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Marine Engineers - 17-2121.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Consulting Marine Engineer
  • Hull Outfit Supervisor
  • Marine Consultant
  • Marine Design Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Engineering Consultant
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Project Engineer
  • Propulsion Machinery Service Engineer
  • Ships Equipment Engineer

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Tasks

  • Act as liaisons between ships' captains and shore personnel to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that ships are operated safely and efficiently.
  • Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposals.
  • Check, test, and maintain automatic controls and alarm systems.
  • Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
  • Conduct environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment.
  • Confer with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and to develop or modify designs.
  • Coordinate activities with regulatory bodies to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost and consistent with safety.
  • Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
  • Determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted, as well as sequences and phases of test operations.
  • Evaluate operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
  • Inspect marine equipment and machinery to draw up work requests and job specifications.
  • Investigate and observe tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards.
  • Maintain and coordinate repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels.
  • Maintain contact with, and formulate reports for, contractors and clients to ensure completion of work at minimum cost.
  • Maintain records of engineering department activities, including expense records and details of equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Perform monitoring activities to ensure that ships comply with international regulations and standards for life-saving equipment and pollution preventatives.
  • Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
  • Prepare technical reports for use by engineering, management, or sales personnel.
  • Prepare, or direct the preparation of, product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Procure materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
  • Review work requests and compare them with previous work completed on ships to ensure that costs are economically sound.
  • Schedule machine overhauls and the servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sewage systems.
  • Supervise other engineers and crew members and train them for routine and emergency duties.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
  • Communicate technical information to suppliers, contractors, or regulatory agencies.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities.
  • Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes.
  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Maintain electronic equipment.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare technical reports for internal use.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Research advanced engineering designs or applications.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Boating Standards (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Engineering Liaison Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hull Inspection Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hull Superintendent (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Engineering (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Naval Engineering Hull Development Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Engineering Inspection Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Engineering Machinery Development Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Engineering Research Project Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Engineering Trials and Survey Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • RL - Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer - Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ship Construction and Repair Superintendent (General) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ship Construction and Repair Superintendent (Nuclear) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ship Construction and Repair Superintendent (Submarines) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ship Construction and Repair Superintendent (Surface Ships) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ship Repair Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ship Type Engineering Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Staff Hull Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Survey and Inspection Officer (Engineering) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Survey and Inspection Officer (Non-Engineering) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Vessel Technical (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Design Engineer, Marine Equipment
  • Marine Engineer
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Port Engineer
  • Research Engineer, Marine Equipment
  • Test Engineer, Marine Equipment