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More and more marine industry employers are looking for technicians, parts people, sales and marketing professionals, yacht brokers and boat builders. There are even opportunities for Government employees in the recreational boating industry.

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Posted: February 23, 2021

Position: Wholesale Manager

Company: GALA Boats

Location of work: Concord, ON

Description:

Our company is 25 years in business of manufacturing and distribution in marine industry. We are hiring for long-term, a skilled and ambitious Wholesale Manager for North American (Canada and USA) distribution of GRAND (www.grandinflatableboats.com) and GALA (www.galaboats.com) inflatable boats.

1. Job duties:

- GRAND and GALA brands Dealer’s network building and management, including:

- servicing the current Dealers network,

- setting up new Dealers, and expanding Dealer's network in Canada and USA

- participation in products marketing and marketing sales tools management

- product logistics management

2. Knowledge and skills required:

- Must have 5 years sales B2B. Knowledge of Marine, Boat, Watersport’s business is an asset.

- proactive, ambitious and creative person, able to learn, set the plans and goals and achieve them,

- person looking for long term job and becoming a valuable part of the company.

- excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

- strong business-to-business sales skills

- experience in marine, boat building or recreational industry (very likely)

- experience in international sales and logistics

- computer office software, accounting and web sales tools user skills and knowledge

- ability to travel

Salary: $60,000.00-$80,000.00 per year + Commission

Contact: Interested applicants please send your Resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted February 16, 2021

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Horizon Maritime Services, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Description and Scope of work:

With an unwavering commitment to safety and continuous improvement, Horizon Maritime’s dedicated seafarers and staff have deep experience in the challenges of operating in the harsh environment of the North Atlantic and global waters.

The company is built on a foundation of trust and integrity, driven, and developed by energetic, hands-on professionals in a collaborative environment. All operations are supported by an unwavering commitment to health and safety. Horizon Maritime understands its customer and client needs and creates innovative solutions for lasting success. Horizon Maritime takes pride in its reputation as an Employer of Choice.
Now facing a new phase in the company’s growth, with exciting opportunities and challenges as they grow nationally and internationally, Horizon Maritime is seeking a strategic and dynamic Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO will play a key role in the development and implementation of the financial strategy of Horizon Maritime and its group of companies. As an integral member of the senior leadership team, you will have specific responsibility for the oversight of corporate finance, budgeting, performance management, contracts and stakeholder management, financial planning, internal controls, treasury, and tax planning. Focused on constantly looking for better ways to run the business and continuous improvement, you will ensure Horizon Maritime has the structure, the people, and the capability to achieve the projected growth plans and overall business strategy.

The CFO will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, and will be responsible for leading and managing the accounting and IT teams, establishing and maintaining controls, practices and procedures to meet internal, legal, and regulatory requirements.

The ideal candidate is a proven business leader with a reputation for fostering organizational growth and development. You have a strong interest in overall business operations, and you are a big-picture thinker who is comfortable and effective working both at a strategic and a tactical level. Your post secondary education in finance or accounting is combined with senior financial leadership experience, preferably within a fast-growing and entrepreneurial organization. You have a successful track record and expertise in identifying and driving value in an organization, as well as a reputation for being a trusted business advisor who fosters strategic organizational improvement and success. You have the ability to communicate financial analytics in a clear and concise manner and you are highly capable of leading complex negotiations. You are systems oriented, with experience working with integrated accounting and business systems. Experience working with diverse groups, including First Nations, would be an asset.

Contact: To learn more about this exciting opportunity, contact Debra Clinton or Beverley Evans at 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at: https://www.kbrs.ca/Career/14356

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted February 8, 2021

Position:       Marine Service Technician Apprentice

Company:       Toronto Yacht Services Inc.

Reports to:     Service Manager

Employment Status:  Full Time Equivalent (FTE) hours with Overtime (OT) as required.

