Motorman & Engine Room Responsible Positions

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Motorman (3rd & 4th Engineer)


What does the work consist of?
The Motorman executes routine checks of the machinery, tanks, bilge and pump-rooms along with the daily operation and maintenance of the machinery.
What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  Mechanical background with knowledge about diesel engines

How do I get there?

You are either a former Ships Technician or have a mechanical background with experience in working with diesel engines. You can also start as Oiler or corresponding position on an offshore unit and progress from there. Offshore experience is not a prerequisite.


Engine Room Responsible (1st & 2nd Engineer)


What does the work consist of?
The Engine Responsible is responsible for conducting the engine watch and informing the Maintenance Supervisor immediately in case of abnormal instrument readings or failure symptoms detected on critical equipment.
The Engine Responsible is also the responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the machinery.

What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  Certificate of competency – STCW 95 III/2 (Chief Engineer)

  Mechanical background with knowledge of diesel engines

  Automation mechanical course

  Knowledge of P3M (SAP) maintenance system

How do I get there?

You can both start your career as Motorman and progress from there, or you can come with a maritime background as certified Chief Engineer. A Chief Engineer certificate will allow you to progress to Maintenance Engineer where a full STCW is required.

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