Chief Marine Engineer – Kingston

Company: Ministry of Transportation - Government of Ontario
Location: Kingston
Salary: $1,134.07 - $1,422.85 Per Week
Term: (2) Permanent
Start Date: -
Deadline: December 20, 2021

Job Description:

The Ministry of Transportation, Marine Services Office, requires two certified Marine Engineers for the positions of Chief Marine Engineer at their John Counter Boulevard location.

The Ministry
The Ministry of Transportation is committed to moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably across Ontario and to improve quality of life and support a globally competitive economy.

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The Division
Transportation User Services is responsible for the management of public-facing services, including Concession Agreements, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Marine Services, Municipal and Client Services, Remote Airports and Traveller Communication.

The Location
Kingston, Ontario is situated on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Cataraqui and St. Lawrence rivers. It’s known as the “Limestone City” for its grand 19th-century buildings, including the lakeside Kingston City Hall. It will take you less than two hours to reach the closest border crossing that takes you into New York State. This opens your world up to explore a new country and culture. Domestically, you can reach Toronto in around two hours, or Mississauga, which is just ten minutes further along. Easy to get around, it is an ideal spot to raise a busy family and to retire.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements, including flexible hours, telework (remote work), compressed work week, or job sharing (if applicable)
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Provide technical advice and guidance to marine engineers and oilers in the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and plumbing equipment in support of a 24/7 operation
• Supervise, and participate in, the overhaul and rebuilding of all main engines, generators, propulsion units and compressor systems for the Terminal operations and the Ferry fleet

Location: Kingston

How do I qualify?

• Marine Engineer Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada for the vessel
• Marine Emergency Duty Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada for the vessel
• Valid Continued Proficiency Endorsement Certificate
• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver’s licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Technical Knowledge:
You have:
• knowledge of seamanship principles and practices
• ability to provide guidance and technical advice to Marine Engineers and to develop guidelines or equipment operation and maintenance
• ability to understand and apply knowledge of Transport Canada regulations, Canada Shipping Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Environmental Protection Act to ensure the operation of the vessel in a safe and lawful manner and respond appropriately to emergency situations such as an oil spill
• knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of all shipboard and shore equipment for Marine Services, including maintenance, troubleshooting, disassembly and assembly, etc.
• working knowledge of standard computer programs and the ability to use diagnostics software for specialist equipment

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:
You can:
• identify signs of equipment malfunctions or failure
• respond to emergency situations and develop strategies to effect prompt and safe repairs and minimize vessel down time
• discriminate between situations requiring future maintenance and immediate need for replacement/repair

Communication Skills:
You can:
• discuss inspections, repairs and modifications to vessels and shore equipment with Transport Canada officials to meet compliance requirements
• represent the ministry’s interests in writing and verbally with contractors
• advise municipal staff on equipment and maintenance matters

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,134.07 – $1,422.85 Per Week

Additional information:
• 2 Permanent – Full Time, 1355 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, East Region

• The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
• Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 171171, by Monday, December 20, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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