Third Engineer

Third 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 Third Engineer, Ship is expected to perform include:

Watching engine room and stoke-hole during specified hours while at sea

Alternating with Fourth Engineer, Ship for day duties during specified hours while in port

Performing other duties assigned by Second Engineer, Ship

Ensuring proper adjustment of bearings of main engine and moving parts

Knowledge of maintaining engine room equipment

Ability to look after the electrical connections

Well-versed in adjusting bearings of main engine and moving parts

Knowledge of taking charge of maintenance of all electrical fittings and stores in absence of Electrician

Knowledge of keeping rough ledger of electrical stores and equipment

Good communication skills

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

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, high voltage electricity, ambient air quality, etc.

For Third Engineer, Ship - INR 2,75,000 to INR 3,75,000 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

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation of India

VELS University

Tolani Maritime Institute

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies