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2nd Engineer

Department: Engine

Location: Shipboard

Position Type: Full Time


Job Summary

  • Responsible to maintain an effective engine room watch and maintenance duties as assigned.

Responsibility and Authority

  • Commit to the Company’s Core Values – carry out daily activities following the R.I.T.E. way – Respect, Integrity, Trust and Excellence are the foundation of all our actions, every day, in everything we do.
  • Assume personal responsibility for safety and the environment. Be accountable for themselves and the safety of others in their vicinity. Environmental consciousness forms one part of this accountability.
  • Maintain an efficient and alert watch in the engine room during assigned periods at sea and in port, following the provisions of the Safety Management System.
  • Call the Chief Engineer whenever in doubt as specified by his/her instructions and the provisions of  the Safety Management System.
  • Carry out maintenance to assigned technical systems as designated by the Staff Chief Engineer and/or Chief Engineer.
  • Assist in familiarization with the vessel of lower-ranked engine Officers.
  • Assist Staff Chief Engineer in providing information for assigned areas to the Engine Department Monthly Condition Report.
  • Be fully familiar with the procedures for emergency control of controllable-pitch propellers, where fitted.
  • Carry out systematic checks of oil to sea interfaces.
  • Prepare a handover report prior leaving the vessel.
  • When assigned to do so, represent the Engine Department on the Shipboard Safety Committee.
  • Closely follow Chief Engineer’s instructions and Safety Management System procedures when loading or transferring bunkers, MDO, lube oils or oily sludge.
  • Closely follow the provisions of the Safety Management System when bunkering tenders.
  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding refrigerant gasses emissions to the atmosphere.
  • Comply with all laws and regulations regarding bilge water and oily sludge operations aboard Company ships.
  • Comply with all laws and regulations regarding black water and gray water operations aboard Company ships.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Second Engineer qualifications and licenses in compliance with all International and National conventions and regulations.
  • Second Engineer license, endorsed by the Flag State, and all of the certificates as required by the STCW 95.
  • 1-2 years relevant experience.
  • Full knowledge and understanding of the Company SMS.
  • Thorough knowledge of the vessel he/she is assigned to.
  • Leadership and managerial skills including but not limited to:
    1. Seamanship
    2. Decision Making
    3. Team Building
    4. Coaching and Counseling
    5. Communication
    6. Conflict Resolution
    7. Budgeting
    8. Time Management
    9. Computer Literacy
    10. Customer Service

Subordinate Positions

  • Watchstanding Ratings

Reports to

  • Chief Engineer for watches
  • Staff Chief Engineer for maintenance


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