Engine Department

The Engine Department offers the most crucial positions on board a cruise ship. Job positions within this department include Chief Engineer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Engineer, Chief Electrician, Electrician, Chief Air Conditioning Technician, Air Conditioning Technician, Plumber, Upholsterer, Fireman, Fitter and Wiper.

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer is responsible for all technical operations onboard the ship that includes engineering, electrical, and mechanical operations. Extensive experience with minimum 5 to 8 years in subordinate positions on board ships along with a certification in diploma is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.

Salary ranges between US$ 5600-8700 per month, depending on the cruise line.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Engineer

All three positions deal with all technical maintenance and repair work onboard the ship under the direction of Chief Engineer. They are responsible for maintenance and repair of all electrical and mechanical equipment. Extensive experience with minimum 4 to 6 years (3-5 years for 2nd & 2-4 years for 3rd Engineers) in subordinate positions on board ships along with a certification in diploma is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.

Salary ranges between US$ 2600-5400 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Chief Electrician

Chief Electrician is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the entire electrical systems onboard the ship. Also supervises a team of electricians in carrying out daily maintenance and repair tasks. Extensive experience with minimum 2 to 5 years in subordinate positions onboard ships along with a certification in diploma is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.

Salary ranges between US$ 3200-3900 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Electrician

Electrician is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of all electrical systems onboard the ship under direct supervision of Chief Electrician. Prior experience within a similar position or previous onboard experience as an electrician is required for this position. This position has a possibility of promotion to Chief Electrician. Reasonable English language skill is desired.

Salary ranges between US$ 2400-2700 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Chief Air Conditioning Technician

Chief Air Conditioning Technician is responsible for operations of all air conditioning and refrigeration units onboard the ship. Extensive experience with minimum 2 to 4 years in subordinate positions on board ships along with a certification in diploma is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.

Salary ranges between US$ 2400-3300 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Air Conditioning Technician

Air Conditioning Technician is responsible for operations of all air conditioning and refrigeration units onboard the ship. A minimum 3 years of experience along with a technical qualification is required for this position. This position has a possibility of promotion to Chief Air Conditioning Technician. Fluency in English language required.

Salary ranges between US$ 2100-2800 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Plumber

Plumber is responsible for maintenance and repairs of all plumbing onboard the ship. Prior experience with minimum 1-2 years onboard ships is required for this position. Reasonable English skill desired.

Salary ranges between US$ 1500-1900 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Fireman

Fireman is responsible for maintenance and handling of firefighting equipment onboard the ship. A certification in firefighting along with some prior experience required for this position. Reasonable English skill is desired.

Salary ranges between US$ 1400-1800 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Motorman

Motorman is responsible for maintenance and cleaning of specific engine parts as directed by the Chief Engineer. Prior experience with minimum 1-2 years onboard ships along with a diploma certification is required for this position. Good English skill desired.

Salary ranges between US$ 1500-1900 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Fitter

Fitter is responsible for maintenance and repairs of all mechanical equipment onboard the ship. Prior experience with minimum 1-2 years onboard ships along with a diploma certification is required for this position. Reasonable English skill desired.

Salary ranges between US$ 1300-1800 per month, depending on the cruise line.

Wiper

Wiper reports to fitter and is responsible for various day-to-day duties within the engine department. No prior experience required for this position although reasonable English skill is desired. This position has a possibility of promotion to Fitter.

Salary ranges between US$ 1000-1200 per month, depending on the cruise line.