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.

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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 This offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice and this service is provided as a courtesy to the industry only.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. .

 


Position: CORK Finance Director

Location: 
Kingston Ontario

Description: 

CORK FINANCE DIRECTOR KINGSTON ONT CORK/ Sail Kingston Inc is a highly motivated organization with a challenging mission – to host high quality sailing regattas for all ages, including national, continental and world championships. This is accomplished with a very small paid staff and a large corps of volunteers. The Finance Director is a key contributor whose responsibilities are to manage the financial affairs of the organization and to ensure the efficient and effective use of CORK’s financial resources. You will possess strong leadership and proven managerial skills, as well as an in-depth knowledge of finance and accounting. You will be required to work with a variety of key stakeholders including the CORK Board of Directors, staff, sponsors, and partners. Teamwork with the Executive Director will be essential to success. Knowledge of the sport of sailing and bilingual capability are advantages. The work location is CORK’s Kingston offices located in Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and residence in Kingston area will be an advantage.

The CORK regatta schedule occurs in the period of June to September with the remaining eight months devoted to fiscal year-end reporting, annual financial audit, grant applications, planning and budgeting, which creates flexibility with respect to hours worked. Fiscal year-end is 31 October.

Qualifications:
Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration. Experience in all areas of financial and business management for a mid size organization. Not-for-Profit experience is an asset.

Ability to:
• Create and manage budgets and maintain day-to-day control of finances and financial transactions.
• Establish a good control environment and represent CORK’s management on the annual financial audit.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders and partners such as sports organisations, multiple levels of government, sponsors and tourism agencies
• Work with a Board of Directors and execute their direction
• Work closely and cooperatively with the CORK Executive Director
• Work closely and collaboratively with teams of volunteers, staff, and committees
• Work efficiently with IT technology including commonly used office systems, registration systems and other event specific systems.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain efficient and effective functioning of the CORK finance and business organization
• Work with the Board of Directors to execute their direction and support them in activities such as strategic planning exercises
• Take day to day charge of compliance.
• Take a leading role in the development of annual operating budgets
• Present monthly financial reports and forecasts to the Board
• Develop financial forecasting and budgeting tools
• Ensure adherence by staff to internal control procedures
• Prepare documents for the annual audit, act as CORK’s management representative with auditors and respond to audit enquiries
• Communicate with stakeholders, supporters, and participants on behalf of CORK for financial issues
• Liaise with Sail Canada, Ontario Sailing, the City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston as appropriate to responsibilities
• Process financial transactions, including preparing and approving invoices and payments
• Participate in sourcing funding, sponsorship, and grant opportunities, and developing grant proposals and compliance reports
• Participate in general event planning as the Finance lead.
• Administer the competitor registration and payment systems with respect to ensuring registration payments reconcile with financial records.
• Administer volunteer reimbursements to ensure payments are timely and within prescribed guidelines.
• Supervise summer student for financial administration
• The role is on site and requires the incumbent to work in the CORK Kingston office.

Reporting

The Finance Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and is accountable to the Board of Directors

Total Compensation
The position comes with a competitive salary as a 60% full-time position. The intensity of work varies across the year. The CORK regatta schedule occurs in the period of June to September with the remaining eight months devoted to fiscal year-end reporting, annual financial audit, grant applications, planning and budgeting, which creates flexibility with respect to hours worked within each month. Fiscal year-end is 31 October.

Timing
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than Feb15th.

CORK encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds who are eligible to work in Canada. As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, CORK will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. We
will consult with applicants to ensure a suitable accommodation is provided.

Posted February 3, 2023

 


Position: Boat Detailer/Polisher - 2 FT staff

Location: Southern Ontario & Cottage Country

Description: 

Top Polish and Shine, Ontario’s fastest growing mobile boat polishing company is looking for 2 FT staff to join our team of mobile polishers that service boats and marinas through southern Ontario and cottage country.

Delivering high-quality services and products to boaters and marinas is at our core and allowing our team to make this a full-time career rather than seasonal employment is part of our hiring strategy.

Whether you are a seasoned polisher or someone new to the trade, we provide full training and include an opportunity  to become owners in the business.

If you're interested in working in the marine industry and enjoy some travel, working on the water, and bringing boats back to life, give us a call or send us an email.

Contact: Eric Spath, Top Polish and Shine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 705.888.5202 (Office)

Posted February 2, 2023

 

 

 

 

 


 

  

 

 

 

Position: Marine Travelift Operator.

