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Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Basic Function:

The purpose of the position is responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the ship.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Must have leadership qualities and be capable of planning maintenance and repairs while vessel is operating.
  • Must be capable and experienced in engine maintenance, repairs, tune-ups and overhauls.
  • Must have experience with all machinery repairs and rebuilding such as cranes, winches, gearboxes, etc.
  • Must know air systems, controls and maintenance of air compressors, pump repairs and maintenance of ballast systems, portable water systems, salt water systems and fuel systems.
  • Must know electrical generator operation and maintenance, electric motor maintenance, trouble shooting and change out, A.C. lighting systems, general alarm systems, A.C. & D.C. engine and crane alarm systems.
  • Must maintain and repair air conditioning and refrigeration system.
  • Must maintain daily engine and preventative maintenance records, order parts and supplies to maintain equipment.