Check Out These Great Marine Industry Career Opportunities!

 

Employers are looking for technicians, parts people, sales and marketing professionals, yacht brokers, boat builders and even Government employees – there are great marine industry career opportunities right here in our Boating Industry Canada News Week – Career Opportunities section.

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January 4, 2018

Position: Sales – Business Development Manager

Location: 
Mercury Marine Limited, Manitoba and North-Western Ontario

Description & Scope of Work: 

The primary functions of this position are to manage and grow an existing network of Marine Dealers in Manitoba and North-Western Ontario, increase market share and achieve sales goals and targets. Other responsibilities include providing top customer service, reporting and conducting product knowledge training. This position entails traveling within the sales territory.

Qualifications & Compensation: 

Strong knowledge of marine industry, marine engines and small business is required. Marine technical experience an asset. Company vehicle and benefits provided. Full compensation package negotiable based on skills and qualifications.

Contact: Please email resume in Word format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with subject as Business Development Manager.



 Dec 15, 2017

Position: Bilingual Technical Account Manager / Service School Instructor

Location: Mercury Marine Limited, Eastern Canada (Moncton Area)

Description & Scope of Work: The primary functions of this position are to manage a service territory (Eastern Quebec, NB, NF, NS, PEI) to enhance dealer capabilities and customer satisfaction; provide dealer and retail customers with technical / service support assistance; customer relations; and warranty adjustments. This position also entails leading and instructing service school attendees on Mercury products in the Moncton area.

Qualifications: Strong knowledge of marine industry; certified Mercury / MerCruiser Technician; interpersonal skills necessary to interact with customers and effectively communicate; willingness to travel five days a week and some weekend work may be required for shows and tournaments. Company vehicle and benefits provided.

Contact: Please email resume in Word format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with subject as Technical Account Manager / Instructor.


Dec 10, 2017

Location: Smiths Falls, Canada

Department: Operations

Salary: Competitive, subject to experience

Start Date: April 2018

Contract type: Seasonal (April to October)

Hours: 40 hours p/week (including weekends & holidays)

Line Manager: Base Manager

Le Boat, part of Travelopia, is Europe’s leading provider of inland waterway boating holidays. Currently operating in 8 countries, with a fleet of 900 charter boats, we attract customers from all over the world. We are passionate about providing outstanding quality and service. Le Boat has been established for more than 40 years’ and is excited to announce our new destination in Canada for 2018.
Please visit our website for more details www.leboat.com

Mission
You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and are looking to join a great team within a successful and growing business. You will be ambitious and as excited as we are to set up our first Le Boat base in North America, welcoming clients from around the world.

At a glance
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, personable, frontline customer oriented individual to join the Le Boat team, where you will play a ‘first impression’ role in welcoming our customers and supporting them prior to and during their holidays. We are seeking a very organized, professional customer service professional to welcome people from around the world. With a flexible work schedule during our peak summer season you will manage the administration of all customers checking in and out of the office. Using our new computer POS cash system you will provide staff with all client information regarding arrival times and charter departures. You will become competent at using Le Boat’s Neptune reservation system. Strong accounting, office management experience and a second language (French/German) will be considered an advantage. You are the calm in the kaos when things are busy.

Main Duties
Welcome customers on arrival and ensure service and information provided at check in/out is best in class.
Support Base Manager with office management and various administrative duties
Know Le Boats new POS sales software (training provided)
Know Le Boats reservation/booking Neptune software (training provided)
Professional customer service when confronted with client issues
Manage customer satisfaction surveys
Establish good relationships with customers and anticipate their needs
Providing local and cruising information to clients
Adapt a flexible approach and participate in base projects
Communicate via e-mail and phone to European basses and offices
Handle all enquiries via email, telephone and face to face.
Drive local sales and ancillary revenues.
Enthusiasm and flexibility to carry out a wide range of duties determined by business needs.

Skills Required
Strong previous experience in tourism / customer service relations
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Commercial and sales mind set to sell merchandise and rental items
Accounting / financial abilities
Able to adopt/learn POS and Neptune software system
A passion for boating and relevant experience
PC literate (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Forward thinking ‘what’s next’?
Able to work with deadlines, targets and objectives
Able to work independently and on own initiative
Excellent team player
Existing knowledge of the Rideau Canal advantageous
Flexible seasonal work schedule (April to October)
Additional languages advantageous (French/German)

Additional Information:
Flexible to work weekends and holidays
Daily work hours maybe subject to company and customer needs
Hours of posted operation 7 days/week 9 to 5:30 during season
Canadian citizenship

Applications Please apply by sending a covering letter with salary expectations and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please place ‘Receptionist’ in subject heading.

