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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||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|Cape Breton Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|North Shore Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 752 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- 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 Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014
- The Gahan House will open in the Historic Properties in Halifax in September, and the pub will hire more than 50 workers. Resumes are being accepted for positions as hosts, servers, bartenders, dishwashers, line cooks and managers.
- Winners, a department store chain, will open a store in the Truro Mall in Truro in August
- The Mountain Gap Inn in Smiths Cove, Digby County has closed. The business had been operating since 1915.
- Finewood Flooring Limited, a Middle River-based hardwood flooring company, has closed and laid off its workers. There were up to 18 people working at the plant during peak periods. The company indicates it had no reliable, year-round supply of wood.
- Dartmouth-based wind turbine manufacturer Seaforth Energy Inc. has laid off its staff as it deals with financial difficulties and tries to sell the company. While the exact number of employees is not known, there were about 20 workers with the company in 2013.
- Chop¿s Meat Market has opened on Wright Avenue in Burnside
- According to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), Nova Scotia¿s economy has benefitted from an increase in seafood, wood pulp, and natural gas exports during the first half of 2014, as well as major construction projects in Halifax. However, weakening employment and slowdowns in retail spending and home construction are being felt across the province.
- Workers at a Petro-Canada gas bar that closed recently in Glenholme have been offered jobs at a separately-run Petro-Canada operation scheduled to open within a few weeks in nearby Masstown
- According to the Cape Breton Building Trades Association, construction activity in Cape Breton is the slowest it has been in 20 years, and the majority of union members are either without work or have had to go west to find jobs
- The Town of Antigonish and the union representing workers with its electric utility have signed an agreement which will result in a 30% payout of accumulated sick leave, and the return of wages lost by members during a lockout in July 2014
- Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. will purchase an abandoned gas export site near Port Hawkesbury. If the plans to develop a storage facility materialize, 45-75 direct, 175 indirect, and 600-700 construction jobs would be created.
- According to local unions and partners, the Maritime Link hydroelectric project will provide a boost to Cape Breton's construction industry, and slow down the out-migration of workers. Agreements have recently been reached between the partners on wages and benefits for workers who will be involved in the project.
- The financial services company, Manulife, will add claims processing, underwriting, management and contact centre positions to its 750 member staff over the next five years in Halifax with the help of a provincial payroll rebate program
- Halifax-based Kinduct Technologies, a developer of health, fitness, and sport performance software used in customized fitness programs, has signed contracts with the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. The company has 30 employees in Halifax.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada will spend $3.5M on improvements to small craft harbours in the federal electoral district of Central Nova. Multiyear construction of a breakwater wharf at Caribou will be among the projects.
- According to the executive director of the Children and Family Services division, the recruitment of social workers, particularly to rural areas of Nova Scotia, can be a challenge
- Pearl & Daisy Botanical Bath & Body, a craft soap retailer, has opened at 23 Inglis Place in downtown Truro
- Kwacha House Café opened on Dutch Village Road in Halifax, serving international food and local coffee. Mirchi Tandoor, a late-night Indian restaurant, has opened on Blowers Street in Halifax.
- Staff to be hired at the new primary care clinic at the recently modernized Queens General Hospital in Liverpool will include family practice nurses, a social worker, and a chronic disease nurse educator
- Fredericton-based analytics software developer Introhive Services Inc. will create up to 50 new sales and software development jobs over five years in Halifax with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program
- Halifax-based Northwood Homecare Ltd. will cut seven management and administrative assistant positions
- The Giant Tiger store that will open in August in Sydney received 600 job applications for the 40 available positions
- Construction has begun on a learning centre at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, which will allow the facility to expand its programs. Funding assistance will come from various sources.
- South Shore Fish Shack, offering local seafood, has opened on Montague Street in Lunenburg. The owner also operates Fleur de Sel and Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg.
- According to a spokesperson for WestJet, there will be no layoffs with the airline as a result of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport switching to customer self-service check-in service. However, it was indicated not as many workers will be hired in the future.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada will spend $1.75M on upgrades to harbours along the South Shore of Nova Scotia, including repairs to wharves and breakwaters
- New Waterford-based Health Outcomes Worldwide, a patient-monitoring technology company, has signed a contract to provide services to long-term care facilities in Alberta. The company sees the deal as significant in terms of long-term growth.
- International health informatics and software development company Global Village Consulting Inc. hopes to create up to 25 positions in Halifax over five years with the help of a provincial payroll rebate. Consultants, human resources personnel, and systems experts will be among the positions.
- The Sydney Airport will receive $1.3M in federal funding to help repair taxiways
- Southwest Properties will begin construction of buildings in 2015 on the $500M Motherhouse property development in Rockingham. The project will take several years to complete, and will include 1,976 residential units.
- A $21M roadway construction project at Halifax Stanfield International Airport has begun and will be completed in mid-year 2015. Dartmouth-based Brycon Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract.
- Declining enrolments will result in a reduction of hours for library technicians employed by the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board for the 2014-15 school year
- Dartmouth-based Wartsila Canada Inc. and Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. have been awarded federal contracts totalling more than $2M for system design, refits, and conversions on Fisheries and Oceans Canada vessels
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