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At Hornblower Niagara Cruises, we have a team of amazing people who work together to create memorable and lasting experiences for our guests who visit us from all over the world. Our commitment to quality, safety and the environment is reflective in everything that we do! If you are an enthusiastic team player who thrives in a work environment where communication, creativity and cooperation are encouraged, we may just have the opportunity for you!...

Chief Engineer
Posted date [2020-Mar-01] (ID: 1809)

Position Overview: The Chief Engineer coordinates and executes repairs and regular maintenance of our fleet of Transport Canada inspected passenger vessels, barges, marine railway, and associated equipment. As part of the engineering team, the Chief Engineer is responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting problems as well as designing and implementing solutions. The Chief Engineer completes daily job assignments and duties and reports on the status of work assignments. Reporting to the Manager, Marine Engineering, essential job functions and duties include but are not limited to the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• as the Engineer on duty, ensures the safe and reliable operation of all vessels, systems, machinery, and equipment under his/her care with due regard for the Hornblower Niagara Cruises (HNC) Safety Management System (SMS) and ISO Respect Management System (RMS), the Vessel Security Plan (VSP), proper standards of watchkeeping, and in accordance with practice of good seamanship

• In the absence of the Manager, Marine Engineering, ensures the Marine Engineers, Marine Technicians, and Engineering Assistants are working safely and efficiently • reports any and all concerns with personnel and equipment to the Manager, Marine Engineering

• assists the Manager, Marine Engineering with project planning and execution

• routinely inspects all areas of the vessels, stages, dock, and marine railway for unsafe conditions, and assists in accident investigations and reports

• participates in emergency drills in accordance with Transport Canada regulations, the Safety Management System, and Vessel Security Plan. Participates in safety meetings in conformance with HNC policy, to ensure a routinely efficient and safe operation at all times and the proper use of equipment during any possible emergency

• maintains engineering operations and maintenance logs; paying particular attention to proper recording of incidents and irregularities • maintains inventory of spares and consumables

• prepares reports for review by the Manager, Marine Engineering and Director, Marine Operations

• ensures a clean workplace throughout the day, at the beginning and end of shifts

• reports non-conformities to the Designated Person (Manager, Marine Operations)

• ensures the safe and efficient operation of the business at all times using all available means

• supports Facilities, Guest Services, and all other departments with projects, maintenance, and operations as required

• in the absence of the Manager, Marine Engineering, coordinates engineering activities with the on-duty Marine Manager

• immediately notifies the Master of the vessel if any critical system as laid out in the Safety Management System is not functioning

• ensures that all Safety Equipment is present and equipment is inspected to the relevant standards

• knows and understands both the Operational and Emergency procedures laid out in the Safety Management System

• performs all other duties as assigned

• role models safe working practices, good customer service, and professional behavior at all times


• valid Fourth Class (or higher) Motor Certificate of Competency PCOC, SVOP, or other Master or Mate Certificate (Training provided)

• current Marine Basic First Aid

• current (within previous two (2) years) Transport Canada approved medical

• possess and maintain a current Ontario driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

• minimum 8 years of relevant maintenance and repair experience

• minimum 4 years of experience in the marine environment

• demonstrated familiarity with maintenance, project planning, and general office software

• demonstrated knowledge of diesel engines, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems

• leadership experience an asset

• WHMIS for workers in Ontario an asset

• Fall Arrest Training an asset

• Confined Space Training an asset

• ability to successfully complete a criminal background check

• candidates, who, in addition to the above, possess specialized skills such as fitting, welding, equipment operating, will be given strong consideration

Job Title Chief Engineer
Job Details
Posted By Tony Chieca
Start Date
Location Niagara Falls
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email tony.chieca(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Chief Engineer