Marine Engineering Jobs

Marine Engineering involves the design, construction, installation, operation and support of the systems and equipment which propel and control marine vehicles, and of the systems which make a vehicle or structure habitable for crew, passengers and cargo.

Marine Engineering on board a ship refers to the operation and maintenance of the propulsion and other systems such as: electrical power generation plant; lighting; air conditioning; refrigeration; and water systems on board the vessel. This work is carried out by Marine Engineering Officers, who usually train via cadetships sponsored by a variety of Maritime organisations. There are also training centres at post-secondary institutions that offer marine engineering programs, such as Georgian College’s Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre

Marine Engineering Jobs

Maritime Jobs has a listing of some Marine Engineering jobs available in US (both coasts) and other countries like Sudan, Saudi Arab, Phillipines, and Indonesia.

Career Builder also offers a good listing of Marine Engineer jobs currently available, from different parts of USA.

Merchant Marine vessels usually have four engineering officers: A chief engineer and a first, second, and third assistant engineer. On many ships, Assistant Engineers stand periodic watches, overseeing the safe operation of engines and machinery. However, most modern ships sailing today utilize Unmanned Machinery Space (UMS) automation technology, and Assistant Engineers are Dayworkers. At night and during meals and breaks the engine room is unmanned and machinery alarms are answered by the Duty Engineer.

Workers in the Engine department must be able to work in extreme heat and noise. This department employs skilled workers from Chief Engineer to Electrician and Plumber.