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ASTO Mate/Relief Master

ASTO Mate/Relief Master

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Alert Bay
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Full Time
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With 47 ports of call, 35 vessels, and more than 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.




Alert Bay


BC Ferries requires a skilled, professional ASTO - Mate/Relief Master to support BC coastal operations. We offer a unique working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities.  If you are a customer-focused, hard-working team player who embraces a cohesive working environment, BC Ferries has a career for you! 


You are a passionate, innovative, leader with the ability to communicate and liaise cooperatively with shipboard personnel and other BCFS departments. You serve as the ship’s Executive Officer in the conduct of deck department activities including loading/unloading vehicles and passengers; navigation; ship husbandry; passenger/vessel safety; supervision; plan, direct, and organize crew, delegate vessel duties, and provide regular training and performance feedback. In addition, you perform various administrative duties relating to deck safety, security, maintenance, and crew. You possess considerable knowledge of applicable navigating equipment and techniques, ship handling principles, stability, seamanship and deck maintenance, and act as Master, Minor Vessel when required.  Your background includes six months experience as a Senior Watchkeeping Officer within the last three years.


You are computer literate and have clear, concise, English communication skills. A familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite would be an asset.  The successful candidate will hold a valid Master Mariner or Master, Near Coastal certificate as required by Transport Canada and must obtain a valid a Seafarers’ medical prior to commencing employment.


Please apply by September 1, 2018.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.