Technical Superintendent, Marine, SAAM Towage Canada Inc.

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Technical Superintendent, Marine, SAAM Towage Canada Inc.

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Technical Superintendent, Marine
SAAM Towage Canada Inc. Company Location Vancouver
Vancouver and Prince Rupert

An exciting opportunity for a Technical Superintendent who will be responsible for hands-on management of technical aspects of this marine fleet of tugs. This position will report to the Fleet Manager and support him in maintaining a first-class, always ready and customer responsive fleet. Based in Vancouver and also working in Prince Rupert, this is a great job with an energetic company with powerful high-quality equipment.

Responsibilities will include:

Ø Ensuring that proper Planned Maintenance is maintained in the company software for all equipment under the Company’s management

Ø Ensuring work orders and purchase orders are drafted, properly communicated and executed

Ø Directing the work of mechanical, hydraulic, electronic and electrical maintenance, repair and installations on ASD tugs

Ø Finding solutions to technical problems, including tug repairs, in accordance with best practices and operational availability

Ø Assisting with the annual vessel maintenance & repair budget and managing expenditures against budget

Ø Confirming the efficient and effective ordering of spare and replacement parts

Ø Ensuring the critical spares store is evaluated and managed

Ø Communicating effectively with subordinates, clients, contractors, suppliers etc.

Ø Organizing and overseeing the maintenance and repair of vessels in line with class requirements (Lloyds) and with Transport Canada

Ø Preparing docking schedules and budgets and requesting tenders from shipyards

Ø Managing dry-docking projects at yards in the region or elsewhere

Ø Overseeing maintenance staff in Prince Rupert and Kitimat

Ø Managing the relationships and communications on technical and purchasing issues between SAAM Towage Canada and other SAAM Towage group entities

Ø Living up to our corporate Values of: Care –People and Planet, Accountable – Lead by Example, Reliable – There for You, Excel – Exceed Expectations


Previous experience as a Technical Superintendent
A solid understanding of Marine safety principles specific to this role and strong personal conviction, safety leadership and exemplary safety behavior
A 2nd Class Marine Engineer or individual with solid technical experience who has had effective and harmonious supervision experience of at least 3 years
A thorough understanding and experience working with Transport Canada and the safety provisions of the Canada Labour Code.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

What we offer: The best combination between a long-term local track record and a strong global presence. A compensation package commensurate with experience and skill level and a full range of benefits.

Candidates with a solid work ethic, interested in a career role and who have the capacity for working effectively with others will find this an appealing role.

Our Integrated Management System is certified by Lloyds register for the following:

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007


Position: Technical Superintendent, Marine

2285 Commissioner Street

Vancouver, B.C., V5L 1A8

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Company profile: SAAM Towage has operated along the Pacific coast for almost 80 years. The company has earned an excellent reputation by combining expertise and experience with high-quality materials and equipment in the British Columbia ports where it is active. SAAM Towage maintains the highest standards in respect of Safety, Health, the protection of the Environment and Quality and to effectively maintain a culture of continuous improvement the company maintains ISO, OHSAS and ISM certification. SAAM Towage is committed to Employment Equity.

Administration Associate at SAAM Towage Canada Inc.
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