Careers at Sea
Are you someone who likes technical and technological challenges? Are you someone who is resourceful, hands-on and loves learning new things? A career as a Marine Engineer could be your perfect fit!
As Marine Engineer, you will work in the engine room, in the heart of the ship.
In addition to operating and maintaining propulsion and auxiliary machinery, you will coordinate your team’s work and maintain the various systems on board.
This is a big challenge as you will need to be able to quickly identify failures that could affect power generation, compressed air systems, the supply of drinking water, wastewater treatment, propulsion, and more.
Your analytical skills, knowledge and ability to lead a team effectively will ensure the ship’s operations and the smooth running of procedures on-board the vessel!
After having completed college studies in marine engineering and internships at sea, you will be eligible for your first certificate as Marine Engineer. Then you can move up the ladder to become a Chief Engineer!
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Ensure the maintenance and proper functioning of the propulsion systems and auxiliary machinery
Have good manual dexterity and a certificate in marine engineering
DCS in Marine Engineering techniques (IMQ) or the equivalent in continuing professional education
$80,000 to $150,000
With your diplomas and certificates in hand, you'll be able to start your career as an Engine Watchkeeping Officer, then progress to Second Engineer and Chief Engineer by combining sea duty and additional training. Your career may even lead you to a teaching career at IMQ or CFMU!