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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.
chief engineer – water transport, engineer officer – water transport, fourth engineer, marine engineer officer, marine engineer officer – military, second engineer, third engineer, tugboat engineer.
- 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 Southern 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-10-05|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-15|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-09|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-08|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- About 12 full and part-time jobs have been created with the opening of two Mr. Sub sandwich operations within Sobeys-owned Needs stores on Hammonds Plains and Beaver Bank roads in Halifax metro. Eventual expansion to other Needs stores is a possibility.
- Giant Tiger will open a retail store in August 2014 at 379 Welton Street in Sydney
- A 3,600-square-foot welcome centre will be built on the Acadia University campus in Wolfville. Construction is expected to last from the spring to the fall of 2014.
- The Port of Halifax welcomed 134 cruise ships in 2013, the same as in 2012. The number was slightly higher than had been initially predicted, and it was considered a strong year.
- Support workers in administration, communication, and other services at Nova Scotia Community College have a tentative three-year agreement in effect from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015. Raises of 2, 2.5 and 3% in each year are included.
- An arbitrator has sided with Emergency Medical Care¿s offer to Nova Scotia¿s paramedic union. Paramedics will receive raises of 10.6% over the course of the 55-month agreement, which expires in 2015.
- Sears Canada will terminate 29 positions at its Bayers Lake service centre in Halifax, among 712 cuts in repair and service centre staff across the country. The change will leave about 10 workers at a relocated parts and service centre, as well as some contract workers.
- After a number of closures in the area, Stillwell Beer Bar, Agricola Street Brasserie, Field Guide, the Nook on Gottingen Street, and the Auction House are five new bar and restaurant businesses that have opened recently in the north end of downtown Halifax.
- According to the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors, the Halifax real estate market has more houses for sale and fewer buyers than last year, and many realtors have been forced to seek part-time jobs. A change in rules for first-time buyers, and a subsiding of the initial activity upon the announcement of the Irving Shipbuilding contract are factors in the slowdown.
- Farm revenues increased in 2012 in Nova Scotia, mainly due to mink, apple, and blueberry operations, according to Statistics Canada. The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture indicates many farms are small-scale operations, and as previous years have been tough, increases may appear more dramatic than they actually are.
- Toronto-based Harbour Isle Halifax Inc. will build a 27,000-square-foot commercial-residential building in the spring as part of the Magazine Landing development near Wrights Cove in Dartmouth. A 12-storey residential tower should be completed around the same time, and the developer hopes to eventually add two similar 16-storey towers and perhaps a hotel.
- IBM Canada will set up a $3M computing centre at Dalhousie University as part of a collaboration with provincial educational institutions to increase the number of analytics professionals in the labour market. Analytics refers to the process of assessing huge volumes of data. IBM wants to employ about 500 analytics professionals at its Bedford centre by 2020.
- Sleeman Breweries Ltd. has closed its Dartmouth brewery after failing to sell it, and has layed off the 15 remaining employees. The company is consolidating production in Guelph, Ontario, and had cut its workforce in half about a month ago.
- Ping Identity, a Denver-based internet security company, has opened an office in Halifax and is seeking five workers, including senior and junior Java software engineers and automation testers.
- Scotsburn Dairy will stop processing milk at its Stellarton facility in January, and the 10 employees affected will take jobs at the company¿s growing ice cream facility in Truro. Scotsburn will keep its distribution centre in Stellarton, where 29 people work, and its milk processing facility in Sydney.
- The aquatic centre at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre has suffered construction delays, and its planned November opening has been moved to at least late winter. The arena in the complex opened this fall, and the library is expected to do the same in the coming weeks.
- A new clothing store, KBS Fashionable Treasures, has opened on Main Street in Liverpool
- The provincial Labour Department will hire five new workplace inspectors, bringing the total number of investigators and inspectors to 40
- Seafood processing company Bluewave Seafoods Inc. of Port Mouton has filed for creditor protection and its future is uncertain. The plant employs 70 full and part-time employees.
- Nova Scotia Tourism will move from Halifax to Windsor at the end of November. According to the provincial government, 18 of the 37 employees have opted to retire or take transfers to other departments, and the agency is working on filling the remaining positions.
