Do you have a water view at work? Always wanted one? What about a workplace with incredible co-workers and an in-house Café with the best scrambled eggs and avocado breakfast? Clipper is calling!

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. But we want to make sure that our culture is right for you! So, ask yourself:

  • How awesome are you?
  • How entrepreneurial, strategic and innovative are you?
  • Are you ready to learn and develop new skills?

Check out our benefits below and learn more about how much we value work-life balance and personal time.

  • Free trips on the Victoria Clipper ferries!
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parking and transportation subsidy
  • Membership to Life Balance Program
  • Growing our staff through internal career opportunities
  • Training opportunities (internal and external)
  • Employee discount at the Clipper Café
  • Travel benefits with Virgin America, Frontier, Harbour Air Seaplanes & Kenmore Air
  • Industry rate discounts with our hotel and tour partners
  • Access to Port of Seattle TightReach Exercise Facility
  • 20% off at 5th Avenue Theater

See a current position below that fits your vision? Let’s have a chat!

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Perform maintenance in machinery and other technical spaces
  • Line and luggage handling
  • Cleaning in all technical spaces
  • Verification and recording of tank soundings/readings
  • Execution of routine maintenance according to ship specific periodical checklists
  • Preparing and assisting in scheduled/unscheduled maintenance repairs
  • Participate in weekly safety rounds on machinery and in other technical spaces

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Engine rating (STCW III/4 and III/5)
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam (paid for by Clipper)
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book (paid for by Clipper)
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual, reliable, a team player and strong work ethic
  • Travel/Hospitality experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada

Salary: Commensurate with experience or competitive hourly wage (add as appropriate)

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=77126&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Summary:

This is an entry-level IT position offering significant amounts of on-the-job training with common IT technologies and should anticipate a significant amount of self-led online research for troubleshooting problems and finding solutions.  Applicants should be familiar with basic computer terminology and networking.

Duties & Responsibilities:

End-user support

  • End-user computers, phones, peripherals, conference rooms, audio/video needs in office and onboard the boats
  • Installing and troubleshooting OS and desktop applications
  • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer workstation, printers, phones
  • Active Directory and Exchange user setup and management

Infrastructure support

  • End-user infrastructure (e.g. site-to-site VPN, client VPN, internal networks)
  • IT infrastructure (servers, computers, phones, networks, phone system, demarks, etc.).
  • Assisting with various IT infrastructure projects, including server builds
  • Engage/escalate as needed on technical issues.
  • Inventory/asset management
  • Network connectivity troubleshooting
  • Wiring and cabling (e.g. cat5/6)
  • Occasional off-hours work

Incident response

  • Communicate/investigate during incidents
  • Prepare high-level RCA/report/updates

Technologies you will support include:

  • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP
  • Exchange, Office 365, Exchange Online Protection
  • Networking (e.g. Meraki, Cisco, AdTran, CradlePoint)
  • Load Balancers (e.g. F5 BIG-IP)
  • VPNs & Firewalls (e.g. SonicWall, Meraki)
  • Backups (e.g. Barracuda)
  • Linux (e.g. RHEL)
  • Firewalls
  • Printers (set up, installation, print servers, repair, troubleshooting)
  • Phones (set up, troubleshooting)
  • User administration (mail, AD, phones, etc.)
  • Mobile devices
  • Windows, macOS
  • ChromeBoxes, ChromeBit, Google Enterprise

Valuable but not required Certifications:

  • Network+, A+, CCENT, any Microsoft certifications or training, Server+, Linux+.
  • ITIL/ITSM
  • Cloud platforms – Azure, AWS

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with computer technology and basic networking
  • Ability to pass a background check
    • US TWIC or ability to obtain one within three months of hire.
    • US Passport or ability to obtain one within three months of hire.
    • Canada work permit or ability to obtain one within six months of hire.
  • Able to carry/lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Fluent English language skills (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Quick learner, minimal supervision required
  • Strong customer service focus
  • International travel to Canada up to 5% (transportation will be provided).
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Strong Microsoft suite skills

Education Required:

4-year degree and/or experience preferred; Minimum of two years of experience in a similar role.

