Marine Engineering Assistant


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We are an indigenous company, positioned as a preferred Marine Logistics/ Maritime Security Service Provider, recognized for safe, reliable, prompt, efficient and quality service delivery for the market and communities we serve in.



The MEA is the second in charge and second highest-ranking officer within the Engine Department of a ship. The MEA must be fully conversant with all of the Chief Engineer's functions and be able to assume his/her duties and take charge of the ship's Engine Department.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring International/National Rules Regulations, relevant Shipping Industry Standards and Guidelines and Company Policies and Procedures are followed throughout his areas of responsibility
  • Assisting the Chief Engineers in the proper operation, maintenance and repair of all shipboard machinery and equipment and the familiarization of E/R personnel with the power plant, firefighting arrangements and the Company’s SMS requirements.
  • Maintaining E/R Watch as required. 
  • Coordinating the correct use of Engine Room personnel, giving priority to necessary works and supervising the E/R maintenance team in their assigned tasks.
  • Overseeing the general condition of E/Room 
  • Keeping records of repairs and maintenance and ensuring the efficient use of stores, spare parts and supplies.
  • Reporting Accidents, Near Misses and Non-Conformances to the Master/ Chief Engineer, assisting with investigations into the cause and suggesting Corrective and Preventive Action 
  • Suggesting changes to improve the Safety Management System Ensuring Corrective & Preventive Actions are implemented in his areas of responsibility.   



  • Knowledge and maintenance of GM Engines
  • Must be organized to efficiently maintain the engine room 
  • Must be able to work under pressure and within time constraints in the event of an emergency. 
  • Good communicate skills will be required as part of a small team, and work cooperatively with other colleagues. 
  • Proficient in IT skills.



  • Minimum of One (1) year experience
  • Minimum of Secondary School Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E)
  • Basic Mandatories, Certificate of Competency (C.O.C), Engine Room Watch Keeping
  • Must have a recognized Seaman’s discharge book and a valid offshore medical certificate


Physical requirements

All vessel positions can be physically demanding. Bending, climbing, repetitive motion, and heavy lifting are requirements of most vessel positions. Every crew member works varied shifts, which average 12 hours a day, every day.


Supervisory Responsibility

Ratings in Engine Room


Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.




Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification

High School (S.S.C.E)

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years