Floating Dock Operator


Location: Henderson

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd

About the role

Ventia currently have an opportunity for an experienced marine professional to join our team as Floating Dock Operator. Reporting to the Operations and Maintenance Manager, this role is based within the Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility (AMC CUF) in Henderson.

The AMC CUF is a multi-industry, multi-user industrial facility serviced by a deep-water port, a Floating Dock and self-propelled modular transports (SPMT), specialised load out wharves, extensive laydown and assembly areas and several large fabrication halls. Ventia provides Business Development and Marketing Services, Asset Management Services, Facility Management Services and Operator Services.

Learn more about the AMC CUF by pasting this URL into your browser: Australian Marine Complex - Common User Facility - DevelopmentWA - Shaping our State's future

Your Career Opportunity

You will be placed into our Operations Team. Leveraging your existing technical and marine experience, you will undertake a specialised development program which will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Operating the Floating Dock during the docking and undocking under the direction of the Dockmaster
  • Overseeing SPMT operations and assist in the development, review and implementation of SPMT operational procedures
  • Manage shipping at the common user facility berths and jetty and coordinate all bookings with users and shipping agents and liaison with Freemantle Ports Authority
  • Maintain the Floating Dock and SPMT’s in a safe and operational condition together with our specialist subcontractors
  • Assist in the development, review and implementation of improved operational procedures and monitor our facilities and assets to ensure full regulatory and contract compliance

We are looking for people with the following skills and attributes:

  • Minimum 3 years as a Marine Engineer Class 3 or equivalent marine/naval maintenance experience
  • Control room/systems experience and exposure
  • Experience issuing permits to work
  • Experience of using an electronic maintenance management program. SAP an advantage
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental control
  • Ability to work independently, safely and as part of a multi-skilled team
  • Ability to build effective relationships with customers and subcontractors
  • Physically able to access all locations on the Floating Dock including confined spaces e.g. ballast tanks
  • Courteous, polite and well presented in the workplace environment
  • Able to work effectively under pressure


Ventia offers you a flexible, supportive and inclusive work environment where you matter.  In addition, you will find a stimulating and rewarding working environment where we take our peoples careers seriously and help them to learn and grow.

This is a full-time permanent position.

About the company

Ventia is one of Australasia’s largest dedicated infrastructure service providers, Ventia is a new and dynamic organisation with a rich history. Our clients are the owners and operators of major infrastructure that is critical to our communities. No one else does exactly what we do in the way we do it.  Making infrastructure work for our communities is at the heart of who we are and it’s what unites and excites us.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

How to apply

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Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.

Job Reference Number: 155010

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