Boatswain ID: 57992

Deadline Date: 2019/11/30

Location: Thunder Bay

Boatswains are the Forces seamanship specialists. They are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the ship's rigging, shipboard cargo handling equipment, and small craft in enclosed water. BOATSWAIN:

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 125 North Algoma St.
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Tuesday, Saturday
 Trades, Transport, and Equipment
 The range of their responsibilities and supervisory duties is wider than in most other seagoing occupations. Their primary responsibilities are to:
- Operate and maintain shipboard equipment associated with cargo handling and inter-ship transfers of personnel, fuel, and materiel while at sea
- Operate and maintain the ship's equipment for such tasks as anchoring, towing, launching and recovering boats, and surface rescue operations
- Operate and navigate small craft in all waters
- Perform required tasks with ship's rigging and lifesaving equipment
- Organize the storage, training, and use of small arms, demolitions and ammunition
- Plan, organize and conduct drill and ceremonies
- Assist and supervise deck crews in maintaining the ship and its equipment
- Coordinate watch keeping duties at sea and in harbour
 A successful candidate must:
- be a Canadian Citizen
- be 16 years of age or older (with parental or guardian consent if under 18)
- meet Canadian Armed Forces medical standards
- successfully complete selection process, interview and examinations
- pass physical fitness tests The Canadian military is one of the most highly trained and respected forces in the world.
Above all, the Canadian Armed Forces values strength of character and team contributions. This means that regardless of your gender, religion or ethnicity, the Canadian Armed Forces invites you to be a part of its team and to explore the opportunities it has to offer.
Working environment The Boatswain is truly 'the professional sailor' experiencing the unique adventures and challenges that come with work at sea, such as open deck surfaces and a rotating shift or watch system. Ashore, Boatswains normally work as instructors training other naval personnel. Junior Boatswains spend time working outside their occupation performing general duties such as cleaning, painting, working in the cafeteria, standing sentry duty, storing the ship, and acting as members of the Naval Boarding Party. Pay and career development The starting salary for fully trained Boatswains is $60,000 per year; however, depending on previous experience and training the starting salary may be higher. Boatswains who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential are selected for opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
You do not need to provide a resume. To apply and or to schedule a time to meet with the local recruiter you can contact Maria Matuszewska at 1 807 343 5200 x 5221 or by email @ You can also visit the unit office at 125 N. Algoma St. between 8am and 4pm and 7pm to 10pm on Tuesday evenings.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Maria Matuszewska
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Navy Reserves HMCS GRIFFON
 125 North Algoma St.
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7A 4Z5
 807 343 5200 ext 5221
Web Address:

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