Marine Technician (Mechanic) SAAM Towage Canada Inc. Vancouver, BC

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Marine Technician (Mechanic) SAAM Towage Canada Inc. Vancouver, BC

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Marine Technician (Mechanic)
SAAM Towage Canada Inc.
Vancouver, BC
$41.81 an hour - Full-time, Permanent

The Position
Under the direction of the Technical Superintendent, and the guidance of the Lead hand, the Marine Technician will contribute to the success of SAAM Towage by providing technical support and service related to the functionality, monitoring and maintenance of equipment for all SAAM Towage Vessels and associated equipment (across our locations), aiming to ensure the highest standards of safety while minimizing down time.

Some of the Job functions for this role will be:

Conducts planned or corrective maintenance and / or assembly work for the fleet's equipment, according to company's guidelines to maintain the operational continuity of the tugs and ensure organizational and industry compliance.
Records all carried out jobs and materials in the maintenance control system to achieve traceability of work orders and compliance with maintenance planning.
Complies with SHEQ processes to ensure accident and incident prevention towards workers, our environment or our assets.
Verifies mechanical spare parts and supplies to provide purchase orders to the procurement department to ensure supply availability and achieve compliance with the company's maintenance plan.
Reports all control failures, incidents and accidents to people, environment, image and/or company assets and coordinates the solution of said failures to ensure the continuous improvement of the processes and to return the tugs to service in the shortest possible time.
Attends and actively participates in all safety and environmental drills and inspections, toolbox talks and other recommended training to achieve awareness of internal and external risks and to reduce possible incidents or accidents.
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:

Thought – Problem Solving: Analyzing information, using intuition to verify facts, interpretation of information to propose solutions.

Influence – Interacting at different hierarchical levels with the ability to make managerial decisions and convey information to get to agreeable outcomes.

Adaptability – Demonstrates resilience, composure and self-confidence during stressful situations with multiple task at the time. Accepts feedback and cooperates with teamwork to attain a common goal.

Execution – Works on result-oriented projects. Aims to comply with due dates, following procedure, company and industry standards in order to achieve operational goals.

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:

High school diploma plus a trade or certificate as a Heavy-Duty Mechanic or Millwright Certificate with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.
A minimum of 2-3 years of hands-on mechanical maintenance and repair experience, preferably with tugs or marine vessels.
Mechanical, hydraulics, and/or electrical trades skills.
Knowledge of vessel operations and requirements of the towing industry is preferred.
Marine engineer experience (4th Class or Higher) would be an asset.
Knowledge of steel working and welding will be an asset.
The incumbent must be physically fit and psychologically comfortable entering and working in confined, cramped spaces.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Office).
Valid class 5 driver’s license.
Fork-lift certification or ability to acquire it.
Availability to travel to our different locations to provide assistance when needed.

Why us

With the backing of a multinational corporation, SAAM's mission to drive the economic and social development of countries extend to the desire to impart our workforce with real growth opportunities and contributing to the regional economical sustainability by providing quality jobs within remote and local communities.

Our employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent extended health, and dental services; group life, AD & D, Short & Long-term disability; great contribution to our pension plan, performance rewards; mentorship and a team ready to work with you! Our operations are in a central location, with an easy commute from most places in BC.

SAAM Towage Canada’s vision is to stand out as ONE team, delivering towage services beyond expectations!

We guide ourselves from 5 pillars which create our competitiveness and success: Safety, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Service.

If these values resonate with you, we encourage you to apply and let us know a bit more about your commitment to excellence and your passion for achieving high standards while being rewarded with a culture that encourages learning, development, camaraderie, and innovation.

SAAM Towage Canada is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $41.81 per hour

Additional pay:

Overtime pay


Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
On-site parking
Vision care


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following all Public Health Guidelines and being a federally regulated industry we are following all mandates coming from the federal government.

Ability to commute/relocate:

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


AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (preferred)


Maritime: 3 years (preferred) ... 26ad04dabd
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