Second Engineer

MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises
Engine / Technical Jobs
2nd Engineer
July 25, 2022


The Second Engineer is in charge of engine watch-keeping. He/she is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of technical equipment inside the engine room as delegated by the Staff Engineer.


  • Ensures presence on board whenever the First Engineer is absent;
  • Relieves the First Engineer Officer in case of emergency;
  • Is responsible toward the Staff Engineer for the maintenance and condition of the Main and Auxiliary Boilers, all type of freshwater generators and steam loop in the Engine;
  • Assigns maintenance and repair duties to his dependent personnel and actively supervises in any overhaul and repair work;
  • Inspects all assigned work in progress ensuring that it is executed properly in accordance with acceptable standards and that no wastage of materials occurs;
  • Controls the proper disposals of all refuse, rags etc. to avoid fire and other hazards;
  • Trains personnel assigned to his engine watch;
  • Attends all cocktail parties and social and entertaining functions where his presence is required by the Master.


  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage;
  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW Cap III/2;
  • Valid Panama Seamen Book;
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Advanced Fire fighting experience and Swimming & Rowing competence;
  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW regarding certification for this position;
  • Meet the requirements of the laws of the Flag State of the ship regarding health & physical requirements;
  • Extensive successful experience in a similar position within Cargo or other Cruise company;
  • Basic Windows-based programs knowledge;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work on board.


  • USA VISA if in possess

STCW Certificates

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Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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