Marine Navigator

Full Time Permanent posted 2 months ago

Job Description


Merit Services is seeking a skilled Marine Navigator to join our client’s dynamic team in St. John’s. As a Marine Navigator, your knowledge and skills in navigation, charting, and maritime technology are vital for ensuring the secure and smooth movement of ships in waterways and coastal regions. This presents a thrilling chance to have a significant impact in the maritime sector and contribute to the prosperity of our marine endeavors.


  • Create strategic plans and map out courses for maritime vessels, taking into account variables such as atmospheric conditions, tidal patterns, and ocean currents.
  • Smartly apply electronic navigation systems, radar, and GPS to oversee the positions of vessels and guarantee secure navigation.
  • Offer advice and assistance to the captain and crew of the ship regarding the implementation of safe navigation procedures and methods to prevent collisions.
  • Make sure to stay informed about maritime regulations and navigational charts in order to adhere to both international and local maritime laws.
  • Regularly inspect the navigational equipment and promptly notify the engineering team of any problems for quick resolution.
  • Work together with the deck officers and crew members to organize and carry out procedures for docking and anchoring.
  • Keep a close watch on the movement of ships at sea and engage in communication with other vessels to prevent possible accidents or dangers.
  • Provide support in the development of skills for junior navigational officers and crew members.
  • Create navigational reports and logs to record voyage specifics and guarantee adherence to maritime regulations.
  • Keep yourself informed about the recent progressions in navigational technology and the most effective approaches.


  • A Marine Navigation Certificate from Transport Canada or a similar certification from a reputable maritime organization.
  • Demonstrated expertise as a Marine Navigator, ideally encompassing diverse vessel types.
  • Extensive understanding of navigational charts, maritime protocols, and navigational apparatus.
  • Having expertise in utilizing electronic navigation systems, radar, and GPS.
  • Exceptional communication and decision-making abilities, coupled with the capacity to remain composed and resolute when faced with urgent situations.
  • Being capable of effectively collaborating in a group and adjusting to different work timetables.
  • The ability to understand and follow safety procedures and protocols in response to emergencies at sea.
  • A marine medical certificate and a seafarer’s medical fitness certificate are obligatory.
  • Excellent skills in both written and oral communication in English.
  • It is preferable to have additional certifications like Bridge Resource Management (BRM) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).


  • Highly competitive compensation package, commensurate with an individual’s level of experience and qualifications.
  • A complete package of health and dental benefits.
  • An employer-funded retirement savings plan.
  • Employee benefits such as paid time off and personal leave.
  • Growth prospects for improving professional skills and progressing in one’s career.
  • A work environment that fosters collaboration and mutual support.

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