Careers in Marine Trades


Platinum Marine Services, Richmond, BC, August 2017.. Platinum has now confirmed (3) major refit projects and requires over (16) new hires to marine electrical, mechanical, shipwright, fairing & paint, and milwork areas of the company. Platinum Marine is Canada's largest yacht services company.  Contact Tim Charles at or phone 604-325-6920. See

Blackline Marine Inc., Sidney, BC, August2017. Available position for a permanent full-time positions in our Yacht Repair facility at Canoe Cove Marina. Activities will include participating in high end paint refinishing, fiberglass repairs, boat polishing, bottom painting and general boat maintenance. You will be working with and learning from the best in the industry, so a solid work ethic and reliability are a must.

We are also hiring for a Metal Fabricator, Hiring for a permanent full-time position in our metal fabrication department at Canoe Cove Marina. Activities will include machining, bending, polishing, fabrication. Tig welding stainless & aluminum. The successful candidate will become part of our hardworking, energetic team. Experience with marine metal fabrication and boats are an asset. Learn more about our company by visiting our website: Compensation dependent upon qualifications and experience. Send resume with cover letter to, or fax to 250-656-1971. No phone calls please.
Apprenticeship opportunity also available. Learn more about the apprenticeship program by visiting: 



Philbrook's Boatyard, Sidney, BC, August2017.. Philbrook's Is now hiring seasonal and full time skilled trades people for yacht repairs and construction.  If you possess Marine Mechanical, Electrical, Joinery, Composites, Finishing, Upholstrey, Canvas or Detailing skills apply to or fax 250-656-1155. Experience and references essential. 

AJR Marine Windows, Vancouver, BC, August2017. AJR Marine Windows supplies top quality windows and doors to boat builders around North America for over 30 years. We require a detailed person to assemble windows and doors. This high paced job requires accuracy, attention to detail, and steady pace to keep up with the volume. Each window and door has different challenges due to varying sizes and dimensions so you will need to be a problem solver. You will need to work with small hand tools to complete the assembly quickly and efficiently. You will have a positive attitude and be open to new challenges or learning different aspects of the business. You will be a team player working closely with others in the shop to ensure quality, production and time deadlines are met. Wage $17-$20 per hour, full time, quarterly bonus if objectives met plus medical and dental plan.
Send resume by email, dave@ajrmarine   

Skookum Yacht Services, Vancouver, BCAugust, 2017. Looking for boat yard staff. This is ostensibly an entry  level position, so there will be lots of polishing and waxing, bottom painting, blasting, sanding and helping to prepare large jobs. We are a samll shop in a small market, and we do a wide range of work, so MST students or grads, or people with boating background, are preferred, because even this entry level postion will require a rapidly expanding range of skills and interests. We pay better than average, but demand hard work, and a willingness to learn and to work just outside of your comfort zone. You will not be bored. Please send resumes and cover letters to


Specialty Yachts, Vancouver, BC, August2017.  We are looking for a competent Marine Service Technician (MST) who will be working with general vessel repairs and maintenance,  boat electrical systems, boat plumbing systems, installations of basic electrical and navigation equipment. They will possess general rigging knowledge, and knowledge of mechanical systems. Have reasonable detailing skills; be able to cut and wax and bottom paint, basic wood and gel coating skills. Knowledge of props, shafts , underwater gear and alignment issues is also required as well as an understanding of basic vessel operation skills. The applicant  should be self-motivated, neat and tidy with their work. They will have good trouble shooting skills. Will display good time management skills. Apprentices will be considered. Send resume and cover letter to

Dockside Marine Centre, West Kelowna, BC, August2017. In a new facility we are expanding our service operations & need to add Technicians experienced in marine motor mechanics & boat repairs. Demonstrated track record of keeping technically current in all facets of maintenance & repair, successful candidates will be deadline & customer service focused. Other key attributes are: demonstrated collaboration & best practices sharing with peers, parts personnel & service writers; examples of initiative & continuous improvement; reliable & safe work practices. A Red Seal accreditation is an asset; apprenticeship programs are under development for those applicants wishing to pursue accreditation. Email your resume to

ATD Composites, Vancouver, BC, August 2017. We are: ESTABLISHED, EXPANDING AND ALSO FOR SALE/INVESTMENT. Available opportunities include STRUCTURAL AND COSMETIC BOAT REPAIRS, boat maintenance (polishing, etc.), hardware, installation and custom part fabrication. For Investment Opportunity; Will train, including the business admin aspects. Imagine being your own boss and buying an established 'TURN-KEY' company in this market. Imagine working in beautiful waterfront settings setting your own schedule, having unlimited earning potential - you could partner with other trades/branch into other markets/expand it however you envision. Learn more about our company by visiting our website: Compensation dependent upon qualifications and experience. Send resume to No phone calls please.

