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Captain

Job Description:  The Captain ensures the safety and comfort of all passengers; Oversees the management of the whole ship from navigation to entertainment and everything in between; Communicates with corporate office regarding everything from incidents to budgets. All department heads report to the Captain including the Chief Engineer.

Experience and Skills Required:  The Captain has gone through the other ranks of the deck department.

Average Salary:  $10,000 per month and up

 

Chief Engineer

Job Description:  Responsible for the Engine, HVAC, and Electrical Departments

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous experience as a Chief Engineer; At least three years experience in previous rank as Staff Engineer; Must have additional qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions.

Average Salary:  $8,000 per month and up

 

Environmental Officer

Job Description:  Conducts environmental assessments; Ensures environmental compliance; Reports directly to Captain; Assists crew to understand recycling, waste handling, and pollution prevention.

Experience and Skills Required:  Candidates should either have an environmental related degree and qualifications or they should be a licensed marine engineer; Ability to work with other departments; Possesses excellent administration skills.

Average Salary:  $6,000 to $9,000

 

 

Deck Department

Staff Captain

Job Description:  Head of the Deck department; The Staff Captain is second in command of the ship; Oversees maintenance, security, safety and navigation. On smaller vessels, the Staff Captain may be referred to as the Chief Officer, instead.

Experience and Skills Required:  In possession of unlimited Master's Licence; Must have additional qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Previous experience as a cruise ship Chief Officer is required.

Average Salary:  $7,000 per month and up

 

Chief Officer

Other Job Titles:  1st Officer, Navigational Officer, Safety Officer

Job Description:  Depending on the size of the ship and the cruise line will determine if the duties are split between two 1st Officers. Typically, the 1st Officer in charge of Safety (Safety Officer) is the more senior rank over the 1st Officer in charge of Navigation. One of these officers is also the Bridge Manager, overseeing the training and development of the other deck officers. The 1st Officer Navigation is also a watch keeper.

Experience and Skills Required:  In possession of unlimited Master's Licence; Must have additional qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Minimum two years experience in 1st Officer rank; Experience as a cruise ship Chief Officer is preferred.

Average Salary:  $5,000 to $8,000 per month

 

2nd Officer

Job Description:  The 2nd Officer is a navigational watch keeper; Administrative, maintenance and training duties as directed by the Bridge Manager.

Experience and Skills Required:  Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Previous experience as a 2nd Officer is preferred; At least three years experience in previous rank is required.

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

 

3rd Officer

Job Description:  Navigational watch keeper; (Junior Officer of the Watch); Responsible for administrative, maintenance and training duties as directed by the Bridge Manager.

Experience and Skills Required:  Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Previous experience as a 2nd Officer is preferred; At least three years experience in previous rank is required.

Average Salary:  $3,000 to $5,000 per month

 

Deck Cadet

Job Description:  Administrative, watch keeping, and maintenance duties as directed by the Bridge Manager; Ongoing completion of a Deck Cadet program.

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

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

 

Bosun

Other Job Titles:  Boatswain

Job Description:  Supervises the maintenance of the ship under the direction of the Chief Officer or Staff Captain.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $2,000 to $5,000 per month

 

2nd Bosun

Other Job Titles:  2nd Boatswain

Job Description:  Assists the Bosun in supervising the maintenance of the ship.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $4,500 per month

 

Deck Petty Officer

Other Job Titles:  The Deck Petty Officers are divided between two main responsibilities, Fire Fighting Equipment and Life Saving Appliances.

Job Description:  Maintains and tests all fire-fighting equipment; Maintains and tests all life saving appliances; Report to the Bosun

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required; At least three years experience in the position of AB Deck.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $3,500 per month

 

AB Deck

Other Job Title:  Deck Crew

Job Description:  Assist the Deck Petty Officers; Report to the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $2,500 per month

 

AB Helmsman

Other Job Title:  Deck Crew; Quartermaster

Job Description:  Quartermaster has watch-keeping duties; Reports to Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $2,500 per month

 

AB Seaman

Other Job Title:  Deck Crew

Job Description:  Duties include deck maintenance as directed by the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $2,500 per month

 

General Seaman

Other Job Title:  Ordinary Seaman (OS)

Job Description:  Duties include deck maintenance as directed by the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  No experience required.

Average Salary:  $700 to 1,500 per month

 

Carpenter

Other Job Title:  GP Hotel Maintenance (Disney Cruise Line)

Job Description:  Performs carpentry duties including painting, repairing furniture as directed by the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Some maintenance experience is preferred.

Average Salary:  $900 to $3,000 per month

 

Deck Clerk

Other Job Title:  Marine Administrative Specialist

Job Description:  Responsible for administration duties for the deck department.

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

 

 

Security Department

Security Officer

Job Description:  Responsible for implementing the ship's security policies and procedures; Train personnel in gangway and security duties; Accident investigation.

Experience and Skills Required:  Post secondary education in maritime security; Knowledge of disciplinary procedures, drug trafficking, anti-terrorist tactics, interview techniques, and accident prevention; Managerial experience preferred; Previous shipboard security experience preferred.

