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ERR for Francois Lake (Interior BC)

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Marine - Oiler
WaterBridge Ferries - Arrow Lakes
Francois Lake, BC
$29.64 an hour - Casual

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WaterBridge Equipment – Francois Lake Ferry Division

Marine Oiler - Auxiliary Position Available

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 are proud to say that we promote from within and have internal programs and educational opportunities to assist you in your career aspirations. 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 a confident Oiler who prides him/herself on ensuring the vessel is performing at its best. Nothing makes you happier than hearing the engines hearty rumble upon demand. You have great pride in your work and know that what happens below deck impacts the crew and passengers above. Your years of experience tinkering with machinery was a prelude to being known as the “man/woman who can fix and maintain anything”.

Marine Oiler

Under the direction of the Engineer, the Oiler is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of vessel machinery in the engine room as required under Transport Canada Marine Regulations. This position is located in Francois Lake, BC.

Key Accountabilities:

Assists the Engineer in the servicing, maintenance, repairs and operation of the ship's machinery by carrying out planned maintenance routines such as lube, fuel and oil filter changes, base inspections, waste systems and setting valve gear clearances etc.
Is proficient in starting and shutting down main engines and auxiliary machinery
Maintain inventory of spare parts
Completes and maintains applicable logs, records and reports
Maintains and repairs deck machinery, deck pumps , bilges and hydraulic equipment
Participates in and operates all equipment associated with fire, lifeboat/life raft and emergency drills
Changes over electrical power from ship to shore and shore to ship
Checks and maintains in good operational condition all personal protective gear
Assists in terminal facilities, maintenance, operations and repairs as required
Assists on deck as required subject to vessels operations.
Meets and interacts with the public in a diplomatic and courteous manner
May perform Night Watchman duties including refueling
Maintains good ships’ husbandry throughout the engine room
Painting and maintaining overall vessel appearance
Performs other related duties


STCW Basic Safety or Domestic Vessel Safety Certification an asset. Suitable candidates may be offered paid training and must be able to travel for schooling
Must provide a valid Marine Medical Certificate prior to start date
Pleasure Craft Operators Card- an asset
Must hold a valid BC Driver’s License – Class 5

· Minimum Grade 12 Graduation Certificate required

Working knowledge of internal combustion engines and related machinery
Minimum of one-year experience in a machine shop or garage assisting with repairs and maintenance of various engines
Ability to interact effectively and courteously with others
This position can be physically demand
Is a team player with an approachable demeanor
Good written and oral communication skills a must
Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency situations calmly, effectively and efficiently
Working knowledge of marine vessels and ferry systems an asset
Comfortable working in enclosed spaces

Note: This position is offered as an Auxiliary position and is considered “as and when required” with no guarantee of hours. You are required to be on call from one shift (1 day) to seven shifts (7 days) at a time with as little as 12 hours’ notice. Basic accommodation is available and travel to the point of assembly is at your own cost. The position is best suited for someone living in the area or planning to relocate.

Posting is open from May 10 – 24,2022

Send a resume and cover letter

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

Salary: $29.64 per hour


10 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
To protect passengers and crews; vaccinations are highly encouraged

Application deadline: 2022-05-24
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