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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Lead Sales Consultant - Crates Lake Country Boats

 

Your position or title now: Lead Sales Consultant

Your previous position or title if applicable:

Sales - Crates Marine Sales;

Host/producer – Powerboat Television Show;

Sales Manager – Skyline Marina;

Owner – Hastings Marine

The area you live in: Keswick, Ontario

The number of years you've been in the marine industry: 33 years

 

Tell us about your education:

Did you complete high school? yes

Did you complete any post secondary? yes – Bachelor of Commerce – Queens University

Marine industry courses or training? Spader Marine Management

 

Describe your job in a few sentencesI run our sales and brokerage office located in Wye Heritage Marina, Midland during the boating season and then work out of our main location in Orillia in the non-boating season. I negotiate sales agreements and negotiate brokerage listings. I also help out with marketing and sales promotion.

What is it that you like about your job? I like sharing my experience and knowledge with coworkers and customers. I like that my employers value my expertise and opinion and that I feel like I can contribute beyond sales.

Are there tasks or responsibilities that you dislike? Not really, but working the Toronto Boat Show is long and tiring

What are your overall feelings? For example, do you find it rewarding, challenging, steady, interesting etc. Please describe.: You get out what you put in… Work hard and work honestly. The boating business is rewarding in that you are definitely helping people. You have to like talking and you have to like people… And you do meet some very interesting people!

What quality of life would you say your career in the marine industry has provided you? I'm fortunate in that the marine industry has provided me with decent earnings for over 30 years and I like that most of the time I get to work outdoors… around boats, around the water and with good people.

What else would you tell a young person about your life in the marine industry? Because of my lifelong love of boats, I really don't find being in the boating business day in and day out, very difficult. However, as a parent when my children were young and I was working every weekend, that was difficult on my family life.

 

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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Assistant Marina Manager

 

Your previous position or title if applicable: receptionist, dockage coordinator, office manager

The area you live in: Midland Ontario

The number of years you've been in this position: one

The number of years you've been in the marine industry: 27

 

Tell us about your education:

Did you complete high school? yes

Did you complete any post secondary? no

Marine industry courses or training? no

Apprenticeship? no

On-the-job training? yes

 

What is it that you like about your job? I have had the opportunity to learn all aspects of the Marine business, from entry level to my current management position. Interaction with our customers over the years has been the best part of my job. I have gotten to know my customers and their families and they have gotten to know mine. Providing the best customer service possibly to them is very satisfying.

Are there tasks or responsibilities that you dislike? Collecting money is not a favorite task, but it is a necessary one. The term "no cash, no splash" says it all and sometimes customers need to be gently reminded of that.

What are your overall feelings? For example, do you find it rewarding, challenging, steady, interesting etc. Please describe.: Boating is a culture, they are a different breed of person. I find the marine industry to be very rewarding and challenging. Builders come to the marina to relaxing getaway – taking care of the little things so they are able to do that is our mission.

What quality of life would you say your career in the marine industry has provided you? The marine industry has provided me with a great quality of life. I have been lucky to have always had year-round employment and the opportunity to learn everything from administration, parts, service and fuel dock operations. I have been at the same facility for 27 years with three different owners. I have received health benefits, year-round employment and the opportunity to learn on the job and move up through the ranks.

What else would you tell a young person about your life in the marine industry? The marine industry can be viewed as a male-dominated industry, but that is changing! I would encourage young people – both male and female to give it a go! Female tax, service writers and managers are becoming more common and should be encouraged and welcomed into our industry.

 

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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Service Manager

 

Your previous position or title if applicable: gas dock student, Marine tech apprentice, marine technician, assistant service manager

The area you live in: Wiarton Ontario [Bruce Peninsula]

The number of years you've been in this position: three

The number of years you've been in the marine industry: 16

 

Tell us about your education: 

Did you complete high school? yes

Did you complete any post secondary? yes

Marine industry courses or training? Mercury Marine training, ABY C Marine systems certified, ABY C Marine electrical certified

Apprenticeship? small engine mechanic apprentice at Fleming College, Marine engine technician apprentice at Sioux college

On-the-job training? WHMIS training, Working At Heights, Fall Arrest/Protection, First Aid, Marine Handling Equipment training

 

Describe your job in a few sentences: What is it that you like about your job?: Starting on the gas dock is a summer student in high school in 2001, I was offered a Marine technician apprenticeship in 2004 which I gladly accepted. Licensed in 2007 I work as a Marine technician for six years and slowly took the role of assistant service manager, taking the service manager position full-time in 2015. Running the service department includes customer relations and contact, inputting work orders, inventory control, parts orders, invoicing, and preparing estimates are among many other daily tasks. What I like most about this job is the satisfaction you get when a customer will leaves with their boat knowing that they and their boat have been looked after in a professional manner whether it was a head [toilet] repair or an engine installation.

