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February 11, 2019

Position: Assistant Marina Manager

Location: Honey Harbour, Ontario

About Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre: Brandy’s Cove is a full-service marina located in beautiful Honey Harbour, Ontario providing premium marine mechanical and dockage services.  Brandy’s Cove is a family-owned marina offering customized services to more than 100 vessels up to 55 ft in length. Our experienced staff are focused on customer service excellence and delivering the optimal experience for the boating community on Southern Georgian Bay.

Brandy’s Cove is looking to hire an exceptionally driven and customer oriented Assistant Marina Manager who will thrive in fast-faced team environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Customer service excellence
  • Work closely with the management team on various projects
  • Dock and yard staff management
  • Human resources management
  • Health and safety oversight
  • Infrastructure maintenance and quality control
  • Assist with hiring for vacant positions
  • Sales and marketing

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Management experience in a service role
  • Marine industry knowledge
  • Proven ability to effectively lead/direct, coach and train others
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, diplomacy and related skills
  • Flexibility in your work schedule
  • Focus on quality control and detail oriented
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • VHF Radio license
  • Health and safety experience

Asset:

  • First aid training
  • High-level of comfort working around large boats and water
  • Experience operating heavy equipment

Compensation:

  • Compensation will be assessed based on experience
  • Minimum 40 hrs/week
  • Contract Start Date: April 2019 (***must work most weekends***)

Contact:

Please respond via email to Marina Manager, Shayne Ronald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

February 11, 2019

Position: Marine Mechanic

Location: Honey Harbour, Ontario

About Brandy’s Cove Yachting Centre: Brandy’s Cove is a full-service marina located in beautiful Honey Harbour, Ontario providing premium marine mechanical and dockage services.  Brandy’s Cove is a family-owned marina offering customized services to more than 100 vessels up to 55 ft in length. Our experienced staff are focused on customer service excellence and delivering the optimal experience for the boating community on Southern Georgian Bay. Brandy’s Cove is looking to hire an exceptionally driven and experienced marine mechanic who will thrive in fast-faced team environment.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Assets:

  • Must have own mechanic tools & tool box
  • First Aid training

Compensation:

  • Compensation will be assessed based on experience
  • 40 hrs/week (Monday – Friday)

Contact:

Please respond via email to Office Manager, Fiona Stellato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


February 11, 2019

Position: Marine Maintenance Service Crew

 

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Job Ref#19J098-ET

Description of Work: Harbourfront Centre is seeking individuals to join Marine Services Crew for the 2019 Season.

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.

For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round

Harbourfront’s Sailing and Power boating operation is a well-established sailing club with a large membership base, conveniently located downtown in Toronto, south of the Rogers Centre and CN Tower. The clubhouse boasts access to over 90 sail and power craft, ranging from 7′ to 36′ in length and includes 11 International J24’s and 17 powerboats up to 26 feet. The club is dedicated to delivering excellence in boating instruction as well as making boating accessible to Toronto residents and visitors through instruction, membership and rental programs.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to keep up with public demand, and provide competent marine maintenance service crew duties. To ensure the club clients have a positive experience we are looking for customer orientated people who enjoy engaging with the public, take pride in their working environment and can provide good judgement with regard to safety.

 

FULL-TIME SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The Marine maintenance Service Crew primary responsibility is to look after the rental fleet – including by limited to the general cleanliness, minor boat repairs, and to perform dockhand duties. The applicant should be flexible with hours and weekends, willing to help out wherever needed, comfortable working outside and committed to delivering high levels of customer service to members and the general public.

JOB BRIEF

  • Ensuring that boats are prepared and fully operational for departure, so that customers may benefit from a safe and enjoyable boating experience.
  • Conduct daily boat checks and monitoring the fleet’s condition, and performing the necessary repairs to keep boats in operation and ready for use.
  • Liaise with office staff each morning around fleet availability for customers.
  • Perform opening and/or closing duties, and conduct fuel runs to local filling station with company vehicle.
  • Must be flexible - willing to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Candidates will be working outside, near water, and will often be exposed to sunlight. They will need to be able to protect themselves from the elements. These positions can also be physically demanding and candidates must be able bodied.

