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Chief Marine Engineer - Harbour Coastal Fleet

Engineering & Science
Atlantic Towing
23006241 Requisition #


Atlantic Towing Limited is a well-established Marine Company with a diverse fleet of Harbour, Coastal/Deep Sea Tugs, as well as, Offshore Supply Vessels with locations in Saint John, New Brunswick, Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John's, Newfoundland.


We are currently accepting applications for a Chief Engineer position with our Harbour or Coastal Vessels.



Education Required:

  • 3rd Class Motor Certificate of Competency
  • Marine Emergency Duties
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical
  • Marine Advanced First Aid and CPR
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate (TDG)
  • Years of Experience Required: 4-7 years


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that proper engine room watchkeeping arrangements are in place and, where applicable, appropriate Standing Orders and Night Orders for the type of vessel and operation are developed
  • Ensure that the vessel’s maintenance program is implemented and maintained in accordance with applicable regulations, manufacturer specifications, company policies and good engineering practices and relevant records properly maintained
  • Monitor performance, maintenance and repair of all machinery and electrical equipment, including:
  • Main Engines and Auxiliary Machinery
  • Steering Gear
  • Thrusters
  • Oily Water Separator
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Piping
  • Refrigeration Machinery
  • Deck machinery (i.e. winches, cranes, davits, capstans, windlasses, etc.)
  • Galley
  • Other equipment as fitted, as well as the vessel’s structure with respect to hull and bulkhead, corrosion and leaks
  • Monitor the survey status of the vessel’s machinery and maintain a current file of the vessel’s class machinery survey reports
  • Distribute work assignments, supervision, training, familiarization, and conduct performance appraisals of engine room personnel
  • Supervision of any work of a hazardous nature, ensuring that all safety procedures are followed (i.e. Safe Work Permit, Confined Space Entry, Lockout/Tag Out, Job Safety Analysis, etc.)
  • Inform the Master of any machinery damage affecting the seaworthiness of the vessel, engine revolutions, possible delay or need for outside assistance in effecting repair – emergency or urgently needed repairs are to be requested immediately
  • Review and sign-off the engine room Logbook, ensuring that all required information is entered and kept up-to-date
  • Ensure that the vessel’s official documents and in particular the Oil Record Book is maintained properly and up-to-date
  • Ensure at all times that sufficient bunkers, lubricating oils and water are carried on board for the completion of the voyage, or particular task
  • Ensure that adequate engine room stores, supplies and spare parts are available on board for the intended voyage and according to classification society standards
  • At the specified intervals, prepare and submit to the office the necessary management and performance reports, i.e. Change of Command, Fuel Reports, etc.
  • Contribute to ATL’s Safety culture by:
  • Understand and comply with various safety processes within the Safety Management System
  • Possess the skills to perform job related tasks and apply safe practices while performing physical tasks.
  • Have a thorough understanding of precautions and procedures related to the Safety Management System
  • Have thorough understanding of pollution regulations and the company’s objectives regarding environmental protection


To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online.

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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Atlantic Towing Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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