Also called: Assistant Engineer, Chief Engineer, Engineer, Port Engineer
What they do:Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Engineering and Technology
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People and Technology Systems
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
Data base user interface and query software
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