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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....

Chief Engineer (2nd Class)
Posted date [2024-Jun-19] (ID: 3408)

Chief Engineer (2nd Class)

Reformar is a Rimouski-based, non-profit organization lending support to marine science and technology projects since 1989. In doing so, they partner 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 seeking candidates as Chief Engineer (2nd Class).

In summary, as Chief Engineer, you will be in charge of the Coriolis II’s engine room’s safe and efficient operation with Management’s and the Master’s support.

Under the supervision of the Master, you will…

  • Supervise and provide technical assistance to personnel under your responsibility;
  • Conduct repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the engine room and its equipment, in accordance with the organization’s procedures;
  • Ensure that environmental, health and safety policies are followed;
  • Ensure compliance of ISM manuals/procedures, ship certification, departmental records and maintenance records (SINEX);
  • Prepare, plan and coordinate preventive and corrective maintenance of on-board equipment, as well as dry dock work;
  • Manage the inventory and order the necessary parts while checking their compliance;
  • Participate in annual budget planning and;
  • Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.

Prerequisite training, abilities, and professional qualities:

    • Trans port Canada STCW Certificate as a 2nd-class engineer
    • Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical Certificate;
    • Valid Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties (MEDs) certificates;
    • Valid Transport Canada Ship personnel with designated security duties certificate (an asset);
  • MARITIME EXPERIENCE: We are looking for someone with experience as Chief Engineer or 2nd Engineer, who makes everyone’s safety their priority: a proactive, autonomous and polyvalent person.
  • 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: We greatly value efficient and respectful communication with colleagues, clients, and partners.

Why work for Reformar?

  • A permanent job on a 30 days on/off rotation schedule all year round;
  • A very competitive salary. Call us to learn more;
  • A key position in the management of the R/V Coriolis II’s operations;
  • Become a part of a friendly, dynamic team.
  • Very competitive benefits (7% collective RRSPs, insurance program, 15 paid holidays, etc.);
  • Reimbursement of safety boots every year, and Marine Medical certificate every 2 years (in accordance with company policies);
  • A flexible schedule that can accommodate some of your obligations.
  • A job where teamwork is essential in achieving objectives and;
  • 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 resume as well as your marine certificates to the contact details below. You can always reach out to us if you need any further information!

Christine Lévesque, Operations Supervisor

418 723-1986, ext. 1023, supervisor(at)

Job Title Chief Engineer (2nd Class)
Job Details
Posted By Reformar
Start Date
Location Rimouski, Quebec
Deadline for Application
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 -> Chief Engineer