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Vessel Repair Technician

Reference number: DFO22J-104096-000004
Selection process number: 22-DFO-ACCG-EA-565446
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard
Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
$30.85 to $33.51 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 13 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education AND experience criteria listed in the essential AND asset qualifications (if applicable). Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.


As a Vessel Repair Technician, you will play a key role in ensuring our assets and vessels are safe and operational by performing regular maintenance and repair of damaged components; running diagnostics to troubleshoot problems; installing and upgrading systems; recommending modifications; ordering inventory; and documenting inspections, tests and results. Requirement to complete motor vehicle inspections and repairs to boat trailers (training will be provided).

Intent of the process

There is currently one immediate vacancy which this process will be used to fill. We may create a list of fully or partially qualified candidates which may be used to staff similar vacancies at this level within the Canadian Coast Guard, Atlantic Region.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with certificate, diploma or higher in diesel mechanics, outboard motors or another specialization relevant to the duties of the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training or experience.

Degree equivalency

*Recent and significant experience installing, servicing, maintaining and overhauling mechanical and propulsion systems related to diesel or outboard engines.

*Recent and significant experience using diagnostic equipment to interpret, analyze and fix problem related to diesel or outboard engines.

*Recent and significant is defined as minimum five years experience acquired over the past eight years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

►Ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written communication will be assessed)
►Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
►Ability to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

►Working effectively with others
►Showing Initiative and being Action orientated
►Demonstrates integrity and respect
►Thinking things through

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

►Possession of a provincial journeyman proficiency certificate (or higher) in a field related to the position.
►Possession of valid Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) training certification – OEM training for specific models of engine or outboard or other certifications.
►Possession of a Transport Canada certificate of competency as a marine engineer.
►Possession of an A.B.Y.C. certification (American Boat Yacht Council).

Degree equivalency

►Experience applicable to small vessels and small craft industry installing, servicing, maintaining, and overhauling outboard bottom ends.
►Experience operating a motorized marine vessel.
►Experience working with multiple parties such as contractors, ship/vessel personnel, clients, etc.
►Experience performing inspections and acceptance testing on ships/vessels.
►Experience performing motor vehicle inspections for trailers and completing repairs to boat trailers.
►Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook or an equivalent suite of office application software.
►Experience with computerized maintenance systems (e.g. Maximo) to write and generate work reports.

**Please note that candidates who are selected for further consideration may be asked to provide details to support how they meet any asset qualifications that needed for a specific opportunity/vacancy.

**Depending on the position being staffed, any of the qualifications noted may also be deemed as an essential qualification and only candidates and persons with a priority entitlement who possess those qualifications will be considered for that specific vacancy.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

►Possession of a valid NS Class 5 (or equivalent) driver's license.

Conditions of employment

►Reliability Security Clearance
►Requirement to work aboard ships, in confined spaces and, occasionally, in extreme weather.
►Requirement to go to sea on vessels under trial.
►Requirement to work overtime, as needed, to meet operational requirements.
►Requirement to be on-call, on a rotational basis, to meet operational requirements.
►Requirement to travel, (by vehicle, aircraft or vessels) as needed, for operational and training purposes.
►Requirement to wear all necessary personal protective equipment as required by the duties of the position.
►Requirement to complete all mandatory training as identified by management.
►Willingness to repair and inspect boat trailers as required.
►Possession of a valid NS Class 5 (or equivalent) drivers license.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Applications will only be accepted on-line - click the “Apply Now” button to prepare and submit your application.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the official language of their choice; please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

As an equal opportunity employer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. We therefore encourage persons with disabilities to identify any accommodation needed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has an Accommodation Policy and will accommodate up to the point of undue hardship for the duration of the selection process, and upon any offer of employment, for the performance of duties in the position.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Todd Smith, Deputy Superintendent, Marine Engineering
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