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Ferry Engineer/Deckhand - Eligibility List
Posted date [2023-Oct-17] (ID: 3197)

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for an Engineer/Deckhand Eligibility List with the Ferry Division of Halifax Transit. The Engineer/Deckhand is administratively responsible to the Supervisors, Ferry Operations.  While working on a vessel, the Engineer/Deckhand is functionally responsible to the Vessel’s Captain. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality's core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applications are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

Please note that an Eligibility List will be established from this competition. Vacancies that are not filled internally will be filled from this Eligibility List. The Eligibility List will be created and will be effective for six (6) months and may be extended as required. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Ferry Operations Manual and the published ferry schedule.
  • Maintain machinery and machinery space cleanliness.
  • Maintain main cabin cleanliness, shovel snow from ferry upper decks and spread area as required to maintain safe conditions for passengers and crew.
  • Assist Ferry Crew members as directed by the Captain.
  • Operate overhead doors to facilitate the safe embarkation and disembarkation of passengers.
  • Perform duties in accordance with the Muster List for each ferry.
  • Perform duties in accordance with the Ferry Security Plan for each ferry.
  • Complete the Engine Room Log at the end of each watch with required information.
  • Reports any irregularities to the Captain and the Supervisor, Ferry Operations.
  • When assigned Relief status, assist with planned and corrective maintenance activities at the Woodside maintenance facility; in particular.
  • Paint ferry vessel interior and exterior surfaces.
  • Change belts, fluids and filters.
  • Conduct minor repairs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Ferry Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Experience with and expertise with Caterpillar diesel engines, Twin Disc marine gearboxes, and Voith-Schneider propulsion units considered an asset.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
Note: The required certificates must be recognized by Transport Canada

  • Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate or higher.
  • Current Marine Medical.
  • Valid First Aid.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants will be required to complete an employment security screening check. 

Please note - Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be testing in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion. Interviews, testing, and in-person recruitment activities are being conducted in adherence with current COVID-19 Public Health protocols. 

Please note - Candidates will be required to provide proof of their valid certificates and licenses, per the educational technical qualifications, prior to being invited for an interview.

Please Note: An Eligibility List will be established from this competition. Vacancies that are not filled internally will be filled from this Eligibility List. The list will be created and is effective for six (6) months and may be extended, as required. 

COMPETENCIES: Communication, Customer Service, Organizational Awareness, Teamwork and Cooperation, Values and Ethics, Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Eligibility List. 

HOURS OF WORK: The hours of work are full time as required by the shift schedule. With the exception of approved time off, the successful candidate must be available for work every week.

SALARY: $59,968 as per the ATU Local 508 Collective Agreement. 

WORK LOCATION: Halifax Transit Ferries: Alderney, Halifax and Woodside Ferry Terminals - Based on operational requirements, the work location and schedule are subject to change.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview/ testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation.  Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Job Title Ferry Engineer/Deckhand - Eligibility List
Job Details
Posted By HRM
Start Date
Salary $59,968
Location Halifax, NS
Deadline for Application 2023-Nov-07
Contact Phone # 9022331023
Contact Email jobs(at)halifax.ca
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Engineer (Other)