Skegness, Lincolnshire
£25,407 - £29,891 (dependent on experience) 
28 Jun 2017
26 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Skegness, Lincolnshire 
£25,407 - £29,891 (dependent on experience) 

Summer on the East coast: the resorts are packed with tourists and the seas are full of swimmers, sportspeople and boating enthusiasts. At this fast-paced time of year, our client is the key element that holds the reins of safety and ensures everyone has a good time. 

Our client is the charity that saves lives at sea. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Mechanic to join their team in Skegness. 

The lifeboat station in Skegness is just 300 metres from the historic pier and, although the current station has only been in place since 1990, Skegness has boasted a lifeboat since 1825. 

Way back then, lifeboats were basic affairs that could really be described as large rowing boats. Our client has come a long way since then and now their fleet is formed of specially designed, all weather vessels, light inflatables for close/shallow water work and a variety of other highly specialist equipment. 

The Skegness lifeboat station houses a Mersey-class all weather lifeboat and a ‘D’ class inflatable to enable our client’s crews to patrol and prevent drowning across much of the Lincolnshire coastline. 

As a Mechanic, you will be tasked with ensuring the operational effectiveness of the equipment that is used on a daily basis by our client’s teams and crews. 

Specifically, you will be involved in the maintenance and repair of the machinery and equipment used to save lives. 

Be it maintaining high-speed diesel engines, repairing powerful outboard engines or ensuring the state-of-the-art mobile launch system is fully functional, your time will be well spent working on engaging projects with amazing systems. 

What’s more, your role will involve going to sea to directly support lifesaving activity. You will form part of a sea-going crew and will take part in sea-borne activities and the prevention of drowning. In addition to this, you will speak with members of the public during visits to the lifeboat station and ensure they leave as enthused about our client’s work as they are. 

To be considered for this exciting position, you must have: 

- Thorough maritime knowledge and experience of maintaining high speed diesel engines and ancillary systems found on fast boats up to 20 metres in length 
- Knowledge of RNLI and/or SAR Lifeboat Operations 
- A marine and/or mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent qualification to NVQ level 4 standard, or suitable experience plus CoBT Station Mechanic’s operational pass out 

As a Mechanic, you will also need to be a leader with strong interpersonal skills and an eye for detail. The ability to convey complex and technical information to non-technical visitors and personnel is also key. 

To have passed out as an RNLI Coxswain or hold commercial command certificate for vessels less than 24 metres would be beneficial to your application. 

Please note, the closing date for this role is 12th July 2017 and interviews are scheduled for the 21st July 2017. 

Our client’s staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. They respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within their teams, and consider it essential to help deliver a world-class lifesaving service. They are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, they also look for applicants who share their commitment to living their values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping work towards their goal of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning. 

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This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Additional Keywords: Mechanic, Maritime Mechanic, Ship Mechanic, Boat Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer, Maritime Engineer, Maritime Technician, Marine Mechanic, Marine Engineer.

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