INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN BOATING?

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT MARINE INDUSTRY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!

The business of boating is booming all the way across Canada and a career in boating offers both a good living and a great lifestyle.

The industry features a wide range of jobs that can all lead to a rewarding life. We always need talented technicians, but there are great jobs in parts, as sales and marketing professionals, yacht brokers and boat builders. Boating Industry Canada often has opportunities for Government employees and executive positions in finance and management. There is a wide range of opportunity in the recreational boating industry.

Since 2010, all sorts of employers have posted excellent career opportunities in this column. Make it a regular habit to keep tabs on the industry by checking this column every week.

If you are an employer, Boating Industry Canada will run your ‘Help Wanted’ advertising for FREE as long as the ads are for marine industry employment in Canada. We do this as a courtesy to the industry.

All we ask is that the wording of your job post be supplied in the format seen below:

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Boating Industry Canada and Kerrwil Publications Limited assume no responsibility or liability for the positions posted or the accuracy of the advertising. This offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice and this service is provided as a courtesy to the industry only. To have your Career Opportunity posted, email Elissa Campbell @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Posted September 13, 2021

Position: Product Support Specialist

Mercury Marine Limited, a Brunswick company, is the largest distributor of marine propulsion systems and related parts and accessories in Canada.

Located in Quebec, the following employment opportunity is available:

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.  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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical, product, repair and warranty support to consumers, dealers and boat builders
  • Respond promptly to all telephone, email, MercNET and fax inquiries
  • Take ownership of all inquiries and follow them through to resolution
  • Evaluate product failures to ensure consistency in warranty and customer relations adjustments
  • Provide support for field personnel
  • Participate in offsite repairs independently or in conjunction with field service, engineering, or product management personnel
  • Provide training for Mercury personnel as needed
  • Participate in or lead product improvement, business improvement or Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Rework, repair, or test various products

This position will work remotely from a home office.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Mercury / MerCruiser Technician preferred
  • Bilingual – English and French
  • Thorough knowledge of marine industry service management and Mercury products
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Able to resolve complex issues to the satisfaction of multiple parties

Education and Experience:

  • Two or more years of technical experience is required
  • Fluent / Bilingual in English and French is required
  • Associate’s degree in Marine Repair, Engineering or related field is preferred
  • Experience in the marine industry and experience servicing Mercury products is preferred

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

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted August 9, 2021

Position: Launch Master Relief

Company: Pacific Pilotage Authority

Location of Work: Prince Rupert

Description of Work

Pacific Pilotage Authority is a federal crown corporation with the mission to establish, operate, maintain and administer, in the interest of safety, an efficient pilotage service with the Pacific region for commercial vessels.

Pacific Pilotage Authority is seeking a Relief Launch Master for our Prince Rupert launch operations. This position is offered subject to the terms and conditions of the current Canadian Merchant Service Guild agreement.

Compensation

  • Starting wage is $57.25/hour (wage during training period, normally six shifts, is $42.94/hour)
  • Relief employees receive 16% of gross salary, exclusive of holiday pay and overtime, in lieu of benefits and an additional 6% in lieu of vacation time
  • Successful candidates will be required to work shifts; a full shift is 12 hours.
  • A list of the duties and qualifications are available on request.
  • The successful individual must be available on short notice for relief opportunities.

Requirements

  • Valid certificates for Master 500 GT Near-Coastal, Marine First Aid Training and Transport Canada Medical required
  • Candidates must pass a medical screening, including drug and alcohol screening in line with a recruitment process for a safety sensitive position.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate is a reliable self-starter and team player who is able to provide direction to the crew and maintain calm in stressful situations.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter (optional) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accommodation

If you require accommodations through the hiring process, please let us know. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Employment Equity

Pacific Pilotage Authority is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment.

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted August 9, 2021

Position: Sales Associate – Marine Electronics

Location of work: Vancouver, BC

Description of Work: Sales and solutions provider for marine electronics

Compensation: $50,000 – 75,000 (dependant on sales and marine experience)



Marine Electronics | Sales | Marine Sales Associate | Boating | Electronics Sales

Do you know your MFDs, VHFs, GPSs and MMSIs? If so, let's chat!

Roton Industries, a division of Pacific Yacht Systems, has been a supplier of marine electronics to avid boaters, boat builders, resellers, and installers throughout the province for over forty years! Our company is expanding and we are looking to add another member to the team.