Location: Stones Boatyard, Nanaimo, BC

Description of work:

Stones Boatyard, one of Vancouver Island’s busiest boatyards, is recruiting a Marine Travelift Operator to join our team. As a full-service yard and boat storage centre, no two days are alike and that means interesting, diverse, and challenging work to lift 700 recreational and commercial boats each year.

If you are a self-starter looking for employment that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, we invite you to dive in and explore the possibilities.

The Marine Travelift Operator’s daily routine includes, but is not limited to, safely operating our 82- ton travelift with a wireless remote control to move boats to designated work, and storage areas.

This position requires someone who has 2+ years’ experience with a marine travelift, and forklift in a boatyard/yacht environment. We are looking for someone who has a strong work ethic, takes pride in their work, has strong communication, organisation skills, the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work as part of a cohesive team.

The boatyard hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 0800 – 1630, plus other additional hours/overtime as required.

Reports to:

  • Boatyard Supervisor and/or Boatyard

Job Duties Responsibilities:

  • Assisting boat owners, crews, and contractors with the haulout, launching and storage of their
  • Operating 82-ton travelift, and hauling, launching, and blocking of yachts and commercial vessels up to 85 feet long.
  • Supervising yard staff assigned to assist lifting, washing, and blocking
  • Managing lifts and reporting back to management
  • Performing all basic under waterline work from start to
  • Organizing all yard equipment and carrying out preventative maintenance programmes for all company owned equipment, including forklift, travelift, water treatment plant, etc.
  • Proper and safe use of slings, , ensuring safe movements of vessels.
  • Placing keel blocks, boat stands and support blocks under vessels in accordance with size of
  • Monitoring machinery/equipment to confirm equipment works correctly and
  • Checking equipment daily for proper fluid levels and general operation including hydraulic lines and fittings, strap condition, and report and maintenance/repair issues to management.
  • Grounds maintenance and boatyard cleanliness
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma
  • 2+ years experience operating travelift in the Marine
  • Antifouling paint, zincs, trim tabs, shafts, rudders
  • Possess a high regard for safety in the
  • The ability to stoop, crouch, pull, push, reach, hear, near vision, kneel, talk, stand, grasp and lift to 50 lbs. while working around moving machinery.
  • Fluent proficiency in English language, verbal and written
  • Valid driver's license and have reliable
  • Legally entitled to work in
  • Enjoy working outdoors and able to work in all weather conditions, hot, cold, and
  • Ability to ascend and descend a
  • Basic boat handling skills a

Required Service and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Maintaining flexibility and safely performing multiple duties and tasks under stressful, potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Maintain a customer focused, professional, and positive demeanour while on the
  • Tendency to display endurance and capacity for a fast
  • Able to work independently at times and make sound
  • Knows limitations and when to ask for
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (may include safety glasses, gloves, life jackets and/or hard hats) as required for the task or work area.
  • Report all accidents, injuries, spills and near misses
  • Eagerness to engage in a growing, and fast paced
  • Consistently treat others with dignity and
  • Genuinely serves others with humility and a positive
  • Frequently demonstrates a bias toward
  • Always communicates effectively and courteously with fellow teammates and
  • Continuously follows policies and procedures while seeking out new and better ways of accomplishing duties.
  • Shows resolve and overcomes difficulties in a positive and productive
  • Gladly provides responsive, and high level of service to other
  • Eagerly puts forth the extra effort to accomplish
  • Adapts quickly and efficiently to changing priorities to meet customer or teammate

Attendance and Punctuality:

  • Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays and overtime when required
  • Punctual to work; has good attendance; uses good
  • Attends meetings when directed; follows company policies/goals.
  • Understands need for adhering to set schedules and
  • Maintains 100% attendance and begins working on
  • Leaves for/returns from breaks on

Communication:

  • Uses correct language; speaks clearly; and
  • Able to complete written work orders, maintenance records and purchase
  • Greets clients; is respectful; is courteous; has acceptable
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts well verbally; exhibits good listening and
  • Speaks politely and respectfully with all members of the
  • Deals directly with co‐workers to resolve
  • Follows‐up quickly and completely; keeps management informed of situations and

Compensation:

This is a full-time salaried position offering a competitive salary based on skills and experience in the region of $25-30 per hour, staff parking, uniform, PPE, plus health, dental and vision benefits covering employee and his/her dependents. Staff discounts available for boating equipment sold through the onsite Marine Store.

Technical training is provided, as and when required or agreed, to meet standards and best serve customer requirements.

