MSC cruises


The First Engineer is in charge of engine watch-keeping. He/she is responsible for the daily maintenance and operations of the engineering and technical aspects of the vessel as directed by the Chief Engineer and Staff Engineer.

Please email cover letter and CV to [email protected]

  • Ensures presence on board whenever the Staff Engineer is absent;
  • Relieves the Staff Engineer in case emergency;
  • Is directly responsible toward the Staff Engineer for each work performed in the engine room and for the maintenance and condition of the Main Diesel Engine and Emergency Diesel Engine;
  • Assigns maintenance and repair duties to his dependent personnel and actively supervises overhaul and repair work;
  • Inspects all assigned work in progress ensuring that it is executed properly in accordance with acceptable standards and that no wastage of materials occurs;
  • Controls the proper disposals of all refuse, rags etc. to avoid fire and other hazards;
  • Trains personnel assigned to his engine watch;
  • Supervises and works in close cooperation with the 2nd and 3rd engineers, engine cadet and engine ratings, being also responsible for their on-the-job training;
  • Attends all cocktail parties and social and entertaining functions where his presence is required by the Master.

  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage;
  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW Cap III/2;
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Advanced Fire fighting experience and Swimming & Rowing competence;
  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW 95 regarding certification for this position;
  • Meet the requirements of the laws of the Flag State of the ship regarding health & physical requirements;
  • Extensive successful experience in a similar position within Cargo or other Cruise company;
  • Basic Windows based programs knowledge;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work onboard.
  • Please email cover letter and CV to [email protected]