Location:        Toronto Outer Harbour Marina, 475 Unwin Avenue, Toronto, ON

Start Date:      March 2021

Compensation:          $40,000 to $50,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience

Comprehensive health and dental benefit package

Smart phone allowance

Summer/Winter Uniforms provided, including PPE and allowance for safety footwear.

About Toronto Yacht Services Inc.:  In 2009, Toronto Yacht Services Inc. (TYS) was launched to provide a comprehensive range of mobile, professional, marine services in the Greater Toronto Area. TYS is now the preeminent Authorized Volvo Penta service centre for the Greater Toronto Area and north shore of Lake Ontario. TYS handles service, warranty, and engine sales/installation for the full range of Volvo Penta Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations on vessels ranging in size from 34 to 82 ft as well as gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, and Volvo Penta compact diesel engines and saildrives.

Toronto Yacht Services is also an authorized dealer Yanmar and Westerbeke marine diesel engines and Kohler Marine Generators.  We are proud association members of ABYC, Boating Ontario and NMEA.

Our commercial clients include the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, the Peel Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Toronto Yacht Services is based at the Toronto Outer Harbour Marina – which is one of the largest and best equipped freshwater marinas in North America.  TYS is seeking a confident, and highly organized Marine Service Technician Apprentice based in the Greater Toronto Area Ontario, Canada.

Marine Service Technician Apprentice Role and Responsibilities

TYS requires an apprentice to assist our Marine Service Technicians. Marine Service Technicians install inspect, maintain, and repair vessels of all types. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair vessel engines, transmissions, propellers, and running gear.  They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, AC/DC electrical systems/equipment, steering gear, and accessories.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review work orders and execute diagnosis/repairs.
  • Maintain accurate/detailed documentation of work performed.
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on gas and diesel engines.
  • Perform maintenance/repair on transmissions/reverse gear, outdrives and POD systems (Volvo Penta IPS and ZF Zeus)
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on AC/DC on board electrical systems.
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on board domestic systems.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Attend factory training (Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Kohler, Raymarine, ABYC) as required

NOTE:  At TYS we are dedicated to providing training opportunities in order to help our technicians upgrade their skills/qualifications and build capacity in the Marine sector.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Have attended or currently by enrolled in a Marine Engine Technician Training Program (offered by Canadore College, Georgian College or Sault College) or other motive power training program (i.e., automotive, truck/ coach, heavy equipment, motorcycle and powersports)
  • Industry certification (Volvo Penta, Mercruiser, Raymarine, ABYC)
  • Experience with gas (EFI) and diesel engines
  • Experience with AC/DC on board electrical systems
  • Experience with on board domestic (plumbing and HVAC) systems
  • Experience operating power and/or sailing vessels
  • Experience in other motive power trades (automotive, truck/ coach, heavy equipment, motorcycle and powersports)

Required Qualifications:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Have a valid (class G) Ontario driver’s license (clean driving record)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate a strong sense of flexibility; self-motivated; able to work effectively under pressure and with minimal supervision; ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines; detail oriented and passionate about providing excellent service
  • Good communication skills
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Standard computer skills [e.g., Microsoft Office suite]

Working Conditions:

  • Standard hours, 44/week. OT/Saturdays during peak seasons [Spring (April-May) and Fall (October-November)]
  • Travel 10% of the time within the GTA
  • COVID-19 safety measures in place [e.g., office dividers, face masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, policy when working on vessels

Contact:

Interested applicants should send the Resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

Posted: February 8, 2021

Position:       Marine Service Technician

Company:       Toronto Yacht Services Inc.

Reports to:     Service Manager

Employment Status:  Full Time Equivalent (FTE) hours with Overtime (OT) as required.

Location:        Toronto Outer Harbour Marina, 475 Unwin Avenue, Toronto, ON

Start Date:      March 2021

Compensation:          $60,000 to $85,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience

Comprehensive health and dental benefit package

Smart phone allowance

Summer/Winter Uniforms provided, including PPE and allowance for safety footwear.