Relocation: Support will be offered for relocation from the BC mainland to Nanaimo (or within easy daily commuting distance of the yard) if required.

Contact Information:

Please send a resume and covering email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted October 3, 2022

 

 

  

 

 


 

 

Position: Marine Yard Equipment Operator - Hurst Marina
 
Location: Outside Manotick (Ottawa) on the Rideau Canal.
 
Description and Scope of Work:
-Driving, launching and moving boats in water and on land.
-Operating heavy equipment such as: Fork lifts, shunter trucks, hydraulic trailers and boat travel lift.
-Blocking boats
-Maintaining equipment.
-Involved with yard organization and planning.
-It is a physically demanding job.
 
Beneficial but not required are: Tools, forklift, boating and AZ licence
 
Hurst Marina is a year round, on the water parts/service & sales operation. Pay commensurate on experience. Health benefits and retirement plan offered.
 
Apply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Posted August 22, 2022 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Position: Marine Technician/Mechanical -  - Hurst Marina
 
Location: Outside Manotick (Ottawa) on the Rideau Canal.
 
Description and Scope of Work:
-Responsible for regular service and maintenance to marine outboard, inboard engines and propulsion systems.
-Commissioning and spring launching boats.
-Diagnose and repair of engines and drive systems.
-Diagnose systems on boats from 16' to 50' and repair.
-Assembly, rigging, pre delivery inspection and final water test new boats.
-Winterizing boats.
-Documenting service notes and recommendations on the computer.
 
-Must Have own basic tools.
 
-Beneficial but not required are Ontario boat technician licence and or Class A  or M  licence.
 
Hurst Marina is a year round, on the water parts/service & sales operation. Pay commensurate on experience. Health benefits and retirement plan offered
 
Apply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Posted August 22, 2022 

 

  

 


 

 

 

Position: Sailboat Broker

Location: Bayshore Yacht Sales, Midland, Ontario

Description and Scope of work: Bayshore Yacht Sales is looking for a Sailboat Broker to join our growing team in the Southern Georgian Bay area. The ideal candidate is an energetic salesperson with a background in sailing and a passion for boating and being on the water.

The successful Sailboat Broker will demonstrate the advantages and benefits of Bayshore Yacht Sales while actively seeking new customers and maintaining existing customer relations in order to sell new, used and brokerage boats ranging from 14 to 60 feet.

The Sailboat Broker must recognize that business is built on customer satisfaction and devote him/herself to exceeding the customer’s expectations.

The ideal candidate will have most of the follow attributes:

  • Project a professional and knowledgeable image at all times
  • High level of service and product knowledge
  • History of outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Aptitude for navigating the internet for research
  • Experience in the boating industry and/or as a recreational boater

In this role, the duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Handle walk-in, phone and internet inquiries and follow-up on leads
  • Promote sales to prior clients to help generate leads
  • Acquire full knowledge of complete product line, features and accessories available for purchase
  • Input and management of customer information in our CMS to ensure outstanding client care
  • Devote him/herself to exceeding the customers satisfaction and developing long-term relationships
  • Follows the Bayshore Yacht Sales process to improve selling skills, including prospecting for new customers and follow-up on customers previously contacted
  • Help clients through the purchasing process with assistance from management and office administration
  • Responsible for managing vessel listing and marketing with support from office administration
  • Responsible for showing products in various settings including showrooms, off-site displays, shows, and on water
  • Managing delivery of vessels with assistance from office administration and service teams
  • Professionally lead and support customer events including Rendezvous & Seminars
  • Demonstrate basic Seamanship skills

Must have a valid driver’s license
Must have a Pleasure Craft Operating Card
Must have experience operating sailing yachts and recreational pleasure craft
Basic seamanship skills would be considered an asset

Job Type: Seasonal

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

 Posted August 8, 2022

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted: June 13, 2022

Position: Sales Representative

Location: Western Marine Company, southern Vancouver Island, BC

Western Marine is an industry leading wholesale distributor of marine hardware, accessories and supplies with 37 years of successful growth, and industry leading customer service in Canada. We are based in Vancouver, BC and Barrie, Ontario.  www.westernmarine.com

We are looking for an experienced sales representative to cover our southern Vancouver Island territory. The person we seek will have a good understanding of marine hardware sales and have a solid track record of success in sales to industry.

