Campbell River, BC
Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence. With our skilled team, we strive for a high-quality product achieved through sustainable aquaculture practices. Our award-winning safety culture and opportunities to develop and grow within the company makes Cermaq a great place to build a career.
Cermaq Canada is seeking to fill a new permanent full-time role of Barge Engineer for our Saltwater operations. The Barge Engineer advances the vision of the Production Department by providing leadership and direction to all aspects of the activities related to the physical operation of the vessels designed for sustainable sea lice management and assists with projects that advance the program to meet the strategic mandates of the department.
As the Barge Engineer, you will receive a competitive salary on a pay-for-performance system, a corporate bonus program, and premium company benefits including a matching retirement fund after successfully completing the probationary period.
Do you want to be part of cutting-edge technology in Salmon Farming?
Cermaq’s hydrolicing barge, the SALAR, is a large, state of the art, purpose-built, vessel that is designed to remove lice from large numbers of salmon in a 100% environmentally friendly way. The process uses no chemicals, medications or pesticides, while fully filtering all effluent and introducing minimal stress to the fish.
The treatment time for the fish, from the time they enter the intake, until they leave the outlets, is less than a minute
The barge is roughly 30m long (100 feet) by 17 meters wide (55 feet). It is not self-propelled requiring an assist vessel to move it from location to location.
The first vessel of its kind in Canada to use HydroFlow® pumps, on-board O2 generation and Vaki 2000 counters.
Customer & Operational leadership:
Assists the department through decisions that may impact service levels of the vessel contributing to the maintenance of regulatory thresholds around the management of sea lice in the areas that we operate.
With an awareness of the production cycle, be able to understand the importance of the production of premium quality fish from entry into salt water to plate to ensure maintenance of a high-quality product through the activities of the vessel.
Participate in decisions that may impact service levels of the vessel contributing to the maintenance of regulatory thresholds around the management of sea lice in the areas that we operate.
Participates in maintaining a relationship with all interested departments that fosters information sharing and supportive decision making in order to meet the needs of the SW Production and Fish Health Departments.
In collaboration with the Barge Operator, manage the equipment on the vessel in a manner that ensures continuity of operation
Collaborates with the Barge Operator and Treatment Manager to ensure that infrastructure investment and operational budgeting is aligned with effective operations of the vessels, production schedules and advances in technology.
Assists with the operation of the vessel and actively participates in the implementation of all required aspects of Cermaq’s Management Systems.
Directs programs in place specifically around equipment and vessel inspections, scheduling and tracking maintenance requirements and preparing for vessel certification requirements to ensure proper operational condition both at site or at the dock.
Promotes compliance to all safety procedures to ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Promotes a positive workplace that treats all persons with respect and dignity devoid of discrimination, bullying and harassment.
Collaborates locally with a focus on customer service that keeps to the corporate commitments
Leads the department being mindful of the core values and leadership principles that guide all employees at Cermaq.
Your Position Requirements:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working on modern vessels with automated systems (mechanical, electrical and hydraulic) Experience with the set-up, implementation and management of preventative maintenance programs.
Salmon production experience as asset.
Prior experience working with strategic budget & production goals.
Proven interpersonal and communications skills that drives results highlighting the need for constant inquiry to seek opportunities for improvement or innovation.
Experience or certification in the operation of equipment such as marine pedestal cranes, winches and capstans.
A safety-orientated mindset Camp-based position; operating 8 days on 6 days off the schedule is a minimum of 80-hours bi-weekly.
Travel to and from the barge for shifts is largely arranged by Cermaq.
Capable of regional, national and some international travel by boat, plane, and vehicle.
A competitive salary and a corporate bonus program.
Company paid benefits including Extended Health Care, BC Medical Services Plan, Dental and Vison Care, AD&D Insurance. Matching RRSP’s.
If you feel that you could contribute your qualifications to fill this important role within our company, please forward your resume and cover letter in person, by fax, or by e-mail, stating “Barge Engineer” in the subject line by Friday, November 8, 2019 to: Office: 203-919 Island Highway, Campbell River | Fax: 250-286-0042 |
Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.
Cermaq Canada has a progressive view of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Although wholly committed to hire the best candidate available, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples for this role.
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
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