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Marine Engineer
Posted date [2021-Sep-16] (ID: 2222)

City Experiences is seeking a Marine Engineer for Niagara Falls.

About Us:

City Experiences’ passion is to provide amazing experiences on land and water. Our 40-year success through organic growth and acquisitions has resulted in a portfolio of over 25+ brands that welcome upwards of 30 million guests/riders annually. If you’re an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you.

About the Opportunity:

The Marine Engineer 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 Engineer is responsible for troubleshooting problems as well as designing and implementing solutions. The Marine Engineer completes daily job assignments and duties and reports on the status of work assignments.

About You:

This person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences’ RESPECT Service System.

Essential Duties & 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 Niagara City Cruises (NCC) 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 and Chief Engineer, ensures the Marine Technicians, and Engineering Assistants are working safely and efficiently
  • 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 NCC 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
  • 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
  • As the Engineer on duty, in the absence of the Director, Marine Operations and Chief Engineer, 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
  • Adheres to all health and safety regulations
  • Works with a safety mindset by following all safety policies, procedures and safety measures (i.e. PPE).  Identifies and brings forward risks, hazards and opportunities on the job.  Actively participates in health and safety in the workplace
  • Maintains a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (refer to appearance standards in employee handbook)
  • Reports to work on time and for all scheduled shifts. 
  • Understands all Niagara City Cruises’ policies and procedures relating to the employee’s role within the company. 
  • Maintains any applicable licenses and certifications
  • Completes any other duties as assigned

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Valid Fourth Class (or higher) Motor Certificate of Competency
  • 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 four (4) years of relevant maintenance and repair experience
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in the marine environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diesel engines, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • 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
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, wipe, push, pull, move or lift up to 55 pounds (25) kilograms)
  • Walk, stand, sit and work in all types of weather conditions for extended periods
  • Continually and repeatedly perform functions indoors and outdoors
  • If required, wear assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. non-slip shoes, gloves, weather appropriate dress attire, sun protection)

The RESPECT Service System embodies City Experiences’ mission, vision, values and operating principles. By creating a company culture that puts RESPECT at its core, we believe it will drive us to achieve our goal of becoming a Global Experiences and Transportation Leader.

City Experiences is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of harassment and/or discrimination of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and/or harassment based upon race, citizenship, place of origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics,  receipt of public assistance and record of offences.

City Experiences employment and workplace decisions will be based on company needs, job requirements and individual job qualifications and skills. City Experiences will comply with provincial and federal legislation relating to equal employment opportunities and employment equity.

Job Title Marine Engineer
Job Details
Posted By Tony Chieca
Start Date
Location Niagara Falls
Deadline for Application 2021-Oct-20
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 -> Engineer (Other)