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Repair and Maintenance Technician

Listing Number: 5440
City/Town: East Coast, Vancouver Island
Wage Comment:

Cermaq Canada is currently looking to fill a permanent full-time Repair and Maintenance Technician role for our Saltwater operations. This position works off of the coast of Port McNeill, BC.There is company provided bus and boat transportation.

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.


Status: Permanent, full-time position
Shift: This is a camp-based position with 8 days on, 6 days off; 10 hours per day for a total of 80 hours every two weeks

Employer-paid benefits (BC Care Card, Extended Health & Dental and matching RRSPs) after probation


•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.



•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.


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

Address: 203–919 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2 Canada
Notes: 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, before October 23, 2019 stating “Repair and Maintenance Technician EC” in the subject line to: Office: 203-919 Island Highway, Campbell River | Fax: 250-286-0042 | E-mail: Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination. Cermaq Canada has a progressive view of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Although wholly committed to hire the best candidate available, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples for this role. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.