Fitter, Marine

Minimum Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

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The tasks of a Fitter, Marine is expected to perform include:

Repairing, servicing and overhauling engines and accessories of ships, boats etc., under guidance of Marine Engineer

Examining drawings and other specification

Checking and measuring parts for flaws and other accuracy of fit using gauges, micrometres etc.

Removing defect by chipping, filing, scraping, grinding and does other supplementary tooling as necessary

Assembling engines and auxiliary machinery in position

Testing completed assembly and making necessary adjustments

Dismantling partly and complete machinery in ship

Removing and replacing worn and damaged parts

Reassembling parts as per drawings under guidance of Marine Engineer using hand and portable tools

Testing and inspecting installed machinery and equipment during dock and sea trials and removes defects

Ability to use tools like lathe, grinder, milling machine, drilling machine, power tools, etc.

Knowledge of doing welding and fitting jobs

Familiar with assembly of engineering components

Knowledge of mechanical assembly

Well-versed in operation of computerised production machines

Knowledge of welding of materials at various locations on the ship

Ability to allocate work, maintain discipline and ensure that tasks are properly completed by ratings

Proficient in maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of engine room

Knowledge of proper stowing of tools, maintenance and stowing of hydraulic tools, fitting and turning equipment?s

Ability to assist the deck crew with mooring and unmooring the vessel

Ability to attend to minor electrical defects

Knowledge of keeping watch on engine, boiler and other machinery and assisting in their operation

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Good communication skills

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

It is a not a desk job

Need not 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

Shipyard usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 9/11 hours every day. This may vary from shipyard to shipyard

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, cuts and bruises, electric shock, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, exposure to electric circuits, handling sharp tools, etc.

For Freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 7,000 per month

For Candidates with 2 -3 years of experience - INR 10,000 to INR 40,000 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

Cities across India

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Navigator Ship Management

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Pondicherry University

National Institute of Technology Calicut

Government of India Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training(CIFNET

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