• Job ID: 42708
  • Job Category: Operations & Maintenance
  • Division & Section: Parks, Forestry and Recreation, PFR
  • Work Location: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal
  • Job Type & Duration: Full Time, Temporary
  • Hourly Rate: $30.23
  • Hours & Shift Information: 40 hours per week, rotating schedule
  • Affiliation: L416
  • Number of Positions Open: To Be Determined
  • Posting Period: 11-Apr-2024 to 31-May-2024

Major Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Captain, the Deckhand is required to perform duties of a varied nature on a vessel which include:

  • Handles mooring lines and assists in the mooring of vessels.
  • Performs general maintenance and related work as assigned on vessels, ramps and docks.
  • Assists passengers getting on and off the vessel.
  • Provides information to the public and responds to public enquiries.
  • May be required to load and unload freight.
  • May be required to collect tickets from passengers boarding the vessel and counts passengers, when required


Key Qualifications:


Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:


1. Experience and versatility on marine vessels.

2. Must be in possession of a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate and be willing to obtain and maintain an Advanced Marine Aide Certificate.

3. Must be in possession of a valid MED Certificate (Marine Emergency Duty Certificate).


You must also have:


  • Ability to handle freight and assist passengers boarding and leaving vessel.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Marine Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH) regulations that apply to this work.
  • Must be physically capable of performing lifesaving and emergency duties.
  • A Certificate of Fitness as prescribed by Transport Canada may be required.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work shift/weekend/overtime.


We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

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