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.

Alternative label

  • passenger ship mechanic

  • merchant ship mechanic

  • mechanic on a ship

  • cruise ship mechanic

  • marine mechanic

  • cargo ship mechanic

  • ship machinist

  • container ship mechanic

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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