Marine engineers operate and maintain engines on board ships and are responsible for their safe, efficient and cost-effective operation. The job involves the operation, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment, operating systems and auxiliary equipment. Marine engineers’ tasks vary according to their level of qualifications and the size and utilization of ships. Marine engineer is a certified professional title.
Engineers work on fishing, transport and passenger ships, in power plants, power plants and elsewhere where requirements are made for extensive knowledge of mechanical and technical equipment. They may also perform sales jobs for companies that import or manufacture machinery and hardware.
There are four levels of marine engineers’ qualifications:
“A” qualifications extend to ships with propulsion power of up to 750 kW
“B” qualifications extend to ships with propulsion power of up to 1,500 kW
“C” qualifications extend to ships with propulsion power of 750 up to 3,000 kW
“D” qualifications are unlimited