Third Officers

Channel-Port aux Basques, NL | North Sydney, NS | Argentia, NL | North Sydney, NS | Channel-Port aux Basques, NL

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 Third Officers 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.

Vessel officers are responsible for knowing, understanding, respecting and promoting Bridge Team Management, the Vessel Emergency Plan, Muster Lists, and SOLAS training manual. This includes maintaining the plan; training employees; participating in emergency preparedness training, drills and exercises; and maintaining records of all preparedness activities.

The Third Officer reports directly to the Chief Officer and is responsible as a supervisor for loading/unloading operation, supervising mooring operations, completing job cards as assigned and keeping a navigational watch.

Additional Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Contribute to an inclusive, respectful workplace and uphold our corporate values
  • Refer to and understand the requirements of the Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Actively participate in emergency and security drills
  • Maintain the security of the bridge when underway
  • Open and close ramps and hull openings when in port
  • Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.

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

Certification

  • Watchkeeping Mate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal or Higher
  • STCW 95 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3
  • Valid MED refresher
  • FRC and FRC refresher
  • Bridge Resource Management and refresher
  • ECDIS
  • ROC-MC or GOC
  • Transport Canada Approved Medical Examination

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift 10Kg.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Awareness
  • Security Awareness
  • Computer Literacy

Asset Qualifications

  • Passenger Safety Management
  • Specialized Passenger Safety Management

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.

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 a 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:

www.marineatlantic.ca/hiringnow

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 (recruiting@marine-atlantic.ca).

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About Marine Atlantic Inc.

Come join a team of diverse professionals that are committed to providing a vital marine transportation link between the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. We are a federal crown corporation that is headquartered in St. John's, we employ approximately 1,400 people in 3 port locations (Argentia, Port aux Basques and North Sydney) and on our 4 vessels (MV Blue Puttees, MV Highlanders, MV Atlantic Vision and MV Leif Ericson). We service two routes. The first is a year-round, 96 nautical mile daily ferry service between Port aux Basques, NL and North Sydney, NS. The second is a 280 nautical mile seasonal ferry service between Argentia, NL and North Sydney, NS.

Our employees embody our core values and their understanding and commitment to our values make them an invaluable part of our organization. Some benefits of working with us include competitive salaries, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health benefit packages and professional development opportunities.

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