JOB: Tug Captain | Ocean Group - 04-2021

Tug Captain, Location to be determined

Tug Captain, Location to be determined

  • Company: Ocean Towing and Navigation
  • Location: to be determined
  • Department: Ocean Navigation
  • Work schedule: 28 days of work/28 days of rest
  • Status: Permanent



The incumbent will perform port towing operations on a variety of azimuth drive (ASD/Z-Drive), conventional and Voith tugs, lead a crew and manage vessel maintenance.



  • Lead a crew that may vary from two to six employees;
  • Ensure that the vessel and crew are certified for the area of operation;
  • Ensure proper functioning of the vessel’s equipment;
  • Ensure smooth running of manoeuvres;
  • Ensure seaworthiness of the vessel in all conditions;
  • Prepare and validate lists of repairs and modifications to be made  with the chief engineer;
  • Inspect material, structure and equipment according to the SINEX maintenance program;
  • Promote and maintain health and safety of all persons on board the vessel;
  • Implement company’s safety and environmental protection policies;
  • Implement and audit company’s SMS system.



  • Teamwork skills;
  • Openness to learning and development;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Passion for the job;
  • Good dexterity and hand coordination;
  • Good physical condition;
  • Ability to solve complex problems;
  • Ability to manage risk;
  • Resistance to stress (medium to high).



  • 3,000T Canadian Coastal Captain’s Licence, Class 1;
  • Valid medical certificate issued by Transport Canada;
  • Basic Marine First Aid Training Certificate;
  • Training certificates:
    • MED Basic Safety STCW;
    • Lifeboat and rescue boat operating skills other than fast rescue boats; and
    • Advanced firefighting techniques (certificates of proficiency required when traveling at sea, outside the Gulf);
  • Restricted Certificate of Commercial Radio Operator (CRO-CM);
  • Knowledge of the operation of a quality system  with ISM standards (SMS);
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience on a vessel as captain;
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Day, night and weekend availability (essential);
  • Willingness to work in harsh weather conditions;
  • Availability and willingness to travel to multiple operating sites ;
  • Experience on a tugboat with azimuthal propulsion;
  • Experience on conventional tugs and Voith (asset);
  • Experience in towing;
  • Basic and advanced Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (important asset);
  • Knowledge of Office Suite software (Outlook, Word, Excel);
  • Bilingual, both oral and written.



  • Safety equipment and necessary work clothing provided;
  • Full range of benefits;
  • Free employee assistance program accessible to the whole family;
  • Adapted training program;
  • Social activities;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Attractive and accommodating schedules for family life.
NB: Ocean Group subscribes to an Equality Access Program and invites women, visible minorities, First Nations people and persons with disabilities to apply. The masculine form is used in this publication for conciseness purposes only. We are committed to employment equity and open to the application of adjustment measures during the selection process.
Close video panel