Profession engine minder

Engine minders perform work related to the deck department of an inland water transport vessel. They use their experience on-board a motorised inland navigation vessel as an ordinary crewmember and have a basic knowledge of engines.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Principles of combustion engines

    Basic knowledge and understanding of different types of engines and their construction and performance.

  • Operation of different engines

    Know the characteristics, maintenance requirements and operating procedures of various kinds of engines such as gas, diesel, electrical, and engines with steam propulsion plants.

  • Engine components

    Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Electrical systems used in transportation

    Understand the functioning of electrical systems, their specifications, and application in operations and systems for the transportation of freight and people.

  • Vessel fuels

    Know and understand characteristics of fuels and lubricants, and the fuel loading specifications of various types of vessels.

  • Principles of mechanical engineering

    Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.

  • Inland waterway ship building

    Understand inland waterway ship building and construction. Operate vessel in compliance with construction legislation.

Skills

  • Ensure vessel compliance with regulations

    Inspect vessels, vessel components, and equipment; ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

  • Prepare main engines for navigation operations

    Prepare and operate main engines for navigation operations. Set up and monitor checklists and follow procedure implementation.

  • Maintain vessel engine room

    Maintain the engines and engine room equipment of a vessel. Conduct pre-checks prior to departure and ongoing examinations during the voyage.

  • Evaluate engine performance

    Read and comprehend engineering manuals and publications; test engines in order to evaluate engine performance.

  • Distinguish various types of ships

    Recognise and name various types of vessels common in European maritime transport; understand the different characteristics, construction details, and tonnage capacities of different vessels.

  • Clean parts of vessels

    Clean engine rooms and vessel components using appropriate cleaning materials; ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

  • Apply regulations on cargo transport operations

    Display knowledge of relevant local, national, European and international regulations, standards, and codes concerning the operation of freight transport.

  • Moor vessels

    Follow standard procedures to moor vessels. Manage communication between the ship and the shore.

  • Monitor pumping system operations

    Monitor pump works, ballast, and loading pump systems, alongside tracking the required actions of the pumping crew.

  • Operate vessel engine room

    Operate and maintain the engine room of vessels. Operate the main engine room where the engine and propulsion machinery are located.

  • Detect malfunctions in engines

    Detect and effectively respond to machinery malfunctions. Take actions in order to prevent material damage; practice damage control.

  • Manage vessel control systems

    Know, operate, test and maintain control systems of vessels. Maintain and if necessary repair electronic components of vessel control systems.

  • Apply vessel engine regulations

    Understand the regulations regarding the vessel engines and apply those regulations in engine maintenance and operation.

  • Prevent damage to electrical devices on board

    Protect on board electrical equipment; identify anomalies and malfunctions in the electro-technology of vessels.

  • Prepare engine room for operation

    Prepare and start main engine and auxiliary engines; prepare machinery in engine room prior to departure; know and follow starting procedures according to checklist.

  • Prepare equipment for navigation operations

    Prepare and operate main and auxiliary equipment supporting the navigation operations. Set up and monitor checklists and follow implementation procedures.

  • Execute safety assurance exercises

    Organise and execute safety exercises; ensure safety in potentially dangerous situations.

  • Unmoor vessels

    Follow standard procedures to unmoor vessels. Manage communication between the ship and the shore.

Optional knowledge and skills

act reliably swim show confidence comply with checklists use different communication channels perform services in a flexible manner have computer literacy work in a water transport team

Source: Sisyphus ODB