Our office and showroom are centrally located in Vancouver’s Port Town neighbourhood with great access to transit, bike paths, and plenty of restaurants and craft breweries nearby.

We are looking for a sales associate who is outgoing, organized, and takes great pride in surpassing client expectations. If you're also friendly and have a sense of humour, you'll fit right in.

Build your career with us!

We are offering a full-time, permanent position for an employee who is looking join a company with an exciting future ahead of it. You will enjoy:

  • A salary range of $50,000 to $75,000 (dependent on sales and marine experience)
  • A yearly health spending account
  • No weekends! Our work week is Monday to Friday
  • Ongoing training on the latest marine electronics and technology
  • A fun team environment! We love what we do and enjoy working together

Experience with boating and marine products is of course a big plus, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have a knack for people and electronics, please apply!

 

Position Overview

Our clients love their boats, and they come to us looking for advice and solutions. Our marine product range is broad, including electronics (GPS chartplotters, depth sounders, radars, Sat TV, etc), electrical (batteries, chargers, and solar panels) and even heating systems & water makers. You will connect with clients over the phone, online, or in-person and help them choose the best products for the way they use their boat.

You should be familiar with boating terminology and be tech-savvy. But most importantly, you must like working with lots of different people. You are pro-active, think on your feet and predict what is necessary to meet our clients' expectations.

Duties include:

  • Daily interaction with clients in person, online and over the telephone
  • Provide detailed quotes for clients
  • Generate sales based on these interactions and quotes
  • Actively follow up on open quotes and leads
  • Assist with inventory and warehouse organization
  • Assist with customer service and warranty claims
  • Assist with keeping the showroom organized and maintained

Required Experience and Skills include:

  • 3+ years of experience in a sales or customer service role
  • Effective, professional communication and inter-personal skills
  • Willingness to continuously learn and stay current with new products and tech
  • Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Boating and Marine Electronics a very large asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Bonus points if you have used Quickbooks before

Your resume is important, but a well-written cover letter telling us who you are and what you could bring to the team will catch our attention. Please include both in your application.

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

 

 

 


 

 

Posted August 9, 2021

Position: Operations Coordinator

Location of work: Vancouver, BC

Description of Work: Overseeing warehouse operations, shipping & receiving, inventory management, purchasing.

Compensation: $45,000 – 60,000 (dependant on experience)

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

Pacific Yacht Systems Inc (PYS) is expanding its great team!

With our headquarters in beautiful Vancouver, BC, we have enabled boaters to realize their dreams for the past 48 years by being a leader in the sales, design, installation, and service of custom electronics, electrical, and heating systems for the marine industry since 1973. We provide specialized retail, B2B, and eCommerce sales and service to our clients around the globe, from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

We are centrally located in Vancouver’s Port Town neighbourhood with great access to transit, bike paths, and plenty of restaurants and craft breweries nearby. Our office is relaxed but busy, we have a great team, and everyone lends a hand. The best part is that our clients love their boats and share our enthusiasm for the great outdoors.

We are progressive-thinking and forward looking, and we support the growth of our G-R-E-A-T team by emphasizing our core values:

Gets it done right
Resourceful
Embraces feedback
Always growing
Takes ownership

Build your career with us!

We are offering a full-time, permanent position for an employee who is looking join a company with an exciting future ahead of it. You will enjoy:

  • A salary range of $50,000 to $60,000 (dependent on experience)
  • A yearly health spending account
  • No weekends! Our work week is Monday to Friday
  • Ongoing training on the latest marine electronics and electrical products
  • A fun team environment! We love what we do and enjoy working together

Position Overview

As the Operations Coordinator, you will be a key member of our team with the responsibility of overseeing the entire warehouse operations including: shipping and receiving; inventory management; purchasing; picking and packing outgoing orders; preparing orders for customer pick-up; processing returns; and warehouse organization.

Your customer service and interpersonal skills will serve you well as throughout the workday you will interface with multiple stakeholders including the head of Operations for ongoing updates; staff and technicians; customers; suppliers and vendors; customs brokers and couriers. And on occasion, you will be travelling to supplier locations to pick up parts and delivering them to our techs at local marinas.