Strong communications skills and the proven ability to build and maintain critical, trusting relationships are essential. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to set priorities and handle a very busy dynamic environment.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • visiting the existing base of customers to understand their needs
  • building and maintaining relationships
  • developing a territory plan
  • solving customer concerns
  • utilizing internal and external resources to solve concerns
  • developing and using internal and industry resources to grow business
  • prospecting and cold calling customers in the defined area
  • providing regular reporting to management

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in the Recreational and Commercial marine industry; a big asset.
  • Strong territory management experience.
  • An open-minded approach to business and be open to learning and being coached.

Job Type: this is a full-time, permanent career opportunity

    • Based on Vancouver Island covering the Southern Vancouver Island territory.
    • Weekly travel within the assigned territory
    • Occasional weekends covering customer events, trade and boat shows
    • Occasional travel to Vancouver and elsewhere for meetings and training

Salary: Base salary, commission and benefits

We strongly favor someone with industry experience but will look at related experience in wholesale sales.

Contact: If you are interested in joining Western Marine, send us your resume and a cover letter telling us what makes you a great salesperson, to Alan Stovell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Updated: August 5, 2022

Position: Yacht Broker

Location: Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Georgian Bay, Kelowna, Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Description: We are seeking a Yacht Broker for our Yacht Brokerage firm that has previous experience working in Yacht Sales or a related industry (automotive sales, recreation vehicle sales, real estate sales etc…) This is 100% commission independent contractor position. Expectation of minimum $100,000 per year (80% of our brokers hit this target in 2021, with top earners bringing in over 200,000)

For many, their lifestyle and their career are totally separate. As a Yacht Broker with United City Yachts, you can turn your passion for sales, people, and freedom on the water into your career. While some home office work is required, much of the time is spent outdoors, walking the docks of marinas and yacht clubs, aboard boats, interacting with other people who are passionate about the yachting lifestyle. United City Yachts with full staff has fifteen brokers, a full staff of admin, and managers to assist our brokers. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and cooperative company; Each broker has a designated and protected territory, we are able to share best practices and strategies without fear of having to ever "compete" with each other.

We are looking for someone who is an energetic self-starter who is looking to grow with our business and be a key member of our team in one of our open territories. Though we expect a Yacht Broker to cold call and generate leads, our business invests heavily in online marketing and will provide you tools and resources to help you in generating sales.

Overall Responsibilities: • Responsible for generating and managing client listings in their territory. • Responsible for input and management of required sales information into our Customer Relationship Management system. • Responsible for ongoing and after sales client care. • Responsible for managing the entire sales process for those listings that turn into a sale

Duties :

Listing and Selling Boats • Will be required to cold call and network to build new listings in the territory. • Responsible for managing client expectations and helping in setting the price. • Required to complete listing agreements. • Responsible for collecting the vessel details, so boat ad content can be created by our marketing staff. • Required to communicate and answer questions for all listing leads. • Co-ordinate with our marketing staff to make sure the boat is listed on all our websites and YachtWorld.com. • Responsible for the showing of boats. • Required to manage the client’s expectations and work with them on price adjustments. • Specialize in answering “specific” buyer leads. • Required to work with Office Manager on all boat offers and purchasing process along with making sure all sales documents are completed. • Responsible for managing the entire sales process including haul outs, surveys and sea tests. • Responsible for the closing of the sale and the handling of funds and escrow. • Responsible for making sure all the closing documents are completed on the sale. Client Care and Administration • Required to manage ongoing client care. • Responsible for monthly reporting and attendance at sales meetings. • Responsible for participation in events. • Responsible for sending update newsletters to clients on performance data. • Responsible for after sales client care.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • College or University degree an asset • Experience working in Yacht sales or related industry with expertise with boats • Minimum of 5 years’ sales experience • Previous sales management experience an asset • Experience working with a CRM system in a service driven business • Proficiency and experience with computers and mobile devices and working with software applications • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office or Google G-Suite . Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
  • Exceptional Customer Service Skills as this is a service driven business • Internet search literacy and technically savvy • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) • Positive attitude and team player • Attention to detail • Boating experience an asset

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: • Must possess a valid driver’s license. • Required to show boats in winter – climb ladders, board vessels.

Compensation: 100% Commissions

Apply in Confidence to Samantha DeCouto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

  


 

 

Posted: March 22, 2022

Position: Fully Licensed Mechanic

Location: Brechin Dry Dock Marine, 150 Laguna Pkwy, Brechin, Ontario L0K 1B0

Description: Diagnostic, Repair, Launching, Blocking, Shrinkwrap, Inboard and Outboard engines, Electrical, Plumbing.

