At Marine Atlantic, we do so much more than get people from point A to point B. Whether it's reunions, long-awaited trips home, or the start of a new adventure, we bring people together. We couldn't bring people together every day without our own dedicated employees. Our employees embody our core values; they are 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.

Are you seeking a rewarding employment experience to work in a team environment that allows you the opportunity to earn competitive wages, develop new skills and build a career?

If so, Marine Atlantic is currently looking for Stevedores to work at our Terminal in Port aux Basques, NL. These positions are spare and relief and candidates can expect to work on an on call basis.

As a Stevedore with Marine Atlantic, you will be responsible for:

  • Working diligently to promote a safe working environment
  • Mooring and unmooring of vessels
  • Directing passenger and commercial vehicles on and off vessel in a safe manner
  • Lashing/unlashing of commercial vehicles as directed using safe and proper techniques
  • Spotting passenger and commercial vehicles, drop trailers and forklift operations
  • Operating forklift to unload and load garbage and freight
  • Assisting in the accomplishment of Company objectives by performing other related duties as required

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

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Valid Nova Scotia Class 5 Driver's License
  • Ability to lift, handle and carry heavy objects up to 22.3 kg
  • Must be able to deal with the general public in a professional manner displaying good customer service skills and a positive attitude
  • Candidates should live within commuting distance from the terminal

Asset Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Class 1 Driver's License
  • Knowledge of policies and government regulations concerning safety, security, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, WHMIS, etc
  • Possession of a Forklift Certificate, Flagman's Certificate, and/or Air Brakes Endorsement

Hourly Rate for Stevedore: $26.92

Why work for the Marine Atlantic team?

As part of the Marine Atlantic team, you will participate in a variety of ongoing training programs and development opportunities to navigate your career and chart your course for success. We provide a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction. Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include competitive salaries, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health benefit packages, and professional development opportunities. Come experience the pride of working with an organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for the future.

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 before 4 pm (Atlantic Time) on 22 March 2019.

All applicants must apply online:

For your application to be considered, all sections and questions must be completed.

Please note: This position is designated as a safety sensitive position and is subject to the provisions of Marine Atlantic's Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes, but not limited to pre-employment testing. We have 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 People, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter or resume.

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 (

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