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Chief Engineer

Engineer  / Naval Architect
Employment type
Full Time

Manage the mechanical and electrical performance of the vessel's propulsion, fishing, processing and ancillary systems.

About Us:

Sealord is a global seafood enterprise with a world-wide fishing, processing and marketing network. Sealord retains its home base in New Zealand and has led the seafood industry in the careful and sustainable management of fish and seafood resources.

About the role:

The Chief Engineer will manage the mechanical and electrical performance of the vessel's propulsion, fishing, processing and ancillary systems, and will lead and manage the engineering crew. The role will also ensure all engineering functions are undertaken in compliance with OSH, MNZ, DNV, MPI requirements. Trips will be between two weeks on a trip on - trip off basis.

Who we are looking for

You will have a minimum MEC 4 ticket or equivalent with good machining and general engineering skills with a strong commitment to Health and Safety. This role will also require you to have sound knowledge of PLC controlled equipment and electrical problem solving skills. You will be committed to preventative maintenance systems and maintain a sound knowledge of internal and external trends pertaining to marine engineering operations.

As a member of the senior crew, you will have proven experience in people management skills and a keen ability to build effective working relationships.

You will be comfortable working in a demanding environment, using your multitasking abilities, adapting to new situations quickly and exercising sound judgement. You'll also need to have plenty of energy, a can do attitude and the desire to focus on problem-solving where required.

What we are offering

We invest in our employees with ongoing coaching and career development as well as succession planning and promotion from within. We have a performance based culture and pride ourselves on reward and recognition initiatives that recognise top talent and outstanding performance. 

If you feel this is the role for you, or you are interested in any possible Chief Engineer roles within our existing fleet that may become available following crew movements, please submit your covering letter and CV by following the application steps and feel free to visit our careers page to see more about us.

Apply Instructions

If this opportunity appeals and you have current entitlement to live and work in New Zealand, please apply online at attaching your CV and cover letter.

Applications close Thursday, 10 January 2019.

Sealord Group New Zealand

Sealord Group New Zealand
More than 1300 Sealord team members deliver delicious, sustainable and healthy seafood to people around the world. Our vision is to improve people's lives by creating irresistible seafood for them to enjoy every day. For more about our global business visit


Nelson, New Zealand