Build Your Marine Industry Career - Check These Great Opportunities

Canada’s marine industry needs a growing number of young people to enter the business and for five years now,  potential employers have posted excellent career opportunities  in this column. If you know a bright young person who is looking for a solid and rewarding future, share this newsletter with them.

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Dec 4, 2016 

Position Available: Marine Service Technician

Location of work:  Abbotsford BC

Description and Scope of Work:

Looking for an technician with a minimum of 5 years experience in the marine industry. Job includes outfitting boats for customers, routine maintenance and diagnostics on Yamaha, Mercury and Kodiak engines; American Turbine and Hamilton pumps. Class 5 driver's is a must, towing will be involved

River City Marine is the largest Thunder Jet dealer in Canada and the lower mainland's exclusive dealer. We specialize in aluminum boats. We strive to provide our customer's with the best service before and after the sale. We believe in having a fun and positive work environment and working together as a team. Looking for a long-term commitment where employees are able to grow in education and product knowledge. Wages based on experience.

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

Jan 5, 2017


Posting available:  Captain – Boat Tour to Niagara Falls (in the Niagara Gorge)

Location of Work:  Niagara Falls, Ontario

Description and scope of work:

Our Captains lead the daily operation of the vessel with a focus on safety, security and creating amazing guest experiences. During the shoulder season and outside of our operating season, the Captain may assist with maintenance and repair projects to vessels and facilities, and other special projects as directed.  A flexible schedule is a must.  Schedule includes evenings, weekends, holidays and some overtime. 

·         As the Master in command of the vessel, safely operates the vessel with due regard for the Hornblower Niagara Cruises (HNC) Safety Management System (SMS) and ISO Respect Management System, the Vessel Security Plan, proper Standards of Watch keeping and in accordance with the practice of good seamanship

·         Acts as a role model; directly supervises the Mate, Deckhands, and other crew members

·         Coaches and teaches crew members to assist them in their professional development

·         Routinely inspects all areas of the vessel for unsafe conditions, performs accident investigations, files accident investigation reports and makes safety announcements to ensure the safety and comfort of the crew and passengers

·         Routinely conducts and records emergency drills

·         Maintains vessel operations and maintenance logs

·         Leads daily training talks set forth by the ISO, Safety Management System and Vessel Security Plan

·         Ensures that every person who is employed in a position onboard has the required Canadian maritime documents

Minimum qualifications:

·         Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

·         Small Vessel Machinery Operator (Training provided)

·         Current Marine Advanced First Aid

·         Current (within previous two (2) years) Transport Canada approved medical

·         Minimum five (5) years of commercial boat handling experience required

·         Customer service experience an asset

·         Knowledge of a foreign language is helpful

·         Post-Secondary education preferred

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office an asset

·         Ship Security Officer Certificate an asset

·         Current Ontario Driver’s license and satisfactory driving record an asset

·         The ability to successfully complete a criminal background check


·         Competitive compensation and benefits package

·         Contract employment

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





Oct 13, 2016

Job Title:  Marine Service Manager

Location of work:  Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Description of work:

RARE & EXCITING OPPORTUNITY for a top rated marine Service Manager for our busy service division.  Specialty Yachts’ service manager must be an experienced leader who:
·         has a proven track record in leading and developing service personnel

·         develops and maintains excellent relationships with customers, industry partners and sales and service colleagues

·         focuses on the bottom line and develops and executes on service strategies to grow profitability

·         is a technical expert who can assess, troubleshoot and facilitate technical issues

·         identifies, sources and facilities the ordering of parts

·         is accountable for estimating, timely invoicing and understands financing and accounting controls and metrics

·         can recommend systems and processes to enable efficiencies and strengthen standards

·         is focused on the health and safety of employees

Minimum qualifications & compensation:
5 - 10 years’ experience leading a profitable service division
5 - 10 years’ experience in the marine industry, both hands-on repair experience and broad knowledge of all technical aspects of pleasure craft: electrical, electronics, rigging, mechanical systems, steering systems, hydraulics, pumps and plumbing, propellers and propulsion equipment, galvanic protection, davit systems and trade math
A broad understanding of composites, wood, gelcoats, paints, adhesives and elastomeric compounds for the purpose of detailing, finishing and vessel structure
Experience operating power and sail vessels
The ability to foster, develop and grow customer relationships and achieve 100% customer satisfaction
Excellent communications skills
Strong management and organizational skills
Verse in PC software packages
Compensation:  Competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please forward resume and cover letter demonstrating how your experience fits our needs to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We thank all applicants, in advance. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posted:  July 15, 2016


Marine Service Technician Position

Starting Date:  As soon as available

Compensation:  Compensation based on experience to be discussed during interview

Description:  Schooner Cove Marine requires a Marine Service Technician to join our growing team. The successful technician must be a motivated individual as they play a vital role in our teams’ overall success.  The successful individual will communicate well with co-workers, clients, and successfully work alongside other mechanics.


• To perform this job, the successful technician must be able to work independently, work under strict time constraints and present a strong mechanical aptitude 

• Must have previous experience and/or technical training with both inboard/outboard marine engines, stern drives,  and marine electrical from a variety of manufacturers

• Ability to perform routine maintenance, engine repair, assembly, accessory installation and computer diagnostics 

• Strong ability to multi-task and work independently

• Available to work Saturday mornings during peak times in season

• Operate in extremely busy conditions during busy winter/summer months (extra hours may be required)

• Two years previous marine service experience and ABYC certification/eligible, preferred

• Successful candidate must be willing to undertake and maintain dealer certification

• Possession of a valid driver's license and able to provide a current Driver’s Abstract

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Identify customers' needs and exceed their expectations 

• Maintain, diagnosis, and repair inboard/outboard marine engines 

• Provide prompt, dependable, high quality, service to customers

• Maintain a clean and organized work environment

• Commitment to accuracy and quality

• Work closely with the other team members

• Communicate product questions or issues to supervisor and/or manufacturer.

• Provide accurate work orders, good communication skills including communication with team members and customers.

• Other duties as assigned

This is a full time position.  

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




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