Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies
Industries
O*Net Code
53-5031.00
Rapids Code
3005HY
Req. Hours
20480
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

16 skill sets | 74 total skills | 20480 total hours
Maintain a safe engineering watch - 1920 req. hrs
Duties associated with taking over and accepting a watch.
160 hrs
Routine duties undertaken during a watch.
160 hrs
Maintenance of the machinery space logs and the significance of the readings taken.
160 hrs
Duties associated with handing over a watch.
160 hrs
Safety and emergency procedures; change-over of remote/automatic to local control of all systems.
160 hrs
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.
160 hrs
Engine Resource Management: Knowledge of engine-room resource management principles, including:
160 hrs
Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources.
160 hrs
Effective communication.
160 hrs
Assertiveness and leadership.
160 hrs
Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness.
160 hrs
Consideration of team experience.
160 hrs
Use English in written and oral form - 2080 req. hrs
Adequate knowledge of the English language to enable the officer to use engineering publications and to perform engineering duties.
160 hrs
Use internal communication systems - 2240 req. hrs
Operation of all internal communication systems on board.
160 hrs
Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems - 7040 req. hrs
Marine Diesel Engine.
320 hrs
Marine Gas Turbine.
320 hrs
Marine Boiler.
320 hrs
Shafting installations, including propeller.
320 hrs
Other auxiliaries, including various pumps, air compressor, purifier, fresh water generator, heat exchanger, refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation systems.
320 hrs
Steering Gear.
320 hrs
Automatic Control Systems.
320 hrs
Fluid flow and characteristics of lubricating oil, fuel oil and cooling systems.
320 hrs
Deck Machinery.
320 hrs
Safety and emergency procedures for operation of propulsion plant machinery, including control systems.
320 hrs
Preparation, operation, fault detection and necessary measures to prevent damage for the following machinery items and control systems.
320 hrs
Main engine and associated auxiliaries.
320 hrs
Steam boiler and associated auxiliaries and steam systems.
320 hrs
Auxiliary prime movers and associated systems.
320 hrs
Other auxiliaries, including refrigeration, air- conditioning and ventilation systems.
320 hrs
Operate fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems and associated control systems - 8320 req. hrs
Operation of pumping systems.
320 hrs
Routine pumping operations.
320 hrs
Operation of bilge, ballast and cargo pumping systems.
320 hrs
Oily-water separators (or similar equipment) requirements and operation.
320 hrs
Operate electrical, electronic and control systems - 9280 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.
320 hrs
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.
320 hrs
Control systems: A) various automatic control methodologies and characteristics, B) Proportional–Integral– Derivative (PID) control characteristics and associated system devices for process control.
320 hrs
Maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment - 11200 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.
320 hrs
Maintenance and repair of electrical system equipment, switchboards, electric motors, generator and DC electrical systems and equipment.
320 hrs
Maintenance and repair of electrical system equipment, switchboards, electric motors, generator and DC electrical systems and equipment.
320 hrs
Construction and operation of electrical testing and measuring equipment.
320 hrs
Function and performance tests of the following equipment and their configuration: Monitoring Systems / Automatic control devices / Protective Devices.
320 hrs
The interpretation of electrical and simple electronic diagrams.
320 hrs
Appropriate use of hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments for fabrication and repair on board - 12320 req. hrs
Characteristics and limitations of materials used in construction and repair of ships and equipment.
160 hrs
Characteristics and limitations of materials used in construction and repair of ships and equipment.
160 hrs
Properties and parameters considered in the fabrication and repair of systems and components.
160 hrs
Methods for carrying out safe emergency/temporary repairs.
160 hrs
Safety measures to be taken to ensure a safe working environment and for using hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments.
160 hrs
Use of hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments.
160 hrs
Use of various types of sealants and packing’s.
160 hrs
Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment - 16800 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.
640 hrs
Appropriate basic mechanical knowledge and skills.
640 hrs
Maintenance and repair, such as dismantling, adjustment and reassembling of machinery and equipment.
640 hrs
The use of appropriate specialized tools and measuring instruments.
640 hrs
Design characteristics and selection of materials in construction of equipment.
640 hrs
Interpretation of machinery drawings and handbooks.
640 hrs
The interpretation of piping, