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The Engine Department of a cruise ship is part of the Marine Operations Division. The Engine Department team is primarily responsible for the safe and smooth operation of the ship's propulsion systems, main and auxiliary engines as well as for all technical operations and mechanical equipment onboard the cruise ship - electrical system, safety and fire fighting systems, HVAC and waste disposal systems. The Engine department aboard a cruise ship offers jobs for two types of personnel: Engine Officers (Chief Engineer; Staff Chief Engineer; 1-st, 2-nd, 3-rd Engineer; Hotel Services Engineer; Electrical Engineer; HVAC Engineer; Engine Cadet) and Engine Ratings (Engine Storekeeper, Motorman, Fitter, Plumber, Oiler, Wiper / Engine Utility).

Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the entire technical operations of the vessel including engineering, electrical, and mechanical divisions. The Chief Engineer is the head of the entire Engine Department aboard the cruise ship, the highest-ranking officer within the department and...

Staff Chief Engineer

The Staff Chief Engineer is the second in charge and second highest-ranking officer within the Engine Department of a cruise ship. The Staff Chief Engineer must be fully conversant with all of the Chief Engineer's functions and be able to assume his/her duties and take charge of the ship's Engine Department at...

1st Engineer

The 1st Engineer is responsible for the daily maintenance and operations of the engineering and technical aspects of the vessel as directed by the Chief Engineer and Staff Engineer. The 1st Engineer is directly responsible for all work performed in the engine room and...

2nd Engineer

The 2nd Engineer is performing duties as delegated by the Chief Engineer and the Staff Engineer. The Second Engineer acts as Engineer Watch Officer in the engine control room overseeing the operation, maintenance and repairs of subordinate engineers and engine ratings members of...

3rd Engineer

The 3rd Engineer performs duties as delegated by the Chief Engineer and the Staff Engineer. He/ she may be assigned to engine control room watch duties and in this case assists the Engineer Watch Officer by...

Engine Cadet / Junior 3rd Engineer

The engine cadet closely follows the instructions of the First Engineer and attends the engine control room usually as part of the First Engineer's watch. The Engine Cadet assists in...

Hotel Services Engineer

The Hotel Services Engineer is managing the entire hotel technical department of the cruise ship. He/ she is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all machineries, equipment and systems outside the main engine room. The Hotel Services Engineer is in charge of all...

Chief Electrical Engineer / Chief Electrician

The Chief Electrical Engineer/ Chief Electrician has the responsibility of overseeing the operation and maintenance of the electrical plant and associated electrical systems throughout the cruise ship. The Chief Electrician ensures that all electrical...

Electrical Engineer / Electrician

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the proper maintenance and repairs of the electrical systems on board the cruise ship as directed by the Chief Electrician. The responsibility for maintenance and repairs of the ship's various electrical systems/equipment is distributed among the...

Electronic Engineer

The Electronic Engineer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all electronic equipment and systems aboard the cruise ship and works under the supervision of the Chief Electrical Engineer. The ship's equipment/systems maintained by...

Electronic Engineer Junior - Communication

On some cruise ships in addition to Electronic Engineer positions there is also a specialized Electronic Engineer Junior - Communication position. The Electronic Engineer Junior Officer works under the supervision of The Electronic Engineer Officer and the ship's Chief Electrical Officer. The Electronic Engineer Junior Officer is directly responsible for the for the maintenance and repair of ship's communication systems, such as satellite communication systems, C-Band satellite communication, telephone System, ship's internal communication systems including portable VHF radios and pagers, satellite TV system and public address system. Job Requirements: relevant college degree and professional experience. Computer literacy and good verbal and written command of the English language required. Salary range: $2600-3600 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Electronic Engineer position.

Chief Refrigeration / HVAC Engineer

The Chief Refrigeration Engineer is a three stripe officer that oversees and supervises the operation, maintenance and repair of the ship's HVAC equipment/ system, domestic refrigeration plant, ventilation, cooling, freezing, provision equipment, all air conditioning throughout the vessel plus ice...

Refrigeration / HVAC Engineer

The Refrigeration Engineer reports to the Chief HVAC Engineer and under his/ her supervision ensures that maintenance and repair of the ship's HVAC equipment/ system, domestic refrigeration plant, ventilation, cooling, freezing, provision, equipment, all air conditioning throughout the...

Motorman

Job description: the Motorman is responsible for the daily maintenance and cleaning of specific engine parts as directed by the Chief Engineer. Cruise Ship Motorman Job Requirements: experience with minimum one to two years on board ships required. Diploma from accredited maritime training school or facility and good English Language skills required. Cruise Ship Motorman salary range: $1800-2800 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Fitter

Job description: responsible for the daily maintenance and cleaning of engines and mechanical equipment as directed by the Chief Engineer. Cruise Ship Fitter Job Requirements: experience with minimum one to two years on board ships required. Diploma from accredited maritime training school or facility and basic English Language skills required. Cruise Ship Fitter salary range: $2000-3200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Oiler

Job description: the Oiler is an engine department rating position. The job of an Oiler onboard is to assist ship engineers lubricating bearings and other moving parts of engines and other mechanical equipment aboard the cruise ship. The Oiler participates in the general maintenance of ship's main power plant, auxiliary engines and generators in order to ensure that oil temperature is within the standard limits and oil gauges are all working properly. Cruise Ship Oiler Job Requirements: previous work experience in a related field and willingness to train. Basic command of the English language required. Cruise Ship Oiler salary range: $1400-1800 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion from Oiler to Fitter rating position.

Wiper/ Engine Utility Man

Job description: the Engine Utility Man/ Wiper is an entry level rating position within the engine deaprtment of the cruise ship. The Engine Utility Man/ Wiper provides general assistance to licensed engineers and superior engine room ratings in different tasks in the engine room, such as general maintenance and repair of the various machinery and equipment, material handling equipment throughout the ship including elevators and winches, general cleaning and painting of the engine room, trash pick up, tools and instruments pick up and cleaning. Cruise Ship Wiper Job Requirements: previous work experience in a related field and willingness to train. Basic command of the English language required. Cruise Ship Engine Utility salary range: $1200-1600 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion from Wiper/ Engine Utility Man to Oiler rating position.

Plumber

Job description: responsible for the maintenance and repair of all plumbing. Cruise Ship Plumber Job Requirements: experience with minimum one to two years on board ships required. Basic English Language skills required. Cruise Ship Plumber salary range: $1800-2500 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Upholsterer

Job description: re-upholstering of all furniture as required. Cruise Ship Upholsterer Job Requirements: entry level position, basic English Language skills required. Cruise Ship Upholsterer salary range: $1200-1800 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.










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