Marine Service Technician - Cape Town, South Africa - Mackay Communications

Mackay Communications
Mackay Communications
Verified Company
Cape Town, South Africa

1 month ago

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Mackay Communications, Inc., dba Mackay Marine, is a global marine service company with more than 450 employees across 45 service locations in 17 countries including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

For over fifty (50) years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced automation, navigation, and communication equipment onboard commercial and naval ships.

We sustain our industry-leading position by employing and hiring highly qualified technicians, investing in continuous factory training as well as providing all the parts, equipment, technical and administrative support needed.

Mackay also pays competitive salaries, overtime, and benefits.

Mackay Marine is currently seeking an experienced
Marine Service Technician, who is proficient in English and with the skills and qualifications below for our location in
Cape Town, S.

Africa. (_TJD)_


Marine Service Technician Job Overview:

Under limited supervision, the Marine Service Technician (MST) install, service, and repairs electronic navigation and communication equipment on board commercial ships.

MSTs test, adjust, and troubleshoot electronic components, PCBs, sub-assemblies, and antennas as well as load, update, and modify software.

Marine Service Technicians use their knowledge of radio frequencies (RF), electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems and make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments and upon completion, compose a detailed service report.

  • Types of equipment serviced:_
  • Radars
  • Satcoms
  • HF and VHF Radios
  • GPS
  • Gyrocompasses
  • Autopilots
  • Sounders

_Marine Service Technician Qualifications:

  • A University degree or equivalent technical certifications.
  • 3 years of experience as a MST, MET, or MSE in commercial shipping.
_Must be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in English


  • Valid FCC General License with Radar Endorsement preferred
  • GMDSS Radio Operator Maintainer License preferred
  • Be physically fit. Work environment often involves carrying 914 kg., climbing ladders/masts, and exposure to weather.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

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