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Marina and Yard Operator

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 28th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
  • Location:Blairgowrie, Victoria
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Situated on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) prides itself on being an all-inclusive club with a very relaxed family orientated culture – our motto is Family, Friendship, Sailing!

BYS is currently looking for a Marina and Yard Operator to join our marina team. Reporting to the Marina Operations Manager through the Yard and Slipping Coordinator, the Marina and Yard Operator is responsible for the marina operations, maintenance, and slipping at the Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour.

Aims of the Position:

  • Implement the daily activities and maintenance of the Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour and Yard in a professional and financially astute manner.
  • Ensure all lines of communication are maintained with the Marina Manager at all times.
  • Ensure marina and yard maintenance is performed in accordance to the instructions of the Marina Manager
  • Be able to know, educate others and work within all BYS policies and procedures
  • Provide a very high standard of customer service to all customers, contractors and tenants. Ensuring their needs are met.

Key Duties:

  • Ensure all daily activities are carried out in a timely manner. These include but are not limited to:-
    • Ensure marina, yard and grounds are maintained in a clean and tidy manner.
    • Ensure marina, yard and grounds are continually improved.
    • Walking the marina and reporting back all known maintenance issues
    • Working through scheduled maintenance items in marina
    • Monitoring marina security systems
    • Ensuring vessels are secure during times of heightened risk, such as storm events etc
    • Opening up the marina and yard for daily business
    • Moving boats around the marina and on shore during slipping.
  • Operate the 25t travel lift and all associated equipment.
    • This position requires the completion of the MIA straddle carrier course, or a suitable commitment to complete it.
  • Operate the 3t hardstand crane and all associated equipment.
  • Liaise with Marina Operations Manager to forecast all daily boat movements, scheduled maintenance and member requirements. Record all activity in our Marina Focus Yard system
  • Perform various yard operations such as:-
    • Erecting and securing fencing to prevent access to work areas other than by authorised contractors
    • High pressure clean boat hulls
    • Prepare and antifoul boat hulls
    • Replace anodes
    • Locating boats safely onto suitable hardstand cradles
    • Maintain log of job costs for invoicing

Perform various club building maintenance activity as required

The ability to work public holidays, summer holidays and weekends

Training will be provided to the successful candidate as required.

For a full position description or to apply please email Kosta Stefanou on with a cover letter and resume.