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Officers

Jobs available for officers aboard merchant vessels, including specific requirements, salaries and benefits.

Jobs on Merchant Vessels: Officers
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Deck Officers

Captain

Requirements

Maritime qualifications as a captain and captain´s licence from a recognized maritime academy, at least 5 to 8 years experience in subordinate positions on board, and wide experience in all navigational computerized systems required.

Duties

Captain directs all the operations on board and supervises the work of the other officers and crewmembers, being responsible for the discipline on the ship. He sets speed and course, determines position by navigational systems and charts, manoeuvres the vessel to avoid dangerous situations, operates the engines, communicates with other ships, supervises safety procedures and general maintenance, checks that machinery and equipment are in working order and directs loading and unloading operations of cargo and passengers. Captain also keeps logs and records of the different operations and events aboard the ship.

Salary

5,900 - 10,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Staff Captain

Requirements

Maritime qualifications as a captain and captain´s licence from a recognized maritime academy, at least 5 to 8 years experience in subordinate positions on board, and wide experience in all navigational computerized systems required.

Duties

Responsible for the daily operation, being the second person in command, under the supervision of the captain, to whom he reports directly. This position has possibilities for promotion to captain with the additional preparation and experience, and the necessary official licenses.

Salary

5,800 - 8,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Chief Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 3 to 5 years experience in subordinate positions on board, and wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

First officer, also known as chief officer, is in charge of different navigational functions and diverse bridge operations, and supervises the loading and unloading planning.

Salary

3,700 - 4,500 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Second Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 2 to 3 years experience in subordinate positions on board, wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

Responsible for different navigational functions, mail service and the general maintenance of all equipment and charts.

Salary

2,800 - 3,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Third Officer

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, at least 2 to 3-years experience in subordinate positions on board, and wide experience in all navigational computerized and electronic systems required.

Duties

Third officer is the person in charge of the general maintenance of lifeboats and fire-fighting and signalling equipment and diverse loading and unloading operations.

Salary

2,500 - 3,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Junior Office

Requirements

Maritime qualifications and licences from a recognized maritime academy, and at least 1 to 2 years experience in subordinate positions on board.

Duties

Navigational officer in training.

Salary

1,600 - 2,100 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Engineer Officers

Chief Engineer

Requirements

Degree of a recognized maritime school, and 5 to 8 years experience in similar or subordinate position on board.

Duties

Responsible for the whole department, directing all of the operations in the engineering, electrical and mechanic sections on board by supervising all the personnel assigned to them.

Salary

5,000 - 8,600 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

First Engineer

Requirements

Degree of a recognized maritime school, and at least 3 years of experience in similar or subordinate position on board.

Duties

Operation, maintenance and repair of the different engines, boilers, electrical generating plant and distribution system, pumps, hydraulic and fuel systems and, in general, all of the machinery. The job demands maintaining of documents and different logs.

Salary

4,000 - 5,000 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Second Engineer

Requirements

Degree of a recognized maritime school, and 3 to 5 years of experience in similar or subordinate position on board.

Duties

Responsible for the maintenance of lubricating system, engine room auxiliaries and electric systems.

Salary

3,200 - 4,400 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Third Engineer

Requirements

Degree of a recognized maritime school, at least 2 years experience in similar or subordinate position on board.

Duties

Engineer in charge of the fuel and water storage, tank soundings; logs the consumption of water and fuel; and monitors the boiler room, the feed water and pump system.

Salary

2,400 - 2,800 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

Candidates

Fourth Engineer

Requirements

Degree of a recognized maritime school, at least 2 years experience in similar or subordinate position on board.

Duties

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of auxiliary engines, electric circuits and diverse motors on board.

Salary

2,200 - 2,600 dollars/euros a month (approx.).

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