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Engineer officers, water transport, operate and maintain main engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments including the armed forces.
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- Operate main engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment aboard ships, such as boilers, steering and deck machinery, motors, pumps, generators and condensers
- Stand engine room watch, monitoring and noting performance of engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
- Inspect and conduct maintenance and emergency repair to engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
- Supervise and co-ordinate activities of engine room crew
- Maintain records and prepare reports on engine performance and failures.
Outlook & Prospects for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Engineer Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. There has not been a lot of employment growth in this area, but some opportunities are available with those with experience. Being a port city, there is potential for work on the Halifax-Dartmouth ferries, the Coast Guard, the Department of National Defence, the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, and within the shipping industry. Progression into this occupation is possible for those employed as Water Transport Engine Room Crew (NOC 7434).
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Engineer Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Engineer Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Two restaurants, Cheese Curds and Habaneros, have opened under one roof on Windmill Road in Dartmouth
- Ressources Appalaches has begun recruiting on its web site for 60 positions, including process operators, underground miners, and millwrights to work at its proposed Dufferin gold mine on the Eastern Shore
- A $5.5M contract to provide maintenance and support for military aircraft has been awarded to Enfield-based IMP Aerospace & Defence
- Developer Crombie REIT will begin a major project to expand and redesign the Scotia Square complex in Halifax in the next few months
- Halifax-based Karma Gaming hopes to increase its workforce from nine to 20. The company develops video games for lottery corporations.
- Southwest Properties Ltd. hopes to begin work in the fall of 2013 on the demolition of the Bank of Canada building and construction of a 21-storey mixed use building at 1583 Hollis Street in Halifax
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Marsh, a global insurance consulting firm, will receive payroll assistance from the provincial government if it creates 60 new jobs in Halifax over the next five years
- Renovations are underway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on a $44.5M project to improve the check-in facilities
- Take It Outside, a retail store which specializes in exercise and casual wear, will open an outlet in Dartmouth Crossing in July and hire about seven or eight people
- Silverback Games, a Halifax-based video game company, may hire a group of workers over the next few months
- Impact, a Halifax-based advertising, marketing, and design firm, has expanded from six to 17 employees over the last year
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Seven Lakes Developments Ltd. will begin work in July on a subdivision in Porters Lake. About 634 homes could be built over a 10 year period.
- Tag, a home and fashion store located near Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, will close as part of a national bankruptcy shutdown
- Admiral Insurance will hire 200 more workers in the summer of 2013 to work in its call centre in Halifax. HGS, a call centre in Dartmouth, will hire 100 more workers.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Seagate Construction is renovating a 5,000-square-foot commercial building at 3358 Novlea Drive in Halifax, which will become a new liquor store
- Several stores have closed since the beginning of the year in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, but some new leases are expected for others
- Ribbons Recycled, a Dartmouth company that recycles toner and ink cartridges, has gone out of business, leaving 14 people out of work
- Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, an Ontario-based pest control company which specializes in animals that may get into homes, has opened its first Nova Scotia location in Halifax
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