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The merchant vessel crew position - pumpman jobs onboard tankers

The deck crew has one more important seaman - among the maritime team members there is the separate place for pumpman. This occupation is devoted to the safety of the liquid cargo onboard. There is usually the huge demand of the professional pumpman on the board of:

  • Oil tankers;

  • Offshore objects;

  • Other tanker ships.

All the maritime transportation that has the purpose to transport the liquid cargo needs the pumpman job applicants onboard. The executives could be names as “pumper” or the “pump operator” as it is referring to the offshore position.

The pumpman duties - handling if liquids, safety maintenance

The tanker crew has at least 2-3 pumpmen onboard. There is the chief pumpman and one or two rating pumpman specialists - the executives are on charge of the main practical processes and report to their superior.

All the pumpmen's needful operations are devoted to vessel pumps. That is why one of the specialist could be responsible for the cargo pump system and another one for other ship systems. These seamen check out all the processes carefully in order to prevent some accident in time. The daily pumpmen's tasks include:

  • The liquid level measuring;

  • The check-out of flammable liquid condition inside the pumps;

  • The deck staff supervising - do not permit other crew members to touch the pumps with dangerous liquid cargo;

  • Other responsibilities.

If the pumpman position is relating to the offshore occupations, the raw of duties could expand. The superiors could approve new tasks for pumpman group within the main crew responsibilities.

The requirements to the pumpman jobs applicants

The main requirement for the candidates is their high level of qualification in certain field. There is the raw of obligatory policies and practices to pass. All the tests are devoted to the safety rules onboard. Also the pumpman should be in the good physical condition and have fluent English.

This occupation is for the most responsible ones with the ability to act fast in case of emergency situation. The rating pumpman always has opportunity to become the chief specialist in his sphere after having got the sufficient professional experience.

The great opportunity to join the engine crew – vacancies onboard the international ships

The engine crew jobs are on-fire all the time because each existing maritime transportation has the machinery department onboard. All engineering installations need the qualitative maintenance by the professional representatives of engine department. The superior of the engineering staff is the Chief machinery specialist – he is responsible for the officers and the rating seamen in the department. ChEng gives the approved by Captain tasks in order to ensure the ship and the crew with the safety onboard.

The main duties of the certain department representatives – responsibilities of each one member of engine crew

The management group of the engine department consists of 4 engine mates. The Head of the department and his three assistants control engine processing onboard. The executors should report about their check out operations and inform about emergency situations. The rating seamen that are supervised by engine officers group are:

  • Cadet;

  • Fitter;

  • Motorman;

  • Oiler worker;

  • Turner;

  • Welder

  • Wiper.

The main responsibilities of oiler jobs representatives are the maintenance of the propulsion system. This position could get any experienced in oiling the machinery worker. As the cadet (who often attends the wiper duties), the oiler could control the main ship systems for the crew’s comfortable living as the conditioning of the rooms, water conveying. The important positions onboard are the fitter jobs. The shipfitters are on charge of the vessel steel conditions and run all fixing operations of structural parts of the merchant ship.

In order to do the repairing processes, there is one specialist in the engine crew – the turner. Turners jobs executives have to provide the seamen with the needing tools for fixation operations. The senior one among rating seamen of engine department is the QMED specialists. Motorman jobs involve the good knowledge of pumps and turbines structure and great experience in generators and steering systems. The motorman is close to the welder jobs executants who are responsible for high-quality fusing materials together onboard.

The main requirements to candidates are the qualification document, good physical condition and fluent English to communicate with colleagues and the superior staff without problems.