Engineering Officer
Canadian Coast Guard
Ottawa, ON

$33 - $37 an hour

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

As a Marine Engineering Officer, your role is important for the safety of the vessel and the well-being of the crew. Keeping motors and machinery in good working order and quickly detecting problems is essential to making sure Coast Guard vessels remain operational and can execute their missions.

Under the direction of the Chief Engineering Officer, you are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the vessel’s propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment. You must be able to quickly troubleshoot broken equipment and make needed repairs. You also directly supervise and coordinate the work of other engine room personnel.

Work environment
Want a career where you help save lives?

The Canadian Coast Guard offers a sea of careers that few can emulate. We are an organization that offers its employees the chance to save lives; protect Canada’s pristine environment; and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbour is wildlife. In short, we are anything but ordinary!

As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

The Canadian Coast Guard has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2018! Apply now so you don’t miss the boat!

Intent of the process
A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions on an indeterminate, term or acting basis.

If appointed to a position, the location associated with the position will become the employee's homeport and travel to and from the homeport will be the employee's responsibility. A candidate may change / update the location he/she is applying for at any time prior to being offered a position resulting from this process.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Valid 4th Class Engineer - Motor Certificate (STCW) or higher.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements


Working effectively with others

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Valid Marine Advanced First Aid Certificate.

Valid 3rd Class Engineer Certificate or higher.

Six months experience as an engineering officer in charge of a watch in an engine room.
  • Six months experience = 84 days on board an operational vessel as an officer in charge of a watch.
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

  • Valid Health Canada medical for seagoing personnel.
  • Maintain a valid Certificate of Competency.
  • Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Requirement to travel by air, land or by sea.
  • Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards.
  • Required to work overtime when required.
  • Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region.
  • Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards.
  • Adherence to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program .
  • For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, employees must be- within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period.
  • Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions).
Other information
Please be prepared to provide copies of Testimonials of Sea Service or where they do not exist, copies of discharge books when requested. These will be used to validate the experience factor.

Please be prepared to provide proof of occupational certification when requested.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

The assessment board reserves the right to contact references other than those provided by the candidates (within the public service only), if deemed it necessary to conduct a sufficient assessment of the candidates.

The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this selection process is 6 months from the date of elimination at either the interview or reference stage of the process. If you submit an application to this selection process before the retest period has elapsed your application will not be considered. If you are eliminated at the screening stage, you are encouraged to resubmit your application once you meet the essential qualifications identified for screening.

Information may be gathered through Employee Performance Agreements (within the public service).

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

As an equal opportunity employer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. We therefore encourage persons with disabilities to identify any accommodation needed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has an Accommodation Policy and will accommodate up to the point of undue hardship for the duration of the selection process, and upon any offer of employment, for the performance of duties in the position.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.