General Purpose Rating – Port Ops NMB Ports ( Port of Ngqura)

Port of Ngqura, Eastern Cape


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Position Title : General Purpose Rating – Port Ops

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Marine Services

Location : Ngqura

Reporting To : Marine Technical Manager

Grade Level : J1

Reference Number : 10157595

Position Purpose:

  • To serve as a crew member on a tug, launch, pilot boat, work boat or floating crane operating within the confines of the port

operations area,

  • Be responsible for the safe and efficient handling of ropes, wires, winches, capstans and other deck equipment during

shipping operations,

  • To perform maintenance duties on the deck and in the engine room of the craft including general cleaning and

housekeeping thereby ensuring a safe, reliable and professional delivery of marine fleet services to the client.Position outputs:

1.To safely and efficiently handle ropes, wires, winches, capstans and other deck equipment during shipping operations

2.To perform maintenance duties on the deck and in the engine room of the craft including general cleaning and

housekeeping thereby ensuring a safe, reliable and professional delivery of marine fleet services to the client.

3.To render assistance to Chief Marine Engineer as required within training/ certification capabilities, including wiping and

cleaning in engine room and assistance with maintenance and repairs to machinery and equipment

4.To perform maintenance of craft equipment, including internal and external cleaning, washing of bridge windows, preparing

surfaces for painting, painting, de-rusting, repair to fenders.

5.To perform hygienic cleaning of all domestic areas including cabins, accommodation, heads and galley thereby ensuring

safe and hygienic leaving conditions are maintained at all times.

6.To perform splicing of ropes and wires and making up of heaving lines.

7.To carry out routine testing of deck equipment, under supervision

8.To participate in emergency drills and procedures in line with safety requirements and best practices

9.To perform jumping duties (where safe to do so), moor/unmoor the craft alongside and rig gangway for safe access to the


10.Observe all safe working instructions and procedures, report any non-conformances to the vessel officers (Chief Marine

Engineer Officer and Master-Tug Boat)

11.To carry out reasonable instructions as directed by vessel officers on-board (Chief Marine Engineer Officer and

Master-Tug Boat) as determined from time-to-time for the safe and efficient running of the vessel

12.Store all equipment in designated areas resulting in a safe vessel

13.Dispose of waste in designated areas/ bins

14.Perform bridge lookout duties when craft underway

15.To provide supervision and training, where required, thereby ensuring continuous training and development of skills

on-board the vessel resulting in a well-coordinated teamwork.

16.To check from time-to-time that relevant qualifications are valid, kept as records, and readily available when required

17.To observe all times, that the safety standards are followed thereby ensuring promotion of safety and wellbeing culture

on-board the vessel.

18.To understand emergency signals and act accordingly

19.To be able to do a fire patrol and report accordingly

Qualifications & Experience:

Qualifications & Experience:

Minimum – Qualifications

  • Grade 10/N1/N2/NQF Level 2/3
  • Certificate of Proficiency as General Purpose Rating (Port Operations) or Able Seafarer Certificate
Minimum Years Relevant Experience

  • 6-12 months sea-service as Able Seafarer (Engine or Deck)


Competencies Required:

  • Integrity
  • Tolerance of ambiguity
  • Change oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Change orientation
  • Appreciation for diversity
  • Service orientation
  • Team Player
  • Passion for Marine

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of the deck and engine room working practices as contained in the training manuals for Able Seafarer Deck or


  • Knowledge of the duties of a General Purpose Rating
  • Safety consciousness, safe working practices awareness
  • Capable of using own initiative
  • Team player
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Client service orientated
  • Shift system
  • Risk and occupational safety
  • Training and certification regulations
  • SAMSA port marine operations related legislation
  • ISO 9001/2008
  • Emergency procedures on crafts

Skills Required:

  • Marine operation service delivery mandate
  • Maintenance practices
  • Change Management
  • Networking
  • Communication
  • Building relationships
  • Skills transfer