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Ship Engineers
Washington

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

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Currently Employed: 660

Projected Annual Job Openings: 80

Typical Hourly Wage: $28.41 - $51.07

Typical Annual Salary: $59,100 - $106,200

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Perform general marine vessel maintenance or repair work, such as repairing leaks, finishing interiors, refueling, or maintaining decks.
  • Maintain electrical power, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, or sewerage systems.
  • Monitor and test operations of engines or other equipment so that malfunctions and their causes can be identified.
  • Monitor the availability, use, or condition of lifesaving equipment or pollution preventatives to ensure that international regulations are followed.
  • Install engine controls, propeller shafts, or propellers.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Cold chisels
  • Mallets
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • Screwdrivers
  • Tinners snips

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Document management software
  • Facilities management software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software