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Exciting opportunity to work with GAC Ireland

Posted: October 22, 2021

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GAC Ireland are currently recruiting for full time, part time and casual Terminal Operators, Shipping Supervisors (Loading Master) and Jetty Operators in Dublin.

Equivalent experience would be preferred but is not essential as trainee positions are as also available for the right candidates.

A brief summary of the requirements for the roles are as follows :-

Terminal Operator

  • Tank Dipping
  • Completing daily checks
  • Responsible for safe loading of road tanker loading
  • Monitoring shore tank levels
  • Daily Samples
  • Taking allocations
  • VRU Operation
  • Assisting drivers with any loading

Shipping Supervisor (Loading Master)

  • Ship / Shore Checklist
  • Sample taking & associated testing
  • Tank Dipping
  • Agreeing order of discharge
  • Responsible for the safe discharge of cargo
  • Monitoring shore tank ullage levels
  • Blending operations

Jetty Operators

  • Ensuring vessels are moored correctly and in alignment with shore loading arms and connections
  • Ensuring vessels provide safe access via correctly rigged gangways and continuously monitor this is maintained throughout operations
  • Connection and disconnection of loading arms and spool pieces
  • Monitoring for leaks and adjusting connections as required
  • Performing line walks to monitor for leaks
  • Ship sampling

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding and appreciation of a proactive safety culture
  • Marine or Terminal experience desired but not necessary as all full training will be provided
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Manual handling certificate (desired but not essential)
  • First Aid certificate (desired but not essential)

 

If you are interested, please email hr.uk@gac.com with a copy of your CV and your availability. Please ensure you quote “GAC Dublin” in your email.

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GTSS celebrates 10 years in business!

Posted: February 20, 2020

GTSS team members in a life raft

Our history

GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited (GTSS) was launched in February 2010, aiming to provide cost saving and innovative training solutions for the LNG industry and other maritime sectors. GTSS combines GAC’s global reach, over sixty years of maritime expertise and powerful branding with the National Maritime College of Ireland’s (NMCI) skilled lecturers and instructors.

 

GAC’s business philosophy is about people, and long-term relationships with them. GAC value all people, whether they are a customer, a potential client, a partner, a supplier or one of their 9,000 employees in fifty countries around the globe.

 

Together, both companies recognise that optimally trained staff can crucially reduce physical, environmental and financial risks. GTSS offers a comprehensive range of courses and services, catering to the growing needs of the maritime industry. Visit https://www.nmci.ie/index.cfm/page/gtss to see a full list of courses.

GAC and Irish Flag flying outside the NMCI

 

A new era in bespoke training

2014 was the beginning of a new exciting era for GTSS when the company was awarded, what was then a four-year, training contract with an oil major. This was the single largest maritime training contract in the history of the Irish state and training continues to this day.

 

Our client made the decision to focus on the value added training of its ship’s officers to further increase efficiencies and most importantly safety throughout its fleet and met with several colleges

around the world for this purpose. At the end of the process the client choose GTSS as its preferred training partner due in part to the college’s modern physical facilities, favourable location and in part to the NMCI’s unique commercial experience, ethos and structures.

 

GAC played an important part in the decision process as they already had a long established global contract with the client for shipping services.

 

At the time of the signing of the contract Minister Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and

Innovation was quoted as saying;

 

“Here is an Irish organisation, winning deals with a major US company, increasing its export sales and ultimately creating jobs in Ireland. I wish both parties every success with this project”.

 

Customer focus

We recognise that our clients’ needs are not all the same and therefore our bespoke training reflects this. Our team have travelled to meet with clients from all industry areas, ranging from cruise

companies, and oil majors to superyachts management companies to discuss exactly what their training requirements are and where their preferred training locations are based.

 

Specialist training by experienced maritime professionals is fundamental to realising profitable efficiencies and minimising environmental and financial risks, both onshore and shipside. GTSS continues to provide innovative and cost saving training solutions to the maritime industry.

 

GTSS course developers and lecturers have unrivalled knowledge in military training, oil and gas, logistics, chartering, trading, ship operating, shipbroking and navigation. We have invested in building a focused team of highly qualified maritime and operational professionals to ensure the clients we collaborate with receive specialised training of the highest standards.

SRS course delegates and instructor in the simulator at the NMCI

Teekay GAS training at the NMCI

 

 

The future

It has been an exciting ten years for GTSS. We will continue to provide niche, high value and technologically advanced training courses, while empowering professionals, in the Maritime, Transport & Commodity Sectors for many years to come.

 

James O’Byrne, Managing Director of GTSS said,“10 years of GTSS in business is a proud moment for us. Not only does it signal 10 years of continuous success and loyalty, more importantly, it signals 10 years of providing vital training to the maritime industry. Thousands of seafarers have attended our courses and we have influenced their decisions and cultures onboard. We like to think that the industry is a safer place for our training. This is what makes us proud. We shall continue to grow and share our message across all sectors of our industry and make the world a safer and kinder place.”

