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Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch

Published
Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies
Industries
O*Net Code
53-5031.00
Rapids Code
3005HY
Req. Hours
3920
State
DC
Created
Jul 29, 2021
Updated
Jul 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

16 skill sets | 74 total skills
Maintain a safe engineering watch - 160 req. hrs
Duties associated with taking over and accepting a watch.
Routine duties undertaken during a watch.
Maintenance of the machinery space logs and the significance of the readings taken.
Duties associated with handing over a watch.
Safety and emergency procedures; change-over of remote/automatic to local control of all systems.
Safety precautions to be observed during a watch and immediate actions to be taken in the event of fire or accident, with particular reference to oil systems.
Engine Resource Management: Knowledge of engine-room resource management principles, including:
Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources.
Effective communication.
Assertiveness and leadership.
Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness.
Consideration of team experience.
Use English in written and oral form - 160 req. hrs
Adequate knowledge of the English language to enable the officer to use engineering publications and to perform engineering duties.
Use internal communication systems - 160 req. hrs
Operation of all internal communication systems on board.
Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems - 320 req. hrs
Marine Diesel Engine.
Marine Gas Turbine.
Marine Boiler.
Shafting installations, including propeller.
Other auxiliaries, including various pumps, air compressor, purifier, fresh water generator, heat exchanger, refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation systems.
Steering Gear.
Automatic Control Systems.
Fluid flow and characteristics of lubricating oil, fuel oil and cooling systems.
Deck Machinery.
Safety and emergency procedures for operation of propulsion plant machinery, including control systems.
Preparation, operation, fault detection and necessary measures to prevent damage for the following machinery items and control systems.
Main engine and associated auxiliaries.
Steam boiler and associated auxiliaries and steam systems.
Auxiliary prime movers and associated systems.
Other auxiliaries, including refrigeration, air- conditioning and ventilation systems.
Operate fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems and associated control systems - 320 req. hrs
Operation of pumping systems.
Routine pumping operations.
Operation of bilge, ballast and cargo pumping systems.
Oily-water separators (or similar equipment) requirements and operation.
Operate electrical, electronic and control systems - 320 req. hrs
Electrical equipment: A) generator and distribution systems, B) preparing, starting, paralleling and changing over generators, C) electrical motors including starting methodologies, D) high-voltage installations, E) sequential control circuits and associated system devices.
Electronic equipment: A) characteristics of basic electronic circuit elements, B) flowchart for automatic and control systems, C) functions, characteristics and features of control systems for machinery items, including main propulsion plant operation control and steam boiler automatic controls.
Control systems: A) various automatic control methodologies and characteristics, B) Proportional–Integral– Derivative (PID) control characteristics and associated system devices for process control.
Maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment - 320 req. hrs
Safety requirements for working on shipboard electrical systems, including the safe isolation of electrical equipment required before personnel are permitted to work on such equipment.
Maintenance and repair of electrical system equipment, switchboards, electric motors, generator and DC electrical systems and equipment.
Maintenance and repair of electrical system equipment, switchboards, electric motors, generator and DC electrical systems and equipment.
Construction and operation of electrical testing and measuring equipment.
Function and performance tests of the following equipment and their configuration: Monitoring Systems / Automatic control devices / Protective Devices.
The interpretation of electrical and simple electronic diagrams.
Appropriate use of hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments for fabrication and repair on board - 160 req. hrs
Characteristics and limitations of materials used in construction and repair of ships and equipment.
Characteristics and limitations of materials used in construction and repair of ships and equipment.
Properties and parameters considered in the fabrication and repair of systems and components.
Methods for carrying out safe emergency/temporary repairs.
Safety measures to be taken to ensure a safe working environment and for using hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments.
Use of hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments.
Use of various types of sealants and packing’s.
Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment - 640 req. hrs
Safety measures to be taken for repair and maintenance, including the safe isolation of shipboard machinery and equipment required before personnel are permitted to work on such machinery or equipment.
Appropriate basic mechanical knowledge and skills.
Maintenance and repair, such as dismantling, adjustment and reassembling of machinery and equipment.
The use of appropriate specialized tools and measuring instruments.
Design characteristics and selection of materials in construction of equipment.
Interpretation of machinery drawings and handbooks.
The interpretation of piping, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams.
Ensure compliance with pollution- prevention requirements - 160 req. hrs
Knowledge of the precautions to be taken to prevent pollution of the marine environment.
Anti-pollution procedures and all associated equipment.
Importance of proactive measures to protect the marine environment.
Maintain seaworthiness of the ship - 240 req. hrs
Working knowledge and application of stability trim and stress tables, diagrams and stress-calculating equipment.
Understanding of the fundamentals of watertight integrity.
Understanding of fundamental actions to be taken in the event of partial loss of intact buoyancy.
General knowledge of the principal structural members of a ship and the proper names for the various parts.
Prevent, control and fight fires on board - 160 req. hrs
Knowledge of classes and chemistry of fire.
Knowledge of fire-fighting systems.
Action to be taken in the event of fire, including fires involving oil systems.
Operate life-saving appliances - 160 req. hrs
Ability to organize abandon ship drills and knowledge of the operation of survival craft and rescue boats, their launching appliances and arrangements, and their equipment, including radio life-saving appliances, satellite EPIRBs, SARTs, immersion suits and thermal protective aids.
Apply medical first aid on board ship - 160 req. hrs
Practical application of medical guides and advice by radio, including the ability to take effective action based on such knowledge in the case of accidents or illnesses that are likely to occur on board ship.
Monitor compliance with legislative requirements - 240 req. hrs
Basic working knowledge of the relevant IMO conventions concerning safety of life at sea, security and protection of the marine environment.
Application of leadership and team working skills - 240 req. hrs
Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training.
Knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation.
Ability to apply task and workload management, including: Planning and co- ordination / Personnel Assignment / Time and resource constraints / Prioritization.
Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management: Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources / Effective communication on board and ashore / Decisions reflect consideration of team experiences /Assertiveness and leadership, including motivation / Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness.
Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques: Situation and risk assessment / Identify and consider generated options / Selecting course of action / Evaluation of outcome effectiveness.

