Careers at Sea
Engine room rating
Are you interested in engines and complex systems? Do you like to use critical thinking skills, but you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty? Then read more about a career in Engine Room Rating!
As a specialized seaman, your work will take place in the engine room, in the heart of the ship
Under the direction of the Marine Engineering Officer, you will participate in the general maintenance of the ship, and if needed, assist in repairing the various mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems that contribute to the vessel’s propulsion and general operations.
In addition to your technical knowledge, you will need to have good manual dexterity and be team oriented!
There is certainly no shortage of opportunities for advancement. After just a few years at sea and some continuing professional education, you could pass your Engineer Officer training and could even progress to higher certificates.
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Maintain and repair the vessel’s various mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems
Be in good physical condition, have good manual dexterity, have marine emergency duties (MED) training (IMQ-CFMU) and a Secondary 5 diploma
DVS in Seamanship with engine room specialization (IMQ-CFMU), an asset
$50,000 to $85,000
Whether you work close to the coastline or on the high seas, a career as Engine Room Rating is your chance to experience working on different types of ships: cargo ships, tankers, cruise ships or tugs.