Chief Mate

Full Time in Marine
  • Post Date: June 8, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Captain
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, supervision and training of the deck crew
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of a navigational watch
  • Second in command of the vessel and officer in charge when the Captain is absent
  • Ensures that the deck crew is adequately manned and equipped in accordance with company standards and policies
  • Communicates expectations, assignments and responsibilities to deck crew
  • Implements and ensures adherence to all statutory and legislative rules and regulations
  • Ensures all deck personnel and new hires are familiar with company policies and procedures and have access to the appropriate manuals and documents
  • Ensures that client’s QSMS policies and health and safety programs are communicated, understood and adhered to by all crew members
  • Determines the ship’s speed and location using navigational aids
  • Responsible for the safe transportation of the ship’s cargo
  • Responsible for the preparation and/or submission of logbooks, daily records, maintenance records and permits in accordance with company and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for the investigation of any incidents or near misses and the implementation of any corrective action
  • The maintenance and upkeep of the hull, decks, superstructures, and towing gear
  • Ensures that lifesaving and firefighting equipment are properly inspected and maintained
  • GMDSS responsibilities


  • Chief Mate Near Coastal or higher certificate issued by Transport Canada
  • Chief Mate experience not necessary; training will be provided
  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED); STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft Certifications
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical
  • Experience as a Chief Mate in the Great Lakes and Eastern Canada is an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence Seaway system is an asset
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a junior watchkeeping officer on board dry-bulk vessels preferred
  • GLPA certification preferred but not necessary; however, on-the-job training will be provided
  • Experienced with Safety Management Systems (ISO & ISM)
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite an asset
  • Experienced leader and motivator of direct reports
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills