Water transport deck and engine room crew stand watch, operate and maintain deck equipment. They also perform other deck and bridge duties, assist ship engineer officers to operate, maintain and repair engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships or self-propelled vessels.
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People in this occupational group work for marine transportation companies and federal government departments.
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 540
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Workers in this group perform some or all of the following duties:
Key aspects of the work in this occupation:
Source: 2016 Census
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Progression to deck officer positions is possible with experience, additional training and deck officer certification by Transport Canada.
Training and testing for various endorsements and certification, including the Marine Emergency Duty (MED) certificate, are possible after working as a deck crew member.