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The Chief Engineer holds a senior leadership role in the engineering department on a ship. They are responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance, and repair of all machinery and systems on board. Here is a job description for a Chief Engineer:

  1. Engineering Management: The Chief Engineer is responsible for the overall management of the ship’s engineering department. They plan and coordinate engineering activities, allocate resources effectively, and ensure the smooth functioning of all machinery and systems.
  2. Maintenance and Repairs: The Chief Engineer oversees the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the ship’s machinery, including engines, boilers, generators, and auxiliary equipment. They establish and implement preventive maintenance schedules, conduct regular inspections, and coordinate repairs to minimize downtime and ensure optimal performance.
  3. Watchkeeping: The Chief Engineer may be assigned watchkeeping duties, where they supervise and monitor the operation of the ship’s machinery during specific shifts. They ensure that all machinery is running smoothly, address any issues promptly, and take necessary actions in case of emergencies or abnormal situations.
  4. Safety and Compliance: The Chief Engineer ensures that all machinery and equipment meet safety standards and comply with relevant regulations and guidelines. They develop and enforce safety protocols, conduct risk assessments, and maintain documentation related to equipment inspections and maintenance.
  5. Spare Parts and Inventory Management: The Chief Engineer is responsible for managing an inventory of spare parts, tools, and consumables necessary for the proper functioning of the ship’s machinery. They monitor stock levels, coordinate procurement of replacement parts, and ensure adequate supplies are available.


  • Minimum rank experience : 2 years
  • Minimum total sea service: 6 years
  • Minimum experience at rank on similar type of vessel: 1 year

Agency Profile

Agency Name: Intercrew Philippines Agency Inc

POEA License Number: POEA-001-SB-010421-R-MLC

Address: Room 204,205,206 & 208, VIP Building, Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila 1000

About Agency

INTERCREW PHILIPPINES AGENCY INC. operates as a reputable sea-based recruitment agency registered with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration under Accreditation No. POEA-001-SB-010421-R-MLC. The agency’s core objective is to identify, hire and manage proficient, experienced and licensed seafarers to crew the vessels of its principals.