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2018

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!

 


Dec 10, 2017 


Position: Marine Technician (2 positions)

Location: Smiths Falls, Canada

Department: Operations

Salary: Competitive and subject to experience

Start Date: February 2018

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hour week (including weekends/bank holidays during the boating season)

Line Manager: Base Manager

Le Boat, part of Travelopia, is Europe’s leading provider of inland waterway boating holidays. Currently operating in 8
countries, with a fleet of 900 charter boats, we attract customers from all over the world. We are passionate about
providing outstanding quality and service. Le Boat has been established for more than 40 years’ and is excited to
announce our new destination in Canada for 2018.

Please visit our website for more details www.leboat.com

Mission
You are passionate about delivering world class mechanical/customer service and you are looking to join a great team
within a successful and growing business. You will be ambitious and as excited as we are to set up our new boat yard
and shop while educating customers and maintaining our new Horizon fleet to the highest of standards for our selfdrive
charter holidays.

At a glance
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced mechanic/technician to join the Le Boat team full time all year
round where you will play a key role in preparing the boat yard for the successful arrival of 16 new Horizon charter
boats arriving this winter. Duties include assisting in the receiving of boats off trucks, prepping boats with equipment
over the winter, commissioning and launching in the spring, hauling in the fall and setting up the marine shop with
equipment and supplies. You will also become proficient in all operations and maintenance of the boats including
electrical and mechanical systems and performing boater training with customers prior to clients leaving on their
charter. Trial runs are the very important customer orientation lessons that all clients of Le Boat receive before
embarking on their boating vacation. Special attention is given to safety and the ability of the customer to handle the
vessel. As well as being an expert in operating, maintaining, handling and educating clients, your boating knowledge
of the Rideau Canal will be invaluable. The ability to teach and welcome clients from all over the world to our UNESCO
World Heritage site will definitely be an asset.

We are seeking two strong, enthusiastic, flexible and experienced Technician/Mechanics who are passionate about
boating and have solid mechanical and customer service backgrounds. The ability to switch from a mechanical frame
of mind to customer service will be a great asset. The ability to speak a second language (French/German) would be
advantageous.

Main Duties
In charge of mechanical maintenance/repairs to 36 and 45ft. fiberglass boats as per company standards
Knowledge of marine diesels and competent systems
In charge of technical interventions on pumps, batteries, diesel engines, electrical, propane and hydraulic
connections
Ability to perform installations of electrical and mechanical equipment
Ability to perform small cosmetic fiberglass repairs
Maintain the fleet to the highest of standards in terms of presentation to the customer and reliability
Maintain maintenance schedule as per manufactures warranty
Control of inventory for adequate supply of parts
Liaise with Base Manger day to day prioritizing work in efficient manner
Instruct and educate clients during boat orientation and trail runs through locks if needed
Ensure boat briefings and training leave customer feeling confident with their boat
Ability to travel with company vehicles to off-site locations to do emergency repairs and attend customer
needs (a call out schedule will be put in place for out of hours support in season)
Hauling/launching, commissioning and de-commissioning of fleet
Gas dock operations as needed, watering, fuelling and pumping out holding tanks
Ensure boats are in shape to be turned around and presented in pristine condition according to bookings.
Support customers throughout their cruise in terms of technical assistance, breakdown call outs and general
tourist/boater information and advice.
Enthusiasm and flexibility to carry out a wide range of duties determined by business needs.

Skills Required
Minimum 3 years experience in boat maintenance required
Certificate from a marine college or equivalent an asset
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build internal relationships and deliver exceptional service to customers
Boating operational experience with valid Boaters Card
Ability to read specifications and installation instructions
Excellent organization prioritizing skills
A passion for boating and relevant experience
Existing knowledge of the Rideau Canal an advantage
Additional languages would be advantageous (French/German)
Additional Information
Flexible 40hrs work week (during season May to mid Oct. office open 7 days a week)
Posted hours of operation during season 7 days/week 9 to 5:30
Off season after Thanksgiving Monday to Friday
Flexible to work weekends and holidays
Benefit package
Able to be on call for emergencies with company phone & vehicle
Valid driver’s licence and boaters card
Presentable wearing company attire
Canadian Citizenship

Applications
Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Sandy Crothers, Base Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The closing date for applications – January 1, 2018. Please put ‘Technician’ in subject heading.

