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Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians such as: marine search and rescue, marine pollution response, marine communications and traffic management services, icebreaking and ice-management services, aids to navigation, channel maintenance and support of other government departments, boards and agencies by providing ships, aircraft and other services.

As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians.
La Garde côtière canadienne (GCC) possède et exploite la flotte civile du gouvernement fédéral et fournit aux Canadiens des services maritimes essentiels, notamment les suivants: recherche et sauvetage en mer, intervention en cas de pollution marine, services de communications et de gestion du trafic maritimes, services de déglaçage et de gestion des glaces, aides à la navigation, à l'entretien des canaux et au soutien d'autres ministères, conseils et agences du gouvernement en fournissant des navires, des aéronefs et d'autres services.

En tant qu'organisme service spécial de Pêches et Océans Canada (MPO), la GCC aide le MPO à s'acquitter de sa responsabilité d'assurer des voies navigables sécuritaires et accessibles aux Canadiens....

Air Cushion Vessel (ACV) Engineer
Posted date [2021-Feb-12] (ID: 2006)

Air Cushion Vessel (ACV) Engineer

Reference number: DFO21J-019892-000637
Selection process number: 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-306941
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Richmond (British Columbia)
$63,720 to $77,523

Closing date: 16 March 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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.

Diversity — Count yourself in!
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams brings wide perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. Be part of the Canadian Coast Guard that represents and includes the diverse identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada!

How to complete a self-declaration
1- Click Apply Online;
2- Complete the Employment Equity section;
3- Click on I want to complete the Self-Declaration Form for Employment Equity Groups;
4- Fill out the form.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

  • How did you find out about this job opportunity?
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of secondary school or employer approved alternative.

Possession of a Transport Canada (TC) ACV Engineering License Class 1 or 2 and/or TC Marine Engineering Certificate of Competency, or TC Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Certificate of Competency or Diesel Engineer certificate recognized by a province, or General engineer certificate recognized by a province

Experience interpreting specifications, schematics, and component drawings in order to perform system wide, or equipment specific maintenance.

Experience in the trouble-shooting of fire suppression systems.

Knowledge of the maintenance procedures and trouble-shooting techniques for mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems aboard vessels, hovercraft, aircraft or helicopters.

Ability to perform vessel or aircraft maintenance activities and processes.
Ability to interpret vessel or aircraft specifications, schematics, and component drawings. Ability to maintain technical records and logbooks – especially through use of written communications.

Personal Suitability:
Effective Interpersonal skills

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

English essential

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

A diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to nautical science, heavy machinery maintenance, electro-technology, or aircraft maintenance.

Possession of a Transport Canada third class Marine Engineering Certificate of Competency or higher;
Possession of a welding certificate recognized by a Provincial regulatory body;
Possession of Air Brakes endorsement

Experience in metal fabrication.

Experience in the maintenance of ship or Aircraft electrical generation and distribution systems.

Experience in dynamic balancing of Propellers.

Experience working on ACV over 10,000 Kgs Maximum all up weight or higher.

Ability to operate a personal computer.

Organizational needs:
DFO recognizes that the diversity of its employee population contributes to its strength and integrity. Selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities, and Women.

Operational requirements:
Rotating shifts and variable hours of work.
Willingness to travel by small aircraft, vessels and vehicles to remote sites.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are any requirements, other than qualifications, that must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.

Conditions of employment:
Reliability and security: Reliability
Other conditions of employment:
Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Basic Safety**
**Note: if you are in possession of the former MED A1 and B2, these will be accepted as they are considered to be the equivalent of the course listed above.
Maintenance of a valid Health Canada medical.
Willingness to wear and maintain a uniform per Canadian Coast Guard standards, inclusive of CSA Approved safety footwear and maintain job
related personal safety equipment.
Must be willing and able to perform Overtime work as required, often on short notice
Must be willing and able to work shiftwork
Must be willing and able to travel by air, land, or by sea

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.

Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A test may be administered.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.


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

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

Contact information
Paul Tobin


Job Title Air Cushion Vessel (ACV) Engineer
Job Details
Posted By Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Start Date
Salary $63,720 to $77,523
Location Richmond (British Columbia)
Deadline for Application 2021-Mar-16
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Paul.Tobin(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> West Coast
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Engineer (Other)