Second Engineer

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

Will be updated

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

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Result oriented

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

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, 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.

Indian Navy

Shipping companies across India

Cruise Liners

Cities across India

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Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation of India

VELS University

Tolani Maritime Institute

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies