Why us

With the backing of a multinational corporation, SAAM’s mission to drive the economic and social development of countries extends to our desire to reward our workforce with real growth opportunities and to contribute to the regional economic sustainability by providing quality jobs within remote and local communities.

Come sail away with SAAM.

Our employees enjoy comprehensive benefits and total rewards packages, including:

Excellent extended health, dental & vision benefits

Group Life, AD & D, Short and Long-term disability insurance

Employee Family Assistance Program

Company contribution to a pension plan

Training opportunities based on our annual Development Needs Assessment

A great vacation policy that allows you to have a great work-life balance

Performance rewards & mentorship

Our operations are in central locations, with an easy commute from most places in British Columbia.

SAAM Towage Canada’s vision is to stand out as ONE team, delivering towage services beyond expectations!

We guide ourselves using 5 pillars that create our competitiveness and success: Safety, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Service.

If these values resonate with you, we encourage you to apply and let us know a bit more about your commitment to excellence and your passion for achieving high standards while being rewarded with a culture that encourages learning, development, camaraderie, and innovation.

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Recognition

Pension

Improved Vacations

Development

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Diversity & Inclusion

SAAM Towage Canada is committed to employment equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous Persons, and persons with disabilities.

We strive to be a leading industry ally for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and we endeavor to support communities to be self-determining, sustainable, and vibrant.

We are committed to building respectful, meaningful, and trusting relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Please see our Indigenous Relations Policy to learn more about our guiding principles.

SAAM Towage Canada acknowledges that we operate on the traditional and unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, and in particular:

  • In Prince Rupert, the traditional territories of the 9 Allied Tribes of the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla Nations.
  • In Port McNeill, the traditional territories of the ‘Namgis Nation.
  • In Kitimat, the traditional territories of the Haisla Nation.
  • In Vancouver, the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Watuth Nations.
  • And in New Westminster, the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsawwassen, Katzie, Kwikwitlam, Kwantlen, and Stolo Nations.

Our People

Types of Career Opportunities

Onshore – Office

In British Columbia, we have two main offices located in Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

As our operation grows and evolves, we are always on the lookout for committed, passionate individuals that can embody our values throughout their career paths.

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities in the following areas:

  • Finance: Accounting, Financial Controlling and Financial Analysis
  • Procurement: Inventory, Purchasing and Supply Chain
  • Commercial: Business Development, Sales & Marketing
  • Human Resources & Administration: Administrative Assistants, Human Resources Generalist and Specialists
  • Operations: SHEQ, Dispatch, Operations Coordinators, Training Coordinators, Vessel Operations Superintendents

Onshore – Technical

Our Technical Department ensures that our engines are constantly active and engaged so we can act as ONE team providing towage services beyond expectations.

Our Technical team enjoys a schedule that allows them to stay onshore on a regular basis and go home at the end of the day, thus promoting a healthy work-life balance.

Within the Technical Department, we have:

Apprentices

  • Foundation training in Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright an asset; courses and information available at BCIT/ITA

Marine Maintenance Helpers

  • Forklift & elevated platform licenses are an asset.
  • Previous industrial painting experience are an asset.

Marine Technicians

  • High School Diploma plus a Trade Certificate on Heavy-Duty Mechanic or Millwright Certificate with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement; courses and information available at BCIT/ITA
  • Marine engineer experience (4th Class or higher) is an asset.
  • A combination of the minimum educational requirements plus a minimum of 2-3 years of hands-on mechanical maintenance and repair experience, preferably with tugs or marine vessels.

Marine Electricians

  • High school diploma plus a Red Seal Electrician Certification or a Diploma in electronics; courses and information available at BCIT/ITA
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of hands-on electronic maintenance and repair experience, preferably with tugs or marine vessels.
  • Other mechanical or hydraulics trades skills will be an asset.
  • Experience with automation & control systems highly desirable.

Lead Hands

  • Trade Certificate on Heavy-Duty Mechanic or Millwright Certificate with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement or Marine engineering qualifications.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory/service co-ordination role.
  • Strong Mechanical & Electrical systems knowledge – Sea going experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge of vessel operations and requirements of the towing industry preferred.