Interview Process
Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!





Dec 10, 2017
 

Position: Marina Manager

Location: Friday Harbour Resort in Innisfil, Ontario

Description and Scope of Work: The Marina Manager is primarily responsible for the successful operation of the Friday Harbour Resort Marina. This position provides leadership and direction to the Marina offices, outside operations, and associates. This position ensures implementation and compliance with marine policies, procedures, established rules and regulations, protocol and practices. The Marina Manager interacts with a diverse group of external and internal contacts, requiring strong leadership and excellent customer service skills. This position maintains a schedule which incorporates weekends and holidays to ensure the best possible leadership and customer service is provided. For more information visit https://www.fridayharbour.com/careers

Minimum qualifications
Ten years’ leadership experience in Marina related management/operations required
Previous experience managing a 500 plus slip marina preferred
Applicants with a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered
High school diploma required. University/college degree in business management, economics, hospitality, asset management or equivalent
CMM certification through the Association of Marina Industries preferred
Must have thorough knowledge of business and economics principles and practices, recreational boating, maritime (specifically local waterways and lock system) and water sports industry. A basic knowledge of facilities management principles and practices
Familiar with applicable laws, codes and permit requirements that govern the Marina industry
Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license and relevant permits to operate watercraft

Contact information: For more information visit https://www.fridayharbour.com/careers or submit your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. noting Marina Manager in the subject line.

 


October 19, 2017 

Position: Technical Account Manager / Service School Instructor

Location: Mercury Marine Limited, Milton and South-Western Ontario

Description & Scope of Work:  The primary functions of this position are to manage a service territory to enhance dealer capabilities and customer satisfaction; provide dealer and retail customers with technical / service support assistance; customer relations; and warranty adjustments.  This position also entails leading and instructing service school attendees on MerCruiser products and other product lines.

Qualifications & Compensation:  Strong knowledge of marine industry; certified Mercury / MerCruiser Technician; willingness to travel five days a week and some weekend work may be required for shows and tournaments.  Company vehicle and benefits provided.

Contact:  Please email resume in Word format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with subject as Technical Account Manager / Instructor.


 


September 8, 2017

Position: Assistant Service Manager

Location: Crate's Lake Country Boats, Orillia, ON

Description & Scope of Work: 

Crate's Lake Country Boats is an exclusive dealer for Regal, Cruisers and Pursuit boats with models from 19 to 60 feet. We are looking for a dedicated individual with substantial experience in marina / dealership service operations. Dealing with the retail public and other internal departments in a thriving boat dealership, this individual will work closely with, and report directly to, the Service Manager. The Assistant Service Manager will be responsible for a wide range of duties within the department including: estimating, quoting, invoicing, scheduling, dispatching personnel and other critical tasks. An absolute commitment to superior customer service is the foundation of Crate's business and a crucial trait in anyone applying for this position. If you truly understand what great customer service is all about and want to be part of a close-knit team on the cutting-edge of technology, Crate's Lake Country Boats could be the perfect fit for you! Industry-specific experience is a must. Competitive wage and benefits package available based on experience.

Job Type: Full Time

Required Experience: Marina/Boat Dealership Service Writing/Management: 3 Years

Required Certification/License: Driver's License

How to Apply: Contact Jason Crate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


 

September 8, 2017

Marine Hardware Associate

Denny Island, BC

We are hiring a Marine Hardware Associate to join our growing team of skilled hospitality specialists and marine professionals!

Responsibilities:

·         We are looking for an experienced retail associate to process sales and provide a high level of customer service in our Marine Hardware Store

·         Assist customers with finding product and taking payment

·         Research and place special orders

·         Stock shelves, help manage inventory, keep the store organized & clean

·         Update work orders, perform merchandise returns, fill propane tanks

·         Assist the Manager with administrative functions

·         Coordinate and communicate effectively with team members in the store and other departments

 

Requirements:

·         At least one year of retail sales experience including POS

·         At least one year of customer service experience

·         Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment

·         Product knowledge of marine, electrical, plumbing, and fishing OR willingness to learn

·         Proficient on computers including MS Office, Excel, and Word

·         Physically fit to lift up to 50 pounds

This is a relocation position where you will live and work in our community year round.