Required Skills:

  • Required valid driver’s license
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid Toronto Harbour Licence and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (we will assist with this)
  • Basic experience in boating
  • Basic swimming skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to solve problems
  • Able to follow standard procedures as set out by management
  • Available to work from April 10th until October 2019
  • International candidates must have, or be in the process of gaining, a valid Canadian work permit
  • Successful applicant will need to provide an updated police background check

This role is ideal for anyone who enjoys working outdoors, and wishing to develop sailing and power boat ability; you'll pick up numerous transferable skills for your resume.

 

Interested applicants should FORWARD RESUME with COVER LETTER by MARCH 1ST, 2019 to:

 

KATRINA MARTENS – Marine Services Manager
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275 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5V 1A2    T: (416) 203 3000 F: (416) 203 8000

www.harbourfrontcentre.com/boating   email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 


 

February 6, 2019

 

Position: Lead Shipwright / Project Manager

Location of work: Richmond, B.C.

Description of Work Nordmänner Marine Services is a fully mobile boat repair company. We are in the business of structural and cosmetic repair, refit, 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 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 composites, wood, and metal.

We are looking for people who have:

  • Have 10 or more years in this or a similar industry - transportation repairs or building (marine, automotive, aircraft, engineering, etc.)
  • Have 3 or more years experience in a management position in the boat building or boat repair industry or 6 or more years in a similar industry. (marine, automotive, aircraft, engineering, etc.)
  • Understanding of Composite structures, lay-up schedules, types of fibers and resins etc.
  • You can understand, read, and modify blueprints.
  • Have technical marine experience and can troubleshoot and address issues on location.
  • Strong understanding of Marine trade mathematics.
  • Boat yard safety.
  • Drivers license with a clean record.
  • You are bonded - no criminal records.
  • You are clean and drug free.
  • Understand the importance of customer service.
  • Can lead teams and make them feel good about themselves.
  • You have some working knowledge with basic software's:  word, excel, Google docs, sheets etc.
  • You are goal oriented.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You have outstanding work ethic.
  • Are prepared to go above and beyond what is expected of the average employee working for us.
  • We are looking for people who want to work with us, not for us.

Description of the work:

  • interact with office, lead Shipwright, 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.
  • Leading, instructing, and teaching employees.
  • Invoicing clients on location.
  • Driving company vehicles.
  • Dropping off crews at various job sites.
  • Instructing crews on daily work, ensuring that they fill out their work sheets and picking them up at the end of the day.
  • Managing use of equipment, tools and supplies.
  • Scheduling of employees.
  • Ensuring job-site, employee and client safety.
  • Employee Assessments.

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • WHIMS
  • Forklift operator
  • Scissor lift operator
  • CPR / First Aid
  • Project management skills
  • Project Estimation skills
  • Experience with and able to learn and work with composite materials
  • (You will be trained to our company, and Canadian and American aerospace and aircraft industry standards - there is no higher standard)
  • Experience with resins, epoxies and gelcoats
  • Experience with Gelcoat repairs
  • Experience with the application of non-skid surfaces
  • Experience with high quality finish painting, varnishing and spraying
  • Experience with hull, rudder,  keel and deck structural repairs and modifications
  • Experience with window design, cutting and installations
  • Experience with osmosis and blistering repairs
  • Some experience with wood structure repairs, carpentry, cabinetry and finishing
  • Extensive experience with repairing wood decay
  • Extensive experience with barrier and anti-foul coatings
  • Experience with drawing water lines and hull stripes
  • Use of hand tools, air and electric tools
  • Shop machinery experience
  • Experience with spray equipment
  • 3M half-mask , Steel toed shoes, Safety glasses (Will be supplied by Nordmanner Marine Services after your first year of service)
  • Workwear for all weather conditions

Special working conditions:

  • We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.
  • We can, sometimes, work long hours in order to complete projects.
  • This is a dirty job.
  • We will supply mask filters, work suits, and hot beverages and sport drinks as needed.