Shipping Duties

  • Coordinate and process outgoing orders
  • Prepare products for shipment on time to meet delivery deadlines and customer commitments
  • Liaise with delivery companies, couriers, and operations to determine shipping priorities
  • Liaise with Operations team for technician pick-ups/drop-offs
  • Complete necessary domestic or customs documentation (Commercial Invoice, Certificate of Origin, NAFTA) for any shipments being delivered via third party carrier

Receiving Duties

  • Receive and analyze all incoming shipments for short-shipped goods, damage or other discrepancies and authorize
  • Inform Operations team of any inventory discrepancies and damaged/defective parts that would impact customer service levels
  • Distributing product to correct area in the warehouse in a timely manner

Organization

  • Maintain warehouse cleanliness and shelf organization, ensuring warehouse floor is swept, trash and recycling removed daily

Purchasing and Inventory Maintenance

  • Ensure stock/parts count in the warehouse is reflective of inventory in CRM
  • Monitor inventory of high-volume parts for stock replenishment
  • Reconcile and communicate any discrepancies with Operations Lead and suppliers
  • Work with Operations Lead for re-orders and general purchasing
  • Complete inventory counts of warehouse and fleet vehicles regularly

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for:

  • 1-2 years warehouse management and logistics experience
  • Class 5 drivers license and vehicle required. Local pick-ups will be required from time to time (mileage is compensated)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, most especially Outlook and Excel, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software
  • Familiarity and comfort using a tailgate, pallet jack and dolly
  • Knowledge of accounting and inventory systems is an asset (QuickBooks preferred)
  • Motivated self-starter capable of taking initiative and managing multiple priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Analytical thinking and reasoning to anticipate issues that may arise of potential roadblocks, and ability to identify alternative solutions or approaches to problems
  • Making decisions and solution-finding with the ability to think on your feet
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • High level of customer service
  • Good-natured team player with integrity, accountability and an appreciation for collaboration and learning
  • Ability to perform general physical activities (lifting up to maximum of 60 lbs)
  • Solid familiarity of GVRD and surrounding areas and ability to navigate with or without use of GPS
  • Knowledge of boating industry products is an asset

Contact: Your resume is important, but a cover letter that tells us about who you are and what strengths you bring will set you apart! Please email both to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

 Posted August 3, 2021

Position:          Senior Marine Service Technician

Company:        Hindson Marina Inc.

Reports to:       Service Manager

Status:             Full Time

Location:          79 Champlain Rd. Penetanguishene, ON

Start Date:        ASAP

Compensation:          $25+/Hr. Subject to Experience and Qualifications

Marine Service Technician Role and Responsibilities:

Hindson Marina Inc’s Service Department is a fast moving, high performance Marine Service facility. We require an additional (Senior) Marine Service Technician to join our talented and productive service team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review work orders and execute diagnosis/repairs/maintenance.
  • 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 to various on board domestic and accessory systems.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Attend factory training (Volvo Penta, Mercury, Yanmar, Kohler, Raymarine, ABYC) as required

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

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: July 13, 2021

Position: Marine Structures Technician - Richmond British Columbia

Who we are:

Nordmanner Marine Services is a structural and cosmetic boat repair shop located in Richmond, BC. We offer repairs, refits and maintenance to composite boats.

Job Objective: 

To conduct structural and cosmetic composite repairs on fiberglass boats. This includes damage assessments, repairs, and building of new parts.

We are looking for people who can:

  • Conduct damage assessments.
  • Prepare and read layup schedules.
  • Complete fiberglass repairs.
  • Have vacuum bagging experience.
  • Can work in teams and independently.

Description of the work:

  • Damage assessments.
  • Grind, layup, sand, and finish fiberglass repairs.
  • Remove and install parts.
  • Clean, polish, and refinish.
  • Application of epoxy and two part paints.
  • Keep the work area clean.

Requirements: 

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Fiberglass experience.
  • Experience with epoxies, resins and gelcoats.
  • Experience with gelcoat repairs.
  • Some experience with painting.
  • Experience with spray equipment.
  • Lots of experience with hand tools, air tools and electric tools.
  • Experience with stationary/shop power equipment .
  • Marine trade math basics.
  • Boat yard safety.
  • Drivers license with a clean record.
  • You must have 3m half-mask (we supply filters), steel toed work shoes, safety glasses.
  • Work wear 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.