Explorer Yacht Services, Vancouver, BC, August2017. We are looking for an ethusiastic marine technician with a multi skill interest, mindset, and experience. We are interested in mechanic with 1-30 years experience that's willing to be flexible enough to work on other assignments. We have a fun and professional work environment with a dynamic list of projects and pleasure boats. Our core criteria is reliability, good work, ethic, willingness to learn, and a service midset. We can help develop skills gaps. Compensation is competitive and scaled to experience. We would be interested in apprentice candidates working toward an ITA or other certification. The candidate will work out of both Granville Island and Shelter Island as needed. This is a full time hourly position. Candidates should send an email to

Dandy Auto/Marine/RV, Calgary, AB.. August2017. A very busy marine dealership is currently looking for a Marine Service Technician or Apprentice to join our team. We service all makes of inboard projects including runabouts, V-drive boats, and direct drive boats. Our service is the highest of  quality that the market has to offer our customers. Job description would include, but not be limited to, electrical and mechanical diagnostics, engine removal & replacement and/or overhaul, drive leg repairs and/or overhauls, engine mechanical repairs, hydraulic system diagnostics and repair, winterizations & shrink wrapping and other basic services assigned by team leads. Experience with Volvo Penta and/or Mercruiser is an asset, but periodic online and/or classroom training will be offered, and is required. Our company is recognized across Alberta for outstanding service and product knowledge. We offer a full benefit package including, life insurance, employee bonus savings, uniforms and year round employment. Respond with resume to Phone Cassandra at 403-945-1555,
Toll Free 1-888-681-1555

Commodore's Boats, Vancouver, BC, August2017. Looking for experienced woodworking trades person familiar with marine trades industry (individual has shipwright carpenter skills).  Candidate should have skills to restore and repair boats, ships of all sizes, from handmade canoes to large naval vessels. Be highly creative with knowledge of construction, physics, engineering & math, degree not required. Organizational skills & ability to manage within a team are important for the role. 
Commodore's Boat is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history, family operated & experience on the West Cost of BC, Canada. Boat repair, maintenance and restoration, specializing in traditional wood boat construction, classic working vessels, traditional tugboats, fishing and steel fabrication, and fibreglass work. We offer full compensation packages, financial, training, health, safety, job security. To apply email resume and cover letter to or deliver in person to  Hiring Officer,  6911 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC. 


Yacht Care Systems, Vancouver, BC, August2017. YCS is currently seeking MST Journeypersons, Apprentices, or prospective Apprentices, to fill full time positions, Successful applicants will work on a broad spectrum of high-end vessels providing a variety of services: cleaning & detailing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing repairs and maintenance, carpentry, fiberglass & gelcoat repairs, varnish & paint repairs, commissioning & warranty repairs of new vessels. Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with exceptional client service skills. Previous experience in yacht detailing or a general knowledge of basic systems is an asset. YCS offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience. We also provide industry training and educational opportunities. Please send your resume and cover letter to

Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Steveston Village, Richmond BC. August2017. Trainee Shipwright/Exhibition Assistant, gain valuable skills and work experience with a summer position for a student.
Britannia Heritage Shipyard is located in Steveston Village, Richmond, BC and is operated by a volunteer board of directors, with assistance from a number of leadership volunteers.  The Shipyard provides learning opportunities to youth, including those at-risk, seniors, women and girls and promotes diversity and encourages inclusivity. Programs are available to all cultures, socio-economic groups and participants of all ages, religion, sex, sexual orientation or physical and mental abilities. The Society is undergoing changes due to a new strategic plan, and is opening up to the community at large by offering programs and organizing special events to residents, the community, the region and tourists. The Society is in need of staff to assist in capacity building at this important time.
The Junior Shipwright/Exhibition Assistant will work alongside a professional shipwright, leadership volunteers and a professional exhibition planner to build or restore small wooden boats, props and exhibition items.
The successful applicant will work in the shipyard to gain valuable work experience within a professional setting. This could require moving boats, wood and other equipment, working on engines or electrical items.
Apply to Ann Phelps, or Eric Fisher,  

Aqua Marine Valet, Kelowna, BC. August2017. We are seeking a qualified Marine Mechanic to join our team. The successful candidate must be reliable, hardworking and able to contribute to a positive work environment and a superior boating experience for our customers. This is a full-time permanent position. Duties: Conduct thorough assessment prior to starting job. Troubleshoot, Review work orders, perform routine & preventative maintenance, document all inspection and test results, contribute to a positive team environment, ensure safety protocols. Requirements: The ideal candidate has 5 years' Marine Mechanic experience, will be hardworking and organized self-starter, with experience working with inboard, outboards and sterndrives. Apply to and click the Apply Now Button. Please attach your cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted