Relief Marine Engineer - 4th Class
Maple Leaf Adventures Corp
Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract
Our Ideal Candidate
The Engineer aboard MV Cascadia is primarily responsible for the mechanical and electrical systems onboard the vessel, including powering and key functions such as steering, anchoring, cargo handling, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, communication systems and other related equipment. [CSJ1] The engineer will have some passing contact with guests, projecting assurance and confidence as a key ship operating staff. In addition to experience as an Engineer on equivalent-sized vessels, the ideal qualities for our Engineers include:
Being comfortable maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing vessel systems and equipment in remote locations
Having the ability to work at sea for extended periods in a variety of weather conditions and sea states;
Being flexible and organized with proven ability to anticipate the needs of the operations;
Having strong interpersonal skills to establish respectful relationships with colleagues and guests; and
Having a personal interest in the nature of the B.C. coast.
Position is based in Victoria through the winter, and is full-time and permanent. Sea time is roughly 30-on, 30-off (exact schedule subject to guest travel dates, known in advance) from April to October.
Reporting to the Captain, the Engineer aboard Cascadia has overall responsibility for the preparation and readiness of all mechanical and electrical systems throughout the expedition season. The Engineer will support the overall operations aboard MV Cascadia during each expedition, which includes:
Ensuring that the ship’s systems operate in compliance with all national, international and local regulations (particularly those related to pollution prevention);
Ensuring that the vessel maintains all company standing orders and is sailing under company policy;
Ensuring that the vessel’s safety management system is adhered to;
Maintaining records such as defect lists, maintenance and repair records, and statutory documentation such as oil record books;
Working with the Captain, Mate, and Headquarters to ensure maintenance and repairs are carried out in an efficient and timely manner;
Providing support during the execution of the itineraries for guests on each expedition
For the Cascadia and, from time to time, other vessels in the Company:
Contributing to long range planning of repairs and maintenance by assisting in the development of refit lists and developing/participating in vessel life cycle maintenance programs;
Conducting inspections to ensure that all systems are in operational order and that an adequate level of supplies and routine parts are available aboard the vessel;
Maintaining and administering the preventative maintenance schedule for the vessel; and
Troubleshooting system issues to support vessel operation and overall guest experience on each expedition;
Supervising and directing crew when performing maintenance and repair duties.
Fourth Class Engineer Certificate or higher, and marine engineering experience;
Experience in a position of overall responsibility for a mechanical system;
Marine Medical and Marine First Aid at the start of employment;
Ability to write, organize, and share documents on standard office computer platforms;
Top priority on exactness, neatness and organization;
Must be eligible to legally work in Canada.
Assessment criteria (demonstrated or observed):
Experience in, and suitability for, in-situ troubleshooting and remote locations;
Presentability in a passenger guest environment;
Additional certifications, including additional engineering, mechanical, first aid, electronics, passenger guiding or communications
Application of lifecycle management and refit programs for vessel systems;
interest in adventure tourism and the nature and environment of the B.C. coast;
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive daily wage + guest tips;
Meals and accommodations will be provided while aboard, and transportation to and from the vessel will be provided during the operating season; and
Pro-deal relationships are available for crew with gear and equipment product lines that support Maple Leaf Adventures.
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to jobs[at]MapleLeafAdventures[dot]com. Please add Position: MV Cascadia Engineer Application to the subject line. In the cover letter, please address what interests you about our company and this ship, and why you chose marine engineering as a career.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or drop-ins please, as our office and ships are not set up to receive guests at this time.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract
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