Marine Engineers manage and organise the installation, operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment on both offshore structures and ships at sea. The role can be quite varied as it offers the opportunity to work in the engine departments of cargo ships, dredges, offshore supply and drill vessels as well as on floating production storage and offtake facilities, oil tankers, passenger ships and tugs. Marine Engineers need to be familiar with the various types of diesel, steam and gas turbine engines.
This role can include shiftwork as workers may be called out to work in emergencies.
Career prospects are good. With a global shortage of engineers more generally, there is strong competition for the underlying skill set and experience.
Workers must hold a First Aid Certificate and a current certificate of medical fitness that certifies they meet required medical and eyesight standards.
$38,000 – $71,000*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.