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Marine Engineers & Naval Architects

Also called: Marine Engineer, Marine Engineering Consultant, Marine Surveyor, Naval Architect

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Engineering Liaison Officer; Hull Superintendent; Naval Engineering Inspection Officer; Naval Engineering Research Project Officer; Naval Sciences Research Coordinator/Administrator; RL - Special Duty Officer - Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO); Ship Construction and Repair Superintendent (Submarines); Ship Repair Officer; Staff Hull Material Officer; Undersea Warfare Research Officer (Antisubmarine); Weapons Systems Inspection and Survey Officer

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What they do:
Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.
On the job, you would:
  • Design complete hull and superstructure according to specifications and test data, in conformity with standards of safety, efficiency, and economy.
  • Supervise other engineers and crew members and train them for routine and emergency duties.
  • Study design proposals and specifications to establish basic characteristics of craft, such as size, weight, speed, propulsion, displacement, and draft.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Ansys Fluent
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$93,370
$56,550
$151,880

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