Most In-Demand Jobs On Board Merchant Vessels

Most in-demand positions to be filled on board a wide variety of vessels in the merchant marine sector by personnel with different training, qualifications and experience.

Most In-Demand Jobs On Board Merchant Vessels
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The following alphabetically ordered list of positions on board merchant vessels is constantly subject to variations in terms of availability of vacancies in the different companies and the whole sector.

For a detailed overview of the job and career opportunities in the merchant marine, click on the "Jobs" button above.

A/B Seaman

Requirements

It is a position that requires some previous experience as a seaman or specific training in an accredited maritime academy.

Duties

They stand watch looking for another ships, measure water deep in shallow waters, operate different deck equipment (loading and unloading gear, anchorage systems, pulleys, ropes and wires, pumps, hoses, lifeboats, etc.), and carry out general maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, polishing metalwork, chipping metal rust, painting, scrapping and wirebrushing the deck areas.

Salary

1,700 - 2,500 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Engine Room Utility

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General assistance in different tasks in the engine room, such as maintenance and minor repairs.

Salary

1,200 - 2,200 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Fitter

Requirements

Diploma from a recognized maritime school, at least 2 years experience in similar position.

Duties

Person in charge of the daily cleaning and minor maintenance of mechanical systems.

Salary

1,400 - 2,400 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Galley Cleaner

Requirements

Ently-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General cleaning and maintenance of the galley.

Salary

1,200 - 1,800 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Galley Utility

Requirements

Ently-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General maintenance of the galley utensils, cleaning pots and pans, etc.

Salary

1,200 - 1,800 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Oiler

Requirements

Basic knowledge of mechanics.

Duties

Lubricates moving components of the engines and their auxiliary equipment; monitors and controls indicators and gauges of temperature, pressure, condition of the systems, oil level, etc; takes part in specific mechanical operations, such as transferring oil, fuel and other fluids; and assists in general maintenance in the engine room.

Salary

1,400 - 2,400 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Seaman

Requirements

Entry-level position with no previous experience required.

Duties

General maintenance and cleaning tasks, along with assistant in other operations on board.

Salary

1,700 - 2,500 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Waiter / Steward

Requirements

Some previous experience in this job or in subordinate position.

Duties

Responsible for serving food to the crewmembers and the daily cleaning of the cabins, beds, corridors, etc.

Salary

1,500 - 2,000 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Wiper

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General cleaning of the engine room and its tools and instruments.

Salary

1,200 - 2,200 dollars a month (approx.).

Candidates

Job Opportunties

Job Opportunties

The maritime cluster offers considerable job opportunities to workers and professionals unemployed or seeking for an occupational change.

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Leaving aside professional maritime personnel, working in the merchant marine may offer a unique opportunity to develop more professionalism and skills than in a land-based position.

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