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY: Follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82070&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Summary:

The Vessel Superintendent is responsible for planning and managing maintenance and repair work of High-Speed Passenger Vessel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads and controls shore-side and seaside projects from planning to execution.
  • Plans, controls and executes all activities connected with maintenance, repairs, dry-docking, conversion or modification of High-Speed Fast Ferries
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects for assigned vessel(s)
  • Manages on board Chief Engineers and Port Engineer/DPA
  • Manage all Class annual dry-docks and inspections.
  • Manage contractors to ensure contractor work has been completed satisfactorily
  • Maintains all aspects of vessel and shore-side facility budgets
  • Monitors vessel performance trends including speed, fuel and lubricating oil consumptions, and implements timely remedial actions where these are outside agreed or expected parameters.
  • Ensures a culture of compliance, safety and efficiency
  • Liaison with the DPA to ensure repairs of all reported deficiencies, damages and non-conformities for assigned ships are cleared with the minimum of delay.
  • Be a team player
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Requires the ability to manage a workforce in all circumstances
  • Requires problem-solving skills to respond quickly and effectively to operational issues
  • Requires the ability to plan and organize projects and be available to work varied hours, shifts and days
  • Develop training programs for engineers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Manage vessel and warehouse inventory control
  • Maintain familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System including Emergency Response Activities

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Maintain a Professional demeanor and to use appropriate levels of tact and courtesy when communicating with all individuals at all at all times
  • Strong management skills; able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Assessment of People: Strengths and Weakness • Negotiation of Contracts and Warranties Licenses, Certificates, Registrations
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Strong project management skills ability to lead multiple high profile projects forward and effective leverage available resources to drive results
  • Successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Motivated self-starter
  • The job requires the ability to field after-hours and weekend phone calls from as well as 24-hour on-call availability for all breakdowns and contingencies

Education Required:

  • Merchant Mariner Engineer License preferred.
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid TWIC card required
  • STCW Basic Safety Training preferred

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82071&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

  • David Gudgel, Chief Executive Officer

David joined Clipper in April of 2014 as the VP of Business Development, was promoted to COO in January of 2015 and then promoted to co-CEO in May of 2017. David has been involved in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska travel industry for more than 27 years.  He began his career working for Holland America Line as a tour bus driver in Juneau, Alaska as a summer job during college.

David stayed with Holland America Line in several different capacities for over 15 years, spending the last 6 of those as the General Manager for Gray Line of Seattle and Horizon Coach Lines.  It was during this period that he first began working with Clipper as a partner in providing Northwest Getaways and in providing emergency services. David is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

Careers with a Water View

Do you have a water view at work? Always wanted one? What about a workplace with incredible co-workers and an in-house Café with the best scrambled eggs and avocado breakfast? Clipper is calling!

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. But we want to make sure that our culture is right for you! So, ask yourself:

  • How awesome are you?
  • How entrepreneurial, strategic and innovative are you?
  • Are you ready to learn and develop new skills?

Benefits

Check out our benefits below and learn more about how much we value work-life balance and personal time.

  • Free trips on the Victoria Clipper ferries!
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parking and transportation subsidy
  • Membership to Life Balance Program
  • Growing our staff through internal career opportunities
  • Training opportunities (internal and external)
  • Employee discount at the Clipper Café
  • Travel benefits with Virgin America, Frontier, Harbour Air Seaplanes & Kenmore Air
  • Industry rate discounts with our hotel and tour partners
  • Access to Port of Seattle TightReach Exercise Facility
  • 20% off at 5th Avenue Theater

See a current position below that fits your vision? Let’s have a chat!

Current Job Openings

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Perform maintenance in machinery and other technical spaces
  • Line and luggage handling
  • Cleaning in all technical spaces
  • Verification and recording of tank soundings/readings
  • Execution of routine maintenance according to ship specific periodical checklists
  • Preparing and assisting in scheduled/unscheduled maintenance repairs
  • Participate in weekly safety rounds on machinery and in other technical spaces

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Engine rating (STCW III/4 and III/5)
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam (paid for by Clipper)
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book (paid for by Clipper)
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual, reliable, a team player and strong work ethic
  • Travel/Hospitality experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada

Salary: Commensurate with experience or competitive hourly wage (add as appropriate)

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=77126&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Summary:

This is an entry-level IT position offering significant amounts of on-the-job training with common IT technologies and should anticipate a significant amount of self-led online research for troubleshooting problems and finding solutions.  Applicants should be familiar with basic computer terminology and networking.