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For more information on GTSS courses please visit https://www.nmci.ie/index.cfm/page/gtss

For more information on GAC please visit https://www.gac.com/

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Simulation Instructor Required

Posted: August 13, 2018

We are expanding!

 

Position:                     Simulation Instructor, Full time.

Reporting to:            General Manager, GAC Training & Service Solutions.

Location:                    NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork

 

GAC Training & Service Solutions Ltd. (GTSS)

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services. Emphasising world-class performance, a long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help customers achieve their strategic goals. Established since 1956, GAC employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.

GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited (GTSS) was launched on 11 February 2010, aiming to provide cost saving and innovative training solutions for the shipping industry. This unique partnership between GAC and The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) focuses on delivering a complete portfolio of training courses for both seafarers and shore-based shipping and commodity operations personnel. GTSS combines GAC’s global reach, over sixty years of maritime expertise and powerful branding with the NMCI’s superb facilities and a dedicated faculty.

National Maritime College of Ireland

Opened in October 2004, the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI, the College) is a purpose built constituent college of the Cork Institute of Technology, established in a partnership with the Irish Naval Service (INS) and Focus Education Ltd. Located on a ten acre site in Ringaskiddy with direct access to the harbour, the college houses state of the art facilities and equipment including two full mission simulators, jetty, fire fighting and survival training facilities, library, IT and other laboratories. The NMCI caters for the education and training needs of the merchant navy and the non-military training requirements of the Naval Service and provides a broad range of training services for the maritime industry.

Description of the Position

The Simulation Instructor will be a member of the GTSS staff and will carry the responsibility for ensuring that Commercial Simulation is run in a cost effective, efficient and commercially successful manner utilising existing and future resources.

Principal Tasks

  • Planning and publishing of commercial simulation course schedule.
  • Instruct courses such as STS, RAS, ECDIS and Pilot Training in the NMCI’s bridge simulators and provide necessary delegate feedback to clients afterwards.
  • Creation and maintenance of procedures for commercial simulation in line with international best practice and norms.
  • Oversee submission of, and ensure currency of, course proposals to relevant authorities.
  • Develop and review, in participation with simulation team members as appropriate, commercial simulation courses in line with international best practice and norms.
  • Contact prospective clients and discuss course requirements.
  • Meet and negotiate with prospective clients for commercial simulation in consultation with management.
  • Cost, prepare, and submit tenders to prospective clients in consultation with management.
  • Identify, and allocate attendance at, suitable conferences and/or seminars
  • Prepare an annual review and plan of commercial simulation activities.
  • Manage and review requirements for area databases and hydrodynamic models for commercial simulation.
  • Identify, when necessary, expenditure on simulation facilities to enhance commercial course delivery.
  • Liaise with Kongsberg for solutions to simulator development.
  • Investigate possibilities for developing in house resources and capabilities for commercial simulation.
  • Adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality laws.

Requirements

Essential:

Seagoing background (Merchant) with prior command experience essential.

Relevant qualifications for above

Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills.

Desirable:

Teaching / instruction experience in the maritime simulation sector.

Above average IT skills.

A full clean driving license.

Reporting Structure

Reporting directly to the General Manager of GAC Training & Service Solutions.

References Required

Salary D.O.E.

Email CV and Cover Letter to joy.gillen@gac.com

simultation instructor wanted

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We’ve been nominated! Getenergy Awards 2017

Posted: May 5, 2017

 

 

 

 

Voting for the 10th Annual Getenergy Awards is now open and GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS) and SEFtec NMCI Offshore are up for two of the accolades. You have until 12:30pm on Monday May 8th to cast your vote online at http://global.getenergyevent.com/nominations/

GAC Training & Service Solutions have been shortlisted for Education Partnership 2017 and SEFtec NMCI Offshore have been shorted for Education and Training Provider of the Year.

Every vote counts so please support us and cast your vote today!

 

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GTSS win Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award.

Posted: July 4, 2016

GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS) is delighted to have won the Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award at the Marine Industry Awards 2016. Nineteen trophies were presented to the winners throughout the evening.

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Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Maritime Development Office and Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine presented the Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine Industry award to Jim O’Byrne, General Manager of GAC Training and Service Solutions.

 

 

Excellence in the Provision of Professional Services to the Marine I

This year’s ceremony was held on June 30th, in association with SeaFest, at the Radisson Blu Galway Hotel. The evening was an enormous success, celebrating the growth and development of the industry in Ireland while recognising the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.

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Pictured above are; Jim O’Byrne, General Manager, Joy Gillen, Marketing Executive, and Conor Mowlds, Managing Director of GTSS at the NMCI.

 

To read more about all the award winner visit http://www.marineawards.ie/shortlist.php

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