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Wheelsman

What comes to mind when you think of the maritime setting? If it’s that mythical image of the helm and a horizon as far as the eye can see, then a career as Wheelsman could be perfect for you!

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Description

Also known as Helmsman, the wheelsman steers and directs the ship under the orders of the Watchkeeping Officer.

On the bridge, you will ensure that you stay on course and bring the crew and cargo to safe harbour. You will also participate in departure and docking operations.

As an experienced Seaman, you will be required to hold a Canadian Bridge Watch certificate and have successfully passed Transport Canada’s exam.

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Detailed profile

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  • Job environment

    At sea

  • Main tasks
    and responsibilities

    Steer the ship and ensure that you stay on course, and maintain safety while the ship is moving

  • Prerequisites

    Canadian Bridge Watch Rating certificate and successful completion of the Transport Canada exam

  • Training

    DVS in Seamanship (IMQ-CFMU) or Bridge Watch Rating (continued education), an asset

  • Schedule

    Variable

  • Salary range

    $50,000 to $85,000

  • Distinctive element

    In the wheelhouse, your work has a direct impact on the ship’s safety and the smooth running of operations! If you like challenges and being in the middle of the action, this is the perfect career for you!

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