CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Marine Engineers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems. Prepare, or direct the preparation of, product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics.
 
Inspect marine equipment and machinery to draw up work requests and job specifications.
 
Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.
 
Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.
 
Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
 
Investigate and observe tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards.
 
Coordinate activities with regulatory bodies to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost, consistent with safety.
 
Conduct environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment.
 
Prepare technical reports for use by engineering, management, or sales personnel.
 
Maintain contact with, and formulate reports for, contractors and clients to ensure completion of work at minimum cost.
 
Evaluate operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
 
Analyze data to determine feasibility of product proposals.
 
Determine conditions under which tests are to be conducted, as well as sequences and phases of test operations.
 
Procure materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
 
Confer with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and to develop or modify designs.
 
Review work requests and compare them with previous work completed on ships to ensure that costs are economically sound.
 
Act as liaisons between ships' captains and shore personnel to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that ships are operated safely and efficiently.
 
Perform monitoring activities to ensure that ships comply with international regulations and standards for life saving equipment and pollution preventatives.
 
Check, test, and maintain automatic controls and alarm systems.
 
Supervise other engineers and crewmembers and train them for routine and emergency duties.
 
Maintain and coordinate repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels.
 
Maintain records of engineering department activities, including expense records and details of equipment maintenance and repairs.
 
Schedule machine overhauls and the servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sewage systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 10 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Automation Engineer
Consulting Engineer
Design Drafter
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Systems Designer
Engineer
Hull Outfit Supervisor
Marine Consultant
Marine Design Engineer
Marine Engineer
Marine Engineering Consultant
Marine Equipment Design Engineer
Marine Equipment Research Engineer
Marine Equipment Test Engineer
Marine Surveyor
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Systems Designer
Naval Architect
Naval Engineer
Port Engineer
Project Engineer
Propulsion Machinery Service Engineer
Ship Surveyor
Ships Equipment Engineer
Structural Designer
Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Marine Engineers
 
 
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