1st Electrical Engineer

Title 1st Electrical Engineer
Category Deck and Engine, Onboard
Job Information

The primary responsibility of the 1st Electrical Engineer is the operation, maintenance and repair of all electrical systems onboard the ship. The 1st Electrical Engineer must be familiar with the Chief Electrical Engineer’s duties and responsibilities and will act as second-in-command of this department.

The 1st Electrical Engineer will have strong knowledge of the following equipment:

  • Auxiliary and Main Engine Instrumentation and Process Systems (WECS);
  • Propulsion system (Lips/Wichmatic);
  • Automation and Monitoring System (Valmarine);
  • Generators (6,6 KV);
  • Bridge equipment;
  • Main Switchboards HMS (6,6 KV);
  • Thrusters;
  • Steering gear;
  • Hi fog system;
  • Water tight doors w/indication;
  • Air Condition Motors (6.6KV);
  • Transformers;
  • Boilers;
  • Bilge and ballast system;
  • Anti-fouling/impressed current system;
  • Electrical installation works in Engine;
  • UPS / frequency converters and batteries


  • Diploma from a recognized and approved Maritime Technical College or an Advanced Certificate from Maritime / Technical Vocational School or institution, in Marine Electrical Automation Engineering or Electrical Power Engineering or equivalent;
  • Certificate of Competency as Marine Electro Automation Officer (Electro-Technical Rating), Marine Electrical Engineer, Ship’s Electrician or equivalent;
  • Additional certificate and qualification in Marine High Voltage Installations. Certifications according to STCW 95 Requirement.
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