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2nd Engineer

Job Description

Rank: Officer

Department: Engine

Main function: Engine Room Watch keeping

Direct Subordinates: Engine Ratings

Next in Command: 3rd Engineer


  • Knowledge of the applicable codes, guidelines and standards
  • Minimum of seagoing experience as 2nd Engineer for at least one year on board the vessels type or other adequate experience (unless decided different by the company)
  • Leadership capacity
  • Must have sound knowledge of passenger vessel & at least 2 years in Passengers’ ship
  • Large-scale knowledge of the applicable codes, guidelines and standards
  • Well acquainted with the Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Management System and MLC requirements
  • All certificates and licenses as required by the STCW Code for this position
  • Must have acceptable skills in public relations and a good command of the English language
  • Must have acceptable Typing & Computer skills
  • It is recommended to have USPH, Coast Guard & UK MCA Port State Control experience
  • Must be knowledgeable in ISM matters

Areas of Responsibility

  • Safe operation of all Machineries and equipment in the engine room as well as outside.
  • Maintenance of Critical Equipment
  • Control of all Engine procedures
  • Technical Performance
  • Bunkering and bunkers
  • Risk Assessment
  • Positions Demanding Close Liason

    At all times a professional and diplomatic relationship is to be maintained with all other officers whilst protecting the interests of the operations contract

    Specific Duties/Responsibilities and Activities

    • Replaces 1st Engineer
    • Executing maintenance works and repairs in the engine department
    • Providing support to maintenance activities on deck, as instructed by the Chief Engineer
    • Takes care of stock control
    • Reporting executed maintenance to the Chief Engineer for entry into the planned maintenance system
    • Efficient and safe operation of all engines and equipment in the engine room and where relevant on deck
    • Maintains stand-by equipment and systems in a complete state of readiness to meet any emergency requirement
    • Test stand-by equipment on a regular basis and in accordance with company procedures
    • Ensures that sufficient spare parts for his department are available
    • Provides support of technical maintenance activities on deck in co-operation with the deck officers
    • Monitors the engine control systems
    • Maintains the critical equipment
    • Notifies the Chief Engineer/Staff or 1st Engineer immediately of any defects which may affect the ship’s safety or put a risk on the marine environment
    • Properly keeps the necessary documentation
    • Monitors technical performance of the ship
    • Authority: Orders spare parts and consumables in co-operation with the Staff or 1st Engineer

      Substitute: 3rd Engineer

      Reporting to: Staff or 1st Engineer

    Passenger Service

    Ensures that AVO jobs are carried out by technical staff


    Assists in the organizing the bunkers plans

    Coordinates technical works on a daily basis

    He reports all defects and deficiencies aboard his ship to the Staff or 1st Engineer.


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