Technical Instruction

Orientation - 35 req. hrs
Identify academic surroundings; follow safety procedures; familiarize with Instructors and fellow participants; describe the course requirements and discuss individual expectations.
Basic Training - 35 req. hrs
This course will provide the understanding and knowledge in the use of firefighting equipment, SCBA, survival craft and other equipment normally carried aboard U.S. commercial vessels. Apprentices will also know how to react properly during maritime emergency situations and take appropriate measures to enhance his/her own survival, that of shipmates, and their vessel.
RFPEW/Watchkeeping - 35 req. hrs
This course will focus on the importance of proper engine room rounds and what to look at while making a round, the role of communication and forms of communication onboard the vessel, including handovers, the engine room log, radios, and sound-powered telephone.  Apprentices will also learn common tasks that are routine to engine room operation.
Auxiliary Systems 101 - 35 req. hrs
Provides the operational knowledge and understanding and provide the mariner with practical applications and exercises to apply understanding of system components while demonstrating watch-standing skills.
Auxiliary Systems 201 - 35 req. hrs
This course aims to build on the component-focused Auxiliary Systems 101 and provide over-arching knowledge and understanding of individual auxiliary systems, while providing the apprentice with practical applications/exercises in lab, simulator, and on school training vessel to apply understanding of system operation and demonstrate interpretive reasoning skills.
Motors 201 - 35 req. hrs
This course aims to provide/refresh knowledge and understanding of diesel engine principles and component systems, while providing the apprentice with practical applications/exercises in a laboratory setting to apply understanding of monitoring and demonstrate engine maintenance skills.
Shop 101 - 35 req. hrs
Designed to exceed the requirements for knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in the use of hand and basic machine tools commonly used in an engine room. It focuses on the importance of proper tool selection, tool use, and maintenance as well as personal safety and associated basic shop skills.
Steam/Turbines 201 - 24 req. hrs
This course aims to provide/refresh foundational knowledge and understanding of shipboard main and auxiliary steam systems, while providing the apprentice with practical applications/exercises to apply understanding of and demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills.
Electrical 101 - 35 req. hrs
This course aims to provide/refresh foundational knowledge and understanding of electricity and shipboard electrical systems, while providing the apprentice with practical applications/exercises to apply understanding of and demonstrate measuring and basic troubleshooting skills.
Motors 301 - 140 req. hrs
Advanced look at the construction and operation of large, medium, small diesel engines, their auxiliary systems, and malfunctions.
Auxiliary Systems 301 - 105 req. hrs
An advanced overall understanding of individual Auxiliary Engine systems.
Advanced Firefighting - 24 req. hrs
Plan, prevent, control, and fight fires onboard. Understand storage and handling of dangerous goods. Understand Investigation and fire reporting techniques.
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties - 7 req. hrs
Understanding and controlling security threats while at sea and on ships.
Advanced Steam 301 - 140 req. hrs
Effectively monitor, stand watch, troubleshoot, maintain and repair main, auxiliary steam systems, and propulsion gas turbines.
Electrical 301 - 105 req. hrs
Understand the function/operation of electrical components, motors, generators, and distribution systems on ships. Advanced look at troubleshooting and interpreting electrical diagrams.
Personal Survival Craft - 24 req. hrs
Carry out the ability to effectively launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat.
Shop 301 - 105 req. hrs
Understand, Identify, use of proper tools, and understand safe shop practices.
Engine Room Safety - 35 req. hrs
Understand and be proficient in following safe engine room practices.
Engineer Seminar - 70 req. hrs
Advanced knowledge of the types of fuel and fuel processing for ships. Understand fuel testing and the combustion of fuels.
Reefer/EPA - 35 req. hrs
To obtain an EPA 608 certification, to work on refrigeration units on board a ship. Apprentices learn how to detect and repair leaks in refrigeration systems. Understand what the main components in a refrigeration system are, what they do and how they work. How to recover and recycle refrigerant from various system types and the different techniques involved.
Engine Room Resource Management - 35 req. hrs
Advanced work in understanding engine room machinery, processes, and procedures to promote safety and efficiency.
Electrical 401 - 70 req. hrs
Advanced work, learning and understanding of electricity, electrical components, and shipboard electrical systems.
Tankship Dangerous Liquids - 35 req. hrs
Advanced knowledge of the safe operation and movement of dangerous liquids in a self or non-self-propelled vessel.
Medical Care Provider - 35 req. hrs
To provide immediate first-aid and to assist in providing medical care to ships personnel.
Ship Construction and Basic Stability - 35 req. hrs
Knowledge of basic stability and ship construction and trim theory.
Leadership and Managerial Skills - 35 req. hrs
Advanced Leadership and Management skills of ship personnel.
Safety and Emergency Procedures - 70 req. hrs
Advanced knowledge of safe working practices and critical thinking skills.
Control Systems - 70 req. hrs
Advanced knowledge of electronic control systems and how to safely work on electronic control systems.

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