Boatswain
Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Quebec
Chibougamau, Quebec
7d ago

Boatswains are the seamanship specialists of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). They are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the ship's rigging, shipboard cargo handling equipment, boats and small craft.

The range of their responsibilities and supervisory duties is wider than in most other seagoing occupations. Their primary responsibilities are to :

  • Operate and maintain shipboard equipment associated with cargo handling and inter-ship transfers of personnel, fuel, and materiel while at sea -
  • Operate and maintain the ship's equipment for such tasks as anchoring, towing, launching and recovering boats, and surface rescue operations -

    Operate and navigate small craft in all waters - Perform required tasks with ship's rigging and lifesaving equipment - Organize the storage, training, and use of small arms, demolitions and ammunition -

    Plan, organize and conduct drill and ceremonies - Assist and supervise deck crews in maintaining the ship and its equipment -

    Coordinate watch keeping duties at sea and in harbour The Boatswain is truly "the professional sailor," experiencing the unique adventures and challenges that come with work at sea, such as open deck surfaces and a rotating shift or watch system.

    Ashore, Boatswains normally work as instructors training other naval personnel. Junior Boatswains spend time working outside their occupation performing general duties such as cleaning, painting, working in the cafeteria, standing sentry duty, storing the ship, and acting as members of the Naval Boarding Party.

    Generally, the number of hours of work per week is 40 hours. However, military members can be called to work on atypical schedules according to the operational needs.

    This job also exists on a part-time basis with the Reserve Force, usually evenings and weekends. For more details about the job :

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    bit.ly / FAC00105E You can apply for this position if you meet at least these conditions :

  • To have completed at least 24 secondary school units (Secondary 4 and / or 5); OR Have completed a diplôme d'études professionnelles (DEP);
  • OR Have obtained a certificate of equivalence at the secondary level (AENS-TENS); OR Have acquired General Educational Development (GED). Salary :

    35 800$ to 98 300$ per year*

  • The minimum wage mentioned above is the first year of service. The military member will earn a base salary of approximately $ 60,200 after approximately four years of service.
  • The salary increases according to the rank and experience of the member according to the rates of pay applicable on April 1st, 2017.

    To know more about the rates of pay :

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    bit.ly / payratesE No civilian jobs are exactly equivalent to this military profession. These professions are mentioned here to give an example of the type of work required.

  • Tugboat captain · Deck hand · Boatswain employed by private ships · Engines Room Seaman Why you should choose the Canadian Armed Forces?
  • We are actively looking for motivated and talented members just like you! Members of the Canadian Armed Forces work to protect Canada and defend its sovereignty.

    They contribute to peace and international security, and work with the United States to defend North America. They are always ready to respond to threats, natural disasters or humanitarian crises in Canada or around the world.

    Experience unique adventures, stimulating challenges, rewarding friendships, and the opportunity to see and shape the world while serving your country.

    The different career options offered by the Canadian Armed Forces give you access to exceptional jobs where you can excel, no matter how far you go in your career path! O U R M A I N S P H E R E S O F E X P E R T I S E :

  • Administration and logistics - Technology sensors - Electricity - Electronics - Air or sea navigation - Data processing -
  • Materials and structures - Mechanical - Combat trades - Protection of the public - Health care - Telecommunications A D V A N T A G E S -

    Over 100 thrilling crafts - http :

    bit.ly / CAFJobs - Full or part time - Post-secondary education and - Subsidized and paid training - Very competitive salaries -

    Training and continuous advancement - 100% free medical and dental care - One of the best retirement plans - 20-25 days of paid leave from the first year -

    Work-family balance - Free services to the family - Sports and fitness on work hours - Respect and appreciation of human diversity -

    Free learning of a second language - Definitely the best team to join! For more information about our advantages :

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