Marine Engineer Officer




Cape Town, South Africa

Date Posted

September 2, 2019


Job Type



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Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Position Title : Marine Engineer Officer

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Marine Services

Location : Cape Town

Reporting To : Marine Technical Manager

Grade Level : H4

Reference Number : 10157520

Position Purpose:

Maintain and operate all machinery and equipment aboard all types of Pilot or workboats

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all machinery and engineering functions on Pilots or workboats which

includes watch keeping, repair and maintenancePosition outputs:

  • Check operations logbooks once resumed duty to determine whether any malfunctions of machinery need repair.
  • Do thorough checks i.e. soundings and levels in machinery space
  • Run plant to operating temperatures and check alarm systems
  • Proceed with normal shipping operations and maintain engine room watch keeping
  • Prepare maintenance in engine room as necessary
  • Carry out planned maintenance as per daily work schedule
  • Perform monthly engine services as prescribed by maintenance chart
  • Pre-plan and prepare for major overhaul, drydocking and lay-ups LSA surveys and Hull Surveys etc.
  • Training of sub-ordinates in emergency procedures, fire & safety drills.
  • Train subordinates in good engineering procedures
  • Ensure adequate emergency engineering suppliers are available.

Qualifications & Experience:Grade 12 Certificate with Maths & Science
Second Engineer Port Operations
Certificate of competency or Chief Engineer Port Operations <1500w or Engineer Officer of Watch Certificate of

Added Advantage:
National Technical Certificate or N3 with Artisan trade test as Millwright

Second Experience:
5 – 7 years


  • Certificate Fire Fighting Basic
  • Certificate First Aid at Sea
Knowledge required:
Lloyds standards
AC & DC control systems
Code of practice

  • Diesel/Electrical motors & auto electrical systems
  • Electrical drawings & manuals
  • Engineering principles &


  • Marine Legislation
  • Operating & Maintenance Manuals
  • Own work area understanding
  • PLC’s
  • Procedural Alignment
  • Procurement Procedures
  • Quality standards & Customer requirements
  • Safety
  • Ship Repairs
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Fire Fighting, First Aid & Life boat procedures

Skills Required:

  • Judgement
  • Numeric
  • Scheduling of own work
  • Communication
  • Computer Literacy
  • Decision making
  • Diagnostic ability
  • Interpersonal
  • Operate special electrical instruments
  • Problem solving
  • Quality focus
  • Technical
  • Brazing & welding
  • Cable jointing

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