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Ship Engineers

Supervise crew members who operate and maintain engines and other machinery on ships.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$63.67 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  8.2%    Read more about outlook


Vocational training is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Maintain watercraft engines or machinery.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
  • Monitor engine operation or functioning.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement.
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Job Title Examples:

Ferry Engineer
Port Engineer
Tug Boat Engineer

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