Marine Electrician- Permanent, Fulltime

Lunenburg, NS

ABCO Industries Inc.

Posting last updated:

June 21, 2022


Situated on the harbour of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, ABCO
Industries Inc. (ABCO) is a world-class supplier and manufacturer of engineering metal products with
historic roots dating back to 1947.

Located on the original site of ‘Camp Norway’, a Norwegian military training facility built during WWII,
ABCO operations are housed in a 42,000 sq ft facility with four distinct manufacturing branches including
Food Machinery, Marine, Environmental, and Industrial. Each division is managed and supported by
experienced, knowledgeable specialists who are steadfast in designing, constructing, installing, and
commissioning best-in-class products. With 75 years of experience, this locally owned firm remains
committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of quality and value while ensuring
innovative, customized design solutions.

If you share our values and would like to work with a uniquely specialized organization, ABCO is
presently seeking a Marine Electrician to join our growing team.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Mechanical Shop Manager, the Marine Electrician will be responsible for the electrical
installation of new vessel electrical systems as well as refits and upgrades to existing systems.
Duties will include:

- Provide preliminary sketches or value estimates for materials or services.
- Follow blueprints and prepare sketches to see the placement of wiring or equipment, and to
confirm correspondence to assembling and safety codes.
- Examine the electrical system of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing
devices, like ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to confirm compatibility and safety of
the system.
- Install, repair or replace wiring equipment or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
- Diagnose faulty systems, apparatus, and parts to determine root causes and correct problems
- Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or parts to determine hazards, defects, or the necessity
for adjustment or repair while confirming compliance with codes.
- Work on installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of marine electrical (AC/DC) and
electronic systems for powerboats and sailboats.
- Communicate with manufacturers where necessary regarding technical
- Perform routine and annual maintenance of client boats.

Skills & Qualifications

As the ideal candidate, you will have 5 + years of marine electrical naval shipbuilding experience. You
will have an electrician trade certificate and/or equivalent training.

Additional qualifications:
- Ability to perform basic math calculations.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
- Ability to communicate in English.
- Must be reasonably available for overtime and site work.
- Must take direction from Shop Management in a positive and cooperative ‘can do’ manner.
- Ability to collaborate across various teams and departments.
- Excellent time management skills and troubleshooting skills.
- Driver's license is required.
- Flexibility to travel locally occasionally as required.

In this role you will be a member of a well-established team, gaining experience at a medium-sized
company offering exposure to four distinct manufacturing branches. You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills through hands-on involvement in a variety of on-site custom-engineered equipment.

Working Conditions


ABCO is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

- Comprehensive Extended, Health &amp
- Dental Benefits
- Matching Pension Program
- Company Profit Sharing
- Paid vacation
- 1 additional ‘flex' day each year
- Training & education opportunities
- Employee social events
- Long term service awards
- Free on-site parking
- Employee materials purchase program

ABCO is committed to the health and safety of all employees, and we are proud of our diligent safety
culture. Our personnel adhere to all company health and safety procedures, always striving to keep
ABCO is safe and accident-free.

ABCO Covid-19 safety protocols include screening questions, temperature checks, masking, physical
distancing, increased cleaning & disinfecting, and on-site rapid Covid-19 testing administered by trained team members.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and up-to-date resume as a Word or PDF document to
referencing Marine Electrician in the subject line. Please include your wage expectation within your
cover letter.

All applications will be reviewed by our recruitment team. If the ABCO opportunity (current or future)
matches your skills and experience, we will contact you to discuss the role further.
ABCO is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for your interest however only
candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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