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Deck Engineer

Repair and maintain deck machineries.

What does a Deck Engineer do?

Repairs and maintains deck machinery, such as cargo winches and anchor windlasses: Operates machinery to determine causes of malfunctioning. Dismantles, repairs, or replaces defective parts, and reassembles machinery, using machinist’s handtools, chain hoists, and steel rollers. May maintain ship’s plumbing system. May change fuses and lights and overhaul electric motors. Rating must be endorsed by U.S. Coast Guard.