Machine driver (pump) - Salary and Career
Marine and waterway machinery technicians

Machine driver (pump) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They drive boat propulsion engines, operate machinery section equipment, perform equipment maintenance, load and unload liquid cargo. They record data and coordinate services of the machinery section, control consumables and spares and perform maintenance services of the machinery section/pump house.

How much does an Machine driver (pump) earn

A Machine driver (pump) earns between $1.762 and $4.941 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.611 and a median salary of $2.529 according to an Averwage.com 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 33 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Machine driver (pump)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.611 31.332 653 13
1º Quartile 1.762 21.146 441 9
Median Salary 2.529 30.350 632 13
3º Quartile 3.768 45.216 942 19
Higher Salary 4.941 59.289 1.235 24


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • technicians in air, sea and river navigation
        • marine and waterway machinery technicians

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Main workplaces

Marine and waterway machinery technicians the positions of this CBO family perform their duties in shipping and waterway transport companies and are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract. They are organized into work teams, carry out activities with mostly occasional supervision, being able to work in closed environments (such as the machinery section and pump rooms) and at irregular hours and may remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods. They carry out the activities in the condition of work confined in vessels, in a special regime of work and paid rest. They may be subject to stress due to the pressure required by the work, and may be subject to the action of toxic materials, intense noise and high temperatures.


What does it take to work in the field of Marine and waterway machinery technicians

These occupations are carried out by people from high school technical schools, in different areas, recognized by the Ministry of Education, who undergo a second training, through courses given by the Brazilian Navy. The full exercise of functions occurs after a period of five years of professional experience.


Functions and activities of Machine driver (pump)

Marine and waterway machinery technicians must:

  • operate machinery section equipment;
  • register machinery section data;
  • operate machine section equipment;
  • perform machine section/pump room conservation services;
  • register machine section data;
  • loading and unloading liquid cargo;
  • perform machinery section/pump room conservation services;
  • drive vessel propulsion engines;
  • perform machine section/pump room maintenance services;
  • load and unload liquid cargo;
  • drive boat propulsion engines;
  • perform equipment maintenance;
  • control consumables and spare materials;
  • loading and unloading net cargo;
  • coordinate machinery section services;
  • load and unload net cargo;
  • perform machinery section / pump room conservation services;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • driving vessel propulsion engines;
  • perform engine section/pump room maintenance services;
  • coordinate machine section services;
  • record machine section data;
  • log machine section data;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • signal of risk and safety areas;
    • monitor electric motor generation (inductive and capacitive);
    • operate septic tank;
    • demonstrate tolerance for work in confined spaces;
    • perform loading and unloading valves maneuver;
    • record maintenance data;
    • coordinate environmental pollution prevention activities;
    • monitor levels of liquid cargo tanks;
    • operate air conditioning system;
    • perform maintenance on refrigeration system;
    • control water quality for engines and boilers;
    • starting engines;
    • positioning pollution prevention equipment;
    • request auxiliaries;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • monitor voltage and amperage of electrical generators;
    • monitor compressed air, oil and water pressure;
    • inventory materials;
    • demonstrate physical agility;
    • weld materials and equipment;
    • test operation of sensors;
    • trigger the cargo security system;
    • detect leaks;
    • demonstrate physical fitness;
    • reverse propulsion engines rotation direction;
    • record consumption data;
    • adjust injection pump and valves;
    • reverse the direction of rotation of propulsion engines;
    • inspect cargo compartment conditions;
    • control the amount of fuel and lubricating oils;
    • monitor water, lubricating oil and fuel levels;
    • assist in positioning the ship for berthing (for loading and unloading);
    • distribute tasks;
    • monitor vessel draft;
    • guide task execution;
    • monitor electrical generation of motor (inductive and capacitive);
    • perform valve maneuver (except for loading and unloading);
    • perform refrigeration system maintenance;
    • fill in 'oil log book';
    • paint internal bulkheads, ceiling and floor;
    • assemble and dismantle motors, pumps and equipment;
    • check the quality of fuel and lubricating oils;
    • request third party services;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • request material replacement;
    • request disposal services;
    • clean the washing air box;
    • control the amount of water;
    • collect liquid cargo samples;
    • perform maintenance on vessel lighting system;
    • monitor cooling water and lubricating oil temperature;
    • check drinking water quality;
    • clean filters, pipes and heat exchangers;
    • demonstrate balance tolerance (vessel);
    • assist vessel berthing and unberthing;
    • remove water from dalas and basements;
    • test medium and high voltage equipment;
    • connect and disconnect hoses (except loading and unloading);
    • balattering and unloading vessels;
    • operate cooling system;
    • use epi;
    • operate centrifugal purifiers;
    • trigger the load security system;
    • install motors, pumps and equipment;
    • refuel vessels;
    • operate cooling system;
    • label materials;
    • log cathodic protection read data;
    • monitor tank pressure;
    • paint engines and equipment;
    • perform general emergency maintenance;
    • operate winches;
    • coordinate supply and transfers between vessels and terminals;
    • wash internal bulkheads, ceiling and floor;
    • calculate cargo volume and weight;
    • operate compressors;
    • operate safety and rescue equipment;
    • evaluate performed services;
    • perform maintenance on the vessel's communication system;
    • operate boiler;
    • monitoring electric generator power;
    • operate pumps (except cargo and ballast pump);
    • ballast and unballast vessels;
    • register �loading and unloading operations book� data;
    • operate desalinators;
    • demonstrate tolerance for working in confined spaces;
    • demonstrate olfactory ability;
    • change oils and filters;
    • monitor exhaust and intake gas temperature;
    • check engine rotation;
    • prepare tanks for storage according to types of cargo;
    • lubricate joints, bearings and bearings;
    • operate lathe and mill;
    • choose auxiliaries;
    • check equipment fastening;
    • record maintenance data;
    • open and close cargo compartments;
    • demonstrate tolerance to remain isolated for long periods;
    • test sensor operation;
    • changing oils of different densities;
    • connect and disconnect the charging hoses;
    • positioning pollution prevention equipment;
    • record operational control data;
    • adjust measurement equipment (temperature and pressure);
    • remove rust;
    • monitor temperature of liquid cargo;
    • decarbonize engines and boilers;
    • test motors, pumps and equipment;
    • signage of risk and safety areas;
    • operate water and oil separators;
    • package materials and equipment;
    • operate water and oil separators;
    • monitor battery pack operation;
    • register 'loading and unloading operations book' data;
    • determine times;
    • balader and unballast vessels;
    • write �machine journal�;


    Sectors that hire Machine driver (pump) the most in the job market

    • business management consulting activities
    • long sea shipping - cargo
    • temporary labor lease
    • maintenance and repair of equipment and products
    • manpower selection and agency
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • supplying prepared foods mainly for businesses




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