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

 

Security Petty Officer

Other Job Titles:  Deputy Security Officer; Security Supervisor
Job Description:  Assists Security Officer; Supervises all entry points of the ship; Supervises security personnel.

Experience and Skills Required:  Post secondary education in maritime security; Knowledge of disciplinary procedures, drug trafficking, anti-terrorist tactics, interview techniques, and accident prevention; Managerial experience preferred; Previous shipboard security experience preferred.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $3,500 per month

 

Security Crew

Other Job Titles:  Security Patrolman

Job Description:  Duties include securing all entry points of the ship; Screen all crew and guests as they return to ship; Perform duties as directed by Security Officer and Security Petty Officer.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous shipboard security experience preferred.

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

 

Youth Security Officer

Other Job Titles:  Security Patrolman

Job Description:  Monitor wandering and loitering minors; Monitor bar entrances for underage guests.

Experience and Skills Required:  Shipboard security experience preferred.

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

 

 

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 Title:  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

 

 

Electro Technical Department

Chief Electrician

Other Job Title:  Chief Electrical Technical Officer

Job Description:  Oversees the electrical and electronic technical departments.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank as 1st Electro-Technical Engineer.

Average Salary:  $7,000 per month and up

 

1st Electrical Officer

Job Description:  Responsible for electrical maintenance onboard; Reports to Chief Electro Technical Officer.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank; Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar; High Voltage training.

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

 

1st Electronic Officer

Other Job Title:  Communications Officer; Electronic Engineer

Job Description:  Responsible for communications and entertainment equipment, radios, telecommunications, internet, and TV; Reports to Chief Electro Technical Officer.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank; Degree in Electronic and Communications or Electrical Engineering.

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

 

2nd Electrical Officer

Job Description:  Assist the 1st Electrician with routine maintenance of electrical issues.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank; Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar; High Voltage training.

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

 

2nd Electronic Officer

Other Job Titles:  Electronic Engineer Junior;

Job Description:  Assist the 1st Electrical-Technical Officer in repairing and maintaining electrical equipment and machinery.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years experience in previous rank; Degree in Electronic and Communications or Electrical Engineering.

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

 

3rd Electrical Officer

Other Job Titles:  Electronic Engineer Junior

Job Description:  Assists the 1st Electrical Officer

Experience and Skills Required:  Degree in Electronic and Communications or Electrical Engineering.

Average Salary:  $4,000 to $6,000 per month

 

Electrical Engineer Cadet

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

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

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

 

1st Electrical Fitter

Job Description:  Assists the 1st Electrical Officer

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous electrical experience on cruise ship required.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $2,100 per month

 

Assistant Electrical Fitter

Other Job Titles:  2nd Electrical Fitter; GP Assistant Electrician (Disney Cruise Line)

Job Description:  Assists the 1st Electrical Officer; Performs basic electrical duties

Experience and Skills Required:  Electrical aptitude required.

Average Salary:  $900 to $1,500 per month

 

TV Operator

Other Job Titles:  TV Operator (Princess Cruises); Interactive TV Specialist (Celebrity Cruises); Broadcast Operator (Celebrity Cruises); Broadcast Technician (Royal Caribbean)

Job Description:  Operates the TV; Makes sure all channels are working well; Cruise lines such as Celebrity Cruises also has interactive TV; Experience in television broadcast or live production; Skills should include the ability to produce, shoot, direct and edit live television shows, daily activities

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum two years experience as a Computer Systems Manager or Interactive TV Manager; Minimum three years of television broadcast experience or production experience; Able to edit in a variety of formats; Knowledge of how to satellite uplink and downlink is preferred.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $2,100 per month

 

Communications Assistant

Other Job Title:  Electronic Assistant

Job Description:  Assists the Electronic officers as directed

Experience and Skills Required:  Related experience preferred.

Average Salary:  $900 to $1,500 per month

 

Waste Disposal Supervisor

Job Description:  Supervises the garbage sorting and disposal; Reports to Chief Engineer

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related shipboard experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $1,600 per month

 

Waste Disposal Operator

Job Description:  Sorts and disposes of garbage; Reports to Chief Engineer

Experience and Skills Required:  No experience necessary.

Average Salary:  $800 to $1,100 per month

 


Medical Department

Doctor

Job Description:  Provides emergency medical care for guests and crew; Facilitates the evacuation of injured or ill guests and crew; Provides an onboard family practice clinic for minor illnesses and injuries.

Experience and Skills Required:  Minimum of three years of post graduate training; Training in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine is preferred; Certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support is required.

Average Salary:  $8,000+ per month

 

Nurse

Other Job Title:  Nurse Practitioner

Job Description:  Provides emergency medical care for guests and crew; Facilitates the evacuation of injured or ill guests and crew; Provides an onboard family practice clinic for minor illnesses and injuries.

Experience and Skills Required:  At least three years of post registration experience; Experience in ICU, Emergency Room, or Critical Care is preferred; Certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support is required; X-Ray and laboratory experience is a plus.

Average Salary:  $4,000 to $6,000 per month

 

--by Renee Ruggero

 

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