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Grand River Navigation Company
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
17 days ago


Grand River Navigation Company is the U.S. operating subsidiary of Rand Logistics Corporation.  Together with our Canadian sister company, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., we are one of the largest marine transportation service providers operating on the Great Lakes today with our combined fleet of bulk freight vessel is providing service to over 50 customers across the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

Our Company is searching for qualified candidates for the position of Chief Engineer aboard our US flagged self-unloading vessels.


  • The Chief Engineer is directly responsible to the Company and the Captain for the safe, efficient, and economical operation and maintenance of all the vessels machinery
  • The Chief Engineer is responsible for the supervision of all personnel under their charge.  These personnel include all the engineers, oilers, day persons, mechanical assistants, conveyor personnel, engine room cadets, any extra personnel assigned to the chief engineer, or contractors on board conducting repairs.  When the vessel transits restricted waters and / or is maneuvering the Chief Engineer is immediately available to assist the watch Engineer in the Engine Room
  • The Chief Engineer will be responsible for the entire vessel during lay-up/re-fit and dry-docking of the vessel
  • The Chief Engineer is responsible for the supervision and assistance to all contractors who board the vessel to conduct maintenance or repairs during the shipping season or winter lay-up period

Why Choose Grand River Navigation?

  • As an employee you are part of the Rand Logistics family where Teamwork and safety are a core value
  • Highly competitive wages and benefits
  • The best leave system in the industry
  • We pay for your travel to and from the vessel
  • Excellent Health and Retirement Benefits
  • Excellent safety record

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent



  • Passport and allowed entry into the Canada
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) issued by the USCG
  • Endorsement as Chief Engineer of Motor Propelled Vessels
  • Transportation Worker Identification (TWIC) issued by TSA
  • Excellent communication and team work skills as well as the ability to multi-task

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57236044
  • Location:
    Traverse City, Michigan, United States
  • Position Title: Chief Engineer
  • Company Name: Grand River Navigation Company
  • Job Category: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 75-100%

Please refer to the company's website or job descriptions to learn more about them.

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