Spill Response Technician Deckhand

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Spill Response Technician Deckhand

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is a Transport Canada certified Response Organization, whose mandate is to ensure there is a state of preparedness in place and to mitigate the impact when an oil spill occurs. Our spill response team is responsible for protecting Canada’s West Coast. Our ability to take action early in an incident significantly reduces the negative impacts oil can have on the environment. Once on scene, WCMRC responders ensure that the situation is thoroughly and safely assessed, response strategies are carefully devised, and countermeasures are quickly deployed. How our team responds matters.

WCMRC is recruiting for a Full Time Spill Response Technician Deckhand to join our spill response team, located in Vancouver, B.C.

Please note: this role will work out of Burnaby, BC until Spring 2022. This base will operate 24/7, overnights will be required.

Our spill response team is comprised of professionals with diverse skills and experience. Their ability to effectively manage and direct spill response procedures within the first few hours after response activation significantly reduces the negative impacts oil can have on the surrounding environment. On a spill site, WCMRC personnel work to ensure that the situation is thoroughly assessed, response strategies are carefully devised, and resultant countermeasures are quickly deployed.

Spill Response Technician Deckhands are responsible for:

• Provide safe, prompt and efficient support to spill incidents, exercises and preparedness projects.
• Act as a Deckhand on Spill Response Vessels.
• Act as Master of small vessels.
• Maintain spill response equipment to ensure all equipment is operational and response ready at all times.
• Complete assigned work orders, vessel runs, annual equipment refits, vessel dry docking, and assist with regulatory inspections, i.e. Transport Canada Vessel Inspections and Class Inspections.
• Conduct inventory checks of warehouse, vessels and trailers.
• Provide training to our new hires/ casuals/ contractors.
• Work on project teams and committees.
• Compliance with Canada Labour Code and Canada Shipping Act during spill and non-spill activities.
• Interact positively with the public and other stakeholders.
• Other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will possess a high school diploma, must be physically fit for work at sea in calm and rough waters and be capable of lifting and carrying up to 50lbs on a regular basis. Candidates must also be willing and able to work outdoors under inclement weather, hold a Class 5 driver’s license in good standing, possess a valid passport and be eligible to travel to the United States.

The following are considered assets: Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), Radio Operators Certificate (ROC-M), Marine Emergency Duties (MED A1/A3) certificate, previous experience with marine and small power equipment maintenance, Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO) and working knowledge of local coastlines, and emergency response training. You also need to be a collaborative team player who thrives on coordinating and interacting with multiple people and be comfortable managing shifting priorities.

WCMRC is committed to the health and safety of our employees and the protection of the West Coast. To that end, all employees are required to be fit for duty.

At WCMRC we value open and honest communication that fosters a climate of trust, integrity in all our business practices, success through competency, creativity, and teamwork, and being a steward of the environment. We believe that putting our values into practice creates long-term benefits for our employees, shareholders, stakeholders, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

How to Apply

If you share our company values and believe that you have the necessary knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to succeed in this position, then we would like to hear from you.  To apply, send a cover letter and detailed resume.

We thank you in advance for your response and regret that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To find out more about us, visit our website at http://wcmrc.com/careers/