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November 13, 2018

Job Title: Marine Mechanic/ Heavy Duty Mechanic

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: Very competitive – depending on experience

Sea Power is a marine service center located on beautiful Vancouver Island. We are the main dealer in the region for Mercury, Volvo, Arneson and Hamilton Jet. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and top-notch expertise. As one of the most respected service shops on the West Coast we service vessels for hundreds of customers annually. Our mechanics are the best in the industry and we make sure their training keeps pace with innovations in the industry.

This position directly impacts our revenue, profitability, and customer experience goals and is fundamental to our continued success.

What we offer!

  • Impressive compensation package with competitive pay
  • Great health and insurance benefits after 3 months
  • A positive tight knit, team environment
  • Small, expanding team, room to grow
  • An awesome location, in the heart of Sidney BC

Skills & Abilities:

  • Self-starter and able to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Hands-on multi-tasker
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide customers with the best customer service that achieves the Sea Power brand “Quality, Integrity, Stability and Cutting Edge service”.
  • Always travel with and follow work order
  • Keep work vehicle fully stocked with parts, notify parts department when low on regular maintenance items
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, testing equipment, and hand and power tools associated with marine engine and equipment repair.
  • Diagnose problems to determine repair requirements or adjustments on marine engines, outboards, propellers, drive units, navigational equipment, etc.
  • Perform major and specialized mechanical overhaul and repair work on several models of marine engines and related marine equipment and systems using schematic charts and technical manuals.
  • Inspect, repair and maintain boat engines and power systems (diesel engines, outboards).
  • Install and test electrical and engine driven refrigeration systems, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing, hydraulic equipment and valves.
  • Establish and maintain a preventive maintenance program for marine engines and related
  • Liaise with team members to ensure priorities are clear, service orders are accurate and part orders and supplies are properly invoiced.
  • Billed time is documented and reported accurately and timely.

Qualifications:

5+ years experience

Must hold a class 5 drivers licence

A successful candidate will be one who thrives in a busy, often fast changing, environment and excels as part of a team.

To apply, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

November 13, 2018

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

 

 


 

November 13, 2018

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

 

 


 

October 31, 2018

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

 


 

October 24, 2018

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.

 

 


 

November 6, 2018

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 November 5, 2018

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:  Special Markets Coordinator for the Sales Department

Location: Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd, Toronto

Description of Work:

  • Maintain a consistent high level of support and communication with Yamaha sales network, responding to field sales team, dealers, boat builders and Government through email or phone in a timely manner.
  • Enter and process unit sales orders to achieve monthly and yearly sales targets. Comply with published sales programs adhering to the sales and delivery priority matrix when processing orders. Acquire necessary approvals for variances and upsell to gain maximum benefits.
  • Working with the OEM Sales Manager, coordinates weekly communication with Yamaha marine boat builder partners for unit forecast, sales activities and maintain database
  • Monitor and process bidding opportunities on Federal and Provincial levels. Coordinate all aspects of Yamaha government unit sales activities with focus on Standing Offer and act as the liaison with other departments for internal processing. Ensure units are billed and paid off within set time periods.
  • Working with Boats Area Sales Managers, manage all aspects of Yamaha watercraft and sport boat order processing and billing systems.
  • Maintain all necessary computer and paper records including dealer objectives, booking orders, product allocation, backorders, order summary, return/re-invoicing systems and maintain database.
  • For more information, visit: https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/our_company/careers/details.php?id=103

Compensation: To be negotiated

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

 


 

Updated September 24, 2018

Position: Product Support Specialist / Instructor

Location:  Mercury Marine Limited, Langley, BC

Description and Scope of Work: The primary functions of this position are to respond to all dealer, boat builder and consumer telephone and written inquiries with timely technical services support and assistance; and provide dealer training on all product lines.  The main focus is on product support and assistance in the areas of problem diagnosis, service procedures, warranty claim reviews and adjustments, product performance, and installation for all Mercury products.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Mercury / MerCruiser Technician
  • Thorough knowledge of marine industry service management and Mercury products
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to instruct groups of marine technicians

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 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 September 24, 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

 


 

Updated November 5, 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.

 


 

Updated September 24, 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

 


 

Updated November 5, 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

 


 

Updated September 24, 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: 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.

 


 

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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