Journeyperson Industrial Electricians: Marine Atlantic

  • Location: Nova Scotia or Newfoundland
  • Deadline: February 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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.

Marine Atlantic is currently looking for Journeyperson Industrial Electricians 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 full-time spare and relief positions that are scheduled across our fleet and each tour based on operational requirements.

Reporting to the Chief Electrical Engineer, this position performs preventive maintenance as scheduled and carries out corrective maintenance duties as required. This position also performs preventative maintenance based on assigned job cards.

The Electrical Engineer’s main responsibility is for all electrical maintenance to be performed on a safe and timely basis pertaining to all departments. This position must have a good understanding of the vessel’s electrical machinery, systems and test equipment, and provide advice when performing difficult tasks. The vessel crew members must have a clear understanding of the Muster list, emergency duties, Vessel Emergency Plan and SOLAS training manual.

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

Certification and Experience
Interprovincial Red Seal Industrial Electrician Certification


A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in the electrical field troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.


A combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and work experience in a related position.


  • Capable of reading and working from electrical drawings. Experience in tracing electrical circuits and systems
  • Able to trouble shoot electrical controls and distribution systems
  • Must have knowledge of a delta distribution system
  • Motor Control Center and Soft Start Motor Controls experience
  • Must be familiar with: engine alarm and monitoring systems and fire detection systems o Automation and PMS systems and PLC, HVAC systems and VFD devices, generator controls and generator paralleling circuits, industry standard testing equipment.
  • Must be able to perform Lock Out /Tag Out procedures
  • Must have a CPR Certificate
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oralAsset Qualifications
  • Previous relevant work experience in a marine environment
  • Experience and/or training in marine electrical/electronics
  • Familiarity with computerized preventive maintenance systems
  • Marine STCW 6.1 and 6.2 Courses, including valid MED refresher
  • Passenger Safety Management
  • Marine Advanced First Aid Certificate

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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 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 in excess of 15 days per month should it be operationally required.


The Marine Atlantic Team

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.

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.

How do I become 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 17 February 2020.

All applicants must apply online:

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 (