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British Columbia, Canada


Deckhand         ASSISTANT ENGINEER   >Stewardess


An eligible candidate will be legally able to work in Canada,

i.e Canadian Citizen / Canadian Work Visa


The M/V Pacific Yellowfin is currently looking for an Assistant Engineer to train under our Chief Engineer starting for the 2018 charter season of May to October. The yacht is currently in Vancouver, Canada. Through the summer, We travel up the Central Coast of BC, working through ports from Quadra Island to Kitimat. 




The right candidate will be responsible for the everyday smooth operation of the boat’s engines, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, motor scooters, its tenders and more. (while
maintaining proper etiquette and a high-energy, can-do attitude at all times)





The right candidate will be responsible for the everyday smooth operation of the boat’s external and deck department, which means being adept in all aspects of the ship's systems once trained


  • Working under the supervision of the Chief Engineer and Captain

  • Safely and efficiently operating the entire engineering plant

  • Maintaining mechanical systems routinely

  • Maintaining electric systems routinely

  • Maintaining air compressors routinely

  • Maintaining main engine lube oil systems

  • Performing all electrical work aboard the ship

  • Working independently

  • Testing and recording of insulation resistance (megger testing)

  • Lifting and Lowering Anchor

  • Rolling over and shutting down engines

  • Collecting monthly samples of lube oil from all machinery

  • Checking all pumps and machinery during rounds

  • Monitoring activities from the engine control room

Team support is very important and all members of the crew are required to assist each other
when required




Experience as a ships engineer or the aptitude to be trained, but for top-end superyachts there are no specific qualifications, a background in marine mechanics or ship life is an advantage. (i.e fishing, operating small boats, handling lines, docking, plumbing systems etc. )

  • Ability to read and write English as well as render, understand and react to commands given in English.

  • experience as an engineer in a similar fashion.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Willing and able to:

  • Be away from home for periods in excess of two months

  • Push/pull up to 50+ pounds

  • Lift/carry up to 50+ pounds floor to shoulder

  • Lift up to 50 pounds floor to overhead

  • Climb stairs/ladders


Disclaimer: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.




  • Superb Mechanical knowhow

  • Physically capable to perform all tasks that pertain to the job.

  • Excellent interaction skills

  • Team management skills

  • Well-organized and a great attention to detail

  • Time and Self-management

  • Some experience, deck-handing, fishing or driving small boats is preferable


REQUIRED CERTIFICATES (to be acquired by 1st day of charter season)


  • MED A2

  • Marine Medical Examination

  • SVMO




March - October 2018 with opportunities for multi year contract 





Please send resume or CV to nik@pacificyellowfin.com - Please do not call

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