Career Profile:

Ship's Engineering Officer

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$76,063

Median Yearly
Income

fair

Work
Prospects

1

Prospective
Employers

This unit group is for engineering officer, water transport:   Ship's engineering officers operate and maintain engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews.

Work type:

full-time

Most likely to work in:

Cape Breton, Halifax, South Shore

Most employees have:

Trades certificate or diploma

Certification:

A marine engineer officer certificate of competency issued by Transport Canada is required

What you do



In the oceans technology sector, a ship's engineering officers is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the auxiliary equipment. These include the electrical generation, pumping and transfer, hydraulic, refrigeration and control systems.



A Ship's Engineering Officer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate main engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment aboard ships, such as boilers, steering and deck machinery, motors, pumps, generators and condensers;
  • Stand engine room watch, monitoring and noting performance of engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment;
  • Inspect and conduct maintenance and emergency repairs to engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment;
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of the engine room crew; and
  • Maintain records and prepare reports on engine performance and failures. 




What you need

  • Comfortable working in offshore environments;
  • Experiencing managing a team and have strong leadership qualities;
  • In good physical health and meet eyesight and colour vision requirements;
  • Possess excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • A mechanical aptitude is helpful;
  • The ability to think analytically and logically; and
  • The ability to communicate and cooperate with others, as officers usually work in teams.




Who might be hiring?



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References and further reading



* The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is "fair", which indicates the changes of a qualified individual finding work is around average.





Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience


Secondary School
Co-op Options and Opportunities (Science Streams)
Oceans 11


Post-Secondary Educational Programs