Marine Engineers

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Mathematics: 4.62
  • Science: 4.62
  • Reading Comprehension: 4.5
  • Critical Thinking: 4.38
  • Active Learning: 4.38
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 4.25
  • Operations Analysis: 4.25
  • Writing: 4.12
  • Monitoring: 4.12
  • Complex Problem Solving: 4.12
  • Speaking: 4
  • Systems Analysis: 3.88
  • Quality Control Analysis: 3.88
  • Troubleshooting: 3.88
  • Active Listening: 3.88
  • Operation Monitoring: 3.75
  • Time Management: 3.75
  • Systems Evaluation: 3.75
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3.62
  • Coordination: 3.62
  • Instructing: 3.5
  • Management of Financial Resources: 3.38
  • Learning Strategies: 3.25
  • Technology Design: 3.25
  • Negotiation: 3.25
  • Persuasion: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Operation and Control: 3.12
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3.12
  • Management of Material Resources: 3
  • Service Orientation: 2.88
  • Repairing: 2.25
  • Equipment Selection: 2.12
  • Equipment Maintenance: 2.12
  • Programming: 2
  • Installation: 0.88
CORE TASKS
  • Prepare, or direct the preparation of, product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Inspect marine equipment and machinery to draw up work requests and job specifications.
  • Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
  • Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
  • Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
  • Investigate and observe tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards.
  • Coordinate activities with regulatory bodies to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost and consistent with safety.
  • Conduct environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment.
  • Prepare technical reports for use by engineering, management, or sales personnel.
  • Maintain contact with, and formulate reports for, contractors and clients to ensure completion of work at minimum cost.
  • Evaluate operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
  • Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposals.
  • Determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted, as well as sequences and phases of test operations.
  • Procure materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
  • Confer with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and to develop or modify designs.
  • Review work requests and compare them with previous work completed on ships to ensure that costs are economically sound.
  • Act as liaisons between ships' captains and shore personnel to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that ships are operated safely and efficiently.
  • Perform monitoring activities to ensure that ships comply with international regulations and standards for life-saving equipment and pollution preventatives.
  • Check, test, and maintain automatic controls and alarm systems.
  • Supervise other engineers and crew members and train them for routine and emergency duties.
  • Maintain and coordinate repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels.
  • Maintain records of engineering department activities, including expense records and details of equipment maintenance and repairs.

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