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Ship's Engineer

Also known as Marine Engineer.

Controls and manages the operation and maintenance of a ship's plant and equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship's systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
  • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
  • navigating a ship by supervising the ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
  • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
  • Mechanical Engineering Officer (Navy)
  • Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer (Navy)
Job prospects for Marine Transport Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Marine Transport Professionals group include Marine Transport Professionals (other), Master Fisher, Ship's Engineer, Ship's Master, Ship's Officer and Ship's Surveyor.

Employment prospects
There are currently 500 Marine Transport Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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