Second Engine Officer
Minimum - Certificate of competency in form 9
Have completed approved education, training examination and assessment and meets the standard of competence as specified in the section in section A-III/2 of the STCW Code
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The tasks of a Second Engineer, Ship is expected to perform include:
Functioning as second-in-command, to Chief Engineer and ensuring general upkeep and cleanliness of machine on board ship
Distributing work to engine room crew
Checking and keeping rough ledgers relating to stores
Testing all machinery to ensure that they are in good order
Supervising personally setting of valves, pistons etc. of main engine under instructions from chief engineer
Keeping watch in engine room and stoke-hole during specified hours in mornings and evenings
Ability to maintain an efficient and alert watch in the engine room during assigned periods at sea
Knowledge of calling the Chief Engineer whenever in doubt as specified by instructions and the provisions of the Safety Management System.
Well-versed in maintenance to assigned technical systems as designated by the Staff Chief Engineer and Chief Engineer
Ability to assist in familiarization with the vessel of lower-ranked engine officers
Ability to assist Staff Chief Engineer in providing information for assigned areas to the engine department monthly condition report
Familiar with the procedures for emergency control of controllable-pitch propellers, where fitted
Ability to carry out systematic checks of oil to sea interfaces
Knowledge of preparing a handover report prior leaving the vessel
Ability to represent the engine department on the shipboard safety committee
Proficient in following Chief Engineer?s instructions and safety management system procedures
Proficient in following the provisions of the safety management system when bunkering tenders
Familiar with applicable laws and regulations regarding refrigerant gasses emissions to the atmosphere
Familiar with all laws and regulations regarding bilge water and oily sludge operations aboard company ships
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Good communication skills
Diligent and hardworking
Highly motivated and self-driven
Problem solving skills
Ability to follow instructions
It is a not a desk job
Need to handle a team
Local travelling is a part of this job
Part-time work is not available
Work from home option is not available
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, etc.
Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, etc.
For Second Engineer Officer - INR 4,00,000 to INR 5,00,000 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.
Shipping companies across India
Cities across India
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Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.
The Shipping Corporation of India
Tolani Maritime Institute
Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies