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Chief Engineer Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship Chief Engineer

- 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 along with the Captain / Master, one of the most important figures in the Marine Operations division on the ship

- The Chief Engineer has overall responsibility for all technical operations and equipment onboard the cruise ship

- Assisted by his / her subordinate officers (Staff Chief Engineer, Chief Electrical Engineer, Chief Refrigeration Engineer, Hotel Service Engineer) he / she makes sure that systems and equipment within every sub-division of the Engine Department are operating correctly and are maintained up to the highest possible standards of the cruise line and international regulations - main and auxiliary engines, generators, electrical and electronic systems, communication systems, heating, cooling, ventilation systems, plumbing, waste management systems, the machinery in the lifeboats, rescue boats etc.

- Ensures that the Staff Chief Engineer and the other senior engine department officers are fully familiar with his/her duties and could assume his/her position at any time should that becomes necessary

- Responsible for the professional, safety and emergency drill training of subordinate officers and crew

Chief Engineer Job Requirements:

  • National Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer no limitation for other than ro-ro vessel)

  • Master's degree or Polytechnical degree of technical ship's operation

  • Strong leadership skills and previous cruise ship experience as a senior engine officer

  • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language

Chief Engineer Salary Range:

$9000 U.S. per month and up depending on the cruise line and time served with the company.


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