Compensation: Based on experience

Contact information for candidates to respond: Please check out our website at https://www.nordmanner.com/boat-repair-careers for more information. Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

 

February 6, 2019

 

Position: Shipwright / Journeyman / Journeywoman

Location of work: Richmond, B.C.

Description of Work 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:

  • At least 17 years old
  • WHIMS
  • Forklift operator
  • Scissor lift operator
  • CPR / First Aid
  • Understanding of worksite safety
  • Drivers license with a clean record
  • Bonded with clean record for a minimum of the last 6 years.
  • Clean and drug free
  • ***Strong ability to follow detailed instructions in order and to the letter.
  • Experience with and able to learn and work with composite materials (You will be trained to our company, and Canadian and American aerospace and aircraft industry standards - there is no higher standard)
  • Have some technical marine experience and can troubleshoot and address issues on location.
  • You like to work outside
  • Understand the importance of customer service.
  • Can work in teams and independently.
  • You enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to work long hours
  • 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:

  • Setting up and taking down of job sites
  • Sand, scrape, clean and prepare all wood, fiberglass and metal parts on all assigned marine vessels.
  • Removal and installation of parts.
  • Removal of paints and application of paints.
  • Cleaning, polishing, and refinishing marine vessels.
  • Repairing of marine fiberglass (composites).
  • Application of epoxy, two part paints, and varnishes.
  • Removal and installation marine fenestration.
  • Repairing of bottom strikes,  keels and rudders and decks.
  • Assist the master shipwright in all shipwright and shipwright related tasks.
  • Keep work area clean and clean work area.
  • Experience with resins, epoxies and gelcoats
  • Experience with Gelcoat repairs
  • Experience with finish painting, varnishing and spraying
  • Experience with hull, rudder,  keel and deck structural repairs and modifications
  • Experience with osmosis and blistering repairs
  • Experience with hardware installation and removal
  • Experience with designing, cutting and installing windows
  • Experience with wood structure repairs, carpentry, cabinetry and finishing
  • Experience with barrier and antifoul coatings
  • Knowledge and experience of hand tools, air and electric tools
  • Knowledge and experience of shop machinery
  • Basic Marine trades mathematics
  • 3M half-mask , Steel toed shoes, Safety glasses
  • Nordmanner Marine Services work shirts will be supplied
  • Workwear for all weather conditions

Special working conditions:

  • We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.
  • We may also work on weekends, depending on our clients.
  • We can sometimes work long hours in order to complete projects.
  • This is a dirty job.
  • We will supply mask filters, work suits, and hot beverages and sport drinks as needed.

Compensation: Based on experience

Contact information for candidates to respond: Please check out our website at https://www.nordmanner.com/boat-repair-careers for more information. Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


 

 

February 6, 2019

Position: Marine Service Apprentice

Location of work: Richmond, B.C.

Description of Work 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:

  • At least 17 years old
  • WHIMS - not mandatory
  • Forklift operator - not mandatory
  • Scissor lift operator - not mandatory
  • CPR / First Aid - not mandatory
  • Worksite safety knowledge - not mandatory
  • Drivers license with a clean record
  • Bonded with clean record for a minimum of the last 6 years.
  • Clean and drug free
  • Strong ability to follow detailed instructions in order and to the letter.
  • Experience with and able to learn and work with composite materials (You will be trained to our company, and Canadian and American aerospace and aircraft industry standards - there is no higher standard)
  • You like to work outside
  • Understand the importance of customer service.
  • Can work in teams and independently.
  • You enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to work long hours
  • 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:

