Ship Crew Jobs : Atlantic Canada Career Opportunities 2018

Canadian Crew Member Positions Interviewing in the UK 10 & 11 October!

Make your move to Canada simple by joining our Working In event this October, in the UK. Canadian employers are travelling to London to meet experienced crew members, wanting to make their move across the Atlantic a reality.

Just a short flight away, Canada is renowned for its welcoming nature and breathtaking scenery. What’s more it has famously friendly folk and career opportunities aplenty.

If you are interested in the below positions, Canadian employers want to meet with you:

Ship Captain & Maritime Boat Captain

Burry Group of Companies, Newfoundland and Labrador

A Ship Captain or Maritime Boat Captain maintains ultimate command of the vessel they are operating. While this may be a pressurised and demanding job, it is very much a rewarding experience, requiring someone with excellent man-management skills and an eye for detail.

The Ship or Boat Captain has to ensure that all legal and company standards are adhered to in both the vessel and the crew, paying particular attention to any environmental issues such as oil spills or the emission of any other pollutants. Working within Maritime as a Ship or Boat Captain you will be responsible for the safety of the crew and any cargo, and so the Captain must regularly inspect vessels to assess whether they are seaworthy, and whether any machinery on-board is safe for use. Experience within the Maritime sector and technical knowledge of the vessel is required to be successful in this career, as is an in-depth understanding of tides, navigation and the effects of weather conditions.

  • The Ship or Boat Captain job means that they are responsible for the safe operation of their vessel and must ensure that it is operated and crewed according to both company and legal guidelines.
  • You must investigate any damage to the vessel, personal injuries of crew and the environmental effects of the vessel; this includes monitoring any pollution and checking for oil spills around the vessel and at ports and harbours. As a Ship or Boat Captain health and safety is a priority.
  • The Ship or Boat Captain is responsible for the interviewing and hiring of crewmembers and the allocation of living quarters and work shifts of all crew members.
  • You must maintain all on-board equipment, including machinery, engines and safety equipment with regular inspection.
  • The Ship or Boat Captain must navigate vessels using maps, radars and lights by the use of electronic devices and the following of contour lines.
  • Monitor daily progress of the vessel, observing speed, engine pressure and water depths, and signalling any passing ships is a key part of a Ship or Boat Captain’s role.
  • You must adhere to any budgets and the purchasing and loading of fuel, supplies and equipment is your responsibility,
  • The Ship or Boat Captain must also maintain full knowledge of the cargo carried by the vessel and answer any queries from customs officials.
  • The Ship or Boat Captain must conduct his crew in their tasks, monitoring the performance of licence and unlicensed crew.

Key skills and qualifications of a Maritime Ship or Boat Captain:

  • You must be educated to degree level and may also be required to hold any qualifications associated with the operation of a vessel.
  • You must be a licensed mariner with experience as a Port Captain, Cargo Planner or other Maritime experience.
  • A Ship or Boat Captain must have in-depth knowledge of cargo storage, vessel maintenance and navigation.
  • There is a strong likelihood of extended stays away from homeport and travels to many different global locations, so the Ship or Boat Captain must be prepared for long periods of travel away from home.
  • The Ship or Boat Captain must have strong man-management skills as the role is centred on the efficient coordination of crewmembers and the maintaining of a satisfied crew who are in line with company requirements.
  • To be successful as a Ship or Boat Captain in Maritime, you must be organised and have a strong eye for detail, able to find any reason why the vessel may not be seaworthy or any machinery would be dangerous, or to deal with any problems effectively in open sea.
  • You must be proficient in any software on the vessel, able to use it day-to-day or in an emergency.

Seaman/Sailor with Bridgewatch

Burry Group of Companies, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Sailor stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. The Sailor breaks out, rig, overhauls, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. The Sailor performs a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. The Sailor must hold government-issued certification and tanker man certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels.

The Tasks for Sailors:

  • The Sailor maintains government issued certifications as required.
  • The Sailor lowers and man lifeboats when emergencies occur.
  • The Sailor stands by wheels when ships are on automatic pilot, and verify accuracy of courses, using magnetic compasses.
  • The Sailor steers ships under the direction of commanders or navigating officers, or direct helmsmen to steer, following designated courses.
  • The Sailor handles lines to moor vessels to wharfs, to tie up vessels to other vessels, or to rig towing lines.
  • The Sailor stands watch in ships’ bows or bridge wings in order to look for obstructions in a ship’s path or to locate navigational aids such as buoys and lighthouses.
  • The Sailor stands gangway watches to prevent unauthorized persons from boarding ships while they are in port.
  • The Sailor overhauls lifeboats and lifeboat gear, and lower or raise lifeboats with winches or falls.
  • The Sailor operates, maintains, and repairs ship equipment such as winches, cranes, derricks, and weapons system.
  • The Sailor loads or unloads materials from vessels.

