2nd Officer

Location: Offshore (Vessel)
Job Code: 35
# of openings: 1


2nd Officer

Location:                     Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and St. John’s, Newfoundland



Secunda Canada is a well-known offshore Marine Company and our primary area of operation is Eastern Canada.  The expertise of our personnel stems from working over two decades in our harsh weather environment as the leader of support services in platform supply, anchor handling, rescue standby and towage.


We are currently accepting resumes for any future openings for experienced and qualified Second Officers for positions working in offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland working a 28 day on/off rotation. 


Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Second Officer is the vessel’s designated Safety Officer and Safety Representative.  The Second Officer is responsible for the care and upkeep of all nautical publications.  He/she upkeeps the overall condition of the bridge and its’ associated equipment.  The Second Officer should have specific knowledge to the maintenance requirements of the bridge equipment and ensure the bridge is kept clean and organized.


Secunda offers:

  • A competitive salary
  • A company paid group RRSP plan
  • A comprehensive health, dental and extended health plan (including short and long term disability, employee life and optional dependent life insurance)
  • A Mortgage Subsidy Program
  • Advanced training and professional development/incentive programs. 


Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes:

Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications, experience and personal attributes.


  • Chief Mate Near Coastal Certificate of Competency (preferred), Watchkeeping Mate Unrestricted
  • Dynamic Positioning Operator preferred
  • Valid Marine Advanced First Aid and CPR
  • Valid Unrestricted Transport Canada Marine Medical
  • Ship Security Officer or Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties certificate
  • Proven track record in relevant offshore experience within the marine sector; recent offshore standby experience on a PSV or AHTS vessel is strongly preferred
  • Valid Canadian passport; Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status
  • Passenger Safety Management Training
  • Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats Certificate
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English
  • Experience with NS5 is an asset
  • Self-starter, analytical and problem solving capabilities, demonstrated effectiveness in working with charterers, safety leadership and employee/team development


Secunda Canada is committed to the principle of fair representation of the designated target groups, as defined by the federal Employment Equity Act (women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities).   We encourage qualified applicants from these groups to apply for this position.

How to Apply:


Visit our website at www.secunda.ca/careers to complete the online application.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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