Boat Captain

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/1/2021 3:40 PM)
Job ID
Job City
Fort McMurray, AB
# Positions

Position Scope

NACG is looking for Boat Captains to work on a remote mining site in the Fort McMurray area. You must be well-organized and favor safety above everything else.


Site: Suncor

Shift:  14x14

Accommodations: Camp Provided




  • Ensure compliance to all company, client and legislated safety and environmental policies
  • Reviewing safe work plans/ hazard assessment prior to job commencement
  • Maintain and properly use safety equipment, including PPE
  • Take corrective action to mitigate immediate hazards, where safe to do so
  • Actively take part in the NACG safety program, FLRA’s, Safety meetings, SOP review process, investigations, near miss reports
  • Keeping the work area clean
  • Report fit for work
  • Complete all forms / reports/ permits as required
  • Operating company vehicles to move items/manpower around the job and between sites
  • Pre-use inspection of equipment
  • Lead by example


  • 5+ years’ experience working on the water
  • Forklift operating certificate
  • 60 Ton Master Captains ticket required
  • Rigging certificate
  • Confined Space cert
  • Demonstrate safety at all times

  • Marine Construction experience an asset

  • Large boat operation

  • Marine mechanical knowledge

  • Boom truck cert

  • Heavy equipment operation an asset

  • Excellent communication and communication skills


All successful candidates must:

  1. Be proficient in English, both verbally and written
  2. Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Have experience as requested as mentioned above
  4. Subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  5. Disclose COVID-19 vaccination status:
    • Fully immunized individuals must provide government issued proof of vaccination to be exempt from site testing requirements
    • Individuals not fully immunized may be subject to site COVID-19 testing requirements and associated costs
  6. Undergo and successfully pass the following testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening


Shift, site, and start times are subject to change.


All successful candidates MUST provide the following items prior to confirmation of their start date:

  1. CSO Certification
  2. CSTS Certification
  3. Copy of Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  4. Copy of recent Driver’s Abstract
  5. VOID cheque/direct deposit form

The Rewards of our positions include:  competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects


To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years.  In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers. 


In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

  • Significant Growth – As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
  • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.
  • Competitive Compensation – NACG provides competitive compensation packages for all employees.

North American Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected.


Become a member of the North American family today!


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