Company Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday (7:30 - 15:30)

Compensation: Based on experience

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

  

 

 


 

 

Posted May 28, 2021

Gyles Sails & Marine - Thornbury Ontario

We are hiring! Come join the team at Gyles Sails & Marine

Position includes:

Working closely with customers, setting up work orders and assisting with sourcing parts

Retail customer service, processing cash transactions, ordering and receiving inventory

Knowledge and experience in inventory control, and/or accounts receivable/payable is an asset

Must be familiar with excel spreadsheets, word documents and some social media platforms.

Store organization and general cleaning will be needed at times.

Individual must be able to work as a team and also be independent. Good phone etiquette and a positive attitude is required.

Initial wage is negotiable and dependent on experience. Boating experience would be an asset, but is not necessary.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Seasonal

Contact: Email your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted May 17, 2021

Position: Product Designer – Mechanical (Thermal)

Location: Dometic - Vancouver

Reports to:
Engineering Manager – Thermal

Purpose
This position focuses on product development including design, verification, validation, launch and support of products and components used in boat control and heavy duty transportation heating products. Develop and evaluate mechanical and mechatronic products to meet cost and functional targets.

Qualifications and Experience
We believe that the ideal candidate has the following qualifications and experiences:

  • University or Institute qualifications in Mechanical, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering.


Main Responsibilities
• Prepare design documentation for new products and components such as drawings, engineering specifications and test reports.
• Design products and components utilizing prescribed tools such as QFD, CAD, DFMA, DFMEA’s in accordance with ISO9001 requirements and procedures.
• Participate in the full development cycle, from requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, validation, documentation and on-going support.
• Assemble and component design including, concept generation, 3D modeling, material selection, stress analysis, etc.
• Hold design reviews and conduct validation tests (salt spray, lifecycle, tolerance validation).
• Manage Bill of Materials for production assemblies.
• Research and develop systems solutions for identified market opportunities.
• Participate in “make versus buy” decisions for components and/or assemblies.
• Analyze operational efficiency for components and/or assemblies to determine if more efficient design or manufacturing methods can be implemented.
• Develop project plans, coordinate activities and report on project status.
• Work in multi-function/new product development teams, including program and product management, manufacturing engineering, supply chain management and production.
• Interact with customers and suppliers and represent SeaStar Solutions.
• Assist in applications support and troubleshooting as required.
• Complete additional job duties and assignments up to 15% of the time.

Success Factors
To be successful in this role, we believe that you possess the following skills, competencies & characteristics:
• Well-developed organizational skills with the ability to manage a variety of tasks.
• Strong proficiency with MS Office programs including: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint; and, the ability to learn other applications quickly.
• Must have real world experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and a respect for difference.
• Professional demeanor whether in person, via email or on the telephone.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Ability to work well independently and as part of a strong team.
• Familiar with volume production processes including casting, extrusions, powder metal, injection molding, precision machining sheet metal fabrication and welding.
• Thorough knowledge of various materials and secondary coatings.
• Proficient with Pro/Engineer, PDMLink/Windchill (AutoCAD is optional).
• Familiar with MRP systems to control engineering Bills of Materials.
• Proficient in design procedures, specifications and engineering
software/simulation tools.
• Strong ability to produce reliable cost effective designs for industrial applications.
• Strong understanding of test methodology and design of experiments.
• Familiar with mechanical assemblies such as hydraulic gear pumps, axial piston pumps, cylinders, valves, motors, linear actuators, compressors, and internal combustion engines.
• Familiar with electronic instrumentation/sensors & test equipment.
• Working knowledge of safety regulations (UL, CSA, CE and other regulatory requirements).
• Apply industry standards such as SAE, ASTM, ISO; familiarity with ISO9001 requirements.
• Familiarity with QFD, Design and Process FMEAs.

Deliverables
• Mechanical design, verification, validation, launch and support of products and components.
• Validate mechanical design solutions that meet requirements and cost targets in a timely manner.
• Approved mechanical design and test requirements documentation, test reports, and reports for customers on design and test results.
• As this position is constantly evolving, please speak with your supervisor/manager regarding daily, weekly and monthly objectives.

