Dredging Equipment Superintendent

Full Time
New Westminster, BC
Posted Today
Job description


FRPD is an award-winning, forward-thinking organization that is focused on continual improvement. Employees of FRPD are expected to represent the company internally and externally in a professional manner that enhances the reputation of the company and reinforces its values. This position includes supporting the Dredging Equipment Technical Manager in coordinating marine dredging equipment maintenance and repairs. Administer the daily technical management tasks along with the vessels’ Technical Manager with a cost control focus. This position will be accountable to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted daily operations of the company’s marine dredging fleet while meeting or exceeding all applicable marine regulations.


To fully support the Dredging Equipment Technical Manager and to ensure operations are at optimal levels, the main duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide support and leadership in ensuring FRPD’s high level of safety, environmental and quality standards are being adhered to.
  • Assist the Dredging Equipment Technical Manager with the maintenance and refits of the dredging equipment.
  • Responsible for managing the dredging equipment records and filing systems. This will include daily updating of the company maintenance program “COGZ”.
  • Liaise with DPA, ship officers, and operational staff to ensure repairs are being addressed in a timely manner.
  • Arrange supplies, service providers, and logistical support when needed by the equipment users.
  • Conduct quarterly Safety audits of all FRPD manned vessels (including dredges) to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Work with marine crews and assist with the development of marine-specific operational safety procedures.
  • Providing adequate and clear direction when mechanical, hydraulic, electronic, and electrical maintenance, repair, and installations are being performed on FRPD dredging equipment.
  • Monitor COGZ (FRPD’s PM program) maintenance system for all FRPD manned vessels and dredging equipment. Conduct quarterly audits on maintenance systems to ensure regulatory and Company compliance. Provide a detailed report with findings to Dredging Equipment Manager and develop the plan with timelines to address the non-conformities.
  • Have a good understanding of the FRPD IMS (Integrated Management System) including knowledge and understanding of the company’s SharePoint document control and filing systems.
  • Conduct investigations on assigned incidents, accidents, and near misses involving the dredging equipment
  • Performs other position-related duties as specified and directed by the manager related to dredging, and marine equipment.
  • Responsible for the inventory of critical spares for 309, Burlington Bay, Columbia, Simcoe, and support vessels. The prime objective being the equipment will have the required spares to ensure continued operations without excessive or redundant parts inventory.
  • Development of Procedures for dredging equipment/machinery
  • Participate in FRPD 309 and Company Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • Hold a Level 2 First Aid certificate and act as a designated First Aid attendant during refits emergency repairs and dry-docking periods when required
  • Assist with engine room crew recruitment and crew evaluations


Education and Experience

  • Marine Engineering STCW Certification or individual with solid technical experience in maintenance of marine vessels
  • A minimum of 3 years of effective supervisory experience
  • Training and certification in WHIMS 2015
  • Training and certification in Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Training and certification in radiation safety training
  • Level 2 First Aid, or willing to obtain
  • Confined Space entrant/monitor and Confined Space Rescue

Skills, Knowledge, and Required Competencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A solid understanding of Transport Canada, Canadian Labor Code Part II, and MOSH Regulations
  • Individuals must have a thorough understanding and preferred experience working with Classification Societies
  • General knowledge or understanding of fleet management/maintenance database and software systems
  • Experience working in a unionized environment
  • Previous experience working with an ISM system would be considered an asset.
  • Hold a class 5 drivers’ license (abstract meeting FRPD’s motor vehicle policy)

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to travel as required by project, extensive and prolonged travel is expected at times including out of town project work that could extend from a week to a month

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