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Engineer Officers, Water Transport  (NOC 2274)
Fredericton--Oromocto
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

Fredericton, Nackawic, Oromocto

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Outlook & Prospects for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Fredericton--Oromocto

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 Fredericton--Oromocto as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Fredericton--Oromocto <Not assigned> 2012-02-07

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. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: 1) Transportation and Warehousing and 2) Public Administration.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • Fredericton-based E&I Engineering has been awarded a $1.2M contract to provide electrical engineering services to the Irving pulp mill modernization project in Saint John. E&I has added an engineer and a technician to its staff.
  • The Kings Place parking garage in downtown Fredericton will close in April for six months to undergo a $5M renovation project
  • The King Street Ale house is expected to open in May on Queen Street in Fredericton, and is advertising for staff. The business will occupy the former site of the Garrison District Ale House, destroyed by fire over a year ago.
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • About 10 of the 100 commissionaire positions at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown will be cut as a result of budgetary and work cycle adjustments. Workers can choose to be placed on a standby list, and will be re-hired when opportunities arise.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • Renovations are underway on a new private school, the Fredericton Christian Academy, which will open in September in the building occupied by the former South Devon Elementary School on MacLaren Avenue in Fredericton
  • J.D. Irving Ltd. will add a production line to a sawmill in Chipman, which will add 16 jobs. As a result, 39 direct and 27 indirect jobs will also be created in woodlands operations, and 96 direct and 49 indirect jobs in construction. The new line should be in production by the end of 2014.
Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • Sunny Days Children's Learning Centre will open an additional Fredericton daycare, in September 2014. It will be located off the Vanier highway, and will require 15 to 18 full-time staff when at full capacity.
  • Hospice Fredericton will open an end-of-life care facility in downtown Fredericton in about 12 to 18 months, which will include a staff of nurses, nursing assistants, and personal support and administrative workers.
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