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Repair And Maintenance Technician

Cermaq Canada

Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
2 Nov 2017
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Repair And Maintenance Technician
Tofino, BC

Cermaq Canada is currently looking to fill the permanent role of Repair and Maintenance Technician for our Saltwater operations located off the coast of Tofino, BC.

As a Repair and Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for maintaining all physical assets of Cermaq Canada, including generators, compressors, buildings, small engines and a variety of other equipment. You'll get the chance to work with and live with a group of hardworking, dedicated employees. Housing is provided and is well-equipped with exercise equipment, satellite tv, and Internet – a true home away from home. This role is the perfect opportunity to satisfy your love of the outdoors, working on the ocean, expand your mechanical skills, and contribute to our communities through sustainable aquaculture.

Position Details:
Status: Permanent, full-time position
Shift: 8 days on, 6 days off; 10 hours per day for a total of 80 hours every two weeks
Wage: $21.66 per hour
Benefits: Employer-paid benefits (BC Care Card, Extended Health &; Dental and matching RRSPs) after probation

What you'll be doing:
Providing support to our sea site operations through repair and maintenance operations to ensure our operations continue to run smoothly while growing our fish from smolt entry through to harvest.
Conducting routine maintenance to equipment in order to eliminate down time due to equipment failure.
Repairing equipment in a priority sequence while being conscious of time restraints to minimize down time.
Maintaining accurate maintenance logs and record keeping of inventories and daily work completed.
Maintaining a clean, safe, and bio-secure site by performing simple maintenance and keeping a clean work site at all times.
Operating heavy machinery such as forklifts and boats

Your qualifications:
You have previous education or work experience in repair and maintenance, working on generators, compressors and small engines with some basic plumbing as well.
Boat Maintenance experience and work experience in a marine environment are an asset.
Hands-on general building maintenance, including basic plumbing and 12/24 volt DC wiring systems.
PCOC, SVOP, ROC-M confined space training and computer skills (MS Word/Excel) are an asset.
You consider yourself a team player, get along great with others and are always looking to lend a hand
You can also work independently and without supervision; you take initiative and apply your critical thinking skills to solve problems
You are physically fit, enjoy being outside, are willing to work in all types of weather conditions, and are comfortable being on the water
You are dependable, work safely, and have a strong work ethic and positive attitude

Cermaq Canada values its employees and is committed to their growth and development. The company is able and willing to provide training for the right individual to grow into this role.

Special requirements:
Prerequisites to hiring include a physical fitness test, a criminal record check and reference checks
This position is camp-based, transportation to Tofino is provided from Campbell River, Courtenay, Coombs, Port Alberni, and Ahousaht
Only applicants who are legally allowed to work in Canada will be considered

How to Apply:
If your qualifications meet the application requirements and you would like to apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter in person, by fax, or by e-mail, stating "Repair and Maintenance Technician" in the subject line by November 24, 2017 to:
Office: 203-919 Island Highway, Campbell River
Fax: 250-286- 0042

Following the prerequisite checks, this position may be available to start immediately. Recruitment efforts for this position, including interviews, will take place throughout the job posting period.

For more information about this opportunity please visit our careers page at

Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.


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Our focus is sustainable aquaculture

Our vision is to be a global leader in the aquaculture industry, creating value for our shareholders by farming salmon in a sustainable manner.

Cermaq Canada is a salmon farming company in British Columbia, Canada and is part of Cermaq, an international salmon farming business with operations in Canada, Chile and Norway. Cermaq Canada produces approximately 25,000 metric tonnes of fresh, farmed Atlantic salmon annually at 27 sea sites around Vancouver Island. 

Cermaq Canada employees take pride in producing quality salmon, and on how they farm in a way which respects the local environment and the communities where the company operates. 


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