Superintendent | Groupe Océan

Superintendent, Hamilton

Superintendent, Hamilton

World-class company and Quebec flagship, Ocean Group is a leader in the Canadian marine industry. We have built our history and reputation with our employees. We believe in developing and maintaining a strong culture based on the prevention of health, safety and environmental. We promote a healthy, safe and respectful work environment for our surroundings and our host communities. Within our various talented teams, we find employees driven by a desire to make a difference and who integrate our values of excellence, integrity and respect. Come and take on challenges within a company with great ambitions and put your passion to work. Come “live Ocean”!



Reporting to the Director of operations in the Port of Hamilton, the incumbent, working out of Hamilton, will be responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing operations, maintenance and mechanical repair work on tugs, as well as work performed on the deck. In addition, he will carry out various tasks in connection with the implementation of quality standards. He will provide engineering expertise and solutions to technical matters including repairs to tugs in order to achieve best practices and operational availability.



  • Manage, supervise and coordinate the day-to-day work of the staff under his supervision while ensuring the efficient use of employee work time;
  • Ensure overall responsibility for the maintenance and general upkeep of all machinery and equipment onboard vessels;
  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and check regular and preventive maintenance mechanical work included in the maintenance plan program (SINEX system) ) as well as unscheduled work and repairs;
  • Inspect maintenance and repair work on vessels to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and the standards of classification societies and Transport Canada;
  • Ensure, promote and enforce health and safety standards according to the SMS and other standards governing the work of engineer officers and deckhands;
  • Ensure the implementation and observance of applicable quality standards (ISM, ISPS);
  • Perform and participate in internal audits to ensure compliance;
  • Coordinate and report on major maintenance jobs including dry dock;
  • Liaise with external suppliers and contractors regarding the provision of service to the operations;
  • Ensure that vessels are ready for inspections;
  • Maintain operational readiness of machinery;
  • Identify needs and issue material and supplies requisitions for the purchasing department;
  • Participate in dockside and at sea testing of the mechanical systems maintained or repaired;
  • Participate in and support the activities of the Health, Safety and Environment Management System.



  • 3rd Class Marine Engineer certificate (higher class would be an asset);
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in a similar position;
  • Priority management skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Good knowledge of diesel motor mechanics and electronic troubleshooting;
  • Good knowledge of start up and shutdown procedure of tug engine and machinery;
  • Knowledge of dry docking procedures;
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Leadership and ability to mobilize employees under his supervision;
  • Thoroughness and autonomy;
  • Strong safety culture.



  • Permanent job – 40 hours per week;
  • Full range of fringe benefits;
  • Free employee assistance program available to the whole family;
  • Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP);
  • Access to a bonus program.


NB: Ocean Group subscribes to an Equality Access Program and invites women, visible minorities, First Nations and Inuit people and persons with disabilities to apply. The masculine form is used in this document for conciseness purposes only. We believe in the principle of employment equity and are open to measures of accommodation in the selection process.

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