Ordinary Seaman (OS)

Posting type:
Bank of applications
Position type:

Reformar is a Rimouski-based, non-profit organization lending support to marine science and technology projects since 1989. In doing so, they partner with government and privately owned organizations. Concretely, Reformar handles the full management of a fleet of science vessels and the complete planning of its scientific missions. The management is currently looking to maintain a bank of applications for possible replacements as Ordinary Seaman. So, if you are a dynamic person who’s curious about the field of scientific research, and who loves operations on the deck of a ship, we have something that should make you happy!

As Ordinary Seaman, you will be in charge efficiently conducting operations on the deck of the Coriolis II while making everyone’s safety your priority. With the support of the bosun and the officers, you will be the conduit between the clients and the officers. Fun and challenges are guaranteed!

Under the supervision of the bosun or watch officer, you…

  • Assist in the mooring and casting off of the vessel;
  • Collaborate in deck operations;
  • Take part in the ship’s general maintenance, along with steel and paint works;
  • Help in maintaining wires, mooring ropes, etc.;
  • Have a positive attitude and;
  • Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.

Requirements, skills and professional qualities sought:

    • Valid Canadian certificate—Marine Emergency Duties (MEDs) STCW Basic Safety (obtained within the last 5 years);
    • Valid Canadian certificate—Ship Personnel With Designated Security Duties; and
    • Valid Marine Medical Certificate from Transport Canada;
  • MARINE EXPERIENCE: We are looking for an experienced ordinary seaman who makes everyone’s safety their priority; a proactive, autonomous and polyvalent person!
  • FRENCH: Bilingualism is an asset since most of our crew and clients are francophones.
  • ATTITUDE: We are seeking a person who can share their positivity with others and lead the team forward.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: This will be a daily challenge, staving off routine and making every day’s work an adventure! So, yes, it’s essential to be able to “take charge” with a smile!
  • TEAMWORK: The Coriolis II’s team being small, we greatly value efficient and respectful communication with colleagues, clients, and partners.

What we have to offer you…

  • A competitive salary established according to the current salary policy.
  • Become a part of a small, friendly, dynamic team.
  • Very competitive benefits (7% collective RRSPs, insurance program, etc.)
  • Up to 14 paid holidays per year.
  • A yearly wage increase.
  • Yearly reimbursement of safety boots (max $175), and reimbursement of marine medical certification every two years (max $150).
  • A flexible schedule that can accommodate some of your obligations.
  • A job where teamwork is essential in achieving objectives and
  • A job where you won’t notice the days passing by!


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 using the form to the left.

You may send copy of your maritime certificates at the contact information below.

You can always reach out if you need any further information!

Christine Lévesque

Operations supervisor

Reformar, 418 723-1986, extension 1791

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