7532- Water transport deck and engine room crew

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Water transport deck and engine room crew

Job Description: 

Workers in this unit group stand watch, operate and maintain deck equipment, perform other deck and bridge duties, assist ship engineer officers to operate, maintain and repair engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships or self-propelled vessels. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

Main Duties: 

Workers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Stand watch and steer ship or self-propelled vessel under the direction of the officer on watch
Operate, maintain and repair deck equipment such as winches, cranes, derricks and hawsers
Assist ship engineer officers in performing routine maintenance work and repair to ship's engine, machinery and auxiliary equipment
Monitor engine, machinery and equipment indicators, record variables and report abnormalities to ship engineer officer on watch
Lubricate moving parts of engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment
Operate and maintain off-loading liquid pumps and valves
Clean engine parts and keep engine room clean
Clean, chip and paint deck surfaces
Handle mooring lines, and splice and repair ropes, wire cables and cordage.

Employment Requirements: 

Some secondary school education is required.
On-the-job training is provided.

Additional Inormation: 

Training and testing for various endorsements and certification, including the Marine Emergency Duty (MED) certificate, occur following employment as a deck crew member.
Senior positions in this unit group, such as able seaman/woman, require experience.
Progression to deck or ship engineer officer positions is possible with experience, additional training and deck officer certification by Transport Canada.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Deck officers, water transport (2273)
Engineer officers, water transport (2274)
Fishing vessel deckhands (8441)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X