First Engineer

First Engineer Job Description Template

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


  • Trains personnel assigned to his engine watch;
  • Assigns maintenance and repair duties to his dependent personnel and actively supervises overhaul and repair work;
  • Relieves the Staff Engineer in case emergency;
  • Ensures presence on board whenever the Staff Engineer is absent;
  • Attends all cocktail parties and social and entertaining functions where his presence is required by the Master;
  • Controls the proper disposals of all refuse, rags etc. to avoid fire and other hazards.


  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Advanced Fire fighting experience and Swimming & Rowing competence;
  • USA VISA if in possess;
  • 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;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work onboard;
  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW Cap III/2;
  • Basic Windows based programs knowledge;
  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW regarding certification for this position;
  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage.

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