  • Setting up and taking down of job sites
  • Sand, scrape, clean and prepare all wood, fiberglass and metal parts on all assigned marine vessels.
  • Removal and installation of parts.
  • Removal of paints and application of paints.
  • Cleaning, polishing, and refinishing marine vessels.
  • Repairing of marine fiberglass (composites).
  • Application of epoxy, two part paints, and varnishes.
  • Removal and installation marine fenestration.
  • Repairing of bottom strikes,  keels and rudders and decks.
  • Assist the master shipwright in all shipwright and shipwright related tasks.
  • Keep work area clean and clean work area.
  • You will work with resins, epoxies and gelcoats
  • Learn finish painting, varnishing and spraying
  • Learn hull, rudder,  keel and deck structural repairs and modifications
  • Learn to make osmosis and blister repairs
  • Hardware installation and removal
  • Learn to cut and install windows
  • Learn some woodworking skills in structure repairs, carpentry, cabinetry and finishing
  • Barrier and antifoul coatings
  • Use of hand tools, air and electric tools
  • Use of shop machinery
  • Learn basic Marine trades mathematics
  • 3M half-mask , Steel toed shoes, Safety glasses
  • Nordmanner Marine Services work shirts will be supplied
  • Workwear for all weather conditions

Special working conditions:

  • We work outside in the elements. You must be prepared to work in the hot, cold, rain and wind.
  • We may also work on weekends, depending on our clients.
  • We can sometimes work long hours in order to complete projects.
  • This is a dirty job.
  • We will supply mask filters, work suits, and hot beverages and sport drinks as needed.

Compensation: Based on experience

Contact information for candidates to respond: Please check out our website at https://www.nordmanner.com/boat-repair-careers for more information. Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

 

 


 

January 25, 2019

Position: Seasonal Opportunity  - DOCK ATTENDANT  - 10 positions available.    

 

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Job Ref. #19J010

Description:

Situated on Toronto’s waterfront, Harbourfront Centre is renowned as Canada’s foremost facility for contemporary culture. Our year-round operation offers some 4000 internationally acclaimed events ranging from music, literary and theatrical festivals to children’s activities and craft shops. Currently, we are seeking self motivated and reliable individuals to join our Marine Operations Department as Dock Attendants. This is an outdoor seasonal position for summer 2019 (May 1 to Sept 2, 2019 inclusive). Dock Attendants report to the Dock Master’s (supervisors) at all marina facilities. 

DUTIES:

  • Dock and undock large harbour charter and tour boats, large visiting yachts and perhaps some ships. Maintain cruise schedules, passenger report logs and records for safety and billing purposes.
  • Help customers dock and undock their boats within two public marinas and on boardwalk portions of the site;
  • Check-in and out all marina visitors. Assist with hotel like slip reservation bookings via Swell Advantage software and concierge services;
  • Collect and process slip deposits and fees. Ensure accurate completion of marina agreement paper work by ALL boat owners;
  • Learn to use Swell Advantage Marina Management software.
  • Provide marina customers and site tourists with visitor information;
  • Work with local marine safety (Marine Police and Marine Fire) re emergency support.
  • Work with the Canada Border Service as required.
  • Develop knowledge of marine emergency and spill response procedures.
  • Conduct early morning dock checks to establish the exact positions, status, security and safety of all boats in marinas;
  • Assist with the cleaning and organizing of offices, washrooms, laundry and shower areas at marinas;
  • Hose off the docks, collect garbage and recyclables, report maintenance concerns and maintain company equipment. Assist with the collection of floating debris such as weeds, plastic bags, cups etc.. Keep the marina office area tidy and clean both in and out.
  • Provide weather data and other important notices and information to boaters. Monitor and keep bulletin boards tidy and neat;
  • Monitor and respond to calls on the VHF marine radiotelephone;
  • Rent Toronto Music Garden park self guided audio tour devices;
  • Assist customers with luggage, groceries and provide a range of customer support;
  • Acquire an Industry Canada Marine VHF Radiotelephone licence by May 31st. Course training and materials will be provided;
  • Sell retail products including ice, pump-out tokens and ice cream where applicable;
  • Promote and support a variety of activities including our Harbourfront Sailing and Power Boating operation, canoe/ kayak schools and clubs, Disabled Sailing, Blind Sailing Canada, Toronto Brigantine etc.
  • Operate a pump out service centre for waste management. Pump boat holding tanks out as needed.
  • Complete a variety of marina logs for communication and record keeping purposes.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Familiarity with either sailing, power boating, marina operations or commercial marine activities. Strong preference will be given to candidates with extensive customer service employment in a public marina, yacht club or a marine environment with similar services.
  • Organized and neat with a highly professional work ethic and appearance;
  • Energetic, dynamic, outgoing, personable and polite. Enjoys dealing with the public. Friendly positive personality.
  • Highly customer service oriented, must exhibit exceptional pro-active customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work without supervision.
  • Comfortable working around the water. Must be able to swim well. Please submit swimming certificates.
  • First aid / CPR and water safety an asset.
  • Boat handling / driving experience an asset.
  • Cash handling and credit/debit card processing experience an asset.
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions i.e. hot and cold or rainy.
  • Police Background check letter requirement. Can be obtained on-line.

 

DURATION:  May 1 - September 2, 2019 inclusive. (Full time or part-time work may be available until mid-October).

Employment begins with two day orientation May 1st and 2nd.

HOURS:  Rotating shifts (start as early as 9:00 a.m. to as late as midnight) including weekends and all holidays. Site runs seven days per week. Approximately 30 to 40 hours per week.

 

WAGE:  $15.00 per hour plus vacation and statutory holiday pay.

INTERVIEWS:  Will be conducted throughout February and March at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Please respond swiftly if a Reading Week or PA Day interview date is preferred. We regret interviews may not be granted to all applicants. You will be contacted if skills and experience are suitable.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday February 22, 2019 

Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. No. 19J010-ET to:

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

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

 

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

 

 


 

January 11, 2019

Position: Service writer/parts person

Location: Dean’s Marine, Duncan BC.

We are currently looking for a service writer/ parts person. This is a full time position year round.

Applicant must have marine experience, good computer skills, some marine knowledge.  Able to work independently. Accountability is key.

Wage dependent on experience and knowledge.

Apply to:

Karen Hankins

Dean’s Marine Ltd

250-748-0829

www.deansmarine.ca

 

 


January 4, 2019

Position: Marine Technician

Description: Lakeview Marine is pleased to offer openings for Certified and Entry level technicians; we are located on the edge of Historic Port Perry which is on the shores of Lake Scugog. This is just north of the Oshawa/Whitby area and south of Lindsay.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are pleased to offer two career path choices. First, for the well experienced certified technician, we offer enrollment in continued education with the major marine engine and drive manufacturers. We supply specialty shop tools and equipment. We commit to having support staff in place to help you be successful. For the ELT, we offer a path that evolves from an entry level position all the way to a certified technician. We will start you on your path to success with enrollment in industry leading training programs that are instructor led. These programs are completed through on-line portals as well as mentoring on the job.

Canadian’s own over 2 million recreational boats!  We sell and service multiple boat lines as well as ATV’s. If you’re interested in a rewarding, in demand, high tech career in the marine industry we may be the right fit for you!

Job type:  Full time seasonal (compensation program available for off season)

Experience:

  • ELT entry level technician- some mechanical experience with a positive outlook and an appetite to learn, some hand tools required.
  • Certified technician in Mercury, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, Suzuki, Evinrude and other manufactures would be an asset. Positive team outlook and must be willing to continue with up to date manufacturer education programs.

Wage: Based on experience

Schedule: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Fridays to 8:00 am - 6:00pm, Rotating Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please contact Jim Post via email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call or txt 905-982-0300

 

 


 

 

Updated Febraury 6, 2019

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

 

 


 

Undated February 6, 2019

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

 

 


 

Updated February 6, 2019

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

 


 

Updated February 6, 2019

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.

 

 


 

Updated February 6, 2019

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 February 6, 2019

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: 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 February 6, 2019

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 February 6, 2019

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 February 6, 2019

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.

 


 

Updated February 12, 2019

Position: Marine Gel and Refinishing 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 February 7, 2019

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 February 6, 2019

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

 


 

Updated February 6 2019

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 February 7, 2019

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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