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SAAM Towage Canada Inc.
4.8 out of 5
Prince Rupert, BC
$41.66 an hour - Full-time


Prince Rupert, BC

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  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Full job description

The Position

Embark on an exciting journey with SAAM Towage as a Deckhand, where you'll contribute to our operational excellence and build a stronger maritime community through your dedication to safety, maintenance, and teamwork!

Under the direction of the Master and guidance of the Vessel Operations Superintendents, the Deckhand will contribute to the success of SAAM Towage by performing all tasks related to the docking and undocking operation of vessels, as well as light maintenance and cleaning tasks, during towing maneuvers, including routine tug maintenance to ensure compliance with services, company work policies, and safety.

SAAM Towage Vancouver is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.

To apply you must have ALL of the following minimum requirements:

▪ Unrestricted SVMO (Small Vessel Machinery Operator) CoC .

▪ Experience with towing maneuvers, docking and undocking operations, shipboard safety, maritime laws and regulations, and Bridge Watch.

▪ Current MEDS (Marine Emergency Duties) certificate

▪ Current Transport Canada Marine Medical certificate

▪ Current Marine Basic First Aid

▪ Basic to intermediate knowledge of computerized systems and Microsoft Office tools.

▪ Knowledge and experience with Occupational Health & Safety.

▪ Must be or become a member in good standing of the CMSG.

▪ Must be able to travel within Canada by air.

▪ Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

▪ Must have a valid BC Driver's License.

Some of the Job functions for this role will be:

▪ ▪ Assists in all aspects of marine service delivery onboard while following the instructions of the Master. This includes any responsibility associated with the ordinary practice of good seamanship to ensure that maneuvers comply with current safety regulations.

▪ Carries out periodic check-ups and reports all maintenance, safety, and operational issues to the Master and Dispatch to contribute to the fleet's optimal maintenance and operational safety and create contingencies for service reliability.

▪ Performs daily light maintenance tasks such as chipping, painting, etc., to follow maintenance plans as instructed to contribute to the fleet's optimal operating performance, safety, and service reliability.

▪ Making, adjusting, and or inspecting all necessary rigging, tackle, and mooring equipment used for service delivery to maintain the efficient condition of ropes, hawsers, cables, slings, and messengers required for each service.

▪ Performing routine cleaning tasks under the direction of the Master to keep the vessel in optimal operating and cleanliness conditions.

▪ Performs routine inspections of all safety equipment onboard, including medical, first aid, and operational safety gear to ensure that equipment is replenished within the allowable time frame.

▪ Carries out all safety, health, environmental, and quality (SHE-Q) policies and complies with regulations including appropriate use of PPE, participation in emergency drills, and reporting of all incidents and events to ensure a safe and efficient operation and prompt addressing of equipment or procedure failures, minimizing operational liabilities.

▪ Prepares meals, manages inventory, and coordinates food plans, ensuring all perishables are stowed following Food Safe and other best practices and regulations to ensure proper food preservation and provide balanced nutrition to the Crew.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:


▪ Basic understanding of customers and coworkers’ expectations and relationships.

▪ Making decisions in a structured manner, considering different viewpoints.

▪ Recognizing the need for innovation and experimentation.


▪ Developing urgency and enthusiasm in tackling new challenges.

▪ Planning and prioritizing work to meet organizational goals.

▪ Holding oneself and others accountable for commitments.


▪ Building collaborative relationships to achieve shared objectives.

▪ Supporting the development of others and understanding organizational systems.

▪ Providing a clear vision and motivating others to action.


▪ Addressing difficult issues and providing constructive feedback.

▪ Actively seeking new ways to grow and develop skills.

▪ Adapting behavior in real-time according to changing demands.

Why us

With the backing of a multinational corporation, SAAM's mission to drive the economic and social development of countries extends to the desire to impart our workforce with real growth opportunities and contribute to regional economic sustainability by providing quality jobs within remote and local communities.

Our employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including health services, life and disability coverage, pension contributions, mentorship, and a team ready to work with you! Our operations are in a central location, with an easy commute from most places in Metro Vancouver.

SAAM Towage Vancouver’s vision is to stand out as ONE team, delivering towage services beyond expectations, guided by our values of Safety, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Service. If you share these values and are committed to excellence, innovation, and learning, we invite you to apply. Showcase your commitment to excellence and your passion for achieving high standards while being rewarded with a great work environment and a culture that always searches for improvement!

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAAM Towage Canada acknowledges that we operate on the traditional and unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $41.66 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • On call

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Work Location: In person