Carpenter

Canadian Coast Guard based in St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador) and Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) are inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Carpenter. Canadian Coast Guard can be defined as a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). We work to embrace proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians. We are known to be responsible for duties such as response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade. We have also got an announcement by the government of Canada, an Oceans Protection Plan, a whole of government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. We are known to be dedicated to deliver on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. We always look for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians. The candidates who will get selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to full time or permanent employment. The candidate has to work overtime and to be determined for shifts.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Canadian Coast Guard
Position: Carpenter
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $64,632 annually
Employment Type: Full time
Location: St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
Last Date of Application: 18th November 2023
Shifts: To be determined and Overtime shifts

Requirements:

Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language.
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualifications such as a cook’s certificate issued by a recognized institute or a Ship’s Cook Certificate issued by Transport Canada Marine Safety. Candidates need a valid Food Safety Training. Candidates need a Valid Basic Marine First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid
Experience: Candidates need experience in the Hospitality Industry or in an institutional setting as a cook or chef
Note: The candidates who meet the experience for this position but do not have the occupational certification may be deemed partially qualified until such time as they successfully challenge their Ship’s Cook Certificate issued by Transport Canada. Upon issuance of a Ship’s Cook certificate by Transport Canada, the candidate will then become fully qualified.
Note: Other experience details are mentioned below.

Physical Requirements:

To be determined

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should have the possession of a valid Marine Emergency Duties certificates
  • The candidate should have the proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
  • The candidate should have the possession of a valid Marine Basic First Aid (or higher) certificate
  • The candidate should have the experience of working with various materials (i.e. wood, fibreglass) to construct, install, maintain or repair structures, furniture and/or objects specific to nautical needs
  • The candidate should have the experience of working as a carpenter
  • The candidate successful completing a Journeyman Carpenter is an asset
  • The candidate having the possession of a valid RHIOT/FRC certificate, or equivalent certified training in the operation of rigid hull inflatable craft is an asset
  • The candidate having experience as a Carpenter Apprentice is an asset
  • The candidate having experience making cabinets is an asset
  • The candidate having experience working as a carpenter onboard a seagoing vessel is an asset
  • The candidate having experience in drawing and reading blueprints for the purpose of fabrication is an asset
  • The candidate having experience operating ship-based crane systems is an asset
  • The candidate should be able to work effectively with others
  • The candidate should be able to pay attention to detail
  • The candidate should have the ability to report to vessel at short notice
  • The candidate should have a reliability security clearance
  • The candidate should have a valid Health Canada medical for seagoing personnel
  • The candidate should be able to maintain a valid Certificate of Competency
  • The candidate should be required to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions
  • The candidate should be required to travel by air, land or by sea
  • The candidate should be required to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards
  • The candidate should be willing to be deployed within the Atlantic Region
  • The candidate should have compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
  • The candidate should be able to adhere to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program
  • The candidate must be available within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period
  • The candidate should have a valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions)
    All the candidates should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Responsibilities:

  • The candidate should be able to maintain and repair all wood, fiberglass and associated items aboard the ship including boats, inflatable boats, boat equipment, boat chocks, raft stowage receptacles, etc. and making permanent and temporary repairs to wooden decks and sheathing, paneling, doors and other heavy wooden items.
  • The candidate should be able to make and finish new small items, as authorized for the comfort and well being of the ship’s complement and if required, applying a variety of finishes to match existing ship décor, within the limits of ship’s stores.
  • The candidate should be able to maintain and repair paneling, bunks, chairs, desks, shelves, lockers and cupboards in cabins, work, recreational and messing spaces; replacing broken glass, rubber or special synthetic seals, grommets, etc. in portholes, windows and doors, ensuring water tightness or weather integrity, as required.
  • The candidate should be able to assist in loading, stowing, securing and discharging of cargo and supplies. Assists in delivering equipment and stores ashore by small ship or helicopter to remote sites. Fabricates storage containers for safe and secure shipment of all types of shipboard equipment, machinery parts or program-related equipment.
  • The candidate should be able to lift and place small floating aids to navigation in Arctic waters. Assists in the maintenance of floating and fixed aids to navigation, such as cleaning, painting, general site upkeep and repairs, carpentry, concrete and other construction work.
  • The candidate should be able to to assist deck operations in lifting/deployment of subsurface scientific moorings and equipment in Arctic waters from the deck of the ship and from remote sites such as large ice floes.
  • The candidate should be able to monitor the level and consumption of freshwater and ballast water on board the ship. Take daily soundings of all freshwater tanks, ballast tanks, cofferdams and void spaces.
  • The candidate should be able to participate in statutory safety drills and ship contingency exercises as per the Safety Management System. Assists in the testing of safety equipment and systems. Effects minor repairs to ship fire-tight doors. Assists in firefighting and damage control aboard ships

Benefits:

  • The employees get to work in a well known company
  • The employees get an inclusive and a barrier free work environment
  • The employees get to work in a place who is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.
  • The employees get employment equity at the work environment
  • The employees get competitive salary and other financial benefits
  • The employees get various paid leave benefits

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume, certifications/training certificates that are listed above and being prepared for the screening questions) through below mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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