To find out more about Dometic, please visit our company website at:
www.dometic.com, www.seastarsolutions.com or http://canada.seastarsolutions.com/careers/

How to apply: Please visit our Indeed page HERE

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Posted May 17, 2021

Position: Strategic Sourcing Agent/Sourcing Engineer

Location: Dometic - Vancouver

Reports to:
Strategic Sourcing Manager

Key Relationships:
Internally - All employees

Purpose
The primary responsibilities of this position are to source, negotiate, coordinate and manage all aspects of supply chain activities for new parts and new product launches, as well as seek out new opportunities to improve cost, source of supply and reduce supply base of current parts and materials.

Qualifications and Experience
We believe that the ideal candidate has the following qualifications and experiences:
• Degree or certificate in business, supply chain management, engineering, project management or a related discipline.
• Minimum 5 - 10 years of experience at a senior or intermediate level of purchasing or strategic sourcing in manufacturing environment
• SCMP designation is preferred
• Project Management knowledge and skills are highly desired

Main Responsibilities
• Support and manage sourcing activities throughout new product development and launches stages, participation in product launch meetings, manage and report on supplier or supply readiness to meet product launch schedule.
• Prepare RFQ’s and seek quotes from current or new suppliers, negotiate price, incoterm, delivery, tooling cost, lead-times, payment terms etc.
• Conduct “make vs. buy” analysis and make recommendations accordingly.
• Issue and manage pre-production and early production purchase orders, monitor delivery and quality.
• Issue and manage tooling PO, monitor tooling construction progress, ensure on-time completion and approval of tools.
• Initiate, track and manage Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submission requirements, ensure timely completion.
• Analyze and calculate product component costs, negotiate lowest costs with suppliers and review quotes against similar manufacturing methods, processes and market trends.
• Negotiate prices and commercial issues/terms regarding cost, delivery, replenishment lead time, shipping, etc. within assigned commodities or projects.
• Renegotiate, track and report price increases, minimize and control cost increase
• Monitor raw materials to minimize increases of materials costs.
• Identify and lead cost reduction opportunities within assigned commodities, by re-negotiating, resourcing, redesigning or consolidating supplier base.
• Conduct “spend analysis” to determine top “spend” items, commodities, activities or suppliers to leverage and promote the most effective use of company funds.
• Facilitate or assist to resolve supplier quality issues, support to evaluate and monitor on-going supplier quality and technical capabilities and performance.
• Maintain a good working relationship with suppliers and internal departments.
• Ensure compliance to the Dometic and PMAC code of Ethics.
Complete other job duties and assignments as required

Success Factors
To be successful in this role, we believe that you possess the following skills, competencies & characteristics:
• Strong and effective problem solving, negotiation skills and decision-making abilities.
• Detail oriented, well organized, able to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks.
• Driven, have sense of urgency, take ownership.
• Familiar with MRP systems, able to read and understand multi-layer BOM.
• Good knowledge of supplier quality
• Project Management knowledge and skills
• Good knowledge and or prior sourcing / purchasing history of one or more of the commodities / categories including but not limited to:
• mechanical parts such as various types of castings, precision machining, metal fabrication, plastic injection molding
• electronics / electrical products such as PCBA, wire cable, motors
• hardware such as fasteners, fittings, seals, bearings etc.
• Reasonable math skills, able to form basic formulas in Excel.
• Proficiency / intermediate level of MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, able to learn other applications quickly.
• Effective verbal and good written communication skills in English.
• Must have real world experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and a respect for difference.
• Professional demeanor whether in person, via email or on the telephone.
• Ability to work well independently and as part of a strong team.

Things to Know
• Dometic is an equal opportunity employer.
• Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.
• Only applicants legally eligible to work in Canada should apply. No foreign applicants will be sponsored.
• We look at each resume in detail, so please be sure to review the job description and highlight your experience in relation to this role.
• All candidates will be updated on the status of their application.

To find out more about Dometic, please visit our company website at:
www.dometic.com, www.seastarsolutions.com or http://canada.seastarsolutions.com/careers/

How to apply: Please visit our Indeed page HERE

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted April 23, 2021

Position: Parts counter sales person

Location of work: Laurentian Marine Sales, Ottawa, Ontario

Description of Work:

Seasonal April thru November

Full or part time

Up to 40 hours a week

Laurentian Marine Sales

2636 Mac st

Ottawa Ontario

Phone 613-526-5622

Fax 613-526-2834

 

Knowledge and Skills:

Bilingual preferred

High school or equivalent

 

Compensation: Pay range $16 to $18 per hour

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted March 22, 2021

Position:  Full-time Service Technician

Location: Vector Yacht Services Ltd., Sidney, BC

Overview:

The Vancouver Island's premier marine service dealership is searching for a highly professional, ENERGETIC & EXPERIENCED service technician to join our team!  This is your chance to work on the island and enjoy the area working for Sidney's Premier haul out and service company – Vector Yacht Services Ltd. We have been in business for over 30 years and our team has enjoyed serving our amazing clients. We are major dealers for Volvo Penta, Mercury, Yanmar, Suzuki, Zodiac-Milpro, Kohler, Ultrajet and others.