Rewards:

·         Competitive wages with starting rates based on experience

·         Relocation costs from Vancouver or Vancouver Island are subsidized

·         Subsidized accommodation available from $150-$300/month

·         Flexible work environment and opportunity for growth in the company

If you feel you have the qualifications listed above and would be a great addition to our team, we would love to hear from you!

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

 


 

September 8, 2017

Position available: Marine Technician

Location:

Georges Marine & Sports in Kingston

We provided a great work environment with many benefits and a team centric way of thinking.

Training is always provided and always continual,

Qualifications: 

certified in Volvo, Mercury/Mercruiser and has at least 2 years in the industry.

Contact Info:

Please contact our service manager Peter Kane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


September 8, 2017


Position Available:
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is looking for a Mate!

Our Mate, under direct supervision of the Captain, operates Transport Canada inspected passenger vessels in the Niagara Gorge in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the crew and passengers, enjoyment of the passengers, and respect for the environment. During the shoulder season and outside of operating season, the Mate 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 and holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· as the Mate of the vessel, 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
· directly supervises Deckhands and other crew members
· coaches and teaches crew members to assist in their professional development
· routinely inspects all areas of the vessel for unsafe conditions, assists in accident investigations and reports, and makes safety announcements to ensure the safety and comfort of the crew and passengers
· participates in emergency drills in accordance with Transport Canada regulations, the Safety Management System, and Vessel Security Plan
· maintains vessel operations and maintenance logs, paying particular attention to proper recording of incidents and irregularities. Additionally maintains personnel reports in cooperation with Captain
· ensures a clean workplace (i.e. restrooms, garbage, common areas, wheelhouse and gangways)
· assists with daily training talks
· shall not operate the vessel if any critical systems as laid out in the Safety Management System are not functioning or if in the Captains professional evaluation conditions are unsafe for operation
· support Facilities, Guest Experience, and all other departments as required

IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS:
· Mate 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 one (1) year of shipboard experience required
· customer service experience an asset
· knowledge of a foreign language is helpful
· Ships Security Officer Certificate an asset
· SVOP or Limited Master Certificate an asset
· the ability to successfully complete a criminal background check

Compensation:

· Competitive compensation and benefits package (year round)
· Contract employment
Contact information: niagaracruises.com/careers or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: niagaracruises.com


 

September 8, 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

Compensation:

· Competitive compensation and benefits package (year round)
· Contract employment
Contact information: niagaracruises.com/careers or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: niagaracruises.com


 

September 8, 2017

Position available or Job Title: Marine Service Technician


Location of work:
Nordmanner Marine Services, Montreal, Quebec (West Island).

Description of Work:
Nordmänner Marine Services is a fully mobile boat repair company. We are in the business of structural and cosmetic repairs, refits, and maintenance of marine vessels. We define fully mobile as: transportation of all tools, materials and labour to the boat’s location. We are looking for marine service technician’s that can conduct structural and cosmetic repairs on marine vessels. This includes modification, refits, repair, upgrade and maintenance. We work with wood, fiberglass, composites, and metal. We are looking for people who have: 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.

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.
Special working conditions:
We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.
We do work on weekends, depending on our clients.
We do work long hours.
This is a dirty job.
We will supply mask filters, work suits, and sport drinks as needed.

Requirements:
At least 18 years old, CPR / First Aid
Fiberglass
Resins and gelcoats and 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.
You need to have a 3m half-mask.
Good physical fitness.

Contact Info:

Company Hours of Operation: Sunday to Friday 10:00 - 5:00 (Seasonal)
Compensation: Based on experience (Room and board can be arranged)

If you are interested, we need you to do the following:
Check us out at www.nordmanner.com,
Send us a cover letter, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telling us why you are interested in this job and why you are the best candidate.
A resume, that show us your past work experience, AND,
A link to a 60-second elevator pitch video.
An elevator pitch is a 60-second video telling us why you are the best candidate for this job - be creative.
Post your video on youtube with a name like: Nordmanner elevator pitch
Send us the link.
We will only look at candidates that show us they can follow those four details.