Are there tasks or responsibilities that you dislike?: Due to the short boating season in Ontario one of my worst fears is having to, customer and report to them that their boat or engine will not be ready for the weekend or their vacation. Whether it's due to parts backordered or unforeseen additional repairs, it's never nice to make that call although most customers are very understanding.

What are your overall feelings? The job can be very rewarding when you and your team resolve an issue that a customer may have been having for some time. The marine industry can also be very challenging as you need to be a mechanic, plumber, electrician, woodworker and occasionally get into cosmetic and structural repairs. Each day is a new adventure.

What quality of life would you say your career in the marine industry has provided you?: The marine industry has offered me full-time, year-round employment in the town that I grew up in. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work and raise my family in my hometown.

What else would you tell a young person about your life in the marine industry?: The marine industry can take you all over the world if you want to. Whether it is being a technician, becoming a marine surveyor, doing fiberglass repair, becoming a Marine engineer, working for the Coast Guard or Armed Forces. The possibilities are endless in the marine industry.

 

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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Location Manager

 

Your previous position or title if applicable: General Manager, Service Manager

The area you live in: Kingston, Ontario

The number of years you've been in this position: five

The number of years you've been in the marine industry: 30

Tell us about your education:

Did you complete high school? yes

Did you complete any post secondary? yes – University of Western Ontario

Marine industry courses or training? Marine Technology and Recreation – Georgian College

On-the-job training? co-op while at Georgian College

 

What is it that you like about your job? I manage the Kingston location in the Pride Marine Group. Every day is different – I am primarily in charge of the sales department, but like many other dealerships, I do so many other things each day. If a customer needs parts, a work order written up, the front step needs sweeping, or I sell a boat – these are all part of the job description of a local Location Manager. Of course, you have a primary job but I'm the kind of person who will step in and help get something done while keeping focus on what my daily tasks are to complete.

Are there tasks or responsibilities that you dislike? There are always tasks from time to time that we would rather not do compared to others. Dealing with displeased customers is always a challenge but you grow out of it and learn about yourself and how others react when situations change. I used to dislike cleaning bathrooms when I started out as an 18-year-old at Ed Huck Marine in Rockport – now as Location Manager, I just clean it quickly because it's part of the “nonverbal message” we send as a business.

What are your overall feelings? For example, do you find it rewarding, challenging, steady, interesting etc. Please describe.: I couldn't imagine another career for me. When I was in third year of Western and working at the marina in summer, I picked up a copy of a boating magazine and saw the ad for Georgian College’s MTR course. Finished my degree then went to Orillia and have never looked back. I learned an important lesson when I was 20 – do what you love, and love what you do. In many respects I haven't worked a day yet because every morning you wake up wanting to bring the passion you have for boating to others. Every day is different as a manager – the employees and customers make the difference.

What quality of life would you say your career in the marine industry has provided you? I am able to work in the city where I live, raised two great boys with my wife, and owning a cottage east of Kingston means that I am what I sell, I am what I service, and I can think like my customer so much more effectively. I can chase my kids around rinks in southern Ontario during the fall/winter and enjoy the Thousand Islands with my family in summer. People often ask me, "Doug, after all you do during the day, isn't getting into a boat the LAST thing you want to do?!" To which I reply, "Actually, it's the first thing I want to do."

What else would you tell a young person about your life in the marine industry? Coming from a marine family means some of this passion was already in my blood. However, I did have to carve a lot of my path myself. I focused on both finding a career that I enjoyed, but also one that allowed me to support my family. As a result, it became more of our "calling" than anything. Keep learning, stay true to what really makes you get out of bed with a smile each morning, maintain the desire to help others, stay humble, and develop the passion that, when times get tough or your career becomes uncertain, you keep at it. Who wouldn't want to work with boats as a job – like, really. Who?

