What do they do?
Marine engineers run and maintain a ship's systems including the engines, pump and electrical equipment. They have knowledge of mechanical engineering, pneumatic and hydraulic machinery, electronic equipment, safety regulations and procedures, firefighting, first aid and port regulations.
A typical day
Usually shift work on the vessel but may be an eight-hour-day.
Marine engineers may fabricate, repair, maintain and diagnose machinery, maintain controls and alarms, maintain controls and alarm, maintain services at sea, supervise other crew and train them in routine and emergency duties.