Doornekamp Construction

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Captain
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, supervision and training of the deck crew
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of a navigational watch
  • Second in command of the vessel and officer in charge when the Captain is absent
  • Ensure that the deck crew is adequately manned and equipped in accordance with company standards and policies
  • Communicate expectations, assignments and responsibilities to Deck Crew 
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all Statutory and legislative rules and regulations
  • Ensure all Deck personnel and new hires are familiar with Company policies and procedures and have access to the appropriate manuals and documents
  • Ensure that HRD policies and Health and Safety programs are communicated to, understood and adhered to by all Crew members
  • Determine the ship’s speed and location using navigational aids
  • Responsible for the safe transportation of the ship and tug cargo
  • Responsible for preparation and/or submission of logbooks, daily records, maintenance records and permits in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for the investigation of any incidents or near misses and the implementation of any corrective action
  • The maintenance and upkeep of the hull, decks, superstructures, and towing gear
  • Ensuring that lifesaving and firefighting equipment is properly inspected and maintained
  • GMDSS responsibilities 


  • Chief Mate Near Coastal Certificate issued by Transport Canada
  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft Certifications
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a Chief Mate in the Great Lakes and Eastern Canada
  • GLPA Pilotage an asset
  • Experienced with Safety Management Systems (ISO & ISM)
  • Experienced leader and motivator of direct reports
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Tug and barge experience required


  • $650-750 per day including all payroll burdens (with appropriate tug experience and 150 Ton/Near Coastal license)