TC 2nd / 3rd Class for Saam Vancouver

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TC 2nd / 3rd Class for Saam Vancouver

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Chief Engineer - 3rd or 2nd Class
Vancouver, BC
Full-time, Permanent

The Position

Under the direction of the Manager, Vessel Ops. & SHEQ, and the guidance of the Captain of the vessel, the Chief Engineer will contribute to the success of SAAM Towage by ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the vessels machinery and equipment with special consideration for the safety of the crew, protection of the marine environment, cost management and the quality of service, across our locations.

Some of the Job functions for this role will be:

Supervises the vessel’s technical and machinery spaces; troubleshoots issues and provides diagnosis, prioritization and recommends solutions, weighing in the effects on crew safety and possibility of further equipment damage.

Along with the Maintenance Department, plans and supervises all vessel’s maintenance.

Serves as engineering watchkeeper, requests fuel, lube oil, parts and supplies for the engine room, following company procedures.

Organizes and supervises bunkering operations and is in charge of Onboard Waste Management.

Advises the Master in technical matters.

Administers and maintains technical documents and records according to industry and company standards.

Works to efficiently manage the technical operation of equipment and participates in maintenance planning.

Trains and instructs crew on engine room do’s and don’ts and all operating and safety procedures.

Follows all emergency tasks according to muster list.

Participates in all safety and environmental drills and inspections, toolbox talks and other recommended training and may participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team.

Needs to react to change productively and to undertake other tasks as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to work outdoors and indoors within cramped or confined spaces and under minimal supervision, noticing when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Able to use logical thinking to draw conclusions and determine the strengths and weaknesses of those.

Business Acumen: Ability to learn from mistakes, being creative when solving new issues and take on new responsibilities. Ability to demonstrate safety leadership through applied behaviour, recognizing the costs and benefits of a possible action. Ability to imagine how things would work and look if rearranged and identify hidden patterns to determine possible issues.

Clear Communication: Ability to refuse an unsafe act, understand specific requirements spoken in industry related jargon, relate information so others can understand, listen to others and ask questions to seek clarification.

Friendly Attitude: Ability to interact in an industrial work site, performing as part of a team at a specific task level, while having a customer service mind set.

Organizational Skills: Remaining organized while dealing with several requests at the same time and with short notice to solve the issues. Ensuring balancing responsibilities, duties, and self-care.

Technical Skills: Ability to operate, control and repair equipment related to the marine industry, judging what is needed and when is needed, evaluating the quality of products and work. Ability to write reports, using industry related software as well as regular office platforms such as MS Office.

And possess the following minimum requirements:

Class 3 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency (Preference to Class 2 +)

Current Marine Medical Certificate

Current and valid MEDs and First Aid Certificates.

Must be a member of the CMSG in good standing

Must be able to quickly learn the company’s SHE-Q system.

Must be physically fit and psychologically comfortable entering and working in confined, cramped spaces.

Intermediate computer skills (MS Office).

Valid class 5 driver’s license.

Must have the ability to travel by air to operating locations.

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAAM Towage Canada acknowledges we operate in the Traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish people and in particular, the traditional territories of the xʷ*məθkwəy*̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓*ílwəta*ʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Dental care
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
Vision care

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow all Public Health Recommendations

Ability to commute/relocate:

Vancouver, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


Canadian 3rd or 2nd Class Marine Engineer Certificate (required)

Willingness to travel:

50% (preferred) ... 95iud23800
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