The marine industry has a variety of opportunities available for job-seekers who are keen on working at sea. The city of Cape Town has various jobs within this sector which may be lucrative for professionals and entry-level job seekers. We’ve highlighted a few jobs within this field which may be worthwhile looking into if you have a love for working at sea: Marine electrician:
The role of a marine electrician involves the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment on board boats and ships. These professionals may be required to handle craft out at sea if an emergency repair is required for a boat.
Marine Economists are responsible for the study and analysis of the economic factors involved in marine-related products distribution. They are required to have knowledge on government regulations. They examine the techniques of finance and recommend improvements for organisations with marine-related business concerns. Knowledge is required in applied economics and econometrics and an ability to analyse statistical data.
If you are skilled at technical drawing, you may have the opportunity to work as a drafter under the supervision of an architect. As a mechanical draughtsman you can work with companies that specialise in boat building. You will be required to be capable of producing drawings from 3D models, among other skills.
Marine Shore hand:
This is an entry-level position and as a marine shore hand you will be responsible for ensuring optimal operations and safety of ships arriving and departing at ports. Also known as rope handlers, berthing gangs or mooring teams, these individuals are required to be physically fit and keen to work outdoors in any weather conditions.
Maritime Sea-going motorman:
This job requires professionals to ensure the safety of vessels and the crew as well as navigation safety. Individuals are required to monitor and manage voyage planning. They are also responsible for all engineering activities inclusive of maintenance on board.