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Marine Engineer

SAAM Towage Canada Inc.
4.8 out of 5
British Columbia
$63.59 an hour - Permanent, Full-time


British Columbia

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  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care

Full job description

The Position

Under the direction of the Superintendent, and the guidance of the captain of the vessel, the Marine Engineer will contribute to the success of SAAM Towage by ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the vessel machinery and equipment with special consideration for the safety of the crew, protection of the marine environment, cost management and the quality of service, across our locations.

Your employment as a Marine Engineer will include a relief, continuous, shift, and callout work. This may include 4-hour, 8-hour, 12-hour, continuous or other schedules ashore and at sea.

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

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

  • Minimum, current, and valid, Engineering Certificate for the assigned vessel and/or ability to receive a CoC endorsement within 30-45 days.
  • 3-5 years of marine vessel-related experience.
  • Engineering Certificate for the assigned vessel, 2nd or 1st. (or close to completion).
  • Fork-lift certification or the ability to acquire it
  • Current and valid MED and First Aid Certificates.
  • Be a member of the CMSG in good standing.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • 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:

  • Conduct planned maintenance and repairs to vessel systems aiming to have the vessel operational as often as possible and ensuring the safest running of all tugs.
  • Conduct initial diagnosis and determine the priority and suitable solution to troubleshooting requests to evaluate the effects on crew safety and the possibility of further equipment damage and determine the next steps.
  • Organize clean, and conduct walk audits at the Maintenance facility to determine potential failures and optimize the uptime of the facility and the vessels.
  • Oversee vendors, suppliers, and contractors (both trades and equipment) for larger jobs (refits, major modifications) to ensure work is done according to industry and company standards.
  • Participate in all Safety and environmental drills and inspections, toolbox talks, and other recommended training to ensure safety standards are met, incidents are avoided or properly reported, and lessons learned are shared.
  • Executes watchkeeper duties, requesting fuel, lube oil, parts, and supplies for the engine room to maintain equipment operational feasibility, and vessel & crew safety.
  • Maintain and prepare technical documents and records to achieve compliance with industry and company standards and ensure planned maintenance is done accordingly.
  • Organize and supervise bunkering operations and look after Onboard Waste Management to achieve compliance with regulatory and company standards.
  • Train and instruct crew on engine room do’s and don’ts to ensure adherence to all operating and safety procedures.
  • Execute emergency tasks according to the muster list and provide On-Call support in a rotation schedule to support the company’s safety efforts and maintain adequate procedures during drills, emergencies, or other situations requiring technical support.

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

1. Technical Proficiency:

▪ Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills in marine engineering.

2. Problem-Solving and Decision-Making:

▪ Analyzes and resolves complex technical issues with sound decision-making.

3. Effective Communication:

▪ Clearly conveys technical information to diverse audiences.

4. Leadership and Motivation:

▪ Inspires and leads fellow engineering team to achieve organizational goals.

5. Adaptability and Innovation:

▪ Adapts to industry changes and fosters innovation in engineering solutions.

6. Safety Commitment:

▪ Prioritizes and enforces a strong safety culture within the engineering department.

7. Project Management:

▪ Effectively plans, budgets, and executes engineering projects.

8. Collaboration and Teamwork:

▪ Collaborates seamlessly with cross-functional teams and values diverse perspectives.

9. Continuous Learning:

▪ Actively pursues professional development and stays updated on industry advancements.

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 Canada’s vision is to stand out as ONE team, delivering safe, 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 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 Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $63.59 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • 12 hour shift
  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • On call

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Marine Engineer: 3 years (required)


  • English fluently (preferred)


  • Engineering Certificate (preferred)
  • ability to seek CoC Endorsement from a qualified country (preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • British Columbia: Relocate before starting work (preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (preferred)

Work Location: In person