Ideal Candidate

  • Three+ years’ marine mechanical experience
  • Merc and Volvo inboard / outboard
  • Experience with inboards (Volvo/Yanmar)
  • Experience working with gas or diesel engines.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical problems 
  • Work alone or with a team to go above and beyond.
  • Complete all repair jobs accurately and timely.
  • Keep updated with all manufacturer product launches, updates and product sales training.

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for boating and the overall Marine Industry.
  • Energy, drive, focus, intellect, and vision.
  • Work in a team, professional appearance, well-groomed.
  • Self-discipline and organizational ability;
  • Strong attention to detail, confidentiality, and professionalism..
  • Trustworthy, respectful, and able to demonstrate strong work ethics.

 Benefits:

  • Wage: $25+ per hour. (*depending on experience)
  • Comprehensive group Healthcare program including dental coverage.
  • Fun and empowering work environment

Contact: Interested parties should submit their resume to Frank at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: March 17, 2021

JOIN THE TEAM AT THE RIGGING SHOPPE!

Do you know anyone who may want to join our team?

The Rigging Shoppe Limited in Scarborough, Ontario is hiring a Full-Time Permanent position and a Full-Time Seasonal position for the months of April thru August.

Candidates will be expected to answer the phone, assist customers shopping in the store, enter purchases into the computer, handle cash and restock inventory in the store.

Applicants should have sailing experience and/or love the water.

Our store hours are:    

  • Monday-Saturday 9-5  
  • Closed Sundays (except for April and May)   

Hours may vary due to COVID.

Rigging Shoppe, 44 Midwest Road, Toronto
Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: March 16, 2021

Position: Boat Mechanic

Location: Bluewater Rigging Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

Description and Scope of Work:

Join a growing company with a passion for helping boaters enjoy the water.
We are a boat service company specializing in recreational boats and yachts of all sizes.  Bluewater is currently seeking an experienced Boat Repair Mechanic to join one of our three locations in Vancouver (Granville Island), Richmond (Shelter Island) and North Vancouver (Lions Gate) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Diesel/gasoline engines (inboard and outboard) and generators
    • Strong diagnostic and repair skills and be passionate about high-quality work.
    • Service, maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of boat engines, running gear, and onboard yacht systems - on-site and in the field.
    • Marine running gear
    • Research and problem solving skills
    • Self-motivated, flexible and willing to research and learn new equipment
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Enjoy being part of a successful team
    • Excellent communications and customer service skills
    • Safe driving record

    Experience working with HVAC, hydraulic, electrical, boat hull and plumbing systems is considered an asset.

    Keys to success with Bluewater 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.

    Bluewater offers competitive compensation including wages based on experience and a health plan.  From Sept to February, Bluewater offers a 4 day, 40 hour work schedule for qualified experienced mechanics.

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

Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

https://bluewaterrigging.com/careers/

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: March 16, 2021

Position: Apprentice Marine Mechanical Technician 

Location: Bluewater Rigging Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

Description and Scope of Work:

Join a growing company with a passion for helping boaters enjoy the water.  Work at the water’s edge in one of Bluewater’s Metro Vancouver locations and become part of a dynamic work environment and vibrant marine community.

