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Mechanical Assistant
Posted date [2022-Apr-28] (ID: 2468)

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

The Owen Sound Transportation Company / Pelee Island Transportation Services is currently accepting applications for the position of Mechanical Assistant 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.


OSTC offers a competitive wage – Currently under Review

Benefits and enrollment in the Open Access Pension program are also part of the compensation package.


OSTC is looking for a mechanically inclined self-starter.

A valid marine medical with no restrictions is required prior to starting employment on board.

An Engine Room Rating is desired, but the candidate has 6 months to obtain the Transport Canada credential.

MED Basic Safety and Proficiency in Survival Craft is also required.  OSTC will consider applicants who do not currently have the training.  The applicant has 6 months to obtain the Transport Canada credentials.

The successful candidate will become a member of Unifor Local 444.


Please submit resumes to maria.minutti(at)

Job Title Mechanical Assistant
Job Details
Posted By Owen Sound Transportation Company
Start Date Immediate
Salary Competitive Wage - Currently under review.
Location Leamington / Kingsville / Pelee Island on Lake Erie
Deadline for Application 2022-Jun-15
Contact Phone # 5193768740 ext. 223
Contact Email maria.minutti(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Seasonal
Position / Rank Position -> Mechanic's Assistant