Role of Marine Engineers
A contemporary ship houses all the complex system like boilers, gas turbines, diesel engines, alternators, steam engines, refrigeration, steam turbines, winches, pumps, compressors, crosses, air conditioning plants, monitoring systems etc. Marine engineer plays a very significant and responsible role in maintaining these machineries and ensuring that these run flawlessly throughout the journey of the ship. It requires high level of technical expertise and knowledge.
Career Growth for a Marine Engineer
The cadet, first needs to clear both the '4 modular course' as well as '4 years Marine Engineering'. After clearing the exams, the cadet is appointed as a Junior Engineer on a ship. After serving few years on the ship, the junior engineer becomes eligible for the exam of Chief Engineer which is conducted by the Director General of Shipping, Mumbai that comes under the Government of India. After clearing the exam, the Junior Engineer becomes eligible to work as a Chief Engineer. The transition from a Junior Engineer to the Chief Engineer may require a time span of six to seven years.
A cadet becomes a Junior Engineer after obtaining the 4 years Marine Engineering Degreeand by clearing a 4 Modular Course. A Junior Engineer can earn nearly 1000 USD/ month