Marine engineer working in engine room. He is using laptop doing an engine inspection of a fishing vessel

Marine Engineer

Marine Engineers control and manage the operation and maintenance of ship's plants and equipment.

Overview

Marine Engineers control and manage the operation and maintenance of ship's plants and equipment.

Day-to-day

  • plans, controls and co-ordinates the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operates plant and equipment and performs routine maintenance on ship's systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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