River machinist driver - Salary and Career
Marine and waterway machinery technicians

River machinist driver - 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 River machinist driver earn

A River machinist driver earns between $1.108 and $5.185 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.153 and a median salary of $1.618 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 692 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the River machinist driver

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.153 25.831 538 10
1º Quartile 1.108 13.300 277 5
Median Salary 1.618 19.412 404 8
3º Quartile 3.955 47.455 989 19
Higher Salary 5.185 62.225 1.296 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 River machinist driver

Marine and waterway machinery technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire River machinist driver the most in the job market

    • inland cargo transport, intercity, interstate and international
    • saltwater fishing
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • inland cargo transport, municipal
    • slaughter of birds
    • manufacture of raw sugar
    • travel agencies
    • transport by crossing navigation, municipal
    • port support navigation
    • road transport of dangerous goods




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