TC 4th Class for northern BC Ferry

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TC 4th Class for northern BC Ferry

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Marine Engineer- 4th Class
WaterBridge Ferries - Arrow Lakes
Francois Lake, BC
Up to $42 an hour - Full-time, Part-time

WaterBridge Equipment Inc.
Phone: 250-695-6491 Fax: 250-695-6305

Box 715 Francois Lake, B.C. V0J 1R0

Marine Engineer, Auxiliary Position Available

WaterBridge Equipment Inc. – Francois Lake, BC

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 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 seasoned Marine Engineer who prides yourself on ensuring the vessel is operating at peak performance. You thrive in a fast-paced floating work environment where no two days are the same. You rise above the chaos when a crisis occurs with a calm demeanor. You are known for sharing knowledge and are always keen to mentor those around you. You are a proven team player, and your mechanical aptitude is far above average.

Marine Engineer, Auxiliary

The 4TH Class Marine Chief Engineer is accountable for the safe, efficient, and effective maintenance and operation of the propulsion and ancillary equipment of a vehicle and passenger ferry in excess of 500 tonne displacement, terminals, barges, ramps and ramp machinery, shore generators and compressors, dry dock, and tug.

Key Accountabilities:

Routinely functions as Marine Engineer on shift.
Investigates all equipment failures and breakdowns, estimates costs incurred, determines the cause of failure or breakdown, recommends and implements remedial action, and advises if other ferry system equipment is affected.
Forecasts and reports on mechanical or personnel problems that may affect service to the public.
Makes recommendations on improving cost and effectiveness of propulsion and ancillary equipment.
Ensures correct and safe operational procedures through guidance and training of employees.
Ensures sound employee relations through positive and effective management and communications with employees and Union representatives
Ensures compliance with WaterBridge Equipment’s policies and regulations, the Canada Shipping Act, the Workers’ Compensation Act, and the BCGEU/WaterBridge Collective Agreement; receives technical direction and advice from the Marine Manager.


Current 4TH Class Marine Engineers Certificate, or better
Must provide a valid Marine Medical Certificate prior to start date
Must hold a valid BC Driver’s License – Class 5
Proven leadership skills
Ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with the public, managers and other employees
Professional written and oral communication skills a must
Demonstrated supervisory skills and the skill to use judgment and learned responses to deal with emergency situations calmly, effectively and efficiently.
Working knowledge of the passenger ferry systems an asset

Please note:
This position is located in Francois Lake, British Columbia and is offered as an Auxiliary position. It is considered relief work “as and when required” with no guarantee of shifts. It is best suited for those who currently live in, or are in the process of relocating to, the Burns Lake area of British Columbia, Canada.
Bunkhouse accommodation is available if required

Learn more about us at

The position is open from May 12- May 25, 2023. Email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

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 Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: Up to $42.00 per hour


10 hour shift
Monday to Friday
On call
Weekend availability

Work Location: In person
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