Careers in Marine Trades
Quadrant's apprenticeship program trains Marine Service Technicians for careers in the small craft / recreational marine industry. The range of required skills & opportunities is extremely diverse. Companies range from full service to highly specialized. Marine Service Techicians work in composites, wood and metal on sail and power vessels from kayaks to yachts. Technology is always changing and on board systems are increasingly complex. Join us as we build and market British Columbia as a Marine Service Centre Of Excellence.
What do Marine Service Technicians do? Watch the videos on different types of careers in marine service.
Looking to get into the industry? Check the current and ongoing career postings.
Already have a specific skill or interest? Use the EMPLOYER PARTNERS links to jump to websites of the companies that sponsor apprenticeship training at Quadrant.
Did you know there is a way to challenge the MST Trade Ticket? If you have significant marine service experience, this could be the pathway for you.
From 2017 through 2019, we asked business owners to tell us about their companies—structure, employees, scope of work. Find out what we learned about our industry.
Marine service technicians who are moving into management need to learn new skills.
Employers of Excellence
Quadrant Employers of Excellence value customer satisfaction, employee training, and career development.
What does an MST do?
Every boat project is unique. Each video shows a different aspect of marine service work.
Blackline Marine offers careers in their fields of expertise: sailboat rigging, metal work, composites, and refinishing technologies. For more than 30 years, they've provided marine service excellence for their customers in Sidney, BC.
Skookum Yacht Services on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, take environmental protection seriously. Marine service techs do everything from commercial diving and bottom painting to structural repairs.
Philbrook's Boatyard in Sidney, BC is a full service yacht construction and repair facility. For over 50 years, they have offered careers in every aspect of marine service including painting & refinishing and project management.
Yacht Care Systems in Vancouver offers one-stop, full-service yacht management for their clients. Our year-round industry offers great opportunities for certified marine service technicians.
Pacific Yacht Systems in Vancouver offer careers in yacht electrical and electronics installations. As yacht systems become increasingly complex, they help their clients enjoy their time on the water with the latest power generation and storage systems required to run all their onboard conveniences.
Jespersen Boat Builders specializes in wooden boatbuilding and marine joinery in Sidney, BC. Whether it's a refit on a classic vessel, a commission for a new build, or a new teak deck, Jespersen's has reputation for excellence with wood.
Careers in Marine Service
Check out the permanent and temporary postings below:
Yukon Yamaha is searching for is a Marine technician that is motivated to work on Jet Boats, Volvo Penta Stern Drive and Yamaha outboards.
An ideal opportunity for a Marine Service Lead in the heart of BC marine community.
Philbrook's is hiring seasonal and full time skilled trades people for yacht repairs and construction.
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.
We design, manufacture and repair our own brand of semi-custom luxury fibreglass power boats up to 30 feet. We have been owned and operated by the same family since its inception in 1976. We a looking for a boat builder with experience in boat assembly, woodworking and/or plug making.
A very busy marine dealership is currently looking for a Marine Service Technician or Apprentice to join our team.
We are looking for an enthusiastic marine technician with a multi skill interest, mindset, and experience.
Complete Marine Detailing
Ian MacKenzie, Shipwright
Marine West Services Ltd.
Medeiros Reinforced Plastics
Pilot Marine Yacht Services
R & R Boat Refit & Repair
Tarkenan Marine Ways
Tidal Yacht Services
Winard Wood Industries