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June 12, 2019

Position: Office Manager

Location of work: Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Description: Join a growing company with a passion for helping boaters enjoy the water.  Work at the water’s edge in Bluewater’s main office location on Granville Island and become part of a dynamic work environment and vibrant community. 

We are looking for a full-time team member to join Bluewater as an Office Manager.  This is a hands-on leadership position with direct responsibility for 3 – 5 office team members.  The Office Manager’s mission is to create happy clients by organizing the Bluewater office team, technical team, and supplier partners.  The successful candidate will be a strong verbal and written communicator with some project management skills, bookkeeping skills and a nose for sales and profitability.  The role will appeal to candidates that like to be in the middle of the action in an ops centre environment.      

The Office Manager will report to the COO and have deliverables to the CEO in finance and marketing.  Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the Office team in its mission to create happy boaters by understanding and addressing client needs related to boat service
  • Supervise and create estimates and invoices with assistance from technical team members
  • Support the technical leadership group in service fulfillment, project management and client communications
  • Schedule and dispatch technicians and assist in obtaining information for their assigned tasks
  • Schedule local couriers and international shipments, organize incoming and outgoing deliveries
  • Communicate with suppliers to organize services, parts and maintain strong relationships
  • Use QuickBooks for information and communication (no experience required but would be considered as asset)
  • Manage warranty applications
  • Manage the client inquiry and communication processes through email, phone, and in-person
  • Anticipate, prevent and manage service delivery and financial risks following company best practices
  • Be a driver of company revenue and profit including supervision of bookkeeping, compliance, payroll, financial and operational reporting functions
  • Supervise the company policies in relation to payment collection and payables
  • Manage record keeping and other office administration functions
  • Manage office organization and cleanliness
  • Supervise execution of marketing program  

   An ideal candidate for Bluewater would have:

  • 5 - 20+ years experience as an organizer, administrator, leader or service professional
  • Strong communication skills with an efficient, polite style in written and verbal communications and full fluency in English
  • Ability to assess situations on a case by case basis, adapt and shift priorities and plans quickly
  • A connection to boating through work, recreation, or aspiration
  • Willingness to ask questions when in need of support, desire and ability to understand the bigger picture and objectives
  • Creativity in solving problems and a proactive, self-starting, motivated mindset
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle simultaneous assignments with success and accuracy
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance while paying special attention to all the details 
  • Working knowledge or ability to learn quickly software tools like Quickbooks, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Suite and Social Media Sites
  • Typing speed of 45+ wpm with use of office equipment (printers, scanners)

Bluewater offers competitive compensation including wages based on experience and a subsidized health plan. 

Contact: If interested, please send a resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 


June 10, 2019

Position: Service Coordinator

Location of work: Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Description: Join a growing company with a passion for helping boaters enjoy the water. Work at the water’s edge in Bluewater’s boatyard location on Granville Island and become part of a dynamic work environment and vibrant community.

We are looking for a full-time team member to join Bluewater as a Service Coordinator. This is primarily an office position centered on creating happy clients and organizing the Bluewater technical team and supplier partners. The successful candidate will be a strong verbal and written communicator with some project management skills and a nose for sales and profitability. The role will appeal to candidates that like to be in the middle of the action in an ops centre environment.

Although the role would be perfect for a yacht broker looking for a change or someone with marine service experience (mechanical, boatyard services), this is not critical if the candidate is eager to learn and interested in boats and oceans. The Service Coordinator will have the following responsibilities to clients, technical and office team members, and suppliers.

Clients:

  • Create happy boaters by understanding and addressing client needs related to boat service
  • Create estimates and invoices with assistance from technical and office team members
  • Be a driver of company revenue and profit
  • Anticipate, prevent and manage service delivery and financial risks following company best practices
  • Respond to client inquiries and orders through email, phone, and in-person
  • Be an ambassador for Bluewater in our live and virtual communities including Granville Island and Shelter Island boatyards and the BC marine community
  • Use QuickBooks for information and communication (no experience required but would be considered as asset)

Office Team, Technical Team and Suppliers:

  • Support the technical leadership group in service fulfillment, project management and client communications
  • Schedule and dispatch technicians and assist in obtaining information for their assigned tasks
  • Schedule local couriers and international shipments, organize incoming and outgoing deliveries
  • Maintain office organization and cleanliness
  • Communicate with suppliers to organize services, parts and maintain strong relationships
  • Process forms for warranty purposes
  • Assess situations on a case by case basis, adapt and shift priorities and plans quickly
  • Take initiative, be pro-active, be a problem solver and an author of solutions

An ideal candidate for Bluewater would have:

  • 2 - 20+ years experience as a communicator, organizer, service or sales professional
  • Strong communication skills with an efficient, polite style in written and verbal communications and full fluency in English
  • A connection to boating through work, recreation, or aspiration
  • Willingness to ask questions when in need of support, desire and ability to understand the bigger picture and objectives
  • Persistence to finish assigned tasks from start to finish while paying attention to details
  • Creativity in solving problems and a proactive, self-starting, motivated mindset
  • Working knowledge or ability to learn quickly software tools like Quickbooks, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Suite and Social Media Sites
  • Typing speed of 45+ wpm with use of office equipment (printers, scanners)
  • Driver’s license

Bluewater offers competitive compensation including wages based on experience and a health plan. 

Contact: If interested, please send a resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 


May 21, 2019

Position: Boat Detailer – Seasonal, Full Time.

Location: Campbell's Landing Marina Ltd, Gravenhurst, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Perform cleaning and detailing on interior and exterior of boats.

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

 

 


 

April 16, 2019 

Position: Parts and Service Manager

Location: CO2 Inflatables, Oakville

Description: Canada’s largest inflatable boat dealer is looking for an experienced Parts and Service Coordinator. Must have outboard parts experience ( preferably Yamaha ). Must be well organized, mature, computer savvy and have excellent organization and communication skills as you will be dealing with customers. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full time work, no lay offs. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Multitasking – Ability to succeed while handling multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Scheduling Work and Activities – Scheduling service and repair work, sending and receiving deliveries.
  • Highly Relational with Outstanding Verbal Communication Skills
  • Strong Technical Aptitude including Computers – Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job; Using computers and computer systems
  • Team Player – Working with and getting co-workers to work together to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including Saturdays
  • Some physical work and lifting required
  • Some sales of inflatable boats and motors required
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Parts Coordinator Overview

The Parts Coordinator for Co2 Inflatables is responsible to oversee the parts department and is the primary parts sales person. Duties performed include managing inventory and reordering parts as needed. At all times, they must ensure that inventory is sufficiently stocked to meet customer needs and encourage sales. The Parts Coordinator reports to the Co2 Inflatables General Manager. Previous parts experience is necessary and experience in the Marine Industry is a plus. Customer service, organizational and communication skills are a must. Excellent product knowledge, good administrative skills and inventory management experience are equally important along with good sales and customer service skills.

Job Type: Full-time

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

 

 


 

Undated May 8, 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 April 30, 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 April 30, 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.

 

 


Updated May 14, 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 May 8, 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 April 30, 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 April 30, 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 April 30, 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.

 

 

 

 

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