 

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POSITION/JOB TITLE: President/GM

 

Your previous position or title if applicable: boat washer, gas dock attendant, bookkeeper, service writer, F&I office, sales, manager, general manager

The area you live in: Temagami, Ontario

The number of years you've been in this position: three

The number of years you've been in the marine industry: 30+

 

Tell us about your education:

Did you complete high school? yes

Did you complete any post secondary? yes

Marine industry courses or training? Spader Five Day Management [x3] Spader Service [x 2] Mercury University Service

On-the-job training? for 30 years

What is it that you like about your job? I love everything about my job because it is never the same day. Nothing in the marine industry is routine or regular. Our season is very short but working with a great staff and my husband, it is very fulfilling. I love our clients who most are more like friends and very loyal. I work in every department at the dealership but mainly in service organizing the day and doing up the repair orders and time tickets and then I work with our salesman as a sales manager. I still take care of part of the bookkeeping to keep on top of things. Nothing is regular.

Are there tasks or responsibilities that you dislike? I dislike fall when things start to slow down. We have been running seven days a week for 6+ months and it's hard to slow down. It can wear on your mind because it's a very long off-season.

 

What are your overall feelings? For example, do you find it rewarding, challenging, steady, interesting etc. Please describe.: The marine industry is rewarding when a job is complete and you feel good about a sale. It is challenging every day because it is different with no routine or boring days. It is definitely not steady being so seasonal which also makes it more challenging. It's always interesting and it provides us a great living.

What quality of life would you say your career in the marine industry has provided you? We have a wonderful quality of life and work on a beautiful lake. We have a beautiful home on the lake as well and it provides our getaway. I can't imagine another business that allows us the quality of life we've been able to provide for our kids and grandkids and our marina dogs, Merc and Hitch.

What else would you tell a young person about your life in the marine industry? You work hard for nine months and relax for three but it's very fulfilling and you get to work outside during the best months of the year. It can provide a good living, education and on-the-job skills training in so many facets of the work environment. There is never a dull moment.

 

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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Charter and Delivery Captain

 

Your previous position or title if applicable: Managing Director, North and South American Operations

The area you live in: Midland, Ontario, Canada

The number of years you've been in this position: 17 years

The number of years you've been in the marine industry: 37 Years

 

Tell us about your education:

Did you complete high school? Yes

Did you complete any post secondary? Yes

Marine industry courses or training? I hold a third issue British Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Commercial 200 Ton Offshore License with both Power and Sail Endorsements

On-the-job training? Four weeks of intensive training to obtain the Commercial Captain's License

Describe your job in a few sentences: I own and operate a yacht charter business and yacht delivery business.  I provide crewed and bareboat charters in Georgian Bay and the North Channel (part of Lake Huron).  I provide boat handling training on my yachts and on other peoples' yachts. I also provide through-the-water yacht deliveries for both sail and power boats from the Great Lakes, the North Atlantic Ocean and down to the Caribbean Sea. What I like best is working with very fine people in providing yacht charters and boat deliveries.  I love the time spent at sea (I have logged over 90,000 nautical miles of sea service).  The variety of the work and challenges are outstanding as no two charters or boat deliveries are the same. For the most part, I enjoy interacting with clients during the sales cycle.  I am in the people business!

 

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Click on the links below to read real stories from real people who share what it's like to have a career in the boating industry.

 

Career Profile: President

Career Profile: President/GM

Career Profile: Location Manager

Career Profile: Assistant Marina Manger

Career Profile: Charter and Delivery Captain

Career Profile: Lead Sales Consultant

Career Profile: Service Manager

 

 

 

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November 13, 2018

Job Title: Marine Mechanic/ Heavy Duty Mechanic

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: Very competitive – depending on experience

Sea Power is a marine service center located on beautiful Vancouver Island. We are the main dealer in the region for Mercury, Volvo, Arneson and Hamilton Jet. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and top-notch expertise. As one of the most respected service shops on the West Coast we service vessels for hundreds of customers annually. Our mechanics are the best in the industry and we make sure their training keeps pace with innovations in the industry.

This position directly impacts our revenue, profitability, and customer experience goals and is fundamental to our continued success.

What we offer!

