Surveys machinery and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities.
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and relevant experience in addition to the higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.
- examines and approves design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
- inspects standards of construction and witnesses tests of materials
- inspects hulls, machinery and equipment during construction to ensure standards and legislative requirements are met
- conducts periodical surveys throughout the ship's life to ensure standards are maintained
- performs inspections required by domestic statutes and international conventions
- witnesses tests and operation of emergency and safety machinery and equipment
- measures ships for tonnage and surveys them for load line assignment
- may attend court as an expert witness and assist in coronial inquiries