Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:44

Senior Engineers - Vessel Positions

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 do so much more than get people from Point A to Point B. Whether it’s reunions, long-awaited trips home, or the start of a new adventure, we bring people together. We know we couldn’t bring people together every day without our own people. Our employees embody our core values; they are safety-oriented team-players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence.

Marine Atlantic has immediate openings for Senior Engineers 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.

Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer, the Senior Engineer performs their watchkeeping duties from the Main Control Room. This position is responsible for the safe operation of all mechanical equipment and systems in the machinery spaces. The Watchkeeping Engineer is responsible for the refueling of the vessel, ensuring all safety procedures are followed. 

Under the direction of the Second Engineer, this position is required to perform both preventive maintenance as scheduled by the Maintenance System and also carry out corrective maintenance as required. The Senior Engineer in Charge of the Watch must be capable of making quick decisions in critical situations and provide supervision to the engine room staff when performing their engine room activities. Good communication skills are required when dealing with other departments to ensure a safe and efficient operation.



English spoken and written.



High School Diploma or GED


Minimum 3rd Class Motor Certificate



Essential Qualifications: 

  • 24 months recent experience (since 2009) in a similar position
  • Marine STCW 6.1 and 6.2
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator Certificate II
  • Transport Canada mandated Marine Medical Certificate
  • Effective communication skills when interacting with the vessel’s crew and other associated personnel
  • Must demonstrate ability to lift, handle, and carry heavy objects over 20 kg
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces



  • Graduate of a recognized Marine school in a related Program
  • Work experience as a Welder, Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Refrigeration, Machinist, Pipe-fitter, and Electronics

This position is designated as a safety sensitive position and is subject to the provisions of our Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes testing.


Additional Requirements/Comments:

If you have the ambition to make a difference and you meet the above requirements, please apply on line.

All applicants must apply on line at


Why Marine Atlantic?

We are dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth and career satisfaction. Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include competitive salaries, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive benefit packages, professional development opportunities, and travel pass privileges on our vessels.


Important Messages:

Marine Atlantic Inc. is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and Visible Minorities.


To receive this job poster in an alternative format, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department.

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