Cruise Ship Job Positions

Engine Department


Staff Engineer

Other Job Titles:  Assistant Chief Engineer; Chief Engineer Junior

Job Description:  Oversees the Engine department; Second in charge of Engine department.

Experience and Skills Required:  Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Minimum of three years experience in previous rank as 1st Engineer.

Average Salary:  $7,000 per month and up


1st Engineer Officer

Job Description:  The 1st Engineer is a watch-keeper, responsible for operation of all Engine Room Plant; Maintains the main propulsion machinery; Oversees fuel/oil bunkering and potable water production and consumption.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank as a 2nd Engineer Officer or similar; Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions.

Average Salary:  $7,000 to $9,000 per month


1st Ventilation Officer

Other Job Titles:  Chief Refrigeration Engineer; HVAC Engineer

Job Description:  Responsible for maintaining the ship's air conditioning, ventilation, cooling and heating systems and domestic refrigeration plant; Reports to Chief Engineer.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank as a 2nd Ventilation Officer or similar; Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions.

Average Salary:  $7,000 to $9,000 per month


2nd Engineer Officer

Other Job Title:  Hotel Engineer; Hotel Service Engineer

Job Description:  Responsible for operation of all Engine Room Plant while on watch; Assist the Staff Engineer in routine maintenance of technical issues.

Experience and Skills Required:  For example, Carnival UK brands expect candidate to have a British Class 2 (Motor) Certificate or equivalent; Experience of modern marine plant, cruise ships preferred.

Average Salary:  $6,000 to $8,000 per month


2nd Ventilation Officer

Other Job Title:  Refrigeration Engineer

Job Description:  Assist the 1st Ventilation Officer in the routine maintenance of the ventilation and refrigeration systems.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank as a 2nd Ventilation Officer or similar.

Average Salary:  $6,000 to $8,000 per month


3rd Engine Officer

Job Description:  Watch keeping duties of Engine Room; Assists with routine maintenance of machinery; Reports to Staff Engineer.

Experience and Skills Required:  Graduated from a maritime academy; Minimum one year shipboard experience; STCW III/1 Licence.

Average Salary:  $4,000 to $7,000 per month


3rd Ventilation Officer

Other Job Title:  Junior Refrigeration Engineer

Job Description:  Assist the 1st Ventilation Officer with ventilation and refrigeration maintenance issues; Reports to 1st Ventilation Officer.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of one years experience in similar rank on a cruise ship.

Average Salary:  $4,000 to $7,000 per month


Engine Cadet

Job Description:  Administrative, watch keeping, and maintenance duties as directed by the Staff Engineer; Ongoing completion of an Engine Cadet program.

Experience and Skills Required:  Enrolled in an Engine Cadet program at a maritime academy.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $2,500 per month


Engine Repairman

Job Description:  Assists 1st Engineer with maintenance and repairs, specifically welding.

Experience and Skills Required:  Welding certificate required; Minimum two years of shipboard experience as a welder, fitter or engine repairman.

Average Salary:  $2,500 to $3,000 per month


Engine Crew Supervisor

Other Job Titles:  Motorman

Job Description:  Responsible for a crew in the engine room, assigning duties.

Experience and Skills Required:  Related previous shipboard experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,000 to $1,500 per month


Wiper

Job Description:  Maintains technical spaces as directed by the 1st Engineer; Cleans and paints technical spaces, bilges and equipment.

Experience and Skills Required:  Related shipboard experience preferred.

Average Salary:  $800 to $1,200 per month


Engine Crew

Job Description:  General engine crew duties as directed by Engine Crew Supervisor.

Experience and Skills Required:  No experience required.

Average Salary:  $600 to $800 per month


Chief Stoker

Other Job Title:  Technical Storekeeper

Job Description:  Oversees the technical storeroom for parts and inventory

Experience and Skills Required:  Storeroom experience is required; Mechanical aptitude; Related cruise ship experience is preferred.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $3,000 per month


2nd Engine Storekeeper

Job Description: Assists the Chief Stoker/Storekeeper

Experience and Skills Required:  Storeroom experience is required; Mechanical aptitude; Related cruise ship experience is preferred.

Average Salary:  $900 to $1,200 per month


Joiner

Job Description:  Performs carpentry duties behind the scenes; Works closely with the carpenter; Staff Engineer assigns jobs to the joiner

Experience and Skills Required:  Carpentry experience required; Related cruise ship experience preferred.

Average Salary:  $1,000 to $3,000 per month


Refrigeration Fitter

Job Description:  Assists the 1st Ventilation Officer with maintenance and repairs

Experience and Skills Required:  HVAC experience required; Post secondary education preferred.

Average Salary:  $2,500 to $3,500 per month


1st Plumber

Job Description:  Responsible for vacuum toilet/sewer/drainage system.

Experience and Skills Required:  Plumbing experience required; Knowledge of vacuum systems mandatory.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $3,300 per month


2nd Plumber

Job Description:  Assists the 1st Plumber

Experience and Skills Required:  Plumbing experience required; Knowledge of vacuum systems mandatory.

Average Salary:  $900 to $2,500 per month


Technical Clerk

Other Job Title:  Marine Administrative Specialist

Job Description:  Responsible for administration duties for the technical departments.

Experience and Skills Required:  Clerical and administrative experience is required; Shipboard experience is preferred; Computer skills in MS Office, Lotus Notes required. Knowledge of AMOS maintenance software is a plus.

Average Salary:  $1,000 to $1,800 per month