We are a marine service company specializing in upgrade, repair, and maintenance of recreational boats and yachts.  We are currently seeking an Apprentice Marine Mechanical Technician to join our team to become a certified MMT through a combination of on-the-job apprenticing and two terms of BCIT classroom learning.   The apprentice will develop skills and become a certified technician working in the following areas:

  • Service, maintenance, and repair of power and sailboats in the boatyard and at marinas
  • Diesel and gasoline engines and generators
  • Marine running gear including propellers, shafts, struts, shaft seal systems
  • Onboard systems including watermakers, heaters, hydraulics, plumbing
  • Hull protection including anti-fouling paints, gelcoat polishing, hardware installation and repair

Keys to success with Bluewater are:

  • A desire for a long-term career
  • Interest in continual learning
  • Solid work ethic
  • Professional attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in technology
  • Ability to complete tasks in a safe and timely manner
  • Working in a team environment
  • Interest in diversity of work on a variety of boats, systems, and tasks – every day is different
  • Working in both sheltered and outdoor environments
  • Valid BC driver's license and clean driving history

Although marine mechanical experience isn’t required for this position, the successful candidate may have mechanical aptitude or experience from a non-marine background like automotive or industrial, a connection to boating, or experience in another trade.    

Bluewater offers competitive compensation based on experience, a benefits plan, and a welcome environment for team members looking to learn, grow and thrive around some of the coolest boats in BC.

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

Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Posted March 4, 2021

Position:              Sales & Service Attendant

Location:             Flagship Marine; Kelowna, British Columbia

Job Type:             Full-time

Overview:

Flagship is a leading marine dealership established over 30 years ago in Kelowna. We are excited to offer a newly created position to help us keep growing. If you are dedicated, ambitious, and want a genuine opportunity to develop a career in the marine industry, do not hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Customer Service and Sales

  • Perform informal and formal needs assessments for each customer to recommend appropriate goods and services.
  • Assist customers with pick up and delivery of boat packages.
  • Operate equipment including Bobcats, forklifts, and power tools.
  • Launch, retrieve, and operate vessels up to 40.’
  • Assist customers with parts, sales, and service inquiries.
  • Develop a rapport with customers, demonstrating a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance to represent a positive image of the company and its brand at all times.
  • Participate in training and development and put new skills to immediate and meaningful use.
  • Foster a positive and pleasant working relationship with members of the service and sales team
  • Familiarize yourself with current information about services and products available for customers.
  • Accurately record customer demographics, sales orders, or other information digitally or in written form
  • Communicate with clients and refer to appropriate members of the team.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.

Qualifications for Customer Service Sales

  • 2+ years of customer service or sales experience preferred.
  • Clean driving record
  • Boat operators’ licence
  • Comfortable trailering, launching, and maneuvering small vessels.
  • Comfortable learning to operate large equipment.
  • Ability to cooperate with and support other members of customer service team.
  • Strong verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Willingness to interact daily with customers from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Must be comfortable working independently and making minor decisions without direct supervision.
  • Good sense of organization and keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of customer service best practices and desire to participate in trainings and professional development.
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced working environment.

Contact: Interested parties should submit their resume to Jennifer Ness: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted March 4, 2021

Position:              Marine Technician  

Location:             Flagship Marine; Kelowna, British Columbia

Job Type:             Full-time

Overview:

The Okanagan’s premier boat dealership is searching for a highly professional, ENERGETIC & EXPERIENCED service technician to join our team!  This is your chance to work in the Okanagan Lifestyle Industry with Kelowna’s Premier Marine Group – Flagship Marine.  For 34 years our team has enjoyed serving our amazing clients, helping them create lasting boating memories and having fun along the way.

Ideal Candidate

  • Three to five (3 – 5) years’ marine mechanical experience
  • Merc and Volvo inboard / outboard or outboard certification
  • Experience with outboards, and personal watercraft
  • Experience working with gas or diesel engine.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical problems along with basic winterizing and summarization of boats.
  • Proficiency in trailering and operating a vessel with the utmost care and safety. (helpful)
  • Work alone or with a team to go above and beyond our client expectations.
  • Complete all repair jobs accurately and timely.
  • Keep updated with all manufacturer product launches, updates and product sales training.


Personal Qualities

  • Passion of boating, watersports, and the overall Marine Industry.
  • Energy, drive, focus, intellect, and vision.
  • Professional appearance, well-groomed.
  • High levels of self-discipline and organizational ability; with a focus on delivering promises.
  • Strong attention to detail, confidentiality, and professionalism.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Trustworthy, respectful, and able to demonstrate strong work ethics.

 

Benefits:

  • Wage: $28-$35 per hour. (*depending on experience)
  • Bonus Program
  • Comprehensive group Healthcare program including dental coverage.
  • Fun and empowering work environment

Contact: Interested parties should submit their resume to Jennifer Ness: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

  

 


 

 

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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