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World-class company and Quebec flagship, Ocean Group is a leader in the Canadian marine industry. We have built our history and reputation with our employees. We believe in developing and maintaining a strong culture based on health, safety and environmental prevention. We promote a healthy, safe and respectful work environment for our surroundings and our host communities. Within our various talented teams, we find employees driven by a desire to make a difference and who integrate our values of excellence, integrity and respect. Come and take on challenges within a company with great ambitions and put your passion to work. Come "live Ocean"!

Ocean Group was awarded the HR - Best Practices Award by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec at the prestigious Fidéides 2021 evening.


Reporting to the Director – Marine Transportation Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for performing operations on a conventional tug, managing a crew and ensuring the maintenance of the vessel.


  • Manage a crew that may vary from two (2) to six (6) employees;
  • Ensure that the vessel and crew are certified for the area of operation;
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the vessel's equipment;
  • Ensure the proper conduct of maneuvers;
  • Ensure the seaworthiness of the vessel in all conditions;
  • Prepare and validate repair and modification lists with the Chief Engineer;
  • Inspect material, structure and equipment according to the SINEX maintenance program;
  • Promote and maintain the health and safety of all persons on board the vessel;
  • Implement the company's safety and environmental protection policies;
  • Implement and audit the company's SMS system;
  • Participate in and support the activities of the Health, Safety and Environment Management System.

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Requested skills


  • Minimum of five (5) years experience on a tug as captain;
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license;
  • Canadian 150T Master's Certificate;
  • Valid medical certificate issued by Transport Canada;
  • Basic Marine First Aid Training Certificate;
  • Certificate of Proficiency: MED Basic Safety STCW;
  • Lifeboat and rescue boat operation skills other than fast rescue boats; and advanced firefighting techniques (certificates of competency required for marine voyages outside the Gulf);
  • Restricted Commercial Radio Operator Certificate (RCO-CM);
  • Knowledge of the operation of a quality system with ISM standards (SMS);
  • Day, night and weekend availability (required);
  • Willingness to work in harsh weather conditions;
  • Availability and willingness to travel to multiple sites of operation;
  • Bilingualism in French and English, oral and written (asset).


  • Permanent job;
  • Full range of fringe benefits;
  • Free employee assistance program available to the whole family;
  • Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP);
  • Social club.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Level of education




Work experience (years)

6-9 years

Written languages

Fr : Advanced
En : Advanced

Spoken languages

Fr : Advanced
En : Advanced

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