Installer-Marine Service Technician

Mackay Communications, Inc., dba Mackay Marine, is a global marine electronics service company with more than 450 employees across 45 service depots in seventeen (17) countries including the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. every major port in the USA and Canada.  For over fifty (50) years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial shipping, fishing, and naval ships. We sustain our industry-leading position by employing and hiring highly skilled individuals, investing in their continuous factory training, and providing our technicians with the parts, equipment, technical support, and administrative assistance needed. The goal is to provide superior results to our customers and in turn, superior careers for our employees.

Mackay is currently seeking an Installer/Marine Service Technician with experience and requirements listed below to join our Dartmouth, NS team.

In addition to competitive salaries and overtime, we offer the following benefits:

  • OJT and Factory Training
  • Extended health care, dental, life insurance, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance paid by the employer for the employee and his/her eligible dependents.
  • Company paid Short Term Disability benefits and Long-Term Disability insurance.
  • Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, etc.)
  • Employer match of up to 6% on employees DCPP contribution.


Under limited supervision, the Installer/Marine Service Technician will install, service, and repair marine electronic equipment onboard commercial fishing, shipping, and naval ships while in port. Technicians test, adjust, and troubleshoot components, PCBs, sub-assemblies, and antennas as well as to load, update, and modify software. Installer/Marine Service Technicians utilize their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems. They also perform new equipment installations and must have good organizational & planning skills.

Types of equipment serviced:

  • Radars
  • Satellite Communications
  • HF and VHF Radios & Antenna Systems
  • GPS & Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Autopilots
  • Echo Sounders
  • Computer Hardware & Software


  • Two years of college in a relevant field or equivalent training and experience.
  • Possess good knowledge of electronics, DC & AC Power, theory, and application.
  • Must possess a good understanding of computers, software, & networking.
  • Must successfully pass a basic electronics test administered by Employer.
  • Be physically fit. Work environment often involves carrying up to 50 lbs., climbing ladders and masts, and exposure to weather.
  • Must have good working knowledge of Hand Tools, Small Power tools.
  • Must be proficient in English (speak, read, and write).
  • Overtime work and travel will be required at certain times due to the location of the job and for training courses.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • 2+ Years experience as a Installer, Marine Service Technician or Marine Electronics Technician preferred.
  • A valid Radio GOC License would be an asset.

Mackay is an equal employment opportunity employer, a veterans-friendly organization, and veterans with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada and pass a thorough background check.

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