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Watchkeeping Mate
Posted date [2021-Jul-26] (ID: 2162)

Lower Lakes Towing operates a fleet of five self-unloading bulk carriers and two conventional bulk carriers in Canada. Combined with our U.S. sister companies, we have a combined fleet of 23 bulk cargo vessels operating on the Great Lakes. These vessels transport a diverse array of dry bulk commodities including limestone, coal, iron ore, salt, grain and other commodities for more than 50 long-standing customers in the construction, electric utility, integrated steel and food industries.

"We can go where the big ships go and also where they can't!"

We have immediate openings for the position of Watchkeeping Mate aboard our Canadian flagged self-unloading and flat-back bulk carriers.


  • Promote an attitude of safety and uphold company policies
  • Carry out cargo orders of the First Mate for the loading, stowage, care and discharge of all cargo.
  • Supervise deck crew within the boundaries of the written orders provided by the First Mate
  • Responsible for the safety of the vessel while on watch as the Master's Representative
  • Provide safety orientation and full tour of the vessel to new crew members
  • Maintain all nautical publications and electronic and paper charts
  • Responsible for the duties of 3rd Mate
  • Assigned as the Health and Safety Representative on-board
  • Assist the Master with administrative duties
  • Follow regulations and ensure compliance


  • Watchkeeping Mate Ticket required
  • MED's and Valid Marine Medical required
  • Experience on Self-Unloading or Bulk Carriers an asset
  • Permanent Residence Status or Canadian Citizenship required


  • One of the best leave systems on the Great Lakes
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Highly competitive pay

Job Type: Permanent

Job Title Watchkeeping Mate
Job Details
Posted By Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.
Start Date
Location Great Lakes
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email kyle.richardson(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 -> Watchkeeping Mate