About Mercury Launch & Tug Ltd.

Founded in the small community of Horseshoe Bay in 1948 as Mercury Water Taxi. Howe Sound was a different place in those days. People made a living on the shores of Howe Sound logging and mining. The company transported crews up and down the Sound to Britannia Mines, Woodfibre and Port Mellon Pulp mills as well as construction gangs building the PGE Railway. As Industry shrank we took on the supply of services to the growing cottage community. Over the years we continued to grow adding water taxis, barges and most significantly tugs. Which become the largest component of our business.

In 2012 we divested our Water Taxi and small barge business to Mercury Transport Inc. We at Mercury Launch & Tug Ltd. are now focused on the growth of our core business. Providing the highest level of Tug and Barge service to our valued partners along the coast of British Columbia.

In photos: The evolution of Mercury Launch & Tug since its inception in 1948.

Careers at Mercury Launch & Tug Ltd.

Minimum requirements:
– Marine Emergency Duties, level A1 certificates or equivalent (MED A2)
– Marine Basic first aid certificates
– Marine medical certificates
– Radio Operator License
– TDG Certificate
– Fatigue Management Certificate
– Valid passport

Heavy Duty Mechanic/Apprentice
– Mechanic position available immediately. Previous marine/heavy equipment experience and welding an asset.
– Duties include assisting contractors, performing regular diesel engine maintenance, welding repairs, troubleshooting, etc.
– Applicants must hold good communication skills, be highly organized, and be able to adapt to varying work environments.
– Some weekend work and flexible hours required, shift work available.
– Competitive wages based on experience and skills. Must have own transportation as we have more than one location.
– Job type: Full Time
– Required license or certification: Class 5 Driver’s License, Criminal record check may be done (Port of Vancouver Pass requirement)

Shop Hand/Helper
– Entry level position available for someone with mechanical aptitude looking to get a start in the marine industry.
– Job will be helping out with a wide variety of tasks: maintaining & fueling vessels, shop cleanup and painting, as well as other small construction projects.
– We are looking for someone with an interest in the marine industry and a high mechanical aptitude.
– No marine experience is necessary. A positive attitude is a must. We are happy to train the right people.
– Starting wages will vary depending on experience. This will be a full time position, extended benefits starting after your probationary period. Some weekend work and flexible hours will be required.
– Job Type: Full-time
– Required license or certification: Class 5 Drivers LicenseYour Content Goes Here