Technical Superintendent

Technical Superintendent, Cement & Tankers
St. Catharines (with extensive travel), Ontario
Date posted:
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Job Summary:
We have an immediate opening for a Technical Superintendent in our Cement & Tankers Fleet. The successful incumbent will manage the day-to-day technical operations in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as government regulations and customer expectations. These responsibilities include personal and operational safety and environmental protection.

Key Responsibilities:
As the frontline management representative for the vessels assigned to them, the key responsibilities of the Technical Superintendent are as follows:

Vessel Operations
  • Provides direct support to vessels.
  • Maintains the safe and efficient operation of all engineering related functions.
  • Conducts vessel visits and inspections, ensuring vessels are maintained and comply with all relevant standards, and attends vessel for any major breakdown.
  • Monitors vessel efficiency and environmental performance.
  • Ensure that established KPIs are being maintained.
  • Continuous operation of assigned vessels, eliminating downtime due to breakdown
  • Projects and any other key responsibilities as required by the Senior Superintendent, Technical Operations.
  • Oversees maintenance and repair of vessels.
  • Monitors Planned Maintenance System (PMS) for execution of work.
  • Monitors and develops layup work specifications using ShipNet Layup Planner.
  • Reviews all Ship Out of Service (SOS) forms submitted by their assigned vessels and ensures that all SOS events are reported promptly.
  • Prepares and supervises dry-docking and related surveys and inspections
  • Arranges and manages the work of shore side contractors
Quality, Health, Safety, Environment & Regulatory
  • Liaises with external authorities including flag, class and port state regulatory bodies
  • Reviews the Shipboard Safety Management Committee meeting minutes
  • Lead or be a team member in carrying out internal audits on any Company vessel
  • Lead or be a team member in the investigation of any occurrence, accident or incident investigation.
Budgetary Control
  • Prepares, monitors and controls budget for assigned vessels
  • Provides input to Fleet Plan
  • Coordinates efforts with both the Logistics and Purchasing departments to ensure the required supplies/equipment is delivered to the ship in the most efficient way possible
People Management
  • Works with the Fleet Personnel department for the purposes of scheduling Chief Engineers and engineering officers and ensures assignments meet regulatory and company standards in terms of certification and experience
  • Input into vessel crewing and training requirements
  • Completes Performance Appraisals for Master’s and Chief Engineer’s.
  • Liaises with the Sales & Traffic department to identify customer service requirements
  • Collaborates with both the Logistics and Purchasing departments to ensure the required supplies/equipment is delivered to the ship in the most efficient way possible
  • Reviews the Shipboard Safety Management Committee Meeting minutes
  • Participates as a member of Marine Emergency Response and the after-hours hotline.
  • Any other duties or requirements as directed by the Senior Superintendent, Technical Operations.
Skills, Abilities and Experience:
  • Post-secondary education in Maritime Studies, with a preference in Marine Engineering
  • Class One certificate of competency preferred
  • Tanker vessel experience essential, a Specialized Oil & Chemical tanker endorsement is preferred and would be an asset. Minimum 3 years’ experience with responsibilities consistent with this position
  • A proven track record of success in technical and managerial positions with relevant maritime organizations
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system is a definite asset.
  • Sound knowledge of quality and regulatory disciplines (ISM/ISO), OCIMF regulations as well as the ability to carry out investigations and analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), organization, planning and prioritization skills.
  • Sound judgement, ability to balance business needs with the role of the employee advocate. A creative, enquiring and logical mind
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical information and drawings
  • Ability to lead and motivate groups and individuals
  • Strong project management skills
  • High degree of creativity and initiative exhibiting strong troubleshooting skills
  • Valid passport and driver’s license
  • No travel restrictions

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this rewarding career, please send your resume directly to Please include “Technical Superintendent” in the subject line of your email.

Algoma Central Corporation encourages applications from designated group members identified under the Federal Employment Equity Act. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada without sponsorship from Algoma