Position Description

Shore Mechanic
Company - Location Seaspan Marine - Delta BC - 9350 Alaska Way
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4282
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Shore Mechanic

Job Grade - 2

The Shore Mechanic’s primary accountability is the maintenance, repair and in-service support of vessels ensuring they are properly maintained in a sea worth condition. This role will also assist with the daily operations of the facility and provide instructions to trades persons and sub-contractors working onsite.

Note: Due to business needs, this position is required to be fully on-site based at 9350 Alaska Way, Delta B.C. 

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Assists with daily operations of responsible facility, including organization, scheduling (vessels, people, resources) and monitoring of the facility operations as well as the maintenance of the facility. Ensures proper organization and effective implementation of service schedules causing a minimum down time on the vessels.
  • Responds to troubleshooting requests. Provides initial diagnosis to the problem and determines the priority and suitable solution weighing in the effects on crew safety and possibility of further equipment damage.
  • Performs repair inspections and determines repair solutions including scope, method, budget and timing of repair. Conducts assessment of seaworthiness of the vessels before allowing them to sail again.
  • For critical circumstances, coordinates the vessels to a suitable tie up and organizes a third party to tow the vessel to the nearest facility.
  • Identifies and schedules vendors, suppliers and contractors (both trades and equipment) for maintenance and repair. Supervises contractors in specialized trades and monitors the repair work.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with the company’s safety policy and all applicable rules and regulations are adhered. Issues hot work permits and confined space permits. Participates in all Safety and environmental drills and inspections and is trained to be part of the facility Emergency Response Team.
  • Maintains an on-call rotation for running repairs on vessels outside of the regular work schedule.
  • Performs additional duties as required.

Qualification Requirements

  • Grade 12 education.
  • Heavy-Duty mechanic or Millwright Certificate with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement preferred. 4th Class Engineering Certificate, or previous experience supervising vessel maintenance and repairs involving multiple vessels is an asset.
  • Class 5 drivers' licence.
  • Experience working as an onboard Engineer is an asset.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of marine emergency procedures and other applicable laws.
  • Knowledge of vessel operations and requirement of the towing industry preferred.
  • Mechanical, hydraulics, and electrical trades skills. Knowledge of steel working and welding is an asset.
  • Ability to balance priorities and needs with available resources.
  • Organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Creativity to resolve new technical and mechanical problems.
  • Advanced digital literacy (MS Office).

Seaspan 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. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.