1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Ship's Engineer
      Marine Engineer

Controls and manages the operation and maintenance of plant and equipment of ships.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • plans, controls and coordinates the operational and maintenance requirements of the ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operates plant and equipment and performs routine maintenance on ship's systems such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, compressed air, domestic water generating, sewerage, fire prevention and control systems
  • stands engine room watches at sea and in port
  • monitors machinery operation and records operating conditions
  • coordinates tests on equipment and diagnoses faults
  • monitors stock requirements including consumables, spare parts and tools
  • accesses and records data about plant and equipment maintenance
  • provides advice on operational or budget requirements for plant and equipment maintenance
  • supervises engine room personnel

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