Profession vessel engine inspector

Vessel engine inspectors inspect ship and boat engines such as electric motors, nuclear reactors, gas turbine engines, outboard motors, two-stroke or four-stroke diesel engines, LNG, fuel dual engines and, in some cases, marine steam engines in assembly facilities to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations. They conduct routine, post-overhaul, pre-availability and post-casualty inspections. They provide documentation for repair activities and technical support to maintenance and repair centres. They review administrative records, analyse the operating performance of engines and report their findings.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • 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.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Engine components

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

  • Mechanics

    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.

  • 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.

  • Electromechanics

    The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.

Skills

  • Apply vessel engine regulations

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

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Conduct performance tests

    Conduct experimental, environmental and operational tests on models, prototypes or on the systems and equipment itself in order to test their strength and capabilities under normal and extreme conditions.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Inspect vessel manufacturing

    Inspect plants where ships and boats are manufactured to ensure safety and quality control. Ensure that components are manufactured in compliance with safety and design specifications.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Diagnose defective engines

    Diagnose engine damage or malfunctions by inspecting mechanical equipment; utilise instruments such as chassis charts, pressure gauges, and motor analysers.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare audit activities supervise staff engineering principles supervise work issue licences inspect vessel disassemble engines maintain test equipment liaise with engineers act as contact person during equipment incident record test data perform test run lead inspections manage maintenance operations evaluate engine performance re-assemble engines send faulty equipment back to assembly line position engine on test stand