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June 15, 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.


May 1, 2018

Position:  Sales and Admin

Location of work:  Roton Industries Ltd, Granville Island, Vancouver BC

Description of Work: Want to combine your love of boating, interest in technology, sales & customer service experience & administrative skills in a job on Granville Island? Roton Industries marine electronics is looking for a mat leave replacement starting approximately June 1 M-F. Must be a flexible multi-tasker who enjoys variety & talking with customers, able to use Microsoft Office Suite & do data entry, have experience with shipping & receiving, have strong spoken & written English & be able to lift 35 lbs.

Compensation: Salary $18-$20 to start.

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Ken Johnston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


April 9, 2018

Position: Marine Service Technician Apprentice

Location of work: Toronto Yacht Services (TYS), Greater Toronto Area

Description & Scope of Work: TYS requires an apprentice to assist our Senior Marine Service Technicians. Marine Service Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair boats of all kinds. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair boat engines, hulls, propellers, rigging, masts, sails, and navigational equipment. They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, cabinetry, electronics, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories. Click here for a detailed job description.

Qualifications & Compensation: Industry/certification training Volvo Penta, Raymarine) as required. Smart phone allowance. $15-18/hour depending on qualifications and experience. 4% vacation pay included each payroll period
3 paid sick days

Contact: Toronto Yacht Services Inc. The Toronto Outer Harbour Marina 475 Unwin Ave Toronto, ON M4M 1B3  Ph: 416-886-9992 Fax: 1-866-812-6785 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


April 9, 2018

Position:  Marine Service Technician

Location of work:  Toronto Yacht Services (TYS), Greater Toronto Area

Description & Scope of Work: TYS requires a Marine Service Technician. Marine Service Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair boats of all kinds. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair boat engines, hulls, propellers, rigging, masts, sails, and navigational equipment. They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, cabinetry, electronics, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories. Click here for a detailed job description.

Qualifications & Compensation: Industry/certification training (Volvo Penta, Raymarine) as required. Smart phone allowance.  $18-26/hour depending on qualifications and experience 4% vacation pay included each payroll period
3 paid sick days

Contact: Toronto Yacht Services Inc. The Toronto Outer Harbour Marina 475 Unwin Ave Toronto, ON M4M 1B3  Ph: 416-886-9992 Fax: 1-866-812-6785 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


April 3, 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

 


 

April 3, 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.


April 2, 2018

Position: Yacht Charter Manager – Full Time Position at YACHT Solutions            

Location: Yacht Solutions, Port Credit, Ontario

Description & Scope of Work: Reporting directly to the President you will be a key person in the organization with sales, support and service contractors reporting to you. The position is available to start by June 1, 2018.

Contact: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are Interested in applying with a cover letter indicating why you feel you would be suited to this position as well as your background information.


March 14, 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

 


March 9, 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


 

March 6, 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: Marine Parts & Service Assistant

Location: Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre, Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay, Ontario

Description & Scope of Work: Brandy’s Cove is a fast paced, full-service marina located in beautiful Honey Harbour on Georgian Bay. This position requires marine mechanical experience, positive attitude and a strong work ethic as well as working well with others, problem solving and reliability. Schedule: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm (April – November) (Seasonal)

Qualifications & Compensation:

-Marine Industry Knowledge

-Previous Parts/Service Experience

-Computer skills Word and Excel

-Strong organizational and time management skills

-Valid G or higher Driver’s License and vehicle

Excellent pay wages and benefits available

Contact Information: Fiona Stellato, Office Manager, Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre Inc. 705-756-9900 email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 6, 2018

Position: Marine Mechanic

Location: Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre, Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Brandy’s Cove is currently looking to expand our team. We are looking for a knowledgeable Marine Mechanic. Brandy’s Cove is a fast paced, full-service marina located in beautiful Honey Harbour on Georgian Bay.  This position requires marine mechanical experience, positive attitude and a strong work ethic as well as working well with others, problem solving and reliability. Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm (April – November)

Qualifications & Compensation:

  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems and successfully repair them
  • Maintain time records on work orders
  • Experience with both gas and diesel engines
  • Minimum 2 years work experience on maintenance of small equipment, gasoline and diesel marine engines
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment with accuracy and speed.
  • Work effectively & cooperatively with fellow employees
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing about repairs
  • Valid G or higher Driver’s License and vehicle
  • Pleasure craft operator card
  • Ability to drive a boat

Excellent pay wages and benefits available.

Contact Information: Fiona Stellato, Office Manager, Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre Inc. 705-756-9900 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 6, 2018

Position: Dock Hand (4 Positions available)

Location: Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre, Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Responsible for the safe mooring of vessels and general operations of the dock by facilitating and assisting in coordinating the arrival and departure of vessels, maintaining a safe and clean environment and acting as a liaison between customers and the marina management team. The candidate must be comfortable around boats and large bodies of water. Schedule: TBD (Mid-April to October) (Students weekends only during school year)

Qualifications & Compensation:

-Must work evening and weekends

-Welcome slip holders and/or transients in a manner which expresses a kind, courteous and professional manner

-Provides the highest level of customer and guest services, expedites requested from vessels including dock cart delivery/ice/baggage to and from dockside

-Maintain and clean restrooms, docks, walkways, ramp ways, grounds, equipment and other areas designated by the marina manager

-Preform daily trash removal and dispose of as directed

-A positive attitude combined with the ability to communicate fluently and relate well to customers in a leisure environment

-Ability to use a VHF radio or willing to learn

-Assists in marina related duties such as securing boats to docks, connecting and utility services (power and water), black water pump out and facility sanitation

-Maintains a clean personal appearance including, but not limited to personal hygiene and clean and orderly attire

Wages: Starting @ $14

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


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.


March 6, 2018

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

    Qualifications & Compensation: 

    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; year round benefit package; retirement saving plan; bonus

    Contact information – website - niagaracruises.com/careers or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 6, 2018

Position: Mate – Boat Tour to Niagara Falls (Niagara Gorge)

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Description and scope of work: 

Our Mate 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.

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

fulfills the role of SVMO with all additional knowledge and responsibilities

ensures a clean workplace (i.e. restrooms, garbage, common areas, wheelhouse, 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

Qualifications & Compensation: 

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; year round benefit package; retirement saving plan; bonus

Contact information – website - niagaracruises.com/careers or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


February 27, 2018

Position: Dock Attendant (10 positions available)

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Description & Scope of Work: May 1 - September 3, 2018 Full time or part-time work may be available until mid-October. Mandatory two day orientation in early May. Rotating shifts (start as early as 9:00 a.m. to as late as midnight) including weekends and holidays. Approximately 30 to 40 hours per week.

Qualifications & Compensation: Wage $14.00 per hour plus vacation and statutory holiday pay

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here for more information

 

 


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.

 

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