Chief Engineer

Date :
16 November 2021
Position type:

Reformar is a Rimouski-based, non-profit organisation lending support to marine science and technology projects since 1989. In doing so, they partner with researchers, research and training institutions, along with government and private-owned organisations. Concretely, Reformar handles the full management of a fleet of science vessels and the complete planning of its scientific missions.

Reformar is an organization from Rimouski that has been supporting researchers, research and training institutions, as well as government and private organizations in carrying out their scientific projects in marine science and technology since 1989. In concrete terms, Reformar takes care of the complete management of a fleet of scientific vessels as well as all that a scientific mission can involves as planning. We are currently looking for potential candidates as Chief Engineer (2nd class). So, if you’re attracted to the field of scientific research, you love marine engineering and you’re a leader, we have something that should make you happy!

Briefly, as Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring smooth operation in the engine room of the Coriolis II vessel. Supported by the office and the Master, you will be the transmission belt between the engine room crew, the office and the Master. Challenges and fun are guaranteed!

Under the supervision of the Master, you…

  • Supervise and provide technical assistance to the staff;
  • Perform repairs and maintenance of the engine room and equipment according to the procedures of the corporation;
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental policies;
  • Ensure conformity of ISM manuals/procedures, ship certification, departmental records and maintenance records (SINEX);
  • Prepare, plan and coordinate the preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment on board, as well as dry docks;
  • Manage the inventory and order the necessary parts while checking their conformities, and provide annual budget planning; and
  • Perform other related tasks required for the benefit of the organization.

Requirements, skills and professional qualities sought:

    • Valid Transport Canada STCW Basic Safety Certificate (MED) obtained within the last 5 years;
    • Canadian Certificate – Persons with security responsabilities (PWSR);
    • Engineering Officer Certificate – 2nd class
    • Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical Certificate.
  • MARINE EXPERIENCE: We are looking for someone with experience as a Chief Engineer, who has everyone’s safety as a priority in addition to being proactive, autonomous and versatile!
  • LEADERSHIP: We are looking for someone who has positive energy and leads their colleagues into this movement.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: This will be the person’s daily life and this is what will make his work non-routine and exciting! So, yes, a capacity to ‘’take charge’’ is essential.

What we have to offer you…

  • Permanent employment;
  • A very competitive salary! Call us to discuss it;
  • A key position in managing the Coriolis II operations;
  • A place in a small team with friendly atmosphere;
  • Highly competitive benefits (7% group RRSP, group insurance programs, etc.);
  • 14 public holidays per year;
  • Annual reimbursement of your safety boots (max $175) and your Marine Medical Certificate every 2 years (max $150);
  • Flexibility in the schedule that can accommodate some of your obligations;
  • A job where teamwork is key to achieving goals;
  • A job where your working days past fast!


How to apply :

  1. Fill in the form
  2. Attach your resume and cover letter
  3. Submit

If this short description makes you want to try your luck, send us your application at the contact details below!

You can also contact us for more information!

Christine Lévesque

Operations supervisor

Reformar, 418 723-1986, extension 1023

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