MARINE ENGINEER OFFICER
WHAT IT IS
The job scope of a marine engineer officer includes being responsible for the maintenance and operations of all mechanical and electrical equipment onboard and providing technical support to overall ship operations.
Junior engineers (Class 5) earn a monthly salary of about $3,200 per month and can work their way up to Chief Engineer, earning a monthly salary from $11,300 per month.
*Source: Data from industry surveys conducted by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The data reflects the indicative monthly basic pay and excludes fixed bonuses, variable bonuses, overtime pay and allowances. Actual salaries may differ due to market conditions and company/organisation policies.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
- Certificate of Competency (CoC) (Marine Engineer Officer) Class 5
- Basic Safety Training Certificate
- Good knowledge in the maintenance of vessels
- Physical fitness
- Ability to work well in a group
Tan Hui Xian 4th Engineer at Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
Ms Tan Hui Xian seizes every opportunity to learn as a 4th Engineer at Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd.
"To me, patience, attention to detail, and a keen interest to learn are the most important personal attributes. Most of the time, seafarers work completely independently out at sea without shore service to assist us, so we have to diligently inspect and maintain our machineries ourselves in order to prevent problems. Interest to learn is crucial to growth as an engineer, and hands-on skills that can't be taught in school," elaborates Hui Xian.
Read more about her maritime journey here.
FIND OUT MORE
Ship Owners and Operators - Singapore Maritime Services Guide
Singapore Polytechnic - CoC Class 1 Marine Engineer Officer(Orals)
Singapore Polytechnic - CoC Class 1/2 Marine Engineer Officer (Part B)
SkillsFuture - Skills Framework for Sea Transport