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Posted August 14, 2020

Position: Shipwright / Project Manager

Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Who we are: 

Nordmanner Marine Services is a structural and cosmetic boat repair shop located at Shelter Island Marina in Richmond, BC. We offer repairs, refits and maintenance to boats in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Services include: boat repairs, composites/fibreglass boat repairs, marine windows and windshield replacement, yacht painting, brightwork, bow and stern thruster installs, custom marine interiors and custom refit work. We can lift boats from 20 ft. to 150 ft. and we offer boatyard & mobile services.

We are looking for:

A shipwright / project manager that can conduct structural and cosmetic repairs on marine vessels up to 150 ft. This includes modification, refits, repair, upgrade and maintenance. We work with wood, fiberglass, composites, and metal.

Have technical marine experience and can troubleshoot and address issues on location.

Like to work outside;

Enjoy working with your hands;

This is manual labor job with occasional heavy lifting (50–75 lbs.);

Have technical marine experience and can troubleshoot and address issues on location;

Understand the importance of customer service;

Can work in teams and independently;

Are prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of them;

We are looking for people who want to work with us, not for us. 

Description of the work:

Answer phone calls, interact with clients, suppliers and employees;

Meet with clients, assess their boat repair needs;

Calculate estimates;

Order supplies;

Manage employees;

Prepare project management of ongoing jobs;

Ensure work remains on schedule;

Sand, scrape, clean and prepare all wood, fiberglass and metal parts on all assigned marine vessels;

Removal and installation of parts;

Removal of anti-foul and application of anti-foul;

Clean, polish, and refinish marine vessels;

Repair of marine fiberglass;

Application of epoxy, two part paints, and varnishes;

Design, cut and install marine fenestration;

Repair and refit keel and rudder;

Assist the master shipwright in all shipwright and shipwright related tasks;

Keep work area clean and clean work area

Requirements

Project management skills

Estimate skills

Fiberglass

Resins and gelcoats

Gelcoat repairs

Non-skid surfaces

Paint

Fin and keel structural repairs

Window design, cut and install

Osmosis and blistering

Wood structure and uses in boats

Wood decay and deterioration in wood boats

Wood repairs and fairing

Paints and varnishes

Antifoul coatings

Waterline and hull stripes

Hand tools

Portable tools

Stationary power tools

Spray equipment

Fasteners

Abrasives

Marine trade math basics

Boat yard safety

Driver’s license with a clean record

3m half-mask 

CPR / First Aid

Special working conditions: 

We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.

This is a dirty job.

We will supply mask filters, work suits, and sport drinks as needed.

Company Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday

Compensation: Between $25-$30 based on experience  

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

 

 

 


Posted August 14, 2020

Position: Marine Structures Technician

Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Who we are: 

Nordmanner Marine Services is a structural and cosmetic boat repair shop located at Shelter Island Marina in Richmond, BC. We offer repairs, refits and maintenance to boats in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Services include: boat repairs, composites/fibreglass boat repairs, marine windows and windshield replacement, yacht painting, brightwork, bow and stern thruster installs, custom marine interiors and custom refit work. We can lift boats from 20 ft. to 150 ft. and we offer boatyard & mobile services.

Job Objective: 

A marine service technician can conduct structural and cosmetic repairs on marine vessels up to 150 ft. This includes modification, refits, repair, upgrade and maintenance. We work with wood, fiberglass, composites, and metal. We are looking for people who have:

Enjoy working with your hands;

This is manual labor job with occasional heavy lifting (50–75 lbs.);

Have technical marine experience and can troubleshoot and address issues on location;

Understand the importance of customer service;

Can work in teams and independently;

Are prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of them;

We are looking for people who want to work with us, not for us. 

Description of the work:

Sand, scrape, clean and prepare all wood, fiberglass and metal parts on all assigned marine vessels.

Removal and installation of parts.

Removal of anti-foul and application of anti-foul.

Clean, polish, and refinish marine vessels.

Repair of marine fiberglass.

Application of epoxy, two part paints, and varnishes.

Design, cut and install marine fenestration.

Repair and refit keel and rudder.

Assist the master shipwright in all shipwright and shipwright related tasks.

Keep work area clean and clean work area.

Requirements

At least 18 years old

Fiberglass

Resins and gelcoats

Gelcoat repairs

Non-skid surfaces

Paint

Fin and keel structural repairs

Window design, cut and install

Osmosis and blistering

Wood structure and uses in boats

Wood decay and deterioration in wood boats

Wood repairs and fairing

Paints and varnishes

Antifoul coatings

Waterline and hull stripes

Hand tools

Portable tools

Stationary power tools

Spray equipment

Fasteners

Abrasives

Marine trade math basics

Boat yard safety

Drivers license with a clean record

3m half-mask

CPR / First Aid

Special working conditions: 

We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.

This is a dirty job.

We will supply mask filters, work suits, and sport drinks as needed.

Company Hours of Operation:

Compensation: Between $21-$26 Based on experience

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

 

 

 


 

Posted August 14, 2020

Position: Marine Structures Apprentice

Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Who we are: 

Nordmanner Marine Services is a structural and cosmetic boat repair shop located at Shelter Island Marina in Richmond, BC. We offer repairs, refits and maintenance to boats in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Services include: boat repairs, composites/fibreglass boat repairs, marine windows and windshield replacement, yacht painting, brightwork, bow and stern thruster installs, custom marine interiors and custom refit work. We can lift boats from 20 ft. to 150 ft. and we offer boatyard & mobile services.

We are looking for people who:

Are enrolled in a marine service technician program

Have some  technical marine experience;

Enjoy working with your hands;

This is manual labor job with occasional heavy lifting (50–75 lbs.);

Can work in teams and independently;

Are prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of them;

We are looking for people who want to work with us, not for us. 

Description of the work:

Sand, scrape, clean and prepare all wood, fiberglass and metal parts on all assigned marine vessels.

Removal and installation of parts.

Removal of anti-foul and application of anti-foul.

Clean, polish, and refinish marine vessels.

Assist in the repair of marine fiberglass.

Assist in the application of epoxy, two part paints, and varnishes.

Assist in the design, cut and install marine fenestration.

Assist in the repair keel and rudder.

Assist the master shipwright in all shipwright and shipwright related tasks.

Keep work area clean and clean work area when requested.

Pick up and deliveries with company vehicle.

Requirements:

This is manual labor job with occasional heavy lifting (50–75 lbs.);

Driver’s license with a clean record.  

3m half-mask.

Must be able to follow directions.

On-going Training will be provided on the job .

Experience with hand tools.

Special working conditions: 

We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.

This is a dirty job.

We will supply mask filters, work suits, and sport drinks as needed.

Compensation: Between $17-$25 Based on experience

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

 

 

  


 

 

Updated August 14, 2020

Position: Certified MMT, Full time permanent

Location: Looking for a certified MMT to join our Deans Marine Family on beautiful Vancouver Island

Description and scope of work: Must be CERTIFIED JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC WITH AT LEAST 4 YEARS EXPIERIENCE. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, able to work as a team player, great problem solver, Reliable, valid drivers license, must have own tools. Must have the knowledge to work on sterndrives as well as outboards.

Qualifications & Compensation: Mercury training as asset. Will train. Wage dependent on qualifications. We offer extended health care, vision care and dental. Not to mention the incredible chance to live on beautiful BC

Contact: Please apply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-748-0829

 

 

 

 


 

 

Updated August 20, 2020

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 August 18, 2020

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.

 

 


 

Updated September 1, 2020

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.

 

 

 

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