Marine Technician and Mechanic

Job Summary

The Marine Technician and Mechanic, under the direction of the Owners, will primarily be responsible to provide support to our boat, marine teams. They will service and maintain our fleet: preventative, regular scheduled maintenance, offer emergency servicing and repairs as needed and ensure that our boats can get off the docks with minimal to no downtime during our peak season.  Working in a busy, dynamic seasonal industry the Marine Technician and Mechanic will interact directly with employees, management and the public at large while supporting the general day to day operations of a fast paced customer service oriented work environment.

Who are we?

  1. Eagle Wing Tours is an award winning world class whale watching ecotourism conservation organization. Eagle Wing Tours is a locally owned and family operated business that dedicates its passions and energy into conservation, sustainability, education and research. We are seeking a dedicated and dependable professional with experience in human resources, health and safety and developing + maintaining a positive team culture to join our family.
  2. Your primary location of work will be at our (existing office) to be replaced by a brand new custom built floating office at Victoria’s historic community of Fisherman’s Wharf which will be completed sometime in April 2024.  The new office affords many locations and versatile spaces to work in.  Some work may occur remotely from home, this is to be discussed.

Why Us?

  1. Not only are we the best in the biz but did you know we:
    1. Offer a world class product – #1 rated on TripAdvisor since 2007, Google, Facebook, etc.
    2. Family owned and operated
    3. Have won regional, national and international awards for experience, sustainability and education.
    4. Carbon neutral since 2009 – before it was cool to do.
    5. Donated over $1,250,000 since 2013 into 29 organizations that make the Salish Sea a better place –  our home.
    6. Developed a one of a kind Explore the Salish Sea Floating Classroom project – since 2018 over 8000 kids, 3500-4000 kids per year.


  1. to be negotiated ($35-$50/hr) based upon proven previous experience (3 month probation period)


  1. 40 – 50 employees (seasonal contracts and year round contracts for team members)
  2. Peak season we are 45-50 team members
  3. Off season we are up to 30


  1. various locations with majority of work to be done at Fisherman’s Wharf, Ogden Point and Canoe Cove Marina. We have storage located @ Ogden Point and a private residence in the Langford area.


  1. Full time seasonal with flexible hours throughout the fall, winter, spring seasons. More details can be discussed in person regarding expectations. Approx. 1000-1400 hours per season. Affords the applicant the ability to work elsewhere, side jobs, etc. To be discussed in more detail in person.


  1. medical/dental plan, parking

Our Values (our 4 pillars)?

  1. Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. We’re a conservation organization that happens to run whale and wildlife watching tours.
  2. Sustainability We’re always seeking new ways to reduce our footprint and are ready to embrace the new vision of regenerative ecotourism.
  3. Research We support and engage in community-based research partnerships. We actively conduct and enable research on our vessels.
  4. Education We educate through the guest experience, our “Exploring the Salish Sea” education program, community outreach, our website and social media.

What does this ideal team member look like?

  1. Journeyman/Certified Marine Mechanic.
  2. Marine Technician – Minimum 5+ years experience
  3. Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  4. Preference given to applicants with Volvo & CAT Diesel inboard Suzuki Outboard engines:
    1. Volvo: D6’s, D11’s, D13’s
    2. CAT C-18’s
    3. Suzuki outboards DF350 – dual props
  5. General understanding of both aluminum and fibreglass hull construction is an asset.
  6. Professional attitude and strong work ethic.
  7. Some administrative skills a benefit: computer, google documents and sheets (willing to learn)
  8. Clear communication skills
  9. Can work under pressure and under a tight timeline due to unforeseen circumstances with a busy peak season schedule (June – September) – (On-call at times). More hours during peak season with light and flexible hours fall, winter, early spring
  10. Experience in inboard/outboard engine maintenance, service and repair.
  11. Self motivated and flexible team player; a willingness to learn and work well with others.
  12. Maintain high quality work standards.
  13. Mounting and rigging experience is an asset.
  14. Ability to complete tasks in a safe and timely manner.
  15. Good customer service skills.
  16. Marine knowledge is not required but would be a strong asset.

We would love to hear from you, even if you don’t match 100% of the requirements**

So what will you do?

  1. Guaranteed you won’t be bored – lots going on.
  2. Service and maintain our fleet: preventative, regular scheduled maintenance
  3. Emergency servicing and repair as needed – minimized due to above
  4. Troubleshooting and diagnostics when needed.
  5. Work at various locations with the primary location being Fisherman’s Wharf.
  6. Help develop and maintain a parts inventory
  7. Help develop and maintain a maintenance schedule/program.
  8. This is not an exhaustive list…

The Perks!

  1. Learn/work with a fantastic team in a very dynamic environment – eco-tourism.
  2. Friendly, enthusiastic, team-minded workplace
  3. Work alongside the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s working harbours/south coast
  4. Priority given to Eagle Wing Tours projects, especially during peak season (May – October) however applicants are encouraged to supplement income with side jobs, work with/for others, etc.
  5. Flexibility to create your schedule
  6. Go whale watching whenever you like 🙂
  7. Year round salaried position based upon hours – consistent paycheque
  8. This could develop into a Marine Technician Manager position with additional hours and increase pay.
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