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Reformar's main mission is to support researchers, research and training institutions and governmental and private organizations in their scientific projects in marine science and technology, through its infrastructures, including the research vessel the Coriolis II.

Reformar a pour principale mission de soutenir les chercheurs, les institutions de recherche et de formation et les organisations gouvernementales et privées, lors de la réalisation de leurs projets scientifiques en sciences et technologies de la mer, par le biais de ses infrastructures, dont le navire de recherche le Coriolis II....

Watchkeeping Engineer (4th Class)
Posted date [2024-Mar-20] (ID: 3306)
Reformar is a Rimouski-based, non-profit organization lending support to marine science and technology projects since 1989. In doing so, they partner with researchers, research and training institutions, along with government and private-owned organizations. Concretely, Reformar handles the full management of a fleet of science vessels and the complete planning of its scientific missions. The management is currently looking for a Watchkeeping Engineer (4th Class) scheduled to start in June 2024. If you feel a pull toward the domain of scientific research, have a passion for marine engineering, and love working in a team, we have the job for you!
As Watchkeeping Engineer (4th Class), you will be in charge of the Coriolis II’s engine room’s safe and efficient operation. You will do so with the support of the Chief Engineer. Fun and challenges are guaranteed!
Reporting to the Chief Engineer, you will…
  • Supervise and lend technical assistance to the personnel under your responsibility (oiler, or engine room cadet).
  • Conduct repairs, maintenance and cleaning of the engine room and its equipment, in accordance with company procedures and the Chief Engineer’s instructions.
  • Ensure that environmental, health and safety policies are followed.
  • Maintain the vessel’s equipment and track progress within the preventive maintenance system.
  • Ensure the safe, efficient and on-time operation of the propulsion and auxiliary systems of the engine room.
  • Become familiar with all engine room procedures, along with the working prerequisites of all mechanical and electrical machines, such as valves and pumps.
  • Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.
Prerequisite training, abilities, and professional qualities:
  • Valid Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties (MEDs) certificates (obtained in the last 5 years).
  • Valid Transport Canada Ship personnel with designated security duties certificate.
  • Valid Transport Canada STCW certificate as a 4th-class engineer.
  • Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical Certificate.
  • MARITIME EXPERIENCE: We are looking for an experienced marine engineer who makes everyone’s safety their priority: someone autonomous and versatile!
  • FRENCH: Bilingualism is an asset since most of our crew and clients are francophones.
  • LEADERSHIP: We are seeking a person who can share their positivity with others and lead the team forward.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: This will be a daily challenge, staving off routine and making every day’s work an adventure! So, yes, it’s essential to be able to “take charge”.
  • TEAMWORK: The Coriolis II’s team being small, we greatly value efficient and respectful communication with colleagues, clients, and partners.
Why work for Reformar?
  • A permanent job.
  • A competitive salary.
  • A key position in the management of the R/V Coriolis II’s operations.
  • Become part of a small, friendly, dynamic team.
  • Very competitive benefits (7% collective RRSP, insurance program, etc.)
  • Up to fourteen paid holidays per year.
  • Yearly reimbursement of safety boots (max $175), and reimbursement of marine medical certification every two years (max $150).
  • A 1 month ON/OFF schedule, along with flexibility within it to accommodate certain personal or family obligations.
  • A job where you won’t notice the days passing by!
If this short description makes you want to try your luck, send us your application to the address below by April 10th! You can always reach out if you need any further information!
Christine Lévesque, Operations Supervisor
418 723-1986, ext. 1023, supervisor(at)
Job Title Watchkeeping Engineer (4th Class)
Job Details
Posted By Reformar
Start Date 2024-06-10
Salary 461.35/day
Location Rimouski, Quebec
Deadline for Application 2024-Apr-10
Contact Phone # 418 723-1986 #1023
Contact Email supervisor(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> 2nd Engineer