2274- Engineer officers, water transport
Engineer officers, water transport
Engineer officers, water transport, operate and maintain main engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.
Engineer officers, water transport, perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate main engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment aboard ships, such as boilers, steering and deck machinery, motors, pumps, generators and condensers
Stand engine room watch, monitoring and noting performance of engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
Inspect and conduct maintenance and emergency repairs to engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of the engine room crew
Maintain records and prepare reports on engine performance and failures.
Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of a three-year cadet program in marine engineering from an approved marine training institute
Approximately three years of experience as an engine room crew member and six months of formal training at an approved marine training institute
Approximately three years of experience as an engine mechanic and six months of experience as an engine room crew member are required for certification as a fourth class marine engineer.
A marine engineer officer certificate of competency, issued by Transport Canada, is required.
Fourth Class Marine Engineer certificate is the entry level of a four-level certification program administered by Transport Canada. Progression from one level of certification to the next requires additional experience, training and testing.
Mobility between employers is possible for positions requiring the same level of certification.
Progression to management positions in transportation is possible with experience.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X