Duties & Responsibilities:

End-user support

  • End-user computers, phones, peripherals, conference rooms, audio/video needs in office and onboard the boats
  • Installing and troubleshooting OS and desktop applications
  • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer workstation, printers, phones
  • Active Directory and Exchange user setup and management

Infrastructure support

  • End-user infrastructure (e.g. site-to-site VPN, client VPN, internal networks)
  • IT infrastructure (servers, computers, phones, networks, phone system, demarks, etc.).
  • Assisting with various IT infrastructure projects, including server builds
  • Engage/escalate as needed on technical issues.
  • Inventory/asset management
  • Network connectivity troubleshooting
  • Wiring and cabling (e.g. cat5/6)
  • Occasional off-hours work

Incident response

  • Communicate/investigate during incidents
  • Prepare high-level RCA/report/updates

Technologies you will support include:

  • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP
  • Exchange, Office 365, Exchange Online Protection
  • Networking (e.g. Meraki, Cisco, AdTran, CradlePoint)
  • Load Balancers (e.g. F5 BIG-IP)
  • VPNs & Firewalls (e.g. SonicWall, Meraki)
  • Backups (e.g. Barracuda)
  • Linux (e.g. RHEL)
  • Firewalls
  • Printers (set up, installation, print servers, repair, troubleshooting)
  • Phones (set up, troubleshooting)
  • User administration (mail, AD, phones, etc.)
  • Mobile devices
  • Windows, macOS
  • ChromeBoxes, ChromeBit, Google Enterprise

Valuable but not required Certifications:

  • Network+, A+, CCENT, any Microsoft certifications or training, Server+, Linux+.
  • ITIL/ITSM
  • Cloud platforms – Azure, AWS

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with computer technology and basic networking
  • Ability to pass a background check
    • US TWIC or ability to obtain one within three months of hire.
    • US Passport or ability to obtain one within three months of hire.
    • Canada work permit or ability to obtain one within six months of hire.
  • Able to carry/lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Fluent English language skills (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Quick learner, minimal supervision required
  • Strong customer service focus
  • International travel to Canada up to 5% (transportation will be provided).
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Strong Microsoft suite skills

Education Required:

4-year degree and/or experience preferred; Minimum of two years of experience in a similar role.

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY: Follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82070&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Summary:

The Vessel Superintendent is responsible for planning and managing maintenance and repair work of High-Speed Passenger Vessel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads and controls shore-side and seaside projects from planning to execution.
  • Plans, controls and executes all activities connected with maintenance, repairs, dry-docking, conversion or modification of High-Speed Fast Ferries
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects for assigned vessel(s)
  • Manages on board Chief Engineers and Port Engineer/DPA
  • Manage all Class annual dry-docks and inspections.
  • Manage contractors to ensure contractor work has been completed satisfactorily
  • Maintains all aspects of vessel and shore-side facility budgets
  • Monitors vessel performance trends including speed, fuel and lubricating oil consumptions, and implements timely remedial actions where these are outside agreed or expected parameters.
  • Ensures a culture of compliance, safety and efficiency
  • Liaison with the DPA to ensure repairs of all reported deficiencies, damages and non-conformities for assigned ships are cleared with the minimum of delay.
  • Be a team player
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Requires the ability to manage a workforce in all circumstances
  • Requires problem-solving skills to respond quickly and effectively to operational issues
  • Requires the ability to plan and organize projects and be available to work varied hours, shifts and days
  • Develop training programs for engineers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Manage vessel and warehouse inventory control
  • Maintain familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System including Emergency Response Activities

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Maintain a Professional demeanor and to use appropriate levels of tact and courtesy when communicating with all individuals at all at all times
  • Strong management skills; able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Assessment of People: Strengths and Weakness • Negotiation of Contracts and Warranties Licenses, Certificates, Registrations
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Strong project management skills ability to lead multiple high profile projects forward and effective leverage available resources to drive results
  • Successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Motivated self-starter
  • The job requires the ability to field after-hours and weekend phone calls from as well as 24-hour on-call availability for all breakdowns and contingencies

Education Required:

  • Merchant Mariner Engineer License preferred.
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid TWIC card required
  • STCW Basic Safety Training preferred

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82071&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Leadership

  • David Gudgel, Chief Executive Officer

David joined Clipper in April of 2014 as the VP of Business Development, was promoted to COO in January of 2015 and then promoted to co-CEO in May of 2017. David has been involved in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska travel industry for more than 27 years.  He began his career working for Holland America Line as a tour bus driver in Juneau, Alaska as a summer job during college.

David stayed with Holland America Line in several different capacities for over 15 years, spending the last 6 of those as the General Manager for Gray Line of Seattle and Horizon Coach Lines.  It was during this period that he first began working with Clipper as a partner in providing Northwest Getaways and in providing emergency services. David is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration.