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Career Details :: Marine Engineers
Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment, including propulsion machines and power-supply systems.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Designs and oversees testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
- Analyzes data to determine feasibility of product proposal.
- Investigates and observes tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards.
- Determines conditions under which tests are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations.
- Conducts environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment.
- Procures materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
- Coordinates activities with those of regulatory bodies to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost, consistent with safety.
- Maintains contact and formulates reports for contractors and clients to ensure completion of work at minimum cost.
- Prepares technical reports for use by engineering, management, or sales personnel.
- Reviews work requests and compares them with previous work completed on ship to ensure costs are economically sound.
- Inspects marine equipment and machinery to draw up work requests and job specifications.
- Maintains and coordinates repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels.
- Confers with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develop or modify design.
- Evaluates operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
- Conducts analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies to develop design for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
- Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.
- Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
- Mechanical Engineering Technicians
- Mechanical Inspectors
- Medical Equipment Repairers
- Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
- Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
- Petroleum Engineers
- Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
- Analyzing Data or Information
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Coordinate or Lead Others