Serang, Engine Room

Minimum 10th Pass

He shall have served at least two years at sea or inland waters, on vessels of engine with not less than 113 BHP the last year of which must have been on an inland vessel as either a Helmsman or Deck Hand/Lascar

The tasks of a Serang, Engine Room is expected to perform include:

Controlling and directing work of engine room crew on board ship

Allocating duties to engine room crew

Ensuring that engine room, floor plates and paint work have been properly cleaned, and spares are properly greased and stored

Supervising work of Tindal, Engine Room and Stoker, Ship

Assisting Ship Engineers in maintenance work

Supervising cleaning of boilers, washing of tank tops, chipping and scrapping in engine-room etc.

Maintaining discipline amongst engine room crew

Knowledge of motor engines

Knowledge of magnetos, carburettors water circulating and oil pumps, sparking plugs, etc.

Ability to dismantle motor engines and any accessory part of it

Ability to detect excessive wear and other defects and reassemble the parts in proper order of a motor engine

Ability to detect wrong in the event of the engine failing

Knowledge of realising the danger of fire and understanding the precautions necessary to prevent it

Knowledge of auxiliary machineries, instruments, hull protection, refrigeration etc.

Ability to perform duties of Tindal or Stoker in emergency and if required

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Dexterity of hands

Good communication skills

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

It needs one to be on their toes

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

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, equipment failure, fire, ambient air quality, heavy electric wires, etc.

Will be updated

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