Master Trainee - Gladstone

Job Description

Company Description

Dedicated to the Extreme

Smit Lamnalco Australia is the leading provider of safe and efficient towage and associated marine services industry. With more than 150 vessels and over 1,700 crews and staff worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to providing marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets. Active in over 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specializes in bringing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments.


Job Description

Smit Lamnalco Towage (Gladstone) are seeking enthusiastic applicants for Trainee Masters position in Gladstone, to commence in January 2023.

The Trainee Master role is a developmental role, with the position taking on major activities as outlined in the Master - Australia JD which include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that the vessel operates efficiently and safely.
  • To ensure that the vessel remains within compliance of the requirements of all applicable rules, laws, regulations, guidelines, and practices of good seamanship at all times and maintains a high standard of housekeeping throughout the vessel.
  • Maintain in good order all shipboard files, certificates, and records, including the company and vessel logbooks.
  • Ensure that the navigational watch keeping regimes and practices, including those related to security, are always maintained as per company standing orders.
  • Ensure that the cargo is properly and safely loaded, stowed, secured, and discharged so as at no time to endanger the crew, property, the environment, or the vessel, particularly stability.
  • Ensure that the vessel has sufficient stability in all operations. Always refer to and take into account the Stability Booklet, class Rules and flag State legislation.
  • Ensure that all work is always undertaken in a safe and efficient manner, with care to allow crew members sufficient time for rest periods in accordance with National regulations.



  • Applicants must hold at least a AMSA Master less than 35m Near Costal Certificate of Competency.
  • Applicants with AMSA Master class 1 unlimited or under 3000t are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • ASD experience is preferred however, training will be provided to the successful applicant(s). 
  • Valid AMSA DCV Medical
  • Right to live and work in Australia

The position is a Gladstone based position whereby the successful applicant is required to live in the local area of Gladstone and must satisfy a company pre-employment medical.


Additional Information

Smit Lamnalco Towage Australia  are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity. We encourage applications from all members of the community, including people from indigenous backgrounds, and women seeking non-traditional trade opportunities.

Smit Lamnalco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.