Reporting to the Engineering Officer on Watch, assists engineers with the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, performs general engine room duties, and stands watches.
Performs general duties,
including wiping oil; maintaining tools; and cleaning, preparing, and painting
of machinery, equipment, and related spaces.
Lubricates moving parts of propulsion engines and auxiliary equipment. Pumps bilges, and cleans strainers, filters, and centrifuges.
Checks, during scheduled rounds, the proper operation of machinery; maintains proper temperatures and pressures; and records data in engineering log.
Assists engineers, while in port, with maintenance and repair of engine room equipment and spaces; loading freshwater, stores, and bunkers; connecting to shore side power and water, and maintenance and inventory of spare parts.
Keeps a log of all watch operations and conditions, including unusual occurrences and emergency signals.
May stand engine room watch, and generator watch in port.
May be assigned day work and performs other duties as required.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
High school diploma or equivalent education and one year sea duty as an Oiler; in the absence of a diploma, equivalent work experience. Prefer Oiler experience on similar vessel. Require a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Document endorsed as an QMED Oiler.
Candidates must be familiar with a variety of engine room equipment and tools, have the ability to discern and help repair equipment malfunctions and to perform basic mathematical calculations, and demonstrate good safety practices and procedures.
All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95) and a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport.
Last updated: September 20, 2010