Merchant jobs

  • 3rd Officer for Container Ship Vessel


    Doehle Marine Services Europe

  • 1st Engineer for Heavy lift vessel


    Doehle Marine Services Europe

  • Chief Engineer for Passenger Vessel


    Norspeda Agency Ltd

  • Fitter / Welder for Bulk Carrier Vessel



  • Chief Engineer for Passenger Vessel


    Norspeda Agency Ltd

  • Fitter / Welder for Bulk Carrier Vessel



  • Chief Engineer for Container Ship Vessel


    Trans W. Shipping (Транс В. Шиппинг)



    Gretimybe Crewing LTD

  • 3rd Officer for Container Ship Vessel


    Hanza Marine Management

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Merchant fleet jobs - all high-demand vacancies onboard international ships

In order to divide all shipboard responsibilities, there is the merchant fleet jobs list - each crew member has own duties according to current qualifications. Three main onboard merchant departments are:

  • Deck branch;

  • Engine division;

  • Catering authority.

Each one department has the superior – the chief also function with the assistants. The officers supervise the executives and report to the headman of the department. All the maritime divisions are under the Captain control – the ship master approve the tasks and make the decisions for fast solving all emergency situations.

The main duties of merchant fleet jobs – mate and rating staff responsibilities

Speaking about the deck department, it is useful to say that the number of its representatives is relating to the type of the merchant vessel. Generally, the staff consists of:

  • Chief mate and three officers;

  • Cadets;

  • Bosun;

  • Welder;

  • Fitter;

  • Able and ordinary seamen.

All the crew members are on charge of the vessel navigation and of all the operations with cargo (loading-unloading processing). There is also the need in the watchstanding and handling repairing operations.

The engine department also has the superior in the person of Chief Machinery Specialist. ChEng is responsible for his staff that consists of:

  • 3 assistants (three Engine Officers);

  • Cadet;

  • Electrical officer;

  • Motorman;

  • Wiper.  

The main task of the engine division members is the maintenance of the sufficient machinery operation and repairing processes of engine installations. The Chief engineer reports to Captain daily.

The catering department is also the useful division onboard – the galley seamen is on charge of the food for all crew representatives. The superior is Chief cook – he controls all catering department operations which are executed by cooks, washers and stewards.       

What requirements are determined for merchant fleet applicants?

The merchant fleet jobs involve the permanent communication – all executives should understand their tasks and management representatives have to comprehend the workers’ reports. That is why there is the necessity not only in the qualification certificate and in sufficient physical, but in fluent English too.

The seamanship is developing nowadays very fast. Different kinds of merchant vessels and cruise liners need the qualified crew to operate the ship and maintain the main onboard processes.

Maritime and offshore jobs

The work onboard the different vessels is considered as the prestigious one. The maritime and offshore specialists are on a high demand worldwide. The occupations have their peculiarities and responsibilities. To attend the well-paid maritime or offshore job, the candidate should have the special preparation including the educational document and sufficient physical health.

Both the maritime and offshore jobs are meant the high level reliability of the crew members. That is why it is rational to highlight all key points of onboard occupations and offshore ones.

All kinds of maritime offers - the full list of variants for job candidates

The designees should know well the types of the maritime jobs in order to select the optimal long-time occupation or the seasonal one. It is possible to get an appointment in different sectors - the main ones are following:

  • the engine room;
  • the deck

The engineering department jobs

That is why there are two big departments onboard - the engineering and deck ones. Each of them has the own list of jobs to attend. The engineering crew consists of the Chief who often is named as the Chief Engineer. He is responsible for all engineering crew members. The main task of the Chief Engineer is to control the execution of all tasks by his subordinates in the engine room. This job is suitable only for designees with the profile education and the big experience onboard on the certain position.

To gain the career of the Chief of the engineer department is possible after successful work as the rank-and-file employee for a long-term basis. Other maritime jobs that are relating to the engineer department are:

  • The DDE or Designated Duty Engineer - the 1st assistant of the Chief Engineer;
  • First/Second/Third assistants Engineer - have the responsibilities of the equipment and engines maintenance and regularly report to the Chief.
  • Third/Fourth engineers - the average executors in an engine room. Often these positions are occupied by the Oilers or Wipers.

The engineers should be presented onboard of each vessel - it does not matter if it is the cruise liner, or the merchant one. It makes the engineering department occupations as the jobs of the high demand. The deck jobs are also in the category of the strong desire. The maritime jobs offers are impossible without notifications with vacancies of Captain, Chief mates and others.

The deck department jobs

The Master onboard is the most prestigious occupation that all seamen are dreaming about. To become a Captain is not complicated if the designee devoted all his life to the maritime professions. The true Master should have the high-level organisational skills, ability of the efficient management and the determination to act fast in the risk situations.

The main assistants of the Captain are his Chief Mate (or the First Mate) and other Mates aboard (Second/Third). They are responsible for the watch keeping and the stability of the vessel, including the navigation and the maintenance of all electrical equipment onboard. The Chief Mate and other Captain assistans are able to become the Master themselves in case of the quality workmanship. The average deck executors are also very demandable because they perform all practical tasks. This category is consist of:

  • Able Seaman;
  • Ordinary Seaman;
  • Deckhand.

To start your maritime carrier is possible with the executive position and stick the landing for the Master post!

All offshore jobs - the prestigious positions for the qualified specialists

The offshore industry occupations are in the high demand because this sector needs the executors and rational chiefs on the gas or oil offshore objects and wind industry ones. These jobs are rather difficult and often have shift-based conditions with working 14 days and 2 weeks of the rest. But all offshore jobs are well-paid ones that attract many designees. It is possible to attend the position of your interest in the following sectors:

  • Exploration and operation;
  • Design and construction;
  • Installation;
  • Management.

The Chiefs or Managers on the platforms give the tasks and control their performance. The executive positions that are available on the offshore oil/gas and other platforms are:

  • Drilling/ Corrosion/ Wellhead engineers;
  • Inspectors;
  • Operators;
  • Piping Designers;
  • Welders;
  • Electricians;
  • the Representatives of the Cooking/ Healthcare staff, etc.

OceanCrew is your way to get the job of your dream without any long-term searching. We offer different vacancies that can turn into the subject of your interest. Choose either maritime job or offshore one you would like attend and get the detailed information about the vacancy! All sails to the wind!