First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer - Salary and Career
Merchant Marine Machinery Officers

First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Coordinate and lead the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and mechanical installations of the machinery section, on board a ship, carry out or direct, from a post located on shore, the work of overhaul, repair of mechanical equipment of the ship, on arrival at the port. They monitor and manage the performance of machines and manage maintenance systems, conduct equipment, perform maneuvers and procedures for berthing, unberthing and anchoring the ship, train and manage crew in the machinery section, coordinate information flow. They comply with and enforce regulations, standards and technical procedures, safety, protection and preservation of the environment and health.

How much does an First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer earn

A First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer earns between $2.408 and $11.011 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.466 and a median salary of $5.530 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 384 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.466 65.595 1.367 27
1º Quartile 2.408 28.898 602 12
Median Salary 5.530 66.359 1.382 28
3º Quartile 8.398 100.773 2.099 42
Higher Salary 11.011 132.136 2.753 55

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the exact sciences, physics and engineering
      • professionals in air, sea and river navigation
        • merchant marine machinery officers

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Main workplaces

Merchant Marine Machinery Officers they work in water transport, port services, fishing activities, shipbuilding and in international organizations. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, work as a team, under permanent supervision, confined to vessels, in rotating shifts and irregular hours. In some activities they can work at heights, remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods and be exposed to toxic materials, radiation, high temperatures and noise. They are subject to vessel movements. Working conditions can lead to stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Merchant Marine Machinery Officers

Access to work requires a bachelor's degree in Nautical Science at one of the Merchant Marine schools: Almirante Graça Aranha Instruction Center (Ciaga) in Rio de Janeiro and Almirante Braz de Aguiar Instruction Center (Ciaba), in Belém. The required experience varies from zero to seven years after graduation, according to regulations. The exercise of these occupations, in Brazil, is governed by the rules of the maritime authority for waterway workers, Normam-13/2000. Internationally, the exercise of these occupations follows rules to which Brazil is a signatory. These are the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers-95 (STCW95), produced by the IMO (International Maritime Organization), a UN body (United Nations).

Functions and activities of First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer

Merchant Marine Machinery Officers must:

