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Cargo / Gas Engineer

Job Requisition No.:  17683
Category:  Seagoing

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Job Summary and Purpose

The Cargo Engineer Officer is responsible to the Chief Engineer Officer for the maintenance of all cargo handling and monitoring equipment and other associated systems.  During cargo operations the Cargo Engineer is responsible for providing operational support to the OOW with respect to cargo handling and equipment.

He is responsible for carrying out all operations necessary for cargo care and supervision at sea and must provide the Chief Officer with all information necessary for him to exercise his responsibility for the cargo carriage.

He is responsible for the safety of all personnel working under his supervision.


He is responsible to the Chief Engineer Officer for the maintenance of:

  • Cargo instrumentation including transmitters, receivers, recorders, regulators, actuator, and lines
  • Cargo compressors, including loading, discharge, spray valves, lines, and equipment
  • Cargo/spray pumps
  • Ballast system, including valves, lines, pumps, and control systems
  • Gas analyzer maintenance
  • Inert gas/dry air plant, where fitted
  • Re-liquefaction plant and Gas Combustion Unit (GCU), where fitted Nitrogen system, including tanks, lines, valves, and all associated equipment.
  • Carrying out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Chief Engineer. and /or Master

He is responsible to the Chief Engineer Officer for the testing of equipment and maintenance of records for:

  • Gas detectors and analyzers
  • Smoke detectors in compressor house
  • ESD system checks prior to arrival at load and discharge ports
  • Daily cargo log
  • Adjustment of heating coils
  • Inner hull inspections and records
  • Routine testing at sea and pre-arrival assisted by the Chief Officer

The Chief Engineer Officer may assign the Cargo Engineer Officer to assist with other maintenance and repair duties, particularly on other deck systems and equipment. However, his responsibilities for the cargo systems and equipment should have priority.
He is operationally responsible to the Master for all aspects of cargo care and supervision at sea to ensure the safe execution of the planned passage.
The Cargo Engineer should be completely conversant with the ships Manuals, associated Charterer’s Emergency Management Plans, onboard contingency plans, and the Safety Management System.
The Cargo Engineer Officer is a member of the Ship Management Team. He shall assist the other Engineer Officers in understudying him as an essential part of their training and development.

Accountabilities - 2

Accountabilities - 3


Budget Control
Bunkering operations
Charterers instructions, terminal and state requirements, port documentation
Cleaning and inspection of WHU and uptake fires
Communications with other nationalities
Crankshaft deflections, Alternator air gaps
Disciplinary procedures & process
Diversity Awareness
Emergency procedures
Experience with cargo transfer operations (STS, Co-mingling, COW, Inert Gas, LNG discharge, emergency operations)
Experience with multinational crews
Experience with Products Crude and LNG Cargo planning arrangements
Flashing from cold, purge cycles, testing of Boiler water and associated hazards with incorrect impurity levels.
Function of AVR and Brushless excitation
Handling incompetent/difficult staff
Hazards associated with cargoes.
HV experience and safety precautions
IG systems, Deck water seal, Fixed O2 analyzers and calibration
IMO conventions and requirements.
Importance of testing Quick closing valves/ Fire flaps/ Emergency bilge suction / CO2 / FFA equipment.
Intrinsically Safe/Explosion proof fittings
IT experience
LNG pumping systems and HV equipment
Onboard Accounting procedures
Operation of cargo handling equipment and construction of tanks.
Ordering & Purchase of victuals and stores,
Personal safety, Ship safety & protection of the environment.
Preparations for all surveys.
PSC, SIRE, ISM, ISPS and other industry inspections.
PTW systems, ISM requirements, Risk assessment
Refit Experience
Reverse power trips
Reversing, Cylinder lubrication, Performance measuring.
Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance, Emergency operation. Cylinder Liner oil retention, piston rings and quills.
Safety equipment
Steam driven cargo pumps, Frame systems.
Steering Gear, Evaporators, Air compressors, Hotel Services and Fridge systems. Purifiers and Clarifiers
Team building - How to train and guide subordinates
Testing of boiler trips etc.
Written and spoken English to high standard.


Class 3

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