  • Impressive compensation package with competitive pay
  • Great health and insurance benefits after 3 months
  • A positive tight knit, team environment
  • Small, expanding team, room to grow
  • An awesome location, in the heart of Sidney BC

Skills & Abilities:

  • Self-starter and able to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Hands-on multi-tasker
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide customers with the best customer service that achieves the Sea Power brand “Quality, Integrity, Stability and Cutting Edge service”.
  • Always travel with and follow work order
  • Keep work vehicle fully stocked with parts, notify parts department when low on regular maintenance items
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, testing equipment, and hand and power tools associated with marine engine and equipment repair.
  • Diagnose problems to determine repair requirements or adjustments on marine engines, outboards, propellers, drive units, navigational equipment, etc.
  • Perform major and specialized mechanical overhaul and repair work on several models of marine engines and related marine equipment and systems using schematic charts and technical manuals.
  • Inspect, repair and maintain boat engines and power systems (diesel engines, outboards).
  • Install and test electrical and engine driven refrigeration systems, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing, hydraulic equipment and valves.
  • Establish and maintain a preventive maintenance program for marine engines and related
  • Liaise with team members to ensure priorities are clear, service orders are accurate and part orders and supplies are properly invoiced.
  • Billed time is documented and reported accurately and timely.

Qualifications:

5+ years experience

Must hold a class 5 drivers licence

A successful candidate will be one who thrives in a busy, often fast changing, environment and excels as part of a team.

To apply, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

November 13, 2018

Position: Naval Architect

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Compensation: Full -Time Salary Position

Duke Marine is currently seeking a Naval Architect, CSC. The Naval Architect CSC will be responsible for engineering activities related to general naval architecture, stability, seakeeping, manoeuvring, weight, and ship hydrodynamics for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. This will include, but is not limited to the collaborative development and review of deliverables that may be provided by Subcontractors as well as the development of corresponding prime contract deliverables. This position will participate in Integrated Product Teams (IPT) in partnership with the Warship Designer and Combat System Integrator. This role will report to the Team Lead, Naval Architecture CSC.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the CSC design to achieve classification society design approvals and certificates from certification authorities
  • Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the CSC design to achieve project defined margins
  • Participate in the development of design deliverables
  • Assist with facilitating and overseeing subcontractor development of design deliverables
  • Support technical design reviews in respect to naval architectural design aspects
  • Participate in technical negotiations with equipment and material vendors in respect to classification societies approvals and certification from certifying authorities
  • Assist with change management activities which impact, naval architectural design aspects, approvals from classification societies, and certification from certifying authorities
  • Assist in developing and implementing test plans, procedures, and requirements verification tracking in areas relating to general naval architecture including but not limited to stability, seakeeping, and manoeuvring
  • Support the review of vendor design products and vendor information
  • Address risk items relating to the Naval Architecture Team areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning
  • Participate in the development of CSC processes and procedures related to the CSC Naval Architecture Team activities
  • Propose design and process improvements related to vessel producibility, shipyard safety, and production performance where applicable
  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams in support of the development of the CSC design
  • Develop and foster client, subcontractor, and classification society relationships

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Naval Architecture or equivalent experience. Meets the pre-requisites to eventually achieve Professional Engineering status with Engineers Nova Scotia.
  • Three plus years of ship design experience in the field of naval architecture
  • Experience working with classification society rules and classification societies to achieve plan approval for vessel designs and products
  • Experience with ship stability and weight estimating for vessel design and construction
  • Working knowledge of ship seakeeping, manoeuvring and resistance and propulsion analysis
  • Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program

All qualified applicants please forward resume to Abraham Jacob @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply on our website at https://www.dukemarine.ca/careerportal/#/jobs/156

 

 


 

November 13, 2018

Position: Engineering Manager, (Naval Architecture)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Compensation: Full -Time Salary Position

Duke Marine is currently seeking a Manager, Engineering (Naval Architecture) CSC

The Engineering Manager (Naval Architecture) CSC will be responsible for engineering activities related to general naval architecture, stability, seakeeping, manoeuvring, weight, and ship hydrodynamics for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. This will include but is not limited to the collaborative development and review of deliverables that may be provided by Subcontractors as well as the development of corresponding prime contract deliverables. This position will participate in Integrated Product Teams (IPT) in partnership with the Warship Designer and Combat System Integrator. This role will report to the Team Lead, Naval Architecture CSC.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Engineering support and expertise to the Senior Project Manager for execution of CSC activities
  • Leadership, guidance and coordinator of all engineering design activities related to Marine and Platform Systems the CSC Project
  • Leadership of the core Engineering Team
  • Technical Experience on all platform and Marine systems related activities

