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Engineer Officers, Water Transport  (NOC 2274)
Edmundston--Woodstock Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Engineer officers, water transport, perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmundston, Grand Falls, Grand-Sault, St. Leonard, Woodstock

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Outlook & Prospects for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Edmundston--Woodstock 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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Table on the employment potential for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Edmundston--Woodstock Region as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmundston--Woodstock Region <Not assigned> 2011-05-25

According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 10, and an unemployment rate (0%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area.

According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is above the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Engineer officers, water transport work mostly in the transportation and warehousing and public administration industries.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014
  • In September, approximately 20 bilingual technology support jobs will be created with FacilicorpNB in Edmundston. The company supports the services of New Brunswick's hospitals.
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. will invest $2.5M at the Plaster Rock sawmill, and add 50 jobs to the workforce of 180 by May. About 70 to 80 indirect jobs will be created in transport and in the woods. The decision is linked to anticipated improvements in the United States housing market, and the government's decision to increase crown land access to forestry companies.
Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014
  • A $1M renovation project on the Hotel-Dieu Hospital in Perth-Andover will take place from mid-March to the end of June
Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • The Bon Accord Elite Seed Potato Centre in Perth-Andover has laid off its workforce, and the provincial government-owned seed production unit has been sold to Potatoes New Brunswick. The centre employs 10 regular workers, and an additional 30 workers in season.
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