Marine Traffic Controller (Operations Controller)

Req ID #:  5029

At the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, our people come first. We are proud to make a real difference by contributing to a sustainable and efficient transportation of goods. Applying to join our dynamic team will make you an ambassador for a seaway that is essential to everyone’s daily life. Discover a workplace that promotes safety, diversity and innovation. 

Location: South Shore Canal - St.Lambert 
Province: Quebec (CA-QC)
Assignment :  Temporary during the training, with benefits
Salary range:  $31.27 - $47.77 per hour
Hours of work:  40 hours per week, 12-hour rotating shifts #LI-Onsite 


Your role
Teamwork is one of your strengths and you see yourself in front of 10 screens to ensure the transit of vessels while controlling locks and bridges from a distance?
Our paid training program is for you. Candidates who successfully complete the training and meet the requirements will be eligible to apply for a permanent position with up to 8 weeks paid leave.

Your place could be with us!


Our advantages 

  • Competitive compensation, defined pension plan and insurance group  
  • Generous paid time off to promote work-life balance
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Professional growth, wellness program and more!

Your responsibilities

  • Complete with success Marine Traffic Controller training program lasting between 19 and 24 months.
  • Plan and execute transit activities and remotely operate structures such as: locks, bridges and weirs safely.
  • Coordinate locking activities and determine entry manoeuvre for vessels.
  • Monitor and regulate water levels and flow.
  • Initiate response to accidents, incidents and pollution and assist emergency agencies as required.
  • Record and maintain transit data in electronic systems.
  • Apply safe work methods and perform all activities related to security of the operational facilities.
  • Participate in the mooring of vessels as required.

Your profile

  •  College Diploma or University Degree
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts
  • Undergo a security check
  • Undergo drug testing (including cannabis)
  • Valid Class 5 (QC) driver's license and insurable driving record
  • Accurate judgment and decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written French and English, to ensure the safe passage of ships and boats through the Seaway 
  • Proficiency in applicable computer programs and other related software (MS Office et SAP).

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is committed to diversity by encouraging an inclusive and equitable recruitment and work environment. We welcome candidates who identify as a member of one or more of the following groups:  women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. 

We would love to connect with you about this opportunity. 

Please note that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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