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in a discipline of Naval Architecture or equivalent experience. Meets the pre-requisites to eventually achieve Professional Engineering status with Engineers Nova Scotia.
  • 10 plus years of ship design experience in the field of naval architecture
  • 5 years of experience in a naval shipbuilding environment
  • 5 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
  • Experience preparing design products for a ship design or major ship upgrade design program
  • Strong personal time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

All qualified applicants please forward resume to Abraham Jacob @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply on our website at https://www.dukemarine.ca/careerportal/#/jobs/153

 

 


 

October 31, 2018

Position: Warranty & Service Support (Bilingual)

Mercury Marine Limited, a Brunswick company, is the largest distributor of marine propulsion systems and related parts and accessories in Canada.

Located in Milton, ON, the following employment opportunity is available:

Description and Scope of Work:

The primary function of this position is to provide marine technical support to service related phone/fax or other inquiries from dealers, boatbuilders, government agencies and consumers.  Other responsibiities include: review and process warranty claims; verify parts returned for inspection; review French customer surveys; enter return authorizations of serialized product and prepare documents; assist in classroom preparation and changeover.

Qualifications:

  • High school plus two years technical college
  • Minimum two years marine service or dealership experience
  • Small engine or marine engine technical experience
  • Bilingual – English and French
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish and maintain the relationships with customers
  • Ability to push engine stands and lift up to 50 lbs.

Compensation:

Full Time Salary position, potential annual bonus, health & dental benefits, RRSP match contribution, fitness program reimbursements, and much more.

Contact:

Forward resume to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail to:  Cheryl Treliving, Mercury Marine Limited, 8698 Escarpment Way, Milton, ON, L9T 0M1

 


 

October 24, 2018

Position: Marine Mechanic or Apprentice

Location of work: Orleans Boat World, Orleans, Ontario

Would you like to be part of a team that creates memories that last a lifetime? Are you energetic, passionate and well organised? Do you like boating? Do you have a positive attitude and you would like to join an innovating team at an established boat dealership that continues to expand? Then we want you! We are looking for driven Marine Mechanic and apprentice to join our team.


Compensation: Will be based on experience

Qualifications:

  • Self motivated team player.
  • Must have excellent organisational skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of marine mechanic and/or automotive.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and positively with customers.
  • Diagnosing and fixing mechanical issues
  • Troubleshooting electronic issues
  • Running diagnostics on motors
  • Work with service team to perform all marine repairs required.

Why work at Orleans Boat World

  • Orleans Boat World as a great team atmosphere
  • You will be working surrounded by boats and happy customers who have realised a dream.
  • We have an annual staff summer BBQ, a fishing tournament, and our own hockey team plus more.
  • We offer comprehensive health benefit package.
  • We provide ongoing professional training.

Contact: Please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

October 1, 2018

Position: Marine Engineer / Technician

Location of work: BBG Management Corporation has an opportunity for a Marine Engineer / Technician in Ottawa, ON.

Description: An ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a marine or naval environment, this position will involve analysis and documentation of the maintenance procedures associated with mechanical or electrical systems aboard a ship or vessel. This is an in-office position.
Responsibilities:
• Support the development of technical publications and training programs
• Assist in the conduct of reliability prediction, failure mode effects, and criticality analysis
• Assist with development of labor hour per cost estimates
• Assist with reliability centered maintenance analysis
Requirements:
• 2 – 5 years of experience in a marine, naval or shipbuilding environment
• Knowledge of vessel systems (electrical and/or mechanical)
• Knowledge of the maintenance procedures associated with the electrical and/or mechanical systems
• Excellent analysis and documentation skills
• Experience with computer techniques and models for analysis
• Experience with application of PSA on equipment/systems and ILS(Integrated Logistic Support)
• Canadian Navy / Coast Guard experience is an asset
• Eligible to meet requirements for Canadian security clearance

Contact:
If you have the required experience and are interested in learning more send your resume and cover letter to Kritika Gupta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and use ‘Marine Engineer – Ottawa’ in the subject line.

 

 


 

November 6, 2018

Position: Marine Electrician / Technician (Vancouver)

Location of work: Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

We are a marine contractor specializing in commercial and recreational vessels from 40 to 180 feet in length.

