Presentation on theme: "Marine engineers design, operate, maintain, and repair the mechanical systems of ships. Working closely with the architect who designs the ship structure,"— Presentation transcript:
Marine engineers design, operate, maintain, and repair the mechanical systems of ships. Working closely with the architect who designs the ship structure, a marine engineer designs the propulsion, auxiliary power machinery, and other equipment needed to run the ship. Most marine engineers are employed by private firms that build ships or make the equipment used in them. A few engineers do freelance work as consultants to these firms. Some are civilians employed by the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea System Command.
Marine engineers may specialize in the following types of equipment: pumps, engines, gears, heaters, or deck machinery Some in shipbuilding, cost of the equipment needed and ships function such as lubrication Others may be in charge of crews that build heating and cooling systems to protect the cargo. When Marine Engineers design systems within a ship, they must make sure that these systems cannot be damaged during an ocean voyage Some Marine Engineers work with ship officers who train crews to operate the ship's equipment at sea. These engineers may also help officers select tools and spare parts that may be needed for emergency repairs. Other Marine Engineers write technical reports and manuals for other engineers and for members of a ship's crew
College professors or school placement offices may provide job leads. Prospective candidates can contact shipbuilders and contractors directly to learn about openings. Civil service tests are offered for jobs with the Naval Sea System Command, a division of the U.S. Navy. Advancement opportunities for Marine Engineers depend on the growth of shipping and of the U.S. naval fleet. Chances for promotion and pay raises are better for those with advanced degrees. Marine engineers will probably experience employment growth that is slower than the average through the year 2014. For beginners with a bachelor's degree, some firms are willing to give on-the-job training to Mechanical and Civil Engineers who show an interest in Marine Engineering.
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Marine engineers earn a median salary of $72,040 per year. Experienced Marine Engineers can make more than $100,000 per year. Most workers receive paid vacations and holidays, insurance, and pension plans. Navy personnel receive additional benefits.
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