About Toronto Yacht Services Inc.:  In 2009, Toronto Yacht Services Inc. (TYS) was launched to provide a comprehensive range of mobile, professional, marine services in the Greater Toronto Area. TYS is now the preeminent Authorized Volvo Penta service centre for the Greater Toronto Area and north shore of Lake Ontario. TYS handles service, warranty, and engine sales/installation for the full range of Volvo Penta Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations on vessels ranging in size from 34 to 82 ft as well as gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, and Volvo Penta compact diesel engines and saildrives.

Toronto Yacht Services is also an authorized dealer Yanmar and Westerbeke marine diesel engines and Kohler Marine Generators.  We are proud association members of ABYC, Boating Ontario and NMEA.

Our commercial clients include the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, the Peel Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Toronto Yacht Services is based at the Toronto Outer Harbour Marina – which is one of the largest and best equipped freshwater marinas in North America.  TYS is seeking a confident, and highly organized Marine Service Technician Apprentice based in the Greater Toronto Ontario, Canada.

Marine Service Technician Role and Responsibilities

TYS requires Marine Service Technician to join our amazing service team. Marine Service Technicians install inspect, maintain, and repair vessels of all types. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair vessel engines, transmissions, propellers, and running gear.  They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, AC/DC electrical systems/equipment, steering gear, and accessories.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review work orders and execute diagnosis/repairs.
  • Maintain accurate/detailed documentation of work performed.
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on gas and diesel engines.
  • Perform maintenance/repair on transmissions/reverse gear, outdrives and POD systems (Volvo Penta IPS and ZF Zeus)
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on AC/DC on board electrical systems.
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on board domestic systems.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Attend factory training (Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Kohler, Raymarine, ABYC) as required

NOTE:  At TYS we are dedicated to providing training opportunities in order to help our technicians upgrade their skills/qualifications and build capacity in the Marine sector.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Have attended a Marine Engine Technician Training Program (offered by Canadore College, Georgian College or Sault College) or other motive power training program (i.e., automotive, truck/ coach, heavy equipment, motorcycle and powersports)
  • Minimum 2 year working experience as a marine technician or related motive trade (automotive, truck/ coach, heavy equipment, motorcycle and powersports)
  • Industry certification (Volvo Penta, Mercruiser, Raymarine, ABYC)
  • Experience with gas (EFI) and diesel engines
  • Experience with AC/DC on board electrical systems
  • Experience with on board domestic (plumbing and HVAC) systems
  • Experience operating power and/or sailing vessels
  • Summer/Winter Uniforms provided, including PPE and allowance for safety footwear.

Contact:

Interested applicants should send the Resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted January 26, 2021

Position: Experienced Marine Technician
Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Objective/ Job Description: 

Someone who has a minimum of 3 years in the marine or powersports industry.

Has experience repairing and troubleshooting personal watercraft.

Can work independently and in a team environment.

Has basic computer skills to communicate with customers and manufacturers.

Previous experience on Kawasaki PWC, however will be expected to repair and maintain all major PWC brands. 

Someone who is looking to learn and grow in this constantly changing industry.

Compensation: 

Starting wage $45K plus commission and is based off previous experience. Health/Dental and RRSP benefits. 

Contact information: 

Maddy Rotman, Service Manager 416-752-1560. Please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

   


 

 

Updated February 2, 2021

Position: Certified MMT, Full time permanent

Location: Looking for a certified MMT to join our Deans Marine Family on beautiful Vancouver Island

Description and scope of work: Must be CERTIFIED JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC WITH AT LEAST 4 YEARS EXPIERIENCE. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, able to work as a team player, great problem solver, Reliable, valid drivers license, must have own tools. Must have the knowledge to work on sterndrives as well as outboards.

Qualifications & Compensation: Mercury training as asset. Will train. Wage dependent on qualifications. We offer extended health care, vision care and dental. Not to mention the incredible chance to live on beautiful BC

Contact: Please apply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-748-0829

 

 

 

 


 

 

Updated February 1, 2021

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 1, 2021

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 2, 2021

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.

 

 

 

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