Recent or Potential Grad – Marine Atlantic – Third Officer – Vessel Based

  • Location: North Sydney
  • Deadline: March 31, 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 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 full-time 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 a 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?
Education Certification and Experience
High School or GED
• 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
• 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

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 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 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 31 March 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.