Careers

Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago Marine Research is a long-standing BC employer. Through additional offices at each of British Columbia’s busiest fishing ports, and its Asia Pacific subsidiary in Australia, Archipelago maintains a staff of 170+ industry professionals including biologists, at-sea observers, dockside monitors, technicians and more. Archipelago provides observer training (with full government certification) for at-sea and dockside monitoring staff, and maintains the highest standards for quality service and professional conduct.

At Archipelago, employees make a commitment to the company and to each other. Employees are expected to contribute to a positive workplace, exercise best efforts, and develop their careers within an atmosphere of cooperation and shared respect; in kind, Archipelago offers gainful employment in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment.

Postings

Archipelago posts new opportunities regularly. Check back frequently for the latest postings.

Video Viewer/Office Assistant (Port Hardy, BC)

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. is a world leader in the design and implementation of commercial fishery data collection systems. We are a private company with a head office in Victoria, B.C. and three regional offices throughout coastal B.C. Archipelago maintains a staff of 140+ employees, including biologists, technicians, administrative and information technology staff, and fisheries observers. Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to assist with the delivery of its groundfish monitoring programs in Port Hardy, BC.

DUTIES
• View predetermined imagery for trips made by fishing vessels with electronic monitoring (EM) units onboard
• Identify and record groundfish species being caught by fishing vessels on a hook by hook basis
• Record your findings electronically and provide feedback to the appropriate staff
• Ship, receive, scrub and archive hard drives as needed
• Maintain hard drive inventory in port and communicate with the Victoria office on a regular basis
• Fax/scan paperwork as needed to the Victoria office
• Greet clients and direct them to the appropriate person
• Answer and direct incoming phone calls
• Ensure office is clean and organized
• Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels
• Identification of all species landed
• Accurately record offload weights into electronic data systems and on paper
• Monitor compliance of fishery regulations
• Biological sampling of selected species

REQUIRED SKILLS
• High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
• Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills
• Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends
• Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines
• Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
• Ability to travel within Canada and the US
• Valid BC Drivers Licence with a reliable vehicle.
• The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (25 – 50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.
• Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
• All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
* Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish can not be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Competitive wages starting at $16.56/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
• The work is primarily in Port Hardy, but can also occur in other locations. Ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume to hr@archipelago.ca
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

Fisheries Observers, Dockside (Port Hardy, BC)

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. is a world leader in the design and implementation of commercial fishery data collection systems. We are a private company with a head office in Victoria, B.C. and three regional offices throughout coastal B.C. Archipelago maintains a staff of 140+ employees, including biologists, technicians, administrative and information technology staff, and fisheries observers. Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to assist with the delivery of its groundfish dockside monitoring program in Port Hardy, BC.

DUTIES
• Monitor and documenting the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels
• Identification of all species landed.
• Accurately recording offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper
• Monitor compliance of fishery regulations
• Biological sampling of selected species

REQUIRED SKILLS
• Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills
• Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends
• Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines
• Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
• High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
• Valid BC Drivers Licence with a reliable vehicle.
• The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (25 – 50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Competitive wages starting at $16.56/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
• Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
• All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
• Full and part-time equivalent positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
• The work is primarily in Port Hardy, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

* Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish can not be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TO APPLY: Please email a PDF of your resume to hr@archipelago.ca
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date. An eligibility list may be established.

Halibut Taggers, Dockside (Prince Rupert, BC)

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. is a world leader in the design and implementation of commercial fishery data collection systems.  We are a private company with a head office in Victoria, B.C. and three regional offices throughout coastal B.C.  Archipelago maintains a staff of 140+ employees, including biologists, technicians, administrative and information technology staff, and fisheries observers.

Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist certified Fishery Observers by tagging commercially caught halibut and counting bycatch at offload stations in Prince Rupert and Port Edward.

Duties

  • Assist a Fisheries Observer at a by tagging halibut and counting fish
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurately recording offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations
  • Biological sampling of selected species

Required Skills

  • Requires fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and use of both hands
  • Ability to stand at a fish grading table for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend at waist to reach and slide halibut weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and directions
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence with a reliable vehicle is an asset.

Terms of Employment

  • Wages is $15.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
  • The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.
  • Workers must provide their own rain gear and boots suitable for work at a fish offloading station.

TO APPLY: Please email a PDF of your resume to hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline:  Open until positions are filled.

Dockside Fisheries Observers (Ucluelet BC)

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. is a world leader in the design and implementation of commercial fishery data collection systems. We are a private company with a head office in Victoria, B.C. and three regional offices throughout coastal B.C. Archipelago maintains a staff of 100+ employees, including biologists, technicians, administrative and information technology staff, and fisheries observers. Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to assist with the delivery of its groundfish dockside monitoring program in Ucluelet, BC.

Duties

  • Monitor and documenting the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurately recording offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations
  • Biological sampling of selected species

Required Skills

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US
  • High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence with a reliable vehicle.
  • Physically fit to lift baskets of fish and climb ladders to board fishing vessels

Terms of Employment

  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
  • Competitive wages starting at $16.56/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
  • Part-time positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Ucluelet, but can also occur in Tofino, French Creek and Nanaimo. Ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

* Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish can not be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

To Apply

Email your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca or fax it to 250-383-0103, or mail it to:

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
525 Head Street
Victoria, BC, V9A 5S1
Canada

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Recruitment agencies:  Please note that Archipelago does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. From time to time, Archipelago works with a limited number of recruitment agencies to assist with sourcing candidates for specific positions; however, the company only works with recruitment agencies that have signed a written service agreement with Archipelago. Any third-party recruitment agency submitting candidates without an agreement in place will not be eligible to receive any fee, and Archipelago will consider any candidate application submitted without an agreement in place to be the property of Archipelago Marine Research.