We are currently seeking a Marine Electrician or Marine Technician with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • AC and DC generators, 40kW - 60kW
  • 12 / 24 Volt DC power systems
  • Single / three-phase AC systems
  • Solar charging systems
  • Diesel engine electrical systems
  • Automated controls, PLCs
  • Marine navigation systems including data communication, PC based navigation software
  • NMEA 2000 compliant data communication networks
  • Satellite communication and television systems
  • Marine security and monitoring systems
  • Watermakers (desalination machines)

Applicants with experience working closely with HVAC, hydraulic, and plumbing systems is considered an asset.

An ideal candidate will have experience in the Marine Industry, however we welcome resumes of journey men electricians that have relevant experience.

Keys to success with Bluewater Rigging are

  • A desire for a long-term career
  • Solid work ethic
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to complete tasks in a safe and timely manner
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and;
  • Valid BC driver's license and clean driving history.

Our company offers a competitive salary based on experience and a medical benefit plan.

If interested, please reply with your resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Updated November 5, 2018

Position: Seasonal Marine Mechanic

Location: Vancouver Island, BC

Description of Work: April - Oct, 2019. We are a mercury dealer but we work on all kinds of engines. We are a very busy little shop. Please check out our web site www.deansmarine to get to know us better.

Qualifications: 10 yrs experience on both inboards and outboards, Mercury training and asset, able to work as a team, personable, valid marine mechanic certificate

Compensation: Wage: $20-$35 depending on qualifications

Contact: Any inquires please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attention Karen

 


 

Updated September 24, 2018

Position:  Special Markets Coordinator for the Sales Department

Location: Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd, Toronto

Description of Work:

  • Maintain a consistent high level of support and communication with Yamaha sales network, responding to field sales team, dealers, boat builders and Government through email or phone in a timely manner.
  • Enter and process unit sales orders to achieve monthly and yearly sales targets. Comply with published sales programs adhering to the sales and delivery priority matrix when processing orders. Acquire necessary approvals for variances and upsell to gain maximum benefits.
  • Working with the OEM Sales Manager, coordinates weekly communication with Yamaha marine boat builder partners for unit forecast, sales activities and maintain database
  • Monitor and process bidding opportunities on Federal and Provincial levels. Coordinate all aspects of Yamaha government unit sales activities with focus on Standing Offer and act as the liaison with other departments for internal processing. Ensure units are billed and paid off within set time periods.
  • Working with Boats Area Sales Managers, manage all aspects of Yamaha watercraft and sport boat order processing and billing systems.
  • Maintain all necessary computer and paper records including dealer objectives, booking orders, product allocation, backorders, order summary, return/re-invoicing systems and maintain database.
  • For more information, visit: https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/our_company/careers/details.php?id=103

Compensation: To be negotiated

Contact: Farial Haque This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Updated September 24, 2018

Position: Product Support Specialist / Instructor

Location:  Mercury Marine Limited, Langley, BC

Description and Scope of Work: The primary functions of this position are to respond to all dealer, boat builder and consumer telephone and written inquiries with timely technical services support and assistance; and provide dealer training on all product lines.  The main focus is on product support and assistance in the areas of problem diagnosis, service procedures, warranty claim reviews and adjustments, product performance, and installation for all Mercury products.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Mercury / MerCruiser Technician
  • Thorough knowledge of marine industry service management and Mercury products
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to instruct groups of marine technicians

Compensation: Full Time Salary position, potential annual bonus, health & dental benefits, RRSP match contribution, fitness program reimbursements, and much more.

Contact: Forward resume to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail to:  Cheryl Treliving, Mercury Marine Limited, 8698 Escarpment Way, Milton, ON, L9T 0M1

 


Updated September 24, 2018

Position: Composites Technician

Location of work: Paterson Composites, Etobicoke, ON

Description of Work: Paterson Composites Inc. is looking for boating enthusiasts that can be trained to perform a variety of roles in the composites manufacturing process. Individuals with fiber glass and boat building experience are highly recommended to apply for this job. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career in composites in marine, automotive and aerospace. We are seeking enthusiastic, positive and hardworking individual to join our
team.