Seagoing – Crew

As a Master:

Working as a Master is a complex, challenging, and rewarding career for a responsible individual with a dedicated work ethic and focused attitude. To grow into the position and become eligible for employment, a candidate must seek and possess the following qualifications:

  • Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic Certificate (M150-D)
    • To qualify for this certification, candidates must complete training, obtain adequate sea time, then seek examination through Transport Canada, please see the below links to training opportunities:
    • Master 150GT Domestic Certificate – Western Maritime Institute (maritimeed.com)
    • Master 150GT Domestic, Associate Certificate, Part-time – BCIT
  • MED Basic Safety Certificate
  • MED Proficiency in Survival Craft Certificate
  • MED Advanced Fire Fighting Certificate
  • Marine Advanced First Aid Certificate
  • Restricted Operator Certificate, Marine Commercial Certificate
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical Certificate
  • Food Safe, Basic Certificate

 

As a Deckhand, OME, or River Mate

Working as a Deckhand, OME, or River Mate, is an exciting and rewarding career for an energetic and creative person with a strong work ethic and a proactive attitude. To grow into the position and become eligible for employment, a candidate must seek and possess the qualifications below:

  • Small Vessel Machinery Operators Certificate (SVMO)
    • To qualify for this certification, candidates must complete training, obtain adequate sea time, then seek examination through Transport Canada.
    • Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate Program (maritimeed.com)
    • Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate Prep (MENG 0130) – BCIT
  • MED Basic Safety Certificate
  • MED Proficiency of Survival Craft Certificate
  • Restricted Operator Certificate, Marine Commercial Certificate
  • Marine Basic First Aid Certificate
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical Certificate
  • Food Safe, Basic Certificate

Internships or Co-op Opportunities

Technical & Vessel Operations Internship

  • Two to Four times per year at any of our locations.
  • Priority to candidates coming from visible minorities
  • Length: 4-6 months

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of the marine industry sufficient to work safely on and around the water.
  • Physical ability to lift and carrying of up to 25 pounds repeatedly for periods of one to two hours to support store / purchasing / procurement.
  • Capable of reliably attending work, performing duties, and communicating with supervisors in a respectful outcome-based approach.
  • Practical understanding of basic tools, power tools, and equipment types used in service of duties listed above.

Office Internships or Co-op

  • Two to three times per year.
  • Accepting students from accredited educational institutions in British Columbia.
  • Length: 4 months
  • Areas: Marketing/Commercial, Human Resources, Accounting, Operations & Project-based internships.

We have opportunities for Indigenous Persons from local communities to familiarize themselves with the working environment of a marine company and to gain practical working experience. Some features of these programs include:

  • We offer 2-4 entry level internship opportunities per year to Indigenous Persons.
  • We currently have working operations/relations with the Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams First Nations among others.

We also offer two internships or co-op positions per year (typically 4 months) to students in local educational facilities. Some features of these programs include:

  • Students: We aim to provide industry knowledge and experience while giving you the opportunity to bring fresh ideas and innovation to our company.
  • Co-op/internship positions for students include positions in marketing, commercial, human resources, operations department  and project-based internships.

Job Openings

Marine Engineer
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Vancouver, B.C. - Canada
Ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the vessel’s machinery and equipment. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.Reviewing Applications
Regional Superintendent
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Prince Rupert, BC Canada
Oversees the day-to-day operations in the northern location by following up with operations, maintenance support, supply chain, HR, Labour relations, SHEQ, and compliance to guarantee the operational reliability of the vessels, and operational availability of the employees and promote a positive workplace culture. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.CLOSED
Engineer Superintendent
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Vancouver, BC Canada
Oversees and directs the day-to-day work of Engineers by providing subject matter expertise and human resources guidance to guarantee the reliability of the vessels, the availability of the employees, and the promotion of a positive workplace culture. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.Accepting Applications
Marine Electrician
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Prince Rupert, BC Canada
Under the direction of the Technical Superintendent, and the guidance of the Lead Hand, the Marine Electrician executes the maintenance of electrical components of our equipment in line with the company's and industry’s safety policies and regulations to ensure the optimal status of the equipment, its operability, and availability. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.Accepting Applications
Marine Technical Helper
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Vancouver, BC Canada
Supports all maintenance and technical tasks required, according to recommendations, company, and industry standards to maintain the appropriate procedure of the assigned tasks and the fulfillment of planned maintenance. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.Reviewing Applications
OME (Deckhand) - Continuous
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Vancouver, BC Canada
Assists in all aspects of marine service delivery onboard while following the instructions of the Master. This includes any responsibility associated with the ordinary practice of good seamanship to ensure that maneuvers comply with current safety regulations. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.CLOSED
Deckhand
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Prince Rupert, BC Canada
Assists in all aspects of marine service delivery onboard while following the instructions of the Master. This includes any responsibility associated with the ordinary practice of good seamanship to ensure that maneuvers comply with current safety regulations. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.Accepting Applications
Dispatcher / Operations Coordinator
Full Time | Permanent | Onshore
Vancouver, BC Canada
Under the direction of the Dispatch Supervisor, the Dispatcher will contribute to the success of SAAM Towage by planning and coordinating the movement of vessels by acting as an intermediary between internal and external stakeholders to achieve the efficient use of resources and ensure compliance with the requirements and demands of customers while taking the utmost care in maintaining the safety of crew, the environment, and equipment. Must be fluent in English. Only accepting resumes in English.Reviewing Applications