Skill requirement for sailors:

  • The Sailor must give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
  • The Sailor understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • The Sailor must have the skill to talk to others to convey information effectively.
  • The Sailor performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • The Sailor selects and uses training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • The Sailor must understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.
  • The Sailor must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The Sailor is responsible to teach others how to do something pertaining to the job function.
  • The Sailor must be able to motivate, develop and direct others in the crew as they work, identifying the best people for each different job function.

Maritime Boat Captain

Burry Group of Companies, Newfoundland and Labrador

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
  • Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies in order to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
  • Prepare, or direct the preparation of, product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Evaluate operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
  • Analyze data in order to determine feasibility of product proposals.
  • Confer with research personnel in order to clarify or resolve problems, and to develop or modify designs.
  • Investigate and observe tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards.
  • Conduct environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment.
  • Determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted, as well as sequences and phases of test operations.
  • Maintain and coordinate repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels.
  • Inspect marine equipment and machinery in order to draw up work requests and job specifications.
  • Review work requests, and compare them with previous work completed on ships in order to ensure that costs are economically sound.
  • Prepare technical reports for use by engineering, management, or sales personnel.
  • Maintain contact with, and formulate reports for, contractors and clients in order to ensure completion of work at minimum cost.
  • Coordinate activities with regulatory bodies in order to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost, consistent with safety.
  • Procure materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
  • Act as liaisons between ships' captains and shore personnel in order to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that ships are operated safely and efficiently.
  • Check, test, and maintain automatic controls and alarm systems.
  • Maintain records of engineering department activities, including expense records and details of equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Perform monitoring activities in order to ensure that ships comply with international regulations and standards for life saving equipment and pollution preventatives.
  • Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
  • Schedule machine overhauls and the servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sewage systems.
  • Supervise other engineers and crewmembers, and train them for routine and emergency duties.

Job Activities:

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others -- Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

Skills Needed:

  • Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Systems Evaluation -- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Systems Analysis -- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Management of Material Resources -- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Management of Personnel Resources -- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Marine Engineer

Burry Group of Companies, Newfoundland and Labrador

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
  • Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies in order to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
  • Prepare, or direct the preparation of, product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Evaluate operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
  • Analyze data in order to determine feasibility of product proposals.
  • Confer with research personnel in order to clarify or resolve problems, and to develop or modify designs.
  • Investigate and observe tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards.
  • Conduct environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment.
  • Determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted, as well as sequences and phases of test operations.
  • Maintain and coordinate repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels.
  • Inspect marine equipment and machinery in order to draw up work requests and job specifications.
  • Review work requests, and compare them with previous work completed on ships in order to ensure that costs are economically sound.
  • Prepare technical reports for use by engineering, management, or sales personnel.
  • Maintain contact with, and formulate reports for, contractors and clients in order to ensure completion of work at minimum cost.
  • Coordinate activities with regulatory bodies in order to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost, consistent with safety.
  • Procure materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
  • Act as liaisons between ships' captains and shore personnel in order to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that ships are operated safely and efficiently.
  • Check, test, and maintain automatic controls and alarm systems.
  • Maintain records of engineering department activities, including expense records and details of equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Perform monitoring activities in order to ensure that ships comply with international regulations and standards for life saving equipment and pollution preventatives.
  • Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
  • Schedule machine overhauls and the servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sewage systems.
  • Supervise other engineers and crewmembers, and train them for routine and emergency duties.

Job Activities:

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others -- Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

Skills Needed:

  • Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Systems Evaluation -- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Systems Analysis -- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Management of Material Resources -- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Management of Personnel Resources -- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Mates

Burry Group of Companies, Newfoundland and Labrador

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship.
  • Inspect equipment such as cargo-handling gear, lifesaving equipment, visual-signaling equipment, and fishing, towing, or dredging gear, in order to detect problems.
  • Observe loading and unloading of cargo and equipment to ensure that handling and storage are performed according to specifications.
  • Observe water from ships' mastheads in order to advise on navigational direction.
  • Steer vessels, utilizing navigational devices such as compasses and sextons, and navigational aids such as lighthouses and buoys.
  • Supervise crew members in the repair or replacement of defective gear and equipment.
  • Supervise crews in cleaning and maintaining decks, superstructures, and bridges.
  • Arrange for ships to be stocked, fueled, and repaired
  • Assume command of vessels in the event that ships' masters become incapacitated.
  • Participate in activities related to maintenance of vessel security.
  • Stand watches on vessels during specified periods while vessels are under way.

Job Activities:

  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment -- Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates -- Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

Skills Needed:

  • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Management of Personnel Resources -- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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London 10th – 11th October 2018

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