Profession marine mechanic
Marine mechanics are in charge of the engines and mechanical parts of the vessel and replace defective equipment and parts. They communicate with other crew members on the operational level. Marine mechanics maintain and repair the engines and the other machinery of vessels such as boilers, generators and electrical equipment.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Realistic / Investigative
Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.
- National waterways
Know the national waterways used for inland navigation, know geographical location of rivers, canals, seaports and inland harbours, and understand the relationship with cargo flows.
- Inland waterway ship building
Understand inland waterway ship building and construction. Operate vessel in compliance with construction legislation.
- European classification of inland waterways
Understand the European CEMT classification of inland waterways; use modern information systems to compare the dimensions of the waterway to those of the vessel.
- Mechanics of vessels
The mechanics involved in boats and ships. Understand the technicalities and participate in discussions over related topics in order to solve problems related to the mechanics.
- Functions of vessel deck equipment
Know and control deck and safety equipment and vessel lifting facilities.
- Engine components
Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.
- 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.
- Distinguish ship construction methods
Distinguish various methods of constructing vessels and how this affects their behaviour in the water in terms of strength and stability.
- International waterways
The international waterways used for maritime navigation, the geographical location of currents, maritime waterways, and harbours.
- Vessel fuels
Know and understand characteristics of fuels and lubricants, and the fuel loading specifications of various types of vessels.
- Ensure integrity of hull
Ensure sure that water does not break through the hull; prevent progressive flooding.
- Repair vessel mechanical systems
Repair mechanical systems of vessels while on-board. Ensure that vessel malfunctions are repaired without affecting the voyage in progress.
- Prepare main engines for navigation operations
Prepare and operate main engines for navigation operations. Set up and monitor checklists and follow procedure implementation.
- Maintain records of maintenance interventions
Keep written records of all repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, including information on the parts and materials used, etc.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Repair engines
Repair identified problems with internal combustion engines, external combustion engines and electrical motors. Replace and fix faulty parts by using hand and machine tools.
- 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.
- Prevent damage to electrical devices on board
Protect on board electrical equipment; identify anomalies and malfunctions in the electro-technology of vessels.
- Ensure vessel compliance with regulations
Inspect vessels, vessel components, and equipment; ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- 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.
- Clean parts of vessels
Clean engine rooms and vessel components using appropriate cleaning materials; ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
- Unmoor vessels
Follow standard procedures to unmoor vessels. Manage communication between the ship and the shore.
- 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.
- Wear appropriate protective gear
Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.
- 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.
- 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.
- Disassemble engines
Disassemble internal combustion engines, generators, pumps, transmissions and other components of mechanical equipment.
- Apply vessel engine regulations
Understand the regulations regarding the vessel engines and apply those regulations in engine maintenance and operation.
- Adhere to traffic regulations on inland waterways
Understand and apply traffic rules in inland waterway navigation in order to ensure safety and avoid collisions.
- Manage vessel control systems
Know, operate, test and maintain control systems of vessels. Maintain and if necessary repair electronic components of vessel control systems.
- Moor vessels
Follow standard procedures to moor vessels. Manage communication between the ship and the shore.
- Communicate reports provided by passengers
Transmit information provided by passengers to superiors. Interpret passenger claims and follow up requests.
- Execute safety assurance exercises
Organise and execute safety exercises; ensure safety in potentially dangerous situations.
- Evaluate engine performance
Read and comprehend engineering manuals and publications; test engines in order to evaluate engine performance.
- Detect malfunctions in engines
Detect and effectively respond to machinery malfunctions. Take actions in order to prevent material damage; practice damage control.
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