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.

Fisheries Observer, Dockside 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 140+ employees, including biologists, technicians, administrative and information technology staff, and fisheries observers. Archipelago is now seeking organized and motivated individuals to assist with the delivery of its groundfish dockside monitoring program in Ucluelet, BC.

DUTIES

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

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
  • Highschool graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset
  • Valid BC Drivers License (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle

The job is physically demanding, and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting baskets of fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increased by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour after 6 months, $20.19/hour after 1 year and $21.55/hour after 3 years.
  • Must obtain Fisheries 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.
  • The work is primarily located in Ucluelet and Tofino, 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: Open until suitable candidates are found

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

Halibut Taggers Fisheries Monitoring Programs Prince Rupert, BC

Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring program in Prince Rupert, BC and in Port Edward, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

DUTIES

  • Assist a Fisheries Observer 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 License with a reliable vehicle is an asset.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Wages is $15.57/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: Email a pdf of your resume to:

kristinm@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

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

Service Technician and Fisheries Observer Port Hardy, BC

Archipelago   is   seeking a motivated  individual   to   work   part-time   primarily   as   an   electronic monitoring (EM) technician within our Fisheries Monitoring Programs in Port Hardy. An EM technician installs and works with hardware and software on board commercial fishing vessels while at the dock. Additional duties for the successful candidate will be to work as a certified observer when require. Hours  of  work  are  irregular,  and  both  evening  and  weekend  work  are  required.    All  required training required will be provided to the suitable candidate.  The work is primarily in Port Hardy but can also occur in other locations. Ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

ELECTRONIC MONITORING SERVICE TECHNICIAN

  • Install, remove and service EM systems on commercial fishing vessels
  • Retrieval and analysis of data from onboard monitoring systems
  • Repairs to electronic sensor equipment
  • Mechanical aptitude, experience with hand tools and a basic understanding of electrical circuits

ELECTRONIC MONITORING SERVICE TECHNICIAN REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Computing experience including data entry skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is essential
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and cope with tedious work
  • Ability to deal effectively and appropriately with demanding or frustrated individuals
  • The job is physically demanding, and candidates should be able to climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels and climb masts to install camera equipment
  • Valid BC Drivers License with a reliable vehicle
  • Excellent organization and communication skills are required
  • Extensive experience and familiarity with groundfish species identification is an asset

DOCKSIDE OBSERVER 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

DOCKSIDE OBSERVER DUTIES 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 License 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.
  • 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 cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Wages starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • 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:                                             Email your resume to hr@archipelago.ca

                                                                Application Deadline: July 6, 2020

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

Fisheries Observer, 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 now seeking organized and motivated individuals to assist with the delivery of its groundfish dockside monitoring program in Prince Rupert, BC.

DUTIES

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

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
  • Highschool graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset
  • Valid BC Drivers License (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle
  • The job is physically demanding, and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting baskets of fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increased by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Must obtain Fisheries 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.
  • The work is primarily located in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, 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: Open until suitable candidates are found

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

Fisheries Observer, Dockside Port Hardy, BC

Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring program in Port Hardy, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

DUTIES

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

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
  • Highschool graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset
  • Valid BC Drivers License (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle
  • The job is physically demanding, and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting baskets of fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increased by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Must obtain Fisheries 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 within the north island region 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: Open until suitable candidates are found

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

Join Archipelago

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.