Compensation: Salary Range: $16-18/hr

ContactInterested applicants, please email resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would like to thank all applicants who apply, but only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

 


 

Updated September 24, 2018

Position: Small Engine/Marine/Outboard/Boat Mechanic

Location: Pisces Marine Ltd., Oakville, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Responsibilities include diagnostic and repair of outboard motors, inboard/outboards and PWC’s, rigging of new motors, installing accessories including depth finders, electric trolling motors, bilge pumps, etc.  Trailer bearings and electrical.  Moving boats in the yard and lifting engines.

Qualifications & Compensation: At least 2 years of outboard motor repairs or equivalent. Valid G licence in good standing.  Must be able to operate a forklift. The ideal candidate will be able to work without a cell phone nearby.

Compensation based on experience.

Contact: Email resume to Calie Krauss at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 905-827-4384

 


 

Updated November 5, 2018

Position:  Small Boat Captain

Location of work:  Gone Sailing Adventures, Spadina Wave Deck, Harbourfront, Toronto

Description & Scope of Work: Responsibilities include: Ensure the safety, comfort and enjoyment of our guests, Entertain guests, Captain sailing yachts 22-28' carrying passengers through the Toronto Harbour/Island Lagoons and Lake Ontario

Qualifications & Compensation: Hourly + gratuity + bonus

Required Skills include: Minimum 3 years sailing experience on comparable vessels, Excellent communication skills in English, Transport Canada Licensed - SVOP (training and licensing provided by us), Eligible to work in Canada

Contact: Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Updated September 24, 2018

Position: Parts & Chandlery Specialist

Location: Bay Port Yachting Centre, Midland, ON

Description & Scope of Work: As the go to, front line staff member the Parts & Chandlery Specialist has a great impact on our relationship with our customer base. They are a main contact for existing customers and for potential new customers coming through our store and office.  The ideal addition to our team must be customer oriented and possess strong interpersonal skills.  This is a full time, year round position.  Weekend work will be required.

Contact: Patricia French, Assistant Manager Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

March 9, 2018

Position: Marine Technician

Location: Gordon Bay Marine, Mactier, ON

Description & Scope of Work: This position warrants a candidate that can provide prompt, courteous & accurate service. 

Contact: Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Gordon Bay Marine 55a Hatherley Road, Mactier, ON, P0C 1H0

 


 

Updated November 5, 2018

Position: Marine Tech

Location: Campbell's Landing Marina Ltd, Gravenhurst, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Year-round employment available. Must be versatile, able to work unsupervised, have Boat Operator's Card and WHIMIS training.

Contact: Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTN: Glen G Campbell  (705)687-3821

 


 

Updated September 24, 2018

Position: Small Engine/Marine/Outboard/Boat Mechanic

Location: Nestor Falls Marine, Nestor Falls, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Responsibilities include diagnostic and repair of outboard motors, rigging of new and used motors on boats, rigging of accessories including depth finders, electric trolling motors, bilge pumps, electric anchors and more.

Qualifications & Compensation: At least 5 years of outboard motor repairs or equivalent. We lake-test our products, so a valid Boater’s License is required. Certified Outboard Motor Mechanic preferred.

Compensation will range from $60K - $80K for the ideal candidate.

Benefits include health and dental, plus RRSP contributions.

Contact: Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 807-484-2134

 


 

March 6, 2018

Position: Experienced Marine Technician

Location: Brown's Marina, Chaffeys Lock (On the Rideau Canal) Ontario

Description and scope of work: At this time, we need to add a fully qualified and certified marine technician to our busy repair shop.   We are looking for someone with at least 10 years experience in Evinrude or Mercury outboards, and Mercruiser stern drives.  This position is full time, year round with a wage rate of $30/hour for the right candidate.

Qualifications & Compensation: Certification and training in one or more of the following: Evinrude/Johnson, Mercury, and/or Mercruiser. Wage rate of $30/hr is being offered for the right candidate. Must have own tools and valid drivers license.

Contact information for candidates to respond: Please send cover letter
and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using Word or PDF format.

 


 

January 24, 2018

Position: Experienced Marine Technician

Location: Hindson Marina, Penetanguishene, Ontario

Description & Scope of Work: The ideal candidate will have 10+ years experience and possess Mercury and/or Volvo Penta certifications. Experience with gas engines, diesel engines, stern drives, transmissions, electrical systems, etc. are considered an asset. Must have own tools and valid drivers license. Some weekend work should be expected and additional overtime may be required during busy seasons

Qualifications & Compensation: Minimum qualifications required. Compensation based on experience.

Please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.