Fourth Engineer

Fourth Engine Officer

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

Assisting Second Engineer, Ship in maintenance of main engine, pumps, boiler mountings and other auxiliary machinery on board

Keeping watch in engine room

Stoke-holing during specified hours in mornings and nights while ship is at sea

Carrying out daily maintenance work

Alternating with Third Engineer, Ship while ship is in port

Knowledge of taking a thorough round of the engine department with the signing off engineer and do a proper taking over of the duties

Ability to check the inventory and location of all purifier and compressor spares

Ability to check Inventory and location of pumps spares and tools

Ability to check running hours and maintenance schedule of his designated machinery

Ability to check general condition of machinery and special procedure for operation

Knowledge of condition and layout of bunkering system including valve operation, tanks and sounding pipe location should be checked

Knowledge of condition and layout of sludge and bilge discharge system including valves and pump operation should also be checked

Ability to check thoroughly all fuel tanks, bilge and sludge tank should be taken

Knowledge of daily consumption of lube oil, fuel oil, marine diesel or gas oil and cylinder oil for daily record

Knowledge of daily production of bilge and sludge on board for record keeping of waste water sounding log

Will be updated

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, sea sickness, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, high voltage electricity, ambient air quality, etc.

For Chief Engineer Officer - INR 1,50,000 to INR 2,25,000 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