  

September 8, 2017

Position available: Standards and Regulations Officer (GT-05) 

Location: 

 NCR / RCN

Responsibilities: 

Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines and reports as part of the Small Vessel Manufacturers and Importers Compliance Program. This Program ensures  small vessels  manufactured within or imported into Canada, meet all regulatory construction standards.  Reviews declarations of conformity to ensure compliance.

Qualifications: 

A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Experience working with Canadian standards and regulations related to small commercial vessels, fishing vessels or pleasure craftconstruction or equipment*.

Significant ** experience:

a) Working at a boatyard or other facility in the manufacture, rebuilding or repair of small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure craft or their related equipment OR
b) The surveying of small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure craft or their related equipment.

Experience in analyzing and preparing documents such as compliance reports, quality assurance checklists or other documents related to compliance.

Knowledge of Canadian policies, standards or regulations related to small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, or pleasure craft.

Knowledge of industry standards for small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, or pleasure craft construction or equipment* .

Definitions
*Equipment is the propulsion machinery or electrical system, or other machinery or system fitted on board of small commercial vessels, fishing vessels or pleasure craft.*
**Significant experience is a minimum of three years.

Compensation:

Pay rate starting at $66,477.00

Contact Info:

Ian Campbell, Manager, Small and Fishing Vessels, Design and Equipment Standards and Boating Safety at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 613-998-0652. 

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System 

 

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1039209

 


 

September 8, 2017

Position available: Marine Tech Inboard / Outboard Mechanic

Location: 

 Denny Island, BC (Central Coast)

Responsibilities: 

 We are seeking an adventurous Marine Mechanic to work in our Inboard / Outboard Shop. Our shop specializes in Volvo but we also do other work. This job will include internal boat maintenance and repair on our fleet of water taxis as well as charge out work on customers inboard and outboard motors.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Marine Volvo Mechanic (a HUGE asset)
    - Minimum 4 years of Marine Technician experience
    - Minimum 2 years of Inboard Marine Mechanic experience
    - Minimum 2 years of Outboard Marine Mechanic experience
    - Experience working on both diesel and gas engines
    - Able to train and work independently
    - Physically fit for this line of work
    - Must be flexible and open to perform other tasks and duties as needed
    - Own tools
    - Willingness to live in a small town and semi-remote area

Compensation: 
Depending on experience + Benefits

Contact Info:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., explaining why you think this position is right for you.

Louise Boruck

 


 

September 8, 2017

Position available: Marine Parts Ordering Clerk

Location: 

Denny Island, BC (Central Coast)

Responsibilities: 

- Research and place special orders
- Assist marine techs in filling parts requests
- Cashier, stocking, cleaning, and customer service
- Fill propane tanks, receive stock, inventory, etc.
- Update work orders, merchandise returns, warranties and fishing licenses

  • 1+ years Cashier POS experience
    - 1+ years Sales / Retail experience
    - 2+ years Customer Service experience
    - 2+ years clerical experience (MS Excel and MS Word)
    - Ordering experience a huge asset
    - Product knowledge of marine: electrical, plumbing, fishing (asset)
    - Past experience around boats, fishing and marine environment (asset)
    - Strong customer service, communication skills, and computer skills
    - Able to be both team member and work independently
    - Physically fit to lift up to 50 pounds
    - Comfortable with a relocation to a semi-remote community

Compensation: 

$14.00 DOE + Benefits

Contact Info:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., explaining why you think this position is right for you.


Louise Boruck

 

 

September 8, 2017

Position available: Sales and Client Relationship Manager

Location: Muskoka Lakes Marine – Rosseau, ON


Responsibilities: 

This position will be responsible for but not limited to:

Customer Service
Our Marina has great clients who want great service. Your highest priority will require you to develop a thorough knowledge of our clients and ensure we are providing them with professional and diversified set of services to ensure they have a stress free experience on the lake.

Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of our clients allows us to understand what they need. The successful candidate will be responsible for client relationship management, marketing and sales programs required to grow our existing lines and sales of new boats and marine products. You will be challenged to explore and develop new lines of services, products and areas of business that ensure our business is growing, interesting and competitive.

Staff Hiring and Training
This position will be responsible for working with the ownership team to ensure the Marina has the right sales team with the requisite training to ensure we maximize sales, promote and provide excellent services for our clients and expand our product lines.

Business Planning/Strategic Planning
You will be a key member on the management team in developing and monitoring the annual business plan, setting sales goals and operating budgets and monitoring progress throughout the year. You will work with the ownership team to help develop strategies for new services that our Marina can offer our clients in the future.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an energetic candidate who is hard working with excellent communication and people skills. Interested candidates should identify relevant college, university, business or marine related experience that would be utilized to succeed in this role.

Contact Info:

Please submit your applications for employment or resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

September 8, 2017

Position available: Controller

Location: Georges Marine & Sports, Eastern Ontario


Responsibilities: 

• Manage all financial and accounting operations and maintain accounting policies and procedures
• Oversee the accounting operations including control systems and transaction processing operations
• Coordinate the preparation of the budget and financial forecast, cash flow and report variances
• Prepare monthly financial statements and regulatory reporting
• Manage the month-end and year-end close process
• Comply with government reporting requirements and tax filings
• Interface with outside audit firms, banks and lessors, casualty/liability insurance agents, credit card companies etc.
• Develop business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
• Provide financial analyses as needed and recommend benchmarks to measure the performance of operations
• Monitor debt levels
• Control and operation of staff payroll
• Control and overseeing of management/accounting software
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• 5+ years of experience with a degree in Accounting or Business Administration
• CPA or CMA designation preferred
• Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and experience creating financial statements
• Strong team management
• Familiar with dealership management software

The ideal candidate would live in reasonable proximity to the Marina.

Compensation:

This is a salaried full-time position located on Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka Lakes region. 

Contact Info

Please send resumes to the president Jeff Wilcox  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Every Tuesday we publish a fresh newsletter with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

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Marine Products

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Blue Guard Innovations’ BG-One, a solid-state bilge pump switch, oil and fuel detector some three ...
A new reinforced concrete seawall off the Gulf Coast of Florida is predicted to last more than 150 ...
No matter how clean a boat is, spots left behind from soap or hard water are unsightly, and make ...
Ashland’s solvers are making waves again. The company has launched a new white gelcoat to help boat ...
With their finicky filament bulbs and lightweight construction, traditional anchor pole lights ...
Wempe Instruments' Navigator II combined clock and weather forecasting station is a bold statement ...
SulzerMixpac USA, Inc., the leading innovator of 2-component adhesive dispensing systems, announces ...
Lightweight, compact EziBuoy uses a strong, rust-proof, magnetic retrieval system that can be ...
A new marine repair kit includes a variety of Stronghold Coatings products which allow users to ...
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, and CEO ...

ASHLAND INTRODUCES EASY APPLICATION MAXGUARD™ EZM MARINE WHITE GELCOAT WITH EXCELLENT WEATHERING PERFORMANCE

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Ashland’s solvers are making waves again. The company has launched a new white gelcoat to help boat manufacturers improve the efficacy and usability of their products in demanding marine applications. Maxguard™ EZM marine white gelcoat offers easier application in complex molds and excellent weathering performance.

In addition to its application properties, this gelcoat achieves the high level of ultraviolet (UV) and blister resistance required by the world’s top boat builders to deliver an alluring finish desired by consumers. 

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Featured Articles

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On Friday, January 12th, at the Toronto International Boat Show, the Boating Industry Canada ...
The Boating Ontario Conference held in Collingwood, Ontario November 25 to 27, included a number of ...
Last night Boating Ontario presented BIC’s Andy Adams with the W.J. Robertson ...
History was made in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 15 as Campion Marine became the first ...
Join the 3,000+ ABYC Certified Technicians around the world trained at the highest level to ensure ...
Boating Industry Canada met with Jens Bering at IBEX 2017. Bering has recently been appointed to ...
Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming NMMA Canada Industry Breakfast to be held on ...
Everyone is invited to join Ontario Sailing to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and the sport of ...
Activity and positive energy continued throughout the conclusion of the International BoatBuilders' ...
This morning the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards were announced during the annual Industry ...

BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (BICEOC) AWARD PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS AT TIBS

Employer Choice Award2018 400On Friday, January 12th, at the Toronto International Boat Show, the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award program presented awards to the first winners in this important employee development program.

This is the only “best employer” recognition award for Canada’s recreational marine industry. This is a national program that creates leading employer brand recognition and a true competitive advantage for attracting, retaining and engaging top talent. There are two award categories: