Viking Cruises

RIVER - Second Engineer

February 12, 2020
Viking Cruises
Engine Jobs
2nd Engineer
not specified


The 2nd Engineer supports the Engineer; completes all tasks as assigned by the Engineer and Captain in their areas of responsibility



  • Joint responsibility for the safety on board the ship in all aspects
  • Compliance with the guidelines, instructions (nautical manual) and regulations
  • Checking the safety equipment during every safety drill

Administration, communication

  • Exchange information with the parties involved (Captain, HOM, operations, engineering)

Special tasks

  • Inspection of the ships’ technical installations at regular intervals
  • Checks and maintenance of the outboard engine of the rescue boat
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the anchor winches
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the mooring winches
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the gangway crane
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the steering gear
  • Joint responsibility for the cleanliness of the engine and technical rooms
  • In special circumstances, support the sailors with mooring the ship
  • Participation in company meetings
  • Participation in internal and external training courses and seminars
  • Report breaking news regarding repairs to the technical department
  • Compliance with all national and international regulations


  • Education:
    • Sailor training in inland waterway transport
    • At least 1-year experience as Sailor on the inland waterways
    • Documented experience in engineering
  • Languages: German / English / possibly French
  • Interested in further education (e.g. certificate extension, language skills)
  • Independent and flexible
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Strong team worker and able to motivate the crew
  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant


Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations –

Onboard ABC Nautic – Uniform Regulation – Manual

Superiors: Engineer

Co-operation with:

  • Engineer
  • Captain
  • 1st Officer

Substitute: Sailor

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises


As the World’s Leading River Cruise Line® and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line, we are constantly innovating our business and growing our fleet. With more than 64 river ships and 6 ocean vessels cruising across 6 continents, we are the largest, most award-winning company in the industry. There is tremendous opportunity to join our dynamically growing company — whether on board our ships or in our corporate offices.


Viking Cruises was founded in Russia in 1997. The company established headquarters in Los Angeles, California in 2000 and through rapid expansion has enjoyed double-digit growth in recent years. With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides travel experiences for guests with an interest in geography, culture and history.


The award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and expansive sun deck. River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Ukraine’s Dnieper; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.


In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. One year later, Viking launched its second ocean ship, Viking Sea, which was joined by sister ships Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017 and by Viking Orion in 2018. The fleet welcomes Viking Jupiter in 2019. Four more yet-to-be-named ships are scheduled to launch by 2023. Ocean itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. These enriching itineraries include base and combination cruises sailing to Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, the Americas, and Africa.

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