  • drive machinery section equipment;
  • manage machinery section;
  • perform land services;
  • perform services on land;
  • train crew;
  • manage crew;
  • perform maneuvers and procedures for berthing, unberthing and anchoring the ship;
  • manage machine section;
  • perform ground services;
  • perform maneuvers and procedures for berthing, unberthing and anchoring the ship;
  • manage maintenance systems;
  • coordinate communication flows;
  • drive equipment from the machinery section;
  • track ship performance;
  • monitor ship's performance;
  • monitor ship performance;
  • perform onshore services;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • coordinating communication flows;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate didactic ability;
    • create maintenance reports;
    • monitor docking services in shipyards;
    • enforce discipline;
    • treat effluent;
    • keep up-to-date logbooks;
    • contact suppliers to purchase materials;
    • express yourself orally;
    • exercise leadership;
    • replace superiors in their absences or impediments;
    • follow environmental protection regulations;
    • mastering computer science;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • act with dynamism;
    • simulate abandonment exercises;
    • monitor equipment operating hours;
    • evaluate repair cost;
    • evaluate crew performance;
    • monitor ship surveys;
    • manage emergency issues;
    • perform pressure test of cargo networks and unload;
    • master foreign languages;
    • test main and auxiliary starting system;
    • record vessel activities;
    • perform loading and unloading pressure test ;
    • suggest equipment improvements with the manufacturer and the classifier;
    • analyze technical reports;
    • check normal temperature and pressure conditions of equipment;
    • contact service providers;
    • test the ship's steering system;
    • check normal temperature and pressure conditions of the equipment;
    • simulate collision exercises;
    • maintain vessel hierarchy;
    • identify crew training needs;
    • report operating conditions of equipment to superiors;
    • simulate collision exercises;
    • work as a team;
    • perform maintenance of equipment to combat environmental pollution;
    • control acquisition of materials and spare parts;
    • prepare technical reports;
    • provide engine starting system;
    • master it;
    • control system pressure and temperature;
    • demonstrate motivation;
    • ensure, through training, the extinction of polluting sources;
    • have emotional balance;
    • participate in construction negotiations with shipyards;
    • control oil and fuel levels;
    • technically assist in equipment maintenance;
    • adjust the ship's operation and performance to maintain the schedule;
    • supervise the performance of the technical support team;
    • participate in budget forecasting;
    • chemically analyze ship's water and lubricating oil systems;
    • manage conflicts;
    • ensure the use of epi's;
    • coordinate the performance of agencies and representatives;
    • control water desalination processes;
    • increase power generation capacity;
    • supervise contractual vessel speed;
    • ensure the self-esteem and well being of the crew;
    • fill in pressure and temperature record sheets;
    • establish work schedule;
    • adapt to working conditions and environment;
    • check communication system;
    • improve crew and visitors;
    • testing the ship's steering system;
    • ensure the self-esteem and well-being of the crew;
    • suggest environmental control actions;
    • reason logically;
    • monitor tank drainage and pneumatic systems;
    • inspect quantities of fuel oil;
    • communicating environmental aggressions to the competent bodies;
    • participate in ship speed decision;
    • conduct improvement courses;
    • monitor fuel consumption on voyage and in port;
    • participate in equipment decisions on board and ashore;
    • have professional flexibility;
    • monitor tank and pneumatic drainage systems;
    • segregate solid and liquid waste;
    • control ship's hydraulic systems;
    • supervise cleaning and operation of filters and drains of machines and on-board systems ;
    • enduring family and social deprivation;
    • have professional ethics;
    • respond by the technical direction of the vessel;
    • complete pressure and temperature record sheets;
    • provide technical support for equipment repair;
    • repair equipment in the machinery section and on the deck;
    • report emergency problems to superiors;
    • assist negotiations on freight contracts;
    • supervise machines on deck;
    • control use of industrial gases;
    • work as a team;
    • manage operations and pieces costs;
    • supervise cargo pumping time;
    • changing the engine's fuel oil;
    • control the ship's steam system;
    • simulate fire drills from the vessel;
    • provide technical data for broken equipment;
    • operate vessel speed control;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • prepare mooring and unmooring machines;
    • perform training in extinguishing polluting sources;
    • maintain quality of transported cargo;
    • alleviate the pollution of the environment by emission of gases;
    • suggest improvements to equipment with the manufacturer and the classifier;
    • conduct refresher courses;
    • properly write texts clearly and succinctly;
    • control vessel waste disposal and storage processes;
    • demonstrate courage;
    • manage compliance with contractual clauses;
    • participate in transportation logistics planning;
    • extinguish polluting sources;
    • supervise amount of cargo carried;
    • demonstrate observation skills;
    • organize work teams;
    • supervise electronic control systems;
    • perform tank level surveys;
    • control air conditioning and refrigerator systems;
    • identify hiring needs;
    • supervise the bookkeeping of machinery section documentation;
    • contract maintenance and repair services;
    • distribute services in the engine room;
    • prepare auxiliary equipment for loading and unloading;
    • negotiate repair and docking conditions with the company;
    • maintain ship certification with competent bodies;
    • coordinate fuel purchase;
    • audit ship;
    • participate in the negotiations of works with shipyards;
    • offer technical support for equipment installation;
    • control material inventory;
    • plan onboard activities;
    • consult logbook bookkeeping;
    • keep ship available for rent;
    • make decisions;
    • ensure discipline;
    • optimize loading process;
    • demonstrate solidarity;
    • arrange repairs;
    • establish planned maintenance routines;
    • inspect ships;
    • simulate emergency environmental control exercises;
    • monitor ship surveys;
    • keep the ship's tanks inert;
    • supervise distribution and disposition of transported cargo;
    • accompany ship docking;

    Sectors that hire First Merchant Marine Engineer Officer the most in the job market

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