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Chief Engineer

Job Requisition No.:  17562
Category:  Seagoing

Reporting structure

Job Summary and Purpose

The Chief Engineer Officer is the ship's technical manager and head of the maintenance team.


  • (Together with the Chief Officer) the safe working practices of all personnel
  • The efficient operation of all machinery and equipment installed on board for the purposes of propulsion and the provision of hotel services
  • The safe, efficient operation and maintenance of all machinery and equipment installed on board for the purposes of cargo handling and storage
  • Implementation of correct procedures, monitoring and use of equipment to ensure that the cargo is carried in a manner as defined by the Charterer`s instructions
  • The routine checking, testing, maintenance and repair of machinery and fittings throughout the ship including the maintenance activities of the ETO/EEO/Electrician
  • Maintenance of safety equipment
  • Spare gear and central stores inventories and associated documentation
  • Update and control of the Engine Information Book and associated records.
  • Bunker custody and related anti-pollution measures
  • The use of fresh, domestic and distilled water
  • The training of Engineer and Marine Cadets and monitoring their progress.
  • Should delegate additional duties to the JD's of other engineer officers onboard as considered necessary.
  • Delegating additional duties to the JD's of other engineer officers onboard as considered necessary.

Carry out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Master

Reporting & Operating obligations as per FMM 1.3.9"as amended"

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 1

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