SHIP ENGINEER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Barge Engineer, Engineer, Ferry Engineer, Harbor Engineer, Port Engineer, Towboat Engineer, Tug Boat Engineer, Tugboat Engineer

JOB TASKS

  • Start engines to propel ships, and regulate engines and power transmissions to control speeds of ships, according to directions from captains or bridge computers.

  • Maintain or repair engines, electric motors, pumps, winches, or other mechanical or electrical equipment, or assist other crew members with maintenance or repair duties.

  • Perform or participate in emergency drills, as required.

  • Monitor engine, machinery, or equipment indicators when vessels are underway, and report abnormalities to appropriate shipboard staff.

  • Maintain complete records of engineering department activities, including machine operations.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $39.27/hr. $81,680 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Slower than average (1% to 2%))
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 1,000

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School/Equivalency, Post-Secondary Certificate

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