Marine Engineer (Full Time)


Gitga’at First Nation is seeking to retain a full-time Marine Engineer. The Marine Engineer will work in Hartley Bay, B.C. as well as Prince Rupert, B.C. with some travel and work for periods of time in Vancouver, B.C. The Marine Engineer, reporting directly to the Chief and Council of Gitga’at First Nation, ensures the well-being of the crew and the safety of the vessels. The Marine Engineer keeps motors and machinery in good working order and able to quickly troubleshoot which is essential to making sure all vessels remain operational and can execute their missions, and regular on a regular and annual basis. He/she is able to quickly assess broken equipment and make needed repairs. The Marine Engineer possesses a broad range of skills associated with troubleshooting and repairing marine electrical systems, engineering, design, and construction. He/She can perform engineering analyses in support of the ship design process, including, but not limited to intact and damaged stability, resistance and powering, structural strength, seakeeping and cost estimation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Maintaining various systems on board the ship, including electrical generation systems, pumps and fuel transfer systems, hydraulic and cooling systems, vapor circuits, water treatment systems, and compressed air circuits;
• Overseeing the operation, maintenance, and repair of engine room machinery onboard;

• Ensuring that the machinery and systems of the vessel operate safely, reliably, and efficiently;
• Making rounds to check for problems;
• Quickly diagnosing equipment problems and executing the necessary repairs;

• Regularly identify opportunities for product improvements and re-engineer designs to enhance the form, fit, and function of current and new designs;
• Using the latest automation and control technologies for ship engineering;

• Knowledge of engineering and computer design software;

• Review all engineering deliverables for quality;

• Track all issues that arise and report the status of projects, issues, etc. to senior management and leadership;

• Utilizes working knowledge of, or be willing to learn the Coast Guard regulations that apply to new vessel construction and operation;
• Supervising junior engineers, officers and crew and ensuring personnel safety and environmental protection;

• Manage budgets for projects and, including resource allocation, pricing materials/supply logistics, pricing materials and labor requirement.


• Master Limited – 60-ton (with passengers) Certificate preferred or Maintenance Experience and minimum 3 years experience in boat operation;

• An understanding of aluminum vessel design and construction: Structures, Intact & damaged Stability, Familiarity with Classification Society rules (ABS, DNV, etc.), Electrical Systems, Onboard systems including, but not limited to: propulsion machinery, piping, HVAC, hydraulics, etc., Aluminum fabrication;

• Some understanding of both AC and DC electrical systems and diagnostic equipment;
• Experience in common hand tools required and good manual dexterity;

• Familiarity with the software AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook) preferred;

• Strong understanding of general problem solving, logical reasoning, and root cause analysis;

• Strategic with sound technical skills, analytical ability, decisive, good judgment and strong operational focus;

• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, applies feedback to improve performance and monitors own work to ensure quality;

• Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize to meet deadlines;

• Flexible in work hours, on call as needed and attendance/punctuality is a consistent;

• Effective and articulate communication skills and ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries;

• High ethical standards and an appropriate professional image;

• Well-organized and self-directed who is a team player;

• A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor;
• Interest in working at sea;
• Ability to react quickly and cope with unfamiliar situations and ability to perform under pressure and understand rapid instructions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

• Willingness to live primarily in Hartley Bay and/or Prince Rupert with work and travel to Vancouver;

• Bending at Waist, Squatting, Climbing Ladders, Stairs, Kneeling on Ground, Reaching Above Shoulder;

• Work near moving mechanical parts; vibration; and loud noises; • Can work in extreme outdoor weather conditions;

• Occasional traveling required and could be in challenging weather. Certificates:

• Master Limited – 60 Ton (preferred)

• Marine Medical Certificate



• MED A2, MED A3

• Transportation of Goods

Closing Date

Oct 4, 2018

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Marine Engineer position, please submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word to:
Gitga’at First Nation, 445 Hayimiisaxaa Way, Hartley Bay, BC, V0V 1A0 Or Gitga’at Development Corporation Offices, 632 – 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1M2 Or e-mail:
Applicants of Gitga’at and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

We would like to thank all applicants for their submission, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.