Chief Engineer

Chief Engine Officer

Minimum - Certificate of competency as Marine Engineer Officer Class II

Completed an approved engineering management course

Completed approved examination and assessment

Completed approved machinery space simulator training

Will be updated

The tasks of a Chief Engineer, Ship is expected to perform include:

Ensuring safe and economic running of all the engines, boilers, electrical, refrigerating and sanitary equipment, deck machinery and steam connections abroad ship

Directing and controlling work and conduct of engine room crew of vessel

Keeping a log of performance of engines and equipment on voyage

Supervising repairs and overhauling of the engines and accessories

Looking after fuelling of ship

Looking to proper storage and maintenance of all the engine room stores

Undertaking repair work in case of breakdown

Familiar with implementation of company safety and environment protection policy

Ability to hold safety meetings, emergency drills and training on board

Familiar with implementation of various safety checklists, plans, procedures related to safety of ship and pollution prevention

Ability to conduct various contingency drills

Knowledge of maintenance of ships and its machinery in accordance with procedures established by company

Ability to make sure that inspections are held at appropriate intervals and same are documented

Ability to maintain records of inspections, maintenance on board

Knowledge to raise and report any defect detected, analysis of such defects and take corrective actions

Well-versed in controlling and monitoring of spares and stores

Knowledge of testing and maintenance of standby and critical, system and equipments that are not in continuous use

Ability to successfully carry out internal and external audit

Ability to discuss results of audit within his department

Knowledge of attending repair work in case of breakdown

Good communication skills

Result oriented

Diligent and hardworking

Highly motivated and self-driven

Decision making skills

Problem solving skills

Pleasing personality

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work is not available/applicable

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Ship usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ship to ship

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include exhaustion, fatigue, stress, sea sickness, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, etc.

For Chief Engineer Officer - INR 5,00,000 to INR 6,00,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Shipping Industry in India

Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.

Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry

Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.

Indian Navy

Shipping companies across India

Cruise Liners

Indian Navy

Shipping companies across India

Cruise Liners

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Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation of India

VELS University

Tolani Maritime Institute

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Institute