• 18 Cheviot Hill, Porters Lake, NS B3E 1K1

Canadian-Finnish cooperation on New Arctic Marine Technologies

Presentation by Team Arctic Finland

Date: December 2nd, 2020, at 9:00 am to 11:15 am Eastern

Team Arctic Finland and Embassy of Finland in Ottawa are happy to invite you to join the webinar “Canadian-Finnish cooperation on New Arctic Marine Technologies”. 

Registration is not compulsory, but to enable further networking, you may provide your personal data voluntarily and give your approval to share this data among the webinar participants afterwards.

 You can register yourself here.

You can also forward this invitation within your organization.

The webinar will be organized in Teams. Please use the link below to join the webinar.

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Should you have any questions, please contact Anu Vaahtera, Project Manager of Team Arctic Finland (email: anu.vaahtera@gaia.fi, SMS or WhatsApp +358 50 563 0326).

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Technical Presentation by GE Power Conversion: Harry DeWolf-Class AOPS

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th 

TIME: 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PACIFIC, 1:00 pm ATLANTIC, 1:30 pm NFLD)

GE Powering the RCN’s first All Electric Vessels: the Harry DeWolf-Class  Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship

Learning Objective: to inform the Canadian Marine Industry about GE’s technology embodied in the modern  electric propulsion systems for ice class ships, with a focus on the RCN’s newest Class, the Arctic and Offshore  Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Abstract: The first AOPS, HMCS Harry DeWolf, was delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy on July 31, 2020, in  Halifax. This lead ship is the first of six vessels for the RCN with two variants to be built for the Canadian Coast  Guard. At 103 metres and 6,615 tonnes, HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest RCN ship built in Canada in 50  years. All eight ice class vessels will be built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are  powered by GE Power Conversion’s integrated full-electric propulsion system, with the engines, shaftlines  and propellers provided by GE’s consortium partner MAN Energy Solutions – Canada. 

This presentation will describe the key characteristics of GE’s recent high voltage and low voltage solutions  for IACS Polar Class 5 vessels including “Active Front End (AFE)” and “Diode Front End (DFE)” variable  frequency drive configurations. GE provided low voltage AFE propulsion for the Chilean Antarctica now  under construction by ASMAR, high voltage AFE propulsion for South Africa’s Antarctic vessel S.A. Agulhas II,  and high voltage DFE propulsion for the eight AOPS.

Presenters

 Gene Joelson, P.Eng., CD1, M.Eng., M.Sc., M.B.A.

Manager Business Development, GE Energy Power Conversion Canada Inc.

Mr. Joelson spent several years at sea in senior engineering positions in the ships and submarines of the  RCN. He holds advance degrees in engineering and business management. Gene is responsible for the  development of GE Power Conversion’s marine business in Canada. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, he  works closely with Power Conversion’s technology centres in the US, UK and France to bring GE’s world  class electric ship propulsion technology to Canada.

Please RSVP with the St. Lawrence Branch if you are interested in attending. st.lawrence-branch@cimare.ca 

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Senior Marine Engineer, Ministry of transportation (MTO)

Bring your expertise in seamanship and organizational skills to the Wolfe Island Marine Services where you will be a key member of the team.

The Ministry

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life. MTO focuses its efforts on five key strategies:

  1. Increase transit ridership by working with our partners to make transit an attractive, affordable alternative by expanding services and promoting integration.
  2. Promote a multimodal transportation network to support the efficient movement of people and goods.
  3. Promote road safety and remain among the safest jurisdictions in North America by improving safety and security for all road users through enforcement, education, legislation and regulation.
  4. Improve Ontario’s highway, bridge and border infrastructure through strategic investments.
  5. Integrate the principle of sustainability into the ministry’s decision-making, programs, policies and operations by implementing the ministry’s sustainability strategy and continuing to build awareness.

The Division

The Operations Division provides leadership related to ministry transportation activities by developing operational policies, providing end-user focused services for the transportation network, and maintaining and operating assets, infrastructure and services. Our division manages regional corridors, emergency management, maintenance and operations. We also play a pivotal role in building and managing transportation-related stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the province and advocate for regional needs.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements including flexible hours, telework (remote work), compressed work week, or job sharing (if applicable)
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the direction of the Ferry Captain and the technical guidance of the Chief Marine Engineer, work involves maintaining and operating all vessel engines, pumps and related equipment on an end-loading ferry operating between Kingston and Wolfe Island by:

  • conducting regular shift inspections, checking and testing equipment
  • oiling and greasing equipment
  • removing and replacing worn parts
  • checking for oil, water and fuel leaks
  • reporting malfunctions to Captain or Chief Engineer
  • maintaining vessel’s plumbing system
  • assisting in the operation and maintenance of terminal equipment, compressor station equipment and various equipment overhauls as required
  • providing direction and guidance to Oilers

Location: Kingston

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

You have a:

  • Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer, 4th Class Certificate issued by Transport Canada
  • Marine Emergency Duties Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada (STCW Level Minimum)
  • Marine Medical Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada

Technical Expertise

You have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of seamanship principles and practices
  • Knowledge of routine and emergency procedures relative to Marine Operations
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of engines, generators, water and power supply, hydraulic systems and ramps, and other mechanical equipment
  • Familiarity with use and maintenance of all lifesaving and firefighting equipment aboard ferries

Analytical Skills

You have:

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to detect problems or potential problems in equipment and respond appropriately in emergency situations
  • Proven ability to make decisions involving routine operation, maintenance and repair of all marine equipment in ferry operation
  • Planning and organizational skills to conduct shift inspections of onboard equipment and other equipment maintenance

Communication Skills

You have:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills in dealing courteously with passengers and other members of the public, and a commitment to delivering quality customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively as part of a crew responsible for safety of passengers, fellow crew members and ship

Salary Range: $28.31 – $30.84 per hour

Additional Information

  • 1 Permanent, 295 Ontario St, Kingston, East Region

Note:

  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources. 3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us. 4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  3. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  4. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please apply online only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 155339, by Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx  to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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In Memoriam – Hugh Doherty

It is with sad remembrance that we announce the passing of Hugh Doherty who died on 7 August.  Hugh had a long career in the marine world, having served in the Royal Canadian Navy as Chief Engineer of the auxiliary vessel Laymore, then with the CPR Coastal Services, a stint with BC Ferries and finally HMC Dockyard.  Hugh, a very affable and approachable gentleman was a very supportive member of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, having stood on several committee positions over the years and had been in regular attendance at our meetings.  An obituary appeared in the Saturday Times Colonist giving a few more details of his family life.

Respectfully,

Tony Cond
Chair
CIMarE – Vancouver Island Branch
250-532-7420

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Senior Marine Engineer

Senior Marine Engineer

Organization: Ministry of Transportation
Division: Wolfe Island Marine Services
City: Kingston
Job Term: 1 Temporary up to 6 months (with possible extension)
Job Code: 17288 – Senior Marine Engineer 2
Salary: $28.31 – $30.84 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Posting Status:  Open

Job ID: 151298

Here is a unique opportunity: Bring your expertise in seamanship and organizational skills to the Wolfe Island Marine Services, where you will be a key member of the Ministry of Transportation’s team.

Location: Kingston

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the direction of the Ferry Captain and the technical guidance of the Chief Marine Engineer, work involves maintaining and operating all vessel engines, pumps and related equipment on an end-loading ferry operating between Kingston and Wolfe Island by:
• conducting regular shift inspections, checking and testing equipment
• oiling and greasing equipment
• removing and replacing worn parts
• checking for oil, water and fuel leaks
• reporting malfunctions to Captain or Chief Engineer
• maintaining vessel's plumbing system
• assisting in the operation and maintenance of terminal equipment, compressor station equipment and various equipment overhauls as required
• providing direction and guidance to Oilers

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
You must have a:
• Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer, 4th Class Certificate issued by Transport Canada
• Marine Emergency Duties Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada (STCW Level Minimum)
• Marine Medical Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada
Technical Expertise
You have:
• Demonstrated knowledge of seamanship principles and practices
• Knowledge of routine and emergency procedures relative to Marine Operations
• Knowledge of operation and maintenance of engines, generators, water and power supply, hydraulic systems and ramps, and other  mechanical equipment
• Familiarity with use and maintenance of all lifesaving and firefighting equipment aboard ferries

Analytical Skills
You have:
• Problem-solving and analytical skills to detect problems or potential problems in equipment and respond appropriately in emergency situations
• Proven ability to make decisions involving routine operation, maintenance and repair of all marine equipment in ferry operation
• Planning and organizational skills to conduct shift inspections of onboard equipment and other equipment maintenance

Communication Skills
You have:
• Interpersonal and communication skills in dealing courteously with passengers and other members of the public, and a commitment to delivering quality customer service
• Ability to communicate effectively as part of a crew responsible for safety of passengers, fellow crew members and ship

Salary Range: $28.03 – $30.53 per hour

Additional information:

Temporary, duration up to 6 months (with possible extension), 295 Ontario St, Kingston, East Region

Note:
Effective July 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $28.31 to $30.84 per hour in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers , quoting Job ID 151298, by Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
www.ontario.ca/careers

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MARCH and APRIL MEETINGS FOR THE BRANCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

REGRETFULLY, THE MARCH and APRIL MEETINGS FOR THE BRANCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
 
Covid-19 has affected our branch meetings, as with so many other activities.
We will be in touch with all of you as soon as we can about upcoming meetings.
 
Sincerely,
Bill Wallace, for the Executive Committee
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Sept 11, 2019 – Great Lakes – Advancements in Turbocharger Technology by Kamen Stoykov of MAN Energy Solutions Canada

Sept 11, 2019 – Great Lakes – Advancements in Turbocharger Technology by Kamen Stoykov of MAN Energy Solutions Canada

The CIMARE Great Lakes Branch is pleased to present a technical presentation on Advancements in Turbocharger Technology by Kamen Stoykov of MAN Energy Solutions Canada. BBQ lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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