TC 4th for WaterBridge Ferries

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TC 4th for WaterBridge Ferries

Postby The Dieselduck » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:31 am

Marine Engineer - Casual
WaterBridge Ferries - Nakusp, BC - Nakusp, BC

At WaterBridge, we believe that people are the core of our business. We are proud to offer our employees a positive work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits. When you are a member of the WaterBridge team, you enjoy a stable career where your ideas are encouraged and skills valued. We offer a worksite in one of the prettiest areas in the country to live and work. If you are an avid outdoor person you can ski, sled, bike and hike in some of the best natural areas in British Columbia.

Who we are:

WaterBridge Group is a privately-owned ship building and ferry operator company based in British Columbia, Canada. The team specializes in building vessels in remote sites, under difficult environmental conditions and with limited access to industrial infrastructure.

We are also responsible for the safe ferry passage of people in the communities of Arrow Lakes and Burns Lake, BC. Our ferry crews are Transport Canada trained and certified. We are a dedicated team working in a fast-paced environment with a focus on customer service and quality workmanship. We pride ourselves on the impact we make to the local economies we build and operate in.

Who you are:

You are seasoned Marine Engineer who prides him/herself on ensuring the vessel is operating at peak performance. You thrive in a fast-paced floating work environment where no two days are the same. You rise above the chaos when a crisis occurs with a calm demeanor. You are known for sharing knowledge and are always keen to mentor those around you. You are a proven team player and your mechanical aptitude is far above average.

Marine Engineer, Auxiliary

The Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel machinery and supervision of engine room personnel, as required under Transport Canada Marine Regulations. This position is located near Nakusp, British Columbia. We offer a 7on/7off schedule with camp accommodation available.

This position is offered as an Axillary position and is considered “as and when required”. There is no guarantee of hours. This position is best suited for those who currently live in, or are in the process of relocating to, the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Or those willing to travel to the point of assembly as required. Travel to the point of assembly is at your own cost.

Key Accountabilities:

Observing, maintaining, monitoring and adjusting all main and auxiliary machinery on board for safe and optimum performance.
Anticipating and/or troubleshooting defects on main and auxiliary machinery
Maintaining, inventorying and ordering of consumable and non-consumable parts, supplies and tools.
Assessing wear/damage, making and acting on recommended courses of repairs.
Ensuring maintenance schedules are followed and completed.
Operating and maintaining emergency equipment as required.
Initiating, instructing and carrying out damage control on vessel.
Operating, servicing, maintaining and carrying out running repairs on ancillary on-board systems and equipment.
Participate in and lead emergency drills as required.
Supervising and motivating staff.
Mentor junior employees and oilers on engineering subjects and course studies for training, examinations, required certification and interpretations of the Canada Shipping Act and collective agreement.
Supervises good ships husbandry in the engine room.
Maintain accurate maintenance and operational logs.
Ensures all Health and Safety policies are adhered to.


Current 4TH Class Marine Engineers Certificate, or better
Must provide a valid Marine Medical Certificate within 30 days of start date
Must hold a valid BC Driver’s License – Class 5
Proven leadership skills
Ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with the public, managers and other employees
Professional written and oral communication skills a must
Demonstrated supervisory skills and the skill to use judgment and learned responses to deal with emergency situations calmly, effectively and efficiently.
Working knowledge of the passenger ferry systems an asset

Learn more about us at

Email your resume and cover letter to: hr@

We thank all applicants but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. WaterBridge Group is committed to the principles of Employment Equity.

Job Type: Casual
Required experience: Marine Engineer: 3 years
Required license or certification: Class 5 Drivers License

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