Are there even any differences between an engineer on land and an engineer on a ship, you might ask. The tasks of a ship engineer are diverse and versatile; they have to work on complex units within a small space. But they do not spend all their time in the engine room. Take a look at this video to find out what a day in the life of a ship engineer really looks like and find out whether this is a job you could see yourself doing in the future.
Skilled Handymen: Ship Engineers Technical officers are the engineers on board merchant vessels. They are responsible for keeping the ship and all of the machinery running. Today, ships are complex units that combine a lot of technology within a small space. This includes not only the engine and the propulsion system, but also for example, the electrical power supply, devices for loading and discharging, garbage incineration and fresh water generators.