Test and Trials Specialist

Marine People are searching for a Test and Trials Specialist to join a prestigious Canadian shipbuilding firm. This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.


  • Education Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree engineering (P.Eng or equivalent), or
    • Relevant technical diploma at the technologist level (eg: Marine, Chemical, Mechanical), or
    • Significant, directly relevant experience- i.e. 10 years working experience with direct flushing responsibilities.
  • A Transport Canada certification as First or Second Class Marine Engineer considered an asset.
  • Years of Experience Required:
    • 5 – 8 years experience in one or more of the following:
      • Seagoing Naval engineering experience
      • Commissioning of new build vessels in a commercial shipyard
      • Commissioning of high tech systems in process or power plants
      • Design of state of the art new build ships or marine structures
    • Strong knowledge and experience with flushing piping systems and hydraulic tubing systems
    • Familiarity with processes and regulations working with oils
    • Ability to visualise in third dimension and interpret blueprints and schematics
    • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written
    • Willingness to work long/flexible hours
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel)

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the liaison with Engineering to ensure flushing requirements, e.g., required flow rates, proper fluids, and cleanliness specifications are communicated from Engineering and applied to the system(s) being flushed
  • Advise on and oversee installation of mechanical connections to complete flushing loops/circuits
  • Conduct system testing prior to energising to confirm system integrity. (Example: Air Testing and Hydro testing)
  • Troubleshoot and resolve all flushing system issues
  • Operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and perform ongoing maintenance of system flushing equipment (filter, heaters, pumps, etc)
  • Coordinate with trades personnel & production management to meet cost, quality, and schedule requirements
  • Conduct visual system cleanliness inspections with the Customer to meet contractual requirements and coordinate off-site analytical sample testing.
  • Work as part of the Test & Trials team to commission systems and equipment and demonstrate compliance with Classification Society and Customer requirements including:
    • Development of Set to Work/Testing/Trials procedures/agenda
    • Conducting Construction Turnover process with Production for assigned system(s)
    • Operation of ship systems and execution of test procedures and trial agendas, both ashore and at sea.
    • Reporting of test and trial agenda results to demonstrate that requirements have been met
    • Developing and managing detailed test & trial schedules for assigned area of responsibility.
    • Coordinate setting of conditions necessary to support third-party / Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) conduct of trials & provide liaison support for their trials
    • Assess and resolve deficiencies on assigned system(s) following Construction Turn Over
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Nova Scotia (Canada)

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