Second Engineer

Second Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Second Engineer to join our team.


  • Allocate duties to the junior engineers and oilers;
  • Assist the Chief Engineer and learn all aspects of his duties with a view to eventual promotion;
  • Committed to Safety and Company Procedures in all tasks;
  • Carry out and control watch keeping duties and related maintenance / tasks as required by the PMS and instructed by the Chief Engineer;
  • Assigns maintenance and repair duties to his dependent personnel and actively supervises in any overhaul and repair work;
  • Trains personnel assigned to his engine watch;
  • Relieves the First Engineer Officer in case of emergency;
  • Controls the proper disposals of all refuse, rags etc. to avoid fire and other hazards;
  • Attends all cocktail parties and social and entertaining functions where his presence is required by the Master;
  • Ensures presence on board whenever the First Engineer is absent.


  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW Cap III/2;
  • Basic Windows based programs knowledge;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work on board;
  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage;
  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW regarding certification for this position;
  • Extensive Successful Experience in a similar position within Cargo or Other Cruise Company;
  • Meet the requirements of the laws of the Flag State of the ship regarding health & physical requirements;
  • Valid Panama Seamen Book;
  • USA VISA if in possess;
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Advanced Fire fighting experience and Swimming & Rowing competence.