Deckhand (Full Time)




SAAM SMIT Towage is looking for a marine employee with knowledge of and experience working in the tug industry, for its operations in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The deckhand must be able to take direction and properly use all safety and firefighting equipment on the tug.

The successful candidate must be or become a member in good standing with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 400.


  • Current Unrestricted SVMO (Small Vessel Machinery Operator) certificate
  • Current MEDS (Marine Emergency Duties) certificate
  • Current Transport Canada Marine Medical certificate
  • Current Marine Basic First Aid

Please note that only applicants who meet the above-stated requirements will have their applications considered.


SAAM SMIT Canada Inc. has operated along the Pacific coast for over 70 years. Serving seven ports – Vancouver, New Westminster, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Stewart, Squamish and Port Mellon – SAAM SMIT Towage Canada operates 22 tugs of up to 85 tons of bollard pull from five locations. Thanks to a diverse fleet, SAAM SMIT Towage Canada can provide the required power to service a variety of vessels and continues to invest in fleet modernization to meet increased demands for tug power. To effectively establish a culture of continuous improvement in the field of health, environment, quality, and safety, SAAM SMIT Towage Canada maintains ISO, OHSAS and ISM certification.

SAAM SMIT Towage is a joint venture partnership between Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A. (SM SAAM). Benefitting from the strengths of both companies, SAAM SMIT Towage has a combined fleet of over 100 tugs featuring the latest technology, power and capacity.

Closing Date

Jan 15, 2019

How to Apply

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Qualified candidates are invited to submit your resume identifying your certification and marine experience to:


2285 Commissioner Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 1A8

by fax to: 604-251-0213 or email

Start date and salary scale to be determined