We offer paid overtime, Benefits after 3 month probation.

Contact: Edward, Michael, Ted Jr or Connie Maillet,
705-484-5344, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

 


 

 

Posted: March 7, 2022

Position:  TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR (Midland, Ontario)

Location:  Midland, Ontario, Canada

About the Company:

Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $3 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Power Products; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. Being the world leader doesn’t happen by chance. It takes investment in leading edge technologies and top-rated talent to create and maintain innovative product offerings that shape the future of marine propulsion. More information is available at mercurymarine.com and brunswick.com

Position Summary:

Mercury Marine Canada is hiring a Technical Instructor to teach product-related courses for customers on-site, on-line and at customers’ sites.  The individual must be able to work in a team environment to develop training sequences for the entire product line and initiate training for new program development.  The position is for a Full Time Permanent Position. 

Benefits after three months include:

  • Employer-paid benefits; Health, Dental and Paramedical Services for you and your family, including abroad coverage
  • Employee discounts
  • Personal emergency days and sick days
  • Service Recognition program, company events
  • RRSP contribution plan with employer match
  • Safety Footwear allowance annually, Fitness program reimbursement

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform duties as an instructor/facilitator to teach product-related classes in-house, via internet and at customer sites
  • Develop classroom course schedule for each training season
  • Work with the curriculum team to revise and/or coordinate the revision of developed training and instructional programs/systems. Upgrade course materials to reflect product enhancements, design training sequences for the entire product line.
  • Work with the curriculum team to develop course materials and laboratory exercises for new classes, prepare customized training for technical courses
  • Coordinate the production and delivery of contract deliverables.
  • Interface with Graphic Arts, Engineering, and other departments.
  • Technical training representative in customer meetings, provides presentations, technical expertise, provide technical guidance and assistance to others.
  • Oversee the training centre day-to-day operation
  • Track and maintain inventory at the training centre
  • Update product, classrooms, running labs as curriculum requirements demand.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; Education and Experience

  • Comfortable with distance teaching technologies like MS Teams, WebEX, etc.
  • Bilingual in English and French an asset
  • Bachelor's degree in related field plus five years directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in training or related fields; supervisory or task/project leader experience preferred. State-of-the-art in instructional technology. Understanding of current engineering practices.
  • International travel is required.

Please send resumes to:

Cheryl Treliving; Mercury Marine Limited; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Mercury Marine is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the selection process.

 

 

  

 


 

 

Update August 5, 2022

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

 

  

 


 

 

Posted January 25, 2022

Job Title: Marine Technician

Location: Dockside Marine Center, West Kelowna B.C.

Description and Scope of work: Dockside Marine Center is a team oriented environment, located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley right on the water. Become a part of one of the largest boat dealers in the Okanagan with a long-standing reputation as one of the top boat dealers.
We offer competitive wages and benefit program. We have a great team to work with and a stable workplace environment with year round employment.
We are looking for a couple of Marine Technicians to join our team. Marine experience, be reliable and work well with others is a must. Certification in Mercury, MerCruiser, Volvo and Diesel engines would be a great asset.

Skills Required: Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical & Systems Installation, Detailing & Maintenance

Employment start date: Can Start right away

Type of position: Permanent

Please e-mail your resume to us if you would like to be a part of our team and enjoy living in the Okanagan Valley.

Contact Name: Tim Bridge
Hiring Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hiring Contact Phone Number: (250) 765-3995

 

  


 

 

Updated August 5, 2022

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.

 

 

 


  

 

Updated August 5, 2022

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.

 

 

  

 


 

 

Updated August 5, 2022

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/

 

 

 


 

 

Updated August 5, 2022

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.

https://bluewaterrigging.com/careers/  

  

   


 

 

Updated August 5, 2022

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 August 5, 2022

Position: Experienced Marine Technician

Location: Brown's Marina, Chaffeys Lock (On the Rideau Canal) Ontario

Description and scope of work: At this time, we need to add a fully qualified and certified marine technician to our busy repair shop.   We are looking for someone with at least 10 years experience in Evinrude or Mercury outboards, and Mercruiser stern drives.  This position is full time, year round with a wage rate of $30/hour for the right candidate.

Qualifications & Compensation: Certification and training in one or more of the following: Evinrude/Johnson, Mercury, and/or Mercruiser. Wage rate of $30/hr is being offered for the right candidate. Must have own tools and valid drivers license.

Contact information for candidates to respond: Please send cover letter
and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using Word or PDF format.

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