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Chief Engineer [volunteer]

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Employment type
Full Time

The Engine Room is the heart-beat of the ship 

and we know we won’t get far without our Engineering department, 

who play a direct role in providing safe surgery on board 


Various commitments  |  Marine Engineering  


About the role: 

The Chief Engineer is the Head of the Engineering department and responsible to the Master for administration, supervision, and safe and economical operation of the Engineering department. Includes managing a safe and proper engine room watch, automated alarms and warning devices, refrigeration, Galley machinery, to name but a few! 


What you’ll contribute: 

  • Exercise close supervision of the activities of the Engineering Department, ensuring that all work performed by the Engineering Crew is done in a safe and competent manner 
  • Consumption and stock of fuel oil, water, and lubricants 
  • Condition of main propulsion machinery and auxiliaries, including performance, repairs required, and planned maintenance 
  • Condition of boilers, boiler water, and treatment required 
  • Make frequent inspections of machinery spaces to ensure proper operation of the machinery and that operating personnel are attentive to their duties 
  • Supervise the Chief Electrician and by extension the Electrical Department including Electronics, with regard to work to be done and the relative priority of each assigned task 
  • Serve as 'Fire Control Officer' in the Command Team for general Emergency Response unless specifically assigned other duties by the Master 


For this role, you’ll need: 

  • Certificate of Competency in accordance with STCW A-III/2 
  • Has successfully completed Crowd Management Training in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1 
  • Has successfully completed Crisis Management and Human Behavior Training in accordance with STCW A-V/2-3 
  • At least two months prior service onboard as Second Engineer is preferred 
  • At least two years’ experience working at a senior management level in the current maritime regulatory environment is preferred 
  • Ability to speak and understand English effectively in both written and verbal forms 
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Mercy Ships

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