Fleet Operations Officer

Marine Atlantic

Fleet Operations Officer

Marine Atlantic provides a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction. Come experience the pride of working with an organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for future sustainability.

Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include
• competitive salaries
• defined benefit pension plan
• comprehensive health and benefit packages
• extensive professional development and training opportunities

Marine Atlantic is currently looking for a Fleet Operations Officer to work with our Fleet Operations group in the Operations Department at our North Sydney, NS location.

Fleet Operations ensures that the fleet put into service is operated effectively and safely to meet schedule and customer requirements.

Reporting to the Marine Superintendent, the Fleet Operations Officer, provides support to the Marine Superintendent as well as Masters and other onboard managers. The incumbent will work with vessel personnel and corporate departments to develop and implement programs related to fleet operations/procedures, maintenance programs, emergency procedures and crew training throughout the fleet. This includes oversight, development and delivery of programs for Bridge equipment, Life Saving Appliances, Fire Fighting Equipment/Systems, Personal Protective Equipment, Emergency Drills Program, Passenger Safety Management, Marine Evacuation Systems and crew familiarization/training.

Key Areas of Responsibility

• Contribute to a safe and respectful workplace and uphold our corporate values.
• Assist in training assessment for vessel personnel and work with internal and external training resources.
• Remain abreast of changes to regulations, industry best practices and other MAI requirements related to vessel operations, onboard training and competencies of marine personnel.
• Conduct regular inspections and reviews of the onboard Emergency Drills program to assess the effectiveness of existing programs and identify gaps for the purposes of improving the emergency preparedness of all vessel personnel.
• Work with, and supports, onboard managers to achieve corporate goals and meet operational requirements for the fleet.
• Assist Masters and other managers in liaising with external vendors, regulatory agencies like Transport Canada and Classification societies.
• Assist in monitoring and compliance of the maintenance program and regulatory trading certificates.
• Implement corrective action plans resulting from inspections and audits to prevent recurrence and address any identified deficiencies or non-conformities.
• Assist Superintendents in conducting investigations, inspections/audits, planning repairs and refits of the fleet, preparing documentation for voyages outside the usual routes.
• Attend the vessel during surveys, audits and refits, and monitor, document and report the work progress.
• Participate in various committees, projects and strategic initiatives.
• Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.

What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity?

Education, Certification and Experience

• Three year diploma in Marine Engineering or Nautical Science
• Must have a minimum of two years of experience as a ship’s officer or similar role
• Watch-Keeping Mate or Third Engineer certificate of competency.


• Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
• Must have a minimum of two years marine safety experience,
preferably in a passenger related environment.


A combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience in a related position.

Additional Qualifications

• Demonstrated safety consciousness.
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Knowledge of the Canada Shipping Act, SOLAS, MARPOL, ISM, ISPS, STCW ’95, Canada Labour Code: Part II, and regulations associated with each.

Asset Qualifications

• Previous experience developing a Safety Management system
• Previous experience as a trainer
• Previous experience working on passenger vessels

How to Apply

How do I become a part of the team?

If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online before 4 pm (Atlantic Time) on 19 December 2019.

All applicants must apply online:


Additional Information

Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada.

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from Women, Indigenous People, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter or resume.

To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department (recruiting@marine-atlantic.ca).