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Marine Engineer 1 (Englishtown Ferry)

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: ENGLISHTOWN, NS, CA, B4V 2W6

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/10/2018  


Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


Marine Engineer 1 (Englishtown Ferry), Permanent, ENGLISHTOWN 


Competition # 17457  



About Us


Maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.


The Marine Services division of The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal maintains and operates the provincial ferries including: Englishtown, Little Narrows, Country Harbor, LaHave River, Tancook Island, and Digby Neck. Our Marine staff help to further connect and expand Nova Scotia’s transportation network; all the while ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our Ferries. Our provincial ferries operate 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.


If you’re looking for an exciting and challenging career, with a daily view of our beautiful Atlantic waters, then we have your perfect opportunity.


About Our Opportunity


As the Marine Engineer, you will operate the main engines of the Ferry; ensuring that all auxiliaries, pumps, ventilating fans, steering motors and furnaces are functioning in a safe and efficient manner. 


You will be responsible for:


  • inspecting, repairing, and maintaining the mechanical and electrical equipment;
  • assisting in directing traffic on the Ferry including arranging vehicles and/or cargo on deck;
  • collecting and recording fares (tickets where applicable), and
  • ensuring that the ferry is clean at all times.


About You


Highschool or equivalent, plus a Transport Canada Small Vessel Machinery Operator’s Certificate and three (3) years' seafaring experience is required.


You must have your:


  • Marine Emergency Duties Certificate
  • Seafarer’s Marine Medical Certificate,
  • and a Marine First Aid Certificate.


Outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential to your success, along with your ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Strong ability to exercise independent judgement and initiative in your duties will aid in ensuring the Ferry meets safety standards and maintains schedules. Consistently, you maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service.


Other Considerations


Hours of work include 12 hour shifts and may require the working of various alternating hours per week in order to maintain the ferry schedule.


The ability to lift 50 pounds, as well as ability to stand, shovel, walk, climb and sit for extended periods of time is required in this role.



Pay Grade:  MOS 13  


Salary Range:  $1,716.88 - $1,763.35 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).


If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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