4th engineer

4th engineer

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Approved Title: 4th Engineer DEFU: 254

Effective Date: June 19, 2013 Department: Technical

I – Organization Summary Reports to the Staff Chief Engineer or Sr. Watchkeeper. The engine department holds overall responsibility for the daily operations and maintenance of the engineering, electrical and mechanical divisions of the vessel. II – Purpose of the Position The 4th Engineer position is the entry level position for the licensed engineers onboard the vessel. The position is to learn all aspects of the engineering department and gain knowledge of all equipment onboard the vessel. The position comes with its own responsibilities to ensure all machinery operates efficient and remain well maintained. The 4th Engineer Safety a designated position discussed in the MR-500. III – Major Functions and responsibilities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Watch keeping as per ERMM Maintenance and repair assigned machinery and equipment Perform planned maintenance in accordance to AMOS-W. Responsible for the proper operation of the vessel's main and auxiliary machinery and equipment Responsible to reports any deficiencies to the engineering supervisor.


Observe and adhere to all company policies and marine regulations


Responsible to make timely entries in the logbooks and planned maintenance system as required.


Maintains the validity of all his documents required to perform his profession.


Responsible to work with operating station in Engine Control Room.

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Responsible for protecting ship’s property against loss or damage and against irregular or wasteful practices by any member of the engine department. Responsible to maintain potable water system to USPH standards.


Other duties as assigned by Staff Chief Engineer or Chief Engineer.

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IV – Supervision received Close supervision

Work is reviewed at several steps along the way for accuracy by his direct supervisors, which include 2nd Engineer and/or 3rd Engineer. The 4th Engineer reports direct to them. The 4th Engineer Safety reports directly to the Staff Chief Engineer as per the MR-500.

V – Problem solving and decision making Safety comes always first and the 4th Engineer makes effective decisions during his work and reports all his finding to his direct supervisor. The position requires basic engineering problem solving skills. An ability to demonstrate efficient decision making and communicates effective with their supervisor is also needed. VI – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities The 4th Engineer has received the following knowledge, skills and training: License Engineering Officer of the Watch issued by vessels flag state or recognized by the vessels flag state. Experience Completed cadetship, preferable on deep sea trade vessels Physical demands Shipboard positions are physically demanding. Must be able to bend, climb, perform repetitive motion, and repetitively heavy lift. Must be able to work varied shifts which can average up to 12 hours per day everyday while on board. Must maintain physical fitness to perform tasks associated with job. VII – Documents and Training required Documents needed prior to boarding: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Passport – valid for a minimum of 6 months Flag state issued seaman book General flag state or flag state approved marine fitness medical United States C1/D visa English Marlin test at minimal score of 80% Pre-employment medical examination

Training required prior to boarding: 1. 2. 3. 4.

STCW – Basic Safety Training certificate (part 4) STCW – Familiarization and crowd management training STCW – Crowd Management STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB) 6/19/2013 DEFU #254 R. Dally

Other training provided as per Training Matrix.

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