltd,  is an Australian port operations provider delivering specialised marine services to a variety of industries. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Engage Marine also has operational bases throughout Australia including Port Hedland, Geelong, Sydney, Port Latta and Carnavon.

An exciting opportunity exists for experienced Marine Electricians with industrial or marine experience to join the  shore-side maintenance team at both our Dampier and Cape Lambert operations in the Pilbara (one required for each port). Holding a trade in Refrigeration Mechanics will be highly regarded. 

The role, as with all the shore-based trades, reports to  the Maintenance Supervisor with the successful candidate responsible for all electrical equipment maintenance on-board Westug managed vessels.  This involves having an understanding of marine operations as well as the operation of individual vessels and components.

General Accountabilities

  • Inspections and repairs of electrical equipment including 12, 24 and 240 (where vessel applicable) volt systems.
  • Basic understanding of radio and navigational equipment
  • Fault finding & repairs
  • Understanding of the test and repair of PLC systems and control systems
  • Switchboard function testing
  • Pressure and temperature sensor testing & calibration
  • Responsible for ensuring all of the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies that are required in the course of their duties are utilised to the safest and highest standards and re-ordered when running low.
  • Responsible for the start-up and shutdown of machinery as related to the role.


  • Electrical Trade Certificate or equivalent.
  • Refrigeration Mechanic Trade Certificate (Highly Regarded) 
  • 'A' Grade Western Australian Electrical Licence.
  • Electrical Contractor's Licence highly desirable.
  • Experience in the marine industry and an understanding of vessel operations would be highly desirable.
  • Experience in maintaining Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) systems.
  • Experience in diesel engine control, monitoring systems and extra Low Voltage DC Systems.
  • Experience with hydraulics operation, maintenance and fault rectification highly desirable.
  • High work ethic and delivers work as promised to a high level.
  • Is a natural problem solver and is confident in initiating improvement.
  • Strong resilience when faced with challenging work tasks and situations.
  • Instrumentation installation & calibration experience.
  • Working at Heights Licence.


  • Above market remuneration offered with options for salary sacrificing.
  • Generous Pilbara Living Allowance offered.


Westug is an equal employment opportunity employer and Indigenous Australians are urged to apply.

27/07/2020 $0 Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara 1 Trades & Services
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