Sep 05, 2019

4th Class Marine Engineer

  • Osprey Marine Ltd.
Full time Marine Electrician Marine Mechanic Other

Job Description

Job Description

Marine Engineer Osprey Marine Ltd – Vancouver, BC

We are a commercial fishing company based out of Vancouver, BC currently looking for an Engineer for our factory freezer trawler the Osprey No. 1, 58 m, 2024 gross ton freezer stern trawler built in 1998.

The Osprey No. 1 catches fish that are headed, gutted and frozen on board. The fishing and factory operations work 24 hours/day. There are 30 crew members on board. The Osprey only fishes in Canadian waters off the West Coast of British Columbia.

A trip lasts anywhere from 10-14 days; the fishing crew work 2 trips on 1 trip off and the Chief Engineer and second can determine if they work a 12 on 12 off, or a 6 on 6 off rotation.


The Engineer is responsible for maintenance, operation, and repair of all vessel electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and freezing systems on board the F/V Osprey No.1 .

Main Responsibilities

  • Repair and Maintenance -always maintain the ship in a state of readiness. Oversee and maintain all systems including engineering, electrical, hydraulic, and freezing. Follow system specified recommended maintenance programs. Participate in dockside repairs and maintenance including yearly shipyard work
  • Safety and security- Required to follow company safety and pollution prevention policies and procedures. Conduct periodic inspections of antipollution systems, i.e. oily water separators, air filters, etc. Prepare the vessel for all Lloyds/ Transport Canada inspections. Be familiar with the ISM Code and its requirements
  • Administrative- Keep vessel maintenance records and inventories. Maintain up to date logs for all equipment. Report repair and maintenance issues to Captain and Owner Make requisition for required parts, supplies, etc., as needed and forward to office staff.

Please be advised that this job description is intended to give a brief overview of the offered position. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities inherent in this position, or of the skills and abilities required to successfully perform this job.


  • Skills
  • Must be able to read, analyze and interpret systems manuals, technical bulletins, inspection reports and government regulations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with Captain, crew and Owner.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of support systems, such as oily water separators, lube oil separators, fuel centrifuges, shaft generators, variable pitch propeller systems, air compressors, pumps, hydraulics, water makers, plumbing, (both water and fuel), refrigeration, heating and air conditioning
  • Self-sufficient, organized and showing positive leadership
  • Enjoy team work
  • Certifications
  • Must hold a valid certificate as a Marine Engineer 4th Class Motorship (or higher), be available, licensed and permitted legally to work in CANADA already.
  • Must pass the Seafarers Medical Exam
  • Must obtain a Commercial Fisher's Registration Card (Commercial Fishing License) through DFO Pacific website.
  • Experience
  • Marine Engineer Motor ship – 1 year

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a permanent position with competitive wages
  • The Engineer has his own stateroom on the officer deck, comprising of a large seating area, bedroom and private bathroom with shower.
  • There is a laundry on the officer's deck.
  • Hot meals are prepared three times daily.
  • A cold meal is set out between 11 pm. and midnight.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $8,000.00 to $11,000.00 /month

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