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Responsible for the maintenance and engineering operations of the vessel to which they are assigned.  Responsible for maintaining the vessel to manufacturer, Cruise West, and applicable regulatory standards.  Ensure that all systems and components are maintained to a standard that allows the vessel to make its scheduled itinerary in a manner thatís safe and comfortable both for passengers and crew.               


  • Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of all systems in the engineering spaces.  This includes the propulsion systems, propulsion system controls, bilge and fire systems, electrical systems and components, HVAC systems, various pumps and piping systems, pneumatics, hydraulics and fuel and oil systems.  The maintenance of these systems centers around the preventive maintenance system (PMS) in place on the vessel as well as reactive maintenance that may occur due to the nature of the system and operations of the vessel.  The engineer is required to keep the master of the vessel as well as the Port Engineer notified as to the condition of these systems and to report any maintenance on these systems that would affect their operation.

        ∑      Maintain and repair deck machinery such as capstans, winches, davits and misc. hydraulics.  Keep potable water system to CDC and/or FDA standards and ensure that proper documentation and records are kept to prove compliance.  Maintain and repair habitability systems such as air conditioning and plumbing and respond to passenger and crew complaints pertaining to these systems.  Train deckhands in basic room repairs to assist the engineer with these tasks.  Regularly inspect all voids and bilges for structural and watertight integrity.  Report all findings to the master of the vessel.  Ensure that all void and bilges and kept clean and dry with respect to pollution control regulations.


        ∑     Follow vessel and Cruise West guidelines to ensure that fueling and the bunkering of oil are completed in a safe manner.  Provide the master of the vessel with daily fuel reports and inform the master of the vessel whenever fuel is bunkered.


        ∑      Assist the deck department as needed with line handling and rigging of the ships gangway.  Other deck duties may be required as directed by the vessel master.


        ∑      Maintain proper engineering logs as directed by the Port Engineer.  This is to include the daily log, fuel and water logs, preventive maintenance records and machinery index.  Assist the Port Engineer with developing of the current ships maintenance projects for the annual repair availability.

  • Some planning of drills and the revision of the station bill which gives all crew members their responsibilities in any given emergency such as fire, flooding, abandon ship, man overboard, etc.  Also involved in the training during and after drills.  Document new emergency procedures as needed and revise existing emergency procedures to handle any emergency situation.  All officers, engineer staff and deckhand staff are involved directly with this process. 




∑      Minimum education requires specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training beyond a high school diploma.  Vocational training is highly recommended in the areas of diesel mechanics, marine electricity and refrigeration.

∑      Minimum of 3-5 years in a marine engineering capacity is required.

            ∑      Communication skills require the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion.

            ∑      Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical    information.

            ∑      Quantitative skills require the ability to perform algebraic, trigonometric or geometric operations.

            ∑      Interpersonal skills require the ability to often deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.

            ∑      Overall knowledge and skills requires application involving a full working knowledge of a specialized area and a general understanding of the practices and techniques of the recognized discipline for that area.

            ∑      Responsible for planning and performing own work involving diversified duties within well-defined objectives.  May be responsible for training and guiding others and/or reviewing their work.



Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel. Must be physically able to work a typical 12- hour workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week, for 6 weeks at a time.  On any given day hours could be more or less.  The 6-week work period is the normal, but not necessarily fixed onboard schedule, and it is followed by a 2 to 3 week period off the vessel.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing and an irregular work schedule.  Mobility demands generally include occasional sitting and occasional standing.  Combination activities generally include handling of chemicals/chemical compounds such as cleaning agents. Sensory demands generally involve a computer terminal; telephone operation, microphone and PA systems. 

Physical demands generally include frequent bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, pulling/pushing, grasping, and the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.  Physical demands also include individual handling of one to several different sized objects totaling up to 50 pounds in weight. Handling includes: the dynamic and momentary strenuous lifting and lowering of objects between the ground/deck level and a height of about 4 to 6 feet; continuously repeating these movements about once per minute continuously for up to 20 minutes; repetitive turning and twisting of the body while holding these objects, and passing or receiving them between people as frequently as every 10 seconds; and repeatedly carrying objects of similar weight a distance of up to 100 feet every one to two minutes for as long as 20 minutes without stopping.  Each of the above evolutions may be repeated several times in the course of handling ships stores.

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On Board A Ship, WA, US.
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