Technical Superintendent, Marine (Full Time)


SAAM SMIT Canada Inc


Reports to: Fleet Manager

A challenging opportunity exists in Prince Rupert for a Technical Superintendent who will be responsible for hands-on management of technical aspects of this marine fleet of tugs. This position will report to the Fleet Manager and support him in maintaining a first-class, always ready & customer responsive fleet. Day-to-day reporting will be to the Manager, Northern B.C.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that proper Planned Maintenance is maintained in the company software for all equipment under the Company’s management;
  • Ensuring work orders and purchase orders are drafted, properly communicated and executed;
  • Directing the work of mechanical, hydraulic, electronic and electrical maintenance, repair and installations on ASD tugs;
  • Preparing the annual vessel maintenance & repair budget and managing expenditures against budget;
  • Confirming the efficient and effective ordering of spare and replacement parts;
  • Ensuring the critical spares store is evaluated and managed;
  • Communicating effectively with subordinates, clients, contractors, suppliers etc.;
  • Organizing and overseeing the maintenance and repair of vessels in line with class requirements (Lloyds, ABS etc.) and with Transport Canada;
  • Preparing docking schedules and budgets and requesting tenders from shipyards;
  • Managing dry-docking projects at yards in the region or elsewhere;
  • Overseeing maintenance staff in Prince Rupert and Kitimat;
  • Managing the relationships and communications on technical and purchasing issues between SAAM SMIT Canada and other SAAM SMIT Towage Group entities.
  • Living up to our corporate Values of: Care –People and Planet, Accountable – Lead by Example, Reliable – There for You, Excel – Exceed Expectations


  • Previous experience as a Technical Superintendent
  • A solid understanding of Marine safety principles specific to this role and strong personal conviction, safety leadership and exemplary safety behavior;
  • A 2nd Class Marine Engineer or individual with solid technical experience who has had effective and harmonious supervision experience of at least 3 years;
  • Individual must have thorough understanding and experience working with Transport Canada and the safety provisions of the Canada Labour Code.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

What we offer: A great job in an energetic company with a high quality powerful fleet. The best combination between a long term local track record and a strong global presence. A compensation package commensurate with experience and skill level.

Candidates with a solid work ethic, interested in a career role and who have the capacity for working effectively with others will find this an appealing role.

Our Integrated Management System is certified by Lloyds register for the following:

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISM

How to Apply


SAAM SMIT Canada Inc.

2285 Commissioner Street

Vancouver, B.C., V5L 1A8

or by e-mail.