McKeil Marine is one of Canada’s leading marine service providers. Experienced and adaptive, we deliver turn-key solutions that support our customers’ success in a wide range of transportation and project challenges.
Customer service, safety, quality and respect for the environment are at the heart of our operations. Manned by highly skilled sailing crew, our ever-growing diverse and versatile fleet of tugs, barges and workboats, operate throughout the Great Lakes, St.
Lawrence River, east coast and Canadian Arctic.
McKeil Marine Limited is looking for Chief Mates aboard our ships and tugs. We are looking for eager and self-starting individuals responsible for the proper management of the deck department as well as the navigation of the ship.
Why McKeil :
Our crew enjoy regular schedules with minimal disruptions - you can plan your time at home
Company paid and arranged travel to ports
Our crew matter - at McKeil it feels like family
We sail safe - your safety is our top priority
Certificate upgrade programs and incentives
Company paid training
Competitive wages and comprehensive group benefits program
Annual crew meetings foster team building
Generous referral bonus program
Key responsibilities :
Reports to the Captain
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, supervision and training of the deck crew
Responsible for the safe keeping of a navigational watch
Second in command of the vessel and officer in charge when the Captain is absent
Ensure that the deck crew is adequately manned and equipped in accordance with company standards and policies
Communicate expectations, assignments and responsibilities to Deck Crew
Implement and ensure adherence to all Statutory and legislative rules and regulations
Ensure all Deck personnel and new hires are familiar with Company policies and procedures and have access to the appropriate manuals and documents
Ensure that McKeil’s QSMS policies and Health and Safety programs are communicated to, understood and adhered to by all Crew members
Determine the ship’s speed and location using navigational aids
Responsible for the safe transportation of the ship and tug cargo
Responsible for preparation and / or submission of logbooks, daily records, maintenance records and permits in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements
Responsible for the investigation of any incidents or near misses and the implementation of any corrective action
The maintenance and upkeep of the hull, decks, superstructures, and towing gear
Ensuring that lifesaving and firefighting equipment is properly inspected and maintained
Chief Mate Near Coastal Certificate issued by Transport Canada
Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft Certifications
Transport Canada Marine Medical
2-5 years’ experience as a Chief Mate in the Great Lakes and Eastern Canada
GLPA Pilotage an asset
Experienced with Safety Management Systems (ISO & ISM)
Experience with Microsoft Suite an asset
Experienced leader and motivator of direct reports
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Self-starter, analytical and problem-solving capabilities
You will join a team of passionate colleagues in fast paced, growing organization that supports all communities in which we operate.
McKeil Marine offers a very competitive total compensation program.
We thank all applicants but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. McKeil Marine is committed to the principles of Employment Equity.