Lax Kw’alaams Ferry Relief Mate – On Call Position

On Call
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Relief Mate
On Call Position
Date Classified: June 15, 2023 Business Unit: Ferry
Location: Prince Rupert, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain

The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Ferry, Spirit of Nicola, have an immediate opening for an On Call Relief Mate. The successful candidate will have to attend mandatory training, follow instructions and be able to work in challenging conditions. The position will cover the Ferry services between the Lax Kw’alaams and Prince Rupert Communities. You are knowledgeable of applicable navigation equipment and techniques; international, federal and provincial regulations, safety and emergency procedures, and ship handling principles.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ You serve as an Officer in the conduct of deck department activities
▪ Loading / unloading vehicles and passengers
▪ Navigation, ship husbandry
▪ Passenger/vehicle safety
▪ Equipment inspections
▪ Attend all mandatory training
▪ Responding to emergency situations
▪ Training with crew in fire, safety, and boat drills
▪ Federal and provincial regulations, safety and emergency procedures, ship handling principles
▪ Directing and participating in vessel drills
▪ Maintaining weekly Safety and Fire Equipment checks
▪ Standing watch on the bridge while vessel is underway
▪ Assisting the captain on watch with various other tasks that are deemed necessary for the safe and
proficient operation of the Ferry
▪ Provide manual labor on various other tasks and assignments as required
▪ Maintain the equipment on the job site, using and storing them properly and securely at the end of
every shift
▪ Follow a timekeeping system, training and protocols as directed by the Supervisor
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned

▪ Mate, Near Coastal; and a valid seafarer’s medical.
▪ Valid Chief Mate 150 tons certificate
▪ Valid marine basic or better first aid certificate
▪ Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with body, arms and/or legs
▪ Care about the quality of work; can work well on a team and follow safety standards
▪ Self-motivated, ability to work safely and independently without constant supervision
▪ Able to work outdoors/ indoors and in stressful environments, in all weather conditions
▪ In good physical condition, able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, sit and stand for extended periods, kneel,
climb ladders, and walk on varied terrain
▪ Must have a strong work ethic and commit to the work schedule
▪ Respect diversity – treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal healthy lifestyle
▪ Respect diversity – treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict
▪ Work in a Team Environment
▪ Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle
▪ Ability to remain calm and focused in physically and emotionally demanding situations
▪ Ability to work all shifts, including weekends, late evenings, early morning, as required
▪ Class 5 Drivers License Mandatory
▪ Provide a current Criminal Record Check – Required

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will $40.90 per hour
▪ Union position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:
▪ June 30, 2023.
▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of
Indigenous Ancestry.
▪ Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence by sending your resume to the Human
Resources Manager, Email : [email protected]

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