Marine Service Technician – Yarmouth

Mackay Communications, Inc., dba Mackay Marine, is a global marine electronics service company with more than 430 employees across 47 service depots, in seventeen (17) countries including the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. For over fifty (50) years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced marine navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial high-seas and naval ships, private and commercial fishing boats, as well as yachts and pleasure craft. We sustain our industry-leading position due to the strong technical talent of the people we employ and by investing in ongoing comprehensive factory training, and providing all the parts, technical, and administrative support needed.
Mackay is currently seeking an experienced Marine Service Technician (MST) for our Yarmouth, NS location. Individuals who have the experience and qualifications listed below are encouraged to apply.  Mackay offers competitive salaries, overtime, paid time off, company paid insurance, and a DCPP plan with an employer match of up to 6%.                                                                                                                                                                                                              TJD
Marine Service Technician Job Summary:
Under limited supervision, Deep Sea Marine Service Technicians install, service, and repair marine electronic equipment onboard commercial shipping and 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. Marine Service Technicians utilize their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems. They also make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments and upon completion, compose a detailed service report.
Types of equipment serviced:
  • Radars
  • Satcoms
  • HF and VHF Radios
  • GPS
  • Gyrocompasses
  • Autopilots
  • Sounders
Marine Service Technician (MST) Requirements:
  • 3+ Years experience as a Marine Service Technician or Marine Electronics Technician in the commercial shipping industry.
  • Two years of college in a relevant field or equivalent training and experience.
  • Possess strong knowledge of electronics theory and application.
  • Must achieve a minimum score of 74 percent on basic electronics test administered by Employer.
  • Valid FCC General License with Radar Endorsement & GMDSS Radio Operator Maintainer License preferred.
  • Be physically fit. Work environment often involves carrying up to 50 lbs., climbing ladders and masts, and exposure to weather.
  • Must be proficient in English (speak, read, and write).
  • Overtime work and travel may be required due to the location of the job and for training courses.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Mackay is an equal employment opportunity employer and a veterans-friendly organization who encourages all individuals with the above qualifications to apply. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada and pass a thorough background check.
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