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Chief Engineer
Posted date [2022-May-11] (ID: 2486)


Are you interested in an career opportunity that offers an excellent work / life balance on board a modern vessel.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company / Pelee Island Transportation Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Engineer on the MV Pelee Islander II vehicle / passenger ferry.

In service since the fall of 2018 the Pelee Islander II is a 62 metre RORO ferry capable of carrying 36 vehicles from the Ontario mainland (Leamington / Kingsville) to Pelee Island Ontario on Lake Erie.  

A typical work rotation consists of 7 days on / 7 days off during the sailing season.

The obligation is for 185 operational (Fit out, sailing and lay up) days and 7 shipkeeping days (To be scheduled.)  

The Pelee Islander II is powered by a Schottel steer prop (Z Drive) system.


OSTC offers a competitive wage, generous benefit plan and enrollment in the Open Access Pension Plan.  


A First Class Engineer's certificate is desired, but, OSTC will also give consideration to Second Class Engineer's certificates.  The successful candidate must also demonstrate leadership abilities for both people and processes.  The ability to work in a customer service environment is very important.  A copy of your CoC is to be included with your resume.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company is an Agency of the Province of Ontario.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes are to be forwarded to Joe Ostrander - VP - Engineering at joe.ostrander(at)  The email title is to be called - Resume - Chief Engineer - Pelee Islander II.


Job Title Chief Engineer
Job Details
Posted By Joe Ostrander - Owen Sound Transportation Co.
Start Date Immediate
Salary 93 600.00 (Under review)
Location Pelee Island Transportation Services
Deadline for Application 2022-Jun-01
Contact Phone # 519-376-8740 ext 224
Contact Email joe.ostrander(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Chief Engineer