Jobs for licensed marine engineers (board exam passers)
- OIC of an Engineering Watch– this job entails working as an engine room personnel, maintaining a safe and economical sailing, supervising maintenance and repair work by subordinates, ordering of spare parts, as well as other tasks assigned by the Chief Engineer.
- Second Marine Engineer– this job involves updating documentations (e.g., Machinery Maintenance Record Book; Engine Room Log Book; Lube Oil and Chemical Inventory), engine room management, and machinery maintenance (e.g., major repair works; round checks; emergency repairs).
- Chief Marine Engineer– this involves acting as the head of the marine engineers in a ship and working closely with the captain. A Chief Marine Engineer is in charge of delegating tasks to its team to ensure the maintenance of the Engine Room, Oil and Chemical Inventory, as well as the inventory for spare parts.
- Naval Engineering Officer– this job involves the development, operation, and maintenance of Philippine Navy ships and other marine vessels.
- Coast Guard Engineering Officer– this job entails ensuring that the marine vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard are working efficiently and are properly maintained.
Jobs for those who have not yet passed a board exam
- Engineering Cadet– this job involves assisting in the engineering operations of the ship including the operation and maintenance of machineries. The engineering cadet usually reports to the second engineer.
- Apprentice Engineer– this job involves aiding the licensed engineers with the different operations including the repair of the marine vessels and equipments, as well as the maintenance of the engine room.
- Engine Cadet– this is one of the most junior personnel in the Engineering department of the ship. This job involves taking orders from higher engine officers and assisting the engine officers in the different tasks related to the engine room and other machineries.
- Engine Boy– this job entails being familiar with the different components of the machineries. An engine boy must know how to operate these machines, conduct repairs, and maintain the machines to ensure that they are working efficiently.
- Oiler– an oilers main duty is to oil or provide lubrication to the machineries in the marine vessel, so they will work smoothly. Aside from that, they also operate and maintain the propulsion system in the vessel.
- Wiper– also called the cleaner, a wipers job is to clean engine spaces as well as machineries, and assist the engineers or other higher officers as directed.
- Motorman– the motormans job involves making sure that the all the motors and overall machinery in the vessel are always working properly. Their job does not only involve ensuring that the machines and motors are properly maintained, but instead, they must also provide assistance to other crew members and officers.
- Procurement Engineer– this job entails the review of the quality and costs of marine equipments, as well as the schedule of deliveries of these purchases.
Career Opportunities Abroad
There are job opportunities abroad for Marine Engineers in countries such as Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, United States, Germany, Singapore and Kuwait. (