Marine Engineer

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Certification
  • Experience 2-5 Years
  • Posting ID 3438
  • No. of Openings 1

Job Description

At SFC, our team works hard to meet the needs of our customers, operating with dedicated personnel, committed to continuous improvement in safety, security and customer service. We are seeking a Marine Engineer to join our team. As an Engineer, you have a safety attitude and are knowledgeable and experienced in vessel operations. Please note, candidates must be willing to apply for union membership with the Canadian Merchant Service Guild Western Branch. This is a watch-keeping position on both continuous and shift vessels.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the engineering watch and tackles all related responsibilities to ensure safe operations.
  • Performs troubleshooting and repairs of all machinery and equipment related breakdown.
  • Maintains the propulsion, auxiliary and safety equipment in accordance with the planned maintenance system and statutory regulations.
  • Liaises with Port Engineering Team and Engineering Superintendent to facilitate repairs and coordinates the work of external contractors when repairs are being facilitated onboard.
  • Provides thorough analysis of breakdowns and faults to Shore Engineering Team to facilitate quicker vessel recovery.
  • Acts as a leader for of all machinery spaces during incidents and onboard emergencies and assists with investigations and takes corrective actions critical to prevent future similar incidents.
  • Works with the Superintendent on dry dock activities and facilitates vessel surveys/inspections.
  • Follows all company policies and standard operation procedures. Understands and follow all policies, procedures, orders and instructions.

Qualification Requirements

  • Valid 2nd class Transport Canada Marine Motor engineering certificate of competency or higher and associated endorsements including Transport Canada Marine medical.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as engineering officer onboard of a similar vessel, including experience as Chief Engineer.
  • Candidate working towards 2nd class certificates may be considered.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Proficient on all machinery and systems onboard the vessel.
  • Knowledgeable of emergency equipment and fully comprehends emergency duties.
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable Transport Canada and Classification Societies requirements.
  • Understanding of hazards associated with work activities.
  • Proficient with English language (verbal and written).
  • An extraordinary teammate who is solution oriented!
  • Proficient in using laptops, tablets and MS Office software.
  • Maintains, monitors and repairs marine diesel engines, hydraulic and electrical systems on the vessel.
  • Interpersonal and time management skills. Ability to work on their own while standing the engineering watch and coordinating the engineering responsibilities of a vessel.
  • Takes pride in accurate work through keen attention to detail.
  • Engaged and proactive in the upkeep of the vessel.
  • Ability to work in tight spaces and with heavy pieces of equipment.

Are you looking to join a fast-growing organization, operating some of our state-of-art vessels within close proximity to Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island? If so, apply now!


Seaspan 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. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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