Hiring: Marine Engineer (Contracts)
Marine Engineer Contracts:
– Refit, commissioning and into service of ecotourism vessel
– Engineer on board vessel during operations
This intermediate-level position, at a growing small business, is the ideal choice for an engineer that likes to take on new, hands-on projects, and work with a tight-knit team. Additionally, there is an opportunity to become part of the vessel’s crew, and explore the BC coast while working as an engineer aboard.
If you’re ready for responsibility as a key member in an exciting organization, we’d like to talk.
There are two parts to this contract:
– Engineer on vessel refit, commissioning and into service – Starts July 2018.
– Relief Engineer on vessel during ecotourism operations – Starts at a later date.
– Optionally, the position could become full time with ongoing vessel maintenance for the right candidate.
Ideally, the same candidate will fill both of the first two contracts above, but we will consider a candidate interested in just the refit, commissioning and into service work.
The Engineer is a key member of the Maple Leaf Adventures team, responsible for the hands-on installation, maintenance and operation of all engineering equipment onboard a 500-ton steel catamaran ecotourism ship. This engineer will work closely with the ship’s existing crew, especially the other engineer and captain, on the vessel refit, commissioning and into service.
The refit. commissioning, and into service work may include the operation and maintenance of the main propulsion systems and all hotel services on the ships such as heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, water makers, waste treatment and disposal, electrical and plumbing systems, life boats and davit systems, and upkeep of all electronic equipment. The on-board work includes responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all of these systems.
The refit, commissioning and into service role is based in Victoria, BC. The on-board role will include several months onboard the 500-tonne vessel on the coast of BC during the operating season, on a month on/month off basis.
Areas of Responsibility
Refit, Commissioning and Into Service Work
- Implement a reliability-centred maintenance plan for the vessel.
- Learn, install, test and maintain new MEP systems such as Kabola heating system, fuel system, etc.
- Assist with the creation of standard operating procedures for engineering systems.
Ship In Service Maintenance
- Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment, fire, safety, and alarm systems aboard ship.
- Hold complete responsibility for the operation of the engine room and any maintenance of machinery onboard the vessel.
- Work closely with the Captain, to ensure that the physical aspect of the vessel is completely under control.
- Maintain inventory for all spare parts, equipment and supplies.
- Ensure that the engine room is well kept and prepared for inspection by higher authorities.
- Perform routine maintenance checks and keep records of jobs performed.
- Work within a small team to ensure that all maintenance is completed efficiently and in depth.
- Help with engineering, deck and hotel preventative maintenance programs on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
- Complete maintenance and repair tasks as requested in the Cabin Maintenance Notebook.
- Perform hotel maintenance tasks as directed.
Maple Leaf Adventures is a small, privately owned company that has deliberately chosen to have a quadruple bottom line: where environmental, social and financial values are joined by the fun factor as critical metrics of our company’s success.
We are inspired by exploration, creating great experiences, and the rich British Columbia and Alaska coast. Our multi-day expedition cruises in remote BC and Alaska are internationally rated as some of the top adventure travel experiences in the world. This comes from a spectacular environment, a natural love of hosting guests, a disciplined approach to operations, respect for people of all kinds along the coast, and the vision to create something world-class.
At Maple Leaf, you will be a key part of a small, dynamic team that is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences aligned with the values of ecotourism. You’ll be proud to work hard, with lots of attention to detail, and participate in the rewards of a high-calibre adventure travel company on our spectacular coast. We own and operate three small expedition ships. You will be engineer on the largest, a ten-year-old steel catamaran, custom-built for high-quality ecotourism. You will also be prepared to lend a hand if necessary, to the maintenance team on the other two ships.
Skills and Qualifications Required – The right attitude is everything!
Below are the qualifications that the perfect candidate would have; the world is not perfect, so if you believe you are ready for the challenge and responsibility, and you have the attitude of a great team player, we encourage you to apply and explain how you’ll get the job done.
- Hands-on experience in a marine workshop environment.
- Minimum certificate of Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship and all the requirements thereof, and a valid Seafarer’s Medical. Third-class Engineer certification desirable and preference may be given to this.
- Working knowledge of diesel propulsion and electricity generation systems. Excellent knowledge of, and experience maintaining, support systems such as air compressors, pumps, hydraulics, water makers, hotel systems, plumbing, refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning also preferred.
- Must be a self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks and work with little supervision and work in confined spaces.
- Be willing and able to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan.
- Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control.
- Be organized to efficiently maintain the engine room and be able to work under pressure and within time constraints in the event of an emergency.
- Can read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Must be able to provide concise and clear reports as required.
- Be proficient in any software associated with engineering as well as the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Good written and verbal communication skills, for both internal team communications and for communicating with guests on our luxury expedition cruises.
- Be legally qualified to work in Canada.
For the Later, On-board Contract
- Be available to go to sea for extended periods of time, working in a tight knit team.
- Be fit and physically able to achieve the physical demands of the job.
- Be professional, personable and comfortable interacting with guests using the appropriate levels of tact and courtesy.
- Crisis management: Work well under pressure, act quickly and decisively using sound judgement.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
- Experience working on tourism vessels or yachts, with paying guests, is an asset.
- Commitment to the social, environmental and financial implications of decisions.
- Interest in the nature of the coast.
Compensation and Location
- This is a full-time contract position, with industry-competitive wages and a positive, forward-looking work environment.
How to Apply
- Please send resume with cover letter to jobs [at] mapleleafadventures.com
Due to the volume of applications we receive, please do not phone or drop in.
Thank you for your interest in this position with Maple Leaf Adventures; we regret that we are only able to make direct contact with short listed candidates.
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