- Glencore Xstrata Pie, owner of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, is boarding up and pulling its equipment from the idle site and is laying off nine contract workers. The mine has coal reserves, but it does not fit with the company¿s plans, and a buyer is being sought.
- According to a Bank of Montreal report, the search for employment and higher available wages are among the reasons outward migration from Atlantic Canada to Alberta and Saskatchewan remains strong. Low job growth, high cost of housing, and the overall tax burden remain problematic for Nova Scotia.
- Training and flight-simulator company Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. of St.John¿s, NL has bought out Atlantis Systems Corp. of Dartmouth. Bluedrop will move from about 120 to 200 employees in Nova Scotia, and they will work out of the company¿s development centre in Bayers Lake. Any job losses will be at the corporate level.
- Yellow Media, publisher of the yellow pages, may make some minor reductions to its Nova Scotia workforce of about 50 as part of a national reduction. Sales and media consulting staff are not expected to be affected, and as the company moves more into online advertising, it may eventually expand its information technology and digital media sections.
- Lange¿s Rock Farm of Maplewood has obtained a $499,990 contract to complete one of the phases of the seawall on the Northwest Arm in the Halifax Regional municipality
- Authentic Seacoast Brewing Co. in Guysborough hopes to double its workforce of 20 if a distillery is added to its craft beer brewing operation by the end of 2014. The company continues to increase its beer production as well.
- Sound Chiropractic and Health Sciences Centre has opened on Ilsley Ave. in Burnside. The business includes chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional, and lifestyle services.
- A two-year agreement has been reached between the Nova Scotia Nurses Union and employers in the province, which will see nurses receive pay raises of 2.5% retroactive to November 2012 and 3% as of November 2013. As well, provisions have been added to address workload issues, which the union hopes may lead to increased hiring.
- Premium Seafoods will rebuild the Arichat fish plant, which burnt down in August and employed 55 to 70 people seasonally. The company will also open its new shrimp processing plant in Petit de Grat in December, employing 30 workers.
- Heritage Gas is currently extending its natural gas distribution network to the New Glasgow area, with a pipeline to the pulp mill in Abercrombie Point. However, further expansion in the area will only come with a commitment from more customers.
- Thirteen new family doctors will begin working in rural Nova Scotia communities this fall. The doctors have been recruited under a provincial government program that attracts international medical graduates to under-serviced areas of the province.
- Provincial government departments and two industry groups will organize a job fair in November to target workers from Blackberry, Convergys, and Xerox who lost their jobs in the information technology and customer support sectors in recent weeks. Almost 40 companies have signed up for the event.
- According to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, the provincial economy will grow by 2% in 2014. Increased natural gas production, a healthy Halifax construction market, the Irving shipbuilding project, possible increased exports to the United States, and possible activity on the Maritime Link and Yarmouth ferry projects are noted as positive factors.
- Four KFC restaurants in Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Antigonish, and Elmsdale closed within the last week. About 60 employees have been affected and offered jobs at other locations, but the travel distance to those would vary. According to franchise officials, the closures were related to expiring leases, and some may eventually be relocated.
- Outside and recreational workers employed by the town of Truro have a new four-year contract, which will include raises as well as changes to vacation time, sick days, and hours of work.
- Eleven workers at Roger News 95.7 radio station in Halifax have lost their jobs, including announcers, reporters, and news production and sales staff. The station had decided to partner with Toronto¿s Sportsnet 590 to introduce more sports content, resulting in the job losses.
- East Coast Energy Inc. will explore for natural gas in Pictou County over the next 30 to 40 days
- The four Hummingbird MediSpa outlets in the Halifax area have closed over the last two months.
- Giant Tiger will open a store in the former Zellers location in the Amherst Centre Mall in June 2014
- Despite the closure of the Bowater-Mersey paper mill18 months ago, a number of new businesses have sprung up on Main Street in Liverpool and in other parts of Queens County. They include restaurants, clothing stores, an insurance company, and an aromatherapy and massage business.
- GoodLife Fitness continues to expand in Nova Scotia, with the opening of a fitness centre on Barrington Street in Halifax. The company now has 11 facilities in the Halifax area, and also locations in Truro, New Glasgow, and Antigonish.
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