Deck Department - The deck department onboard a ship offers a wide range of jobs from ordinary seamen to the captain. Job positions in this department include Captain, Chief Officer, 2nd & 3rd Officers, Boatswain and Seaman.
The Captain oversees the entire operations of the ship. He/she supervises the work of other officers and crew on board. Extensive experience including minimum 5 to 8 years in subordinate positions onboard ships along with all formal maritime qualifications such as a Captains License is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.
Salary ranges between US $6000-10000 per month.
Engine Department - The Engine Department onboard a merchant ship is responsible for all maintenance and repairs of engines, electric motors, pumps, winches and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Job positions within this department include Chief Engineer, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Engineer, Trainee Engineer, Chief Mechanic, Mechanic, Fitter, Oiler, Wiper and Engine Utility Man.
The chief engineer onboard a ship oversees the entire operations of the engine department. He/she is responsible for operations and maintenance work of all engineering equipment throughout the ship. He/she reports to the captain of the ship. Extensive experience with minimum 5 to 8 years in subordinate positions on board ships is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.
Salary may range between US$ 5500-8500 per month.
Catering Department - The catering or galley department is responsible for preparation and serving of foods to the crew on board of a ship. There are a number of jobs available in this department that includes Chief Steward, Chief Cook, Second Cook, Bakery/Pastry Man, Cleaners and Dish Washers.
The chief cook oversees all the food preparation and quality control in the Steward's department of a ship. Over 5 years of experience within a similar role in a hotel/ship along with a qualification in culinary is required. Fluency in English language is essential.
Salary ranges between US $ 2300-3500 per month.
Safety/Security/Medical-Department- Departments related to safety, security and medical needs onboard a ship offers a wide range of job opportunities for applicants. From the entry level position of seaman to the chief mate and from doctor to nurses, these three departments cover most of job positions on a merchant marine vessel.
The chief mate/chief officer is also responsible for the safety and security of the ship, crew and cargo. Reporting directly to the captain of the ship, he provides training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue. Extensive experience with a minimum 5 to 8 years of experience in subordinate positions on board ships along with a maritime qualification is required for this position. This position has a possibility for promotion to the Captain.
Fluency in English language is a must. Salary ranges between US $5000-8000 per month.