Careers

At West Coast Tug & Barge Ltd, we take pride in our people. We understand that without our people, success would be unreachable. Since our inception date in 1976, our company has been providing long-term stable employment for willing and able seaman.  We believe in a team environment, with each and every employee encouraged to get involved in all aspects of our business. Collectively, between management and operations, the company strives to increase safety awareness and delivering unprecedented customer service.

Joining Our Team

It’s our focus to assemble a dynamic team of individuals to support our sustainable growth strategy. We hand select each individual that works within our organization, to ensure everyone hired understands our mandate. Our focus is to minimize our costs, keep competitively priced, increase safety awareness, sustain our profitability, and deliver unprecedented customer service to our clients.

All employees working within the company’s marine fleet are fully trained for their positions to the Transport Canada’s regulations. However, the training and education is only one component of the requirements in being hired within our company.

It is our expectation, that in order to fit within our dynamic team of people, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • be physically fit and able for your job specifics
  • be attentive to details and communications
  • perform duties in a safe and professional manner
  • be safety conscious and lead by example
  • adhere to company policy and Transport Canada regulations
  • able to take direction from both management and fellow co-workers
  • be adaptable and versatile
  • be able to work within a team of diverse individuals
  • be courteous and friendly

If you possess the needed requirements to fill any of the positions listed in the right sidebar, please apply to our head office via fax or email.  Once management has had the opportunity to review your application, you will be contacted directly if there is a need for your service.

MASTER (Posting #MT-2024)

We are currently looking to hire multiple Captains to work within our operations, and this is in both full-time and part-time positions. This will include both working at sea and on-shore. Must be available to work a minimum two week shift, and available within 24 hours notice.

Minimum Training Requirements – Must be current

  • Seafarers Medical
  • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • ROC-MC or GOC
  • M60T (Minimum) but preference given to M150T.
  • Food Safe
  • Mechanical Knowledge a priority

Personal Character

  • Must be able to take direction from higher authorities and lead by example.
  • Must be productive and safe while on the job – which includes the well-being of fellow crew members, company property, and customers.
  • Must be physically fit and eager to work, not just navigate the vessel.
  • Must have a positive attitude no matter what the job entails.
  • Must be able to contribute and work within a diverse team.
  • Must be able to problem solve without direction from others.

Minimum Work Experience

Must hold a minimum of five year’s sea-time working on a tug in a Captains position while towing barges in tandem on the BC Coast.

NOTE: Applications will NOT be accepted in person.  Email, fax or mail only – no phone calls.  Please make note of the job posting #MT-2024 in your application.  You will be contacted directly if an interview is required.

MATE (#WKM-2024)

We are currently looking to hire multiple Mates to work within our operations, and this is in both a full-time and part-time position. This will include both working at sea and on-shore. Must be available to work a minimum two week shift, and available within 24 hours notice.

Minimum Training Requirements – Must be current

  • Seafarers Medical
  • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • ROC-MC or GOC
  • CM150T (minimum)
  • Food Safe
  • Mechanical Knowledge is a benefit

Personal Character

  • Must be able to take direction from higher authorities and lead by example.
  • Must be productive and safe while on the job – which includes the well-being of fellow crew members, company property, and customers.
  • Must be physically fit and eager to work, not just navigate the vessel.
  • Must have a positive attitude no matter what the job entails.
  • Must be able to contribute and work within a diverse team.
  • Must be able to problem solve without direction from others.

Minimum Work Experience

Must hold at least three year’s sea-time working on a tug in a Mates position while towing barges on the BC Coast.

NOTE: Applications will NOT be accepted in person.  Email, fax or mail only – no phone calls.  Please make note of the job posting #WKM-2024 in your application.  You will be contacted directly if an interview is required.

    DECKHAND (#DH-2024)

    We are currently looking to hire multiple deckhands to work within our operations, and this is in both full-time and part-time positions. This is a non-wheel watch position, which will include working at sea and onshore. Must be available to work a minimum two week shift, and available within 24 hours notice.

    Minimum Training Requirements – Must be current

    • Seafarers Medical
    • Marine Advanced First Aid
    • Bridgewatch Certification
    • Food Safe
    • Mechanical Knowledge is a benefit

    Personal Character

    • Must be able to take direction from higher authorities and lead by example.
    • Must be productive and safe while on the job – which includes the well-being of fellow crew members, company property, and customers.
    • Must be physically fit and eager to work.
    • Must have a positive attitude no matter what the job entails.
    • Must be able to contribute and work within a diverse team.
    • Must be respectful for others – crew, management, and customers.
    • Must be able to problem solve without direction from others.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Has at least one year’s sea-time working on a tug or a similar vessel.

    NOTE: Applications will NOT be accepted in person.  Email, fax or mail only – no phone calls.  Please make note of the job posting #DH-2024 in your application.  You will be contacted directly if an interview is required.

      OG LOADER OPERATOR (Posting #LL-2024)

      Is recruiting an experienced coastal Log Loader Operator for its marine log barge operations.  Must be proficient on hydraulic loaders with button top and dangle head grapples.  Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ log loading experience and hold a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package, inclusive of a benefit plan, RRSP contributions, and production incentives.  Applicants must submit resumes outlining experience and references.

      Applications Accepted: On-going

      Email: info@westcoasttug.ca

      e-Fax: 888.492.7301

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