Employment - Certified Engine Room Assistants

Certified Engine Room Assistants

Marine Atlantic Inc


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Marine Atlantic provides a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction.  Come experience the pride of working with a diverse organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for future sustainability.

Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include

  • competitive salaries
  • defined benefit pension plan
  • comprehensive health and benefit packages
  • extensive professional development and training opportunities

Marine Atlantic is currently looking for Certified Engine Room Assistants to work onboard our vessels that operate from the ports of Port aux Basques NL and North Sydney NS year-round; and Argentia NL during the summer season. These positions are permanent, spare and relief positions that are scheduled across our fleet and each tour based on operational requirements. The term spare and relief means that there is no guarantee of the amount of working hours for the incumbent.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Keeping all machinery spaces and equipment clean and free of hazards to ensure a safe working environment
  • Understanding the tasks to safely discharge or receive fuel, lube and dirty oils; and in handling engine room chemicals
  • Performing all watchkeeping duties assigned, standing fire watches, and becoming familiar with the layout of the vessel
  • Performing or assisting in all maintenance activities
  • Maintaining good mechanical skills and judgment, with the ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Working diligently to promote a safe working environment.
  • Assisting in the accomplishment of vessel functions by performing other related duties as required




What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity?

 Education, Certification and Experience

  • 4th Class Motorship OR Engine Room Rating
  • Valid STCW 6.1 and 6.2 Certificates
  • Transport Canada mandated Marine Medical Examination
  • 1 year of relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to lift, handle, and carry heavy objects up to 22.3 kg
  • Ability to work in confined spaces

Asset qualifications

  • Passenger Safety Management
  • Marine Basic First Aid
  • Confined Space Certification
  • Work Experience as a Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Machinist, Pipe-Fitter, Engine Fitter, or Small Diesel Repair

 Hourly Assessment Rate:          $23.99 (during assessment period)

Hourly Rate 1:                            $23.999 (first 1440 hours of compensated service after completion of assessment period)

Hourly Rate 2:                            $27.272

Marine Atlantic’s Tour Pattern

There is a monthly tour pattern for regularly assigned positions of 15 days on and 15 days off, normally commencing the 1st and 15th of each month.  As new spare and relief employee, you will be called for work in accordance with operational requirements; therefore, you may be required to work in intervals throughout both tours (i.e. one month) in order to obtain 15 days of work.  Please note, you may be called to work fewer than or in excess of 15 days per month should it be operationally required.

The Marine Atlantic Team

Our employees embody our core values; they are diverse safety oriented team-players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence. Their understanding and commitment to our values make our employees an invaluable part of our organization.

How do I become a part of the team?

If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online.

All applicants must apply online



  • This is a designated Safety Sensitive position and subject to the provisions of Marine Atlantic’s Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes, but not limited to pre-employment testing. Marine Atlantic has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs.

Additional Information

Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada.

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and 2SLGBTQIA+ community members. If you are a member of one or more of these groups, please state to which group(s) you identify in your cover letter, resume or application.

To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department, in confidence, at recruiting@marine-atlantic.ca.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the recruitment process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources

Department, in confidence, at recruiting@marine-atlantic.ca



How To Apply

Marine Atlantic Inc will be accepting applications for this opportunity via their Human Resource Information System (HRIS), or other external site. Please follow the link and the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
North Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Marine Atlantic Inc
NOC Code
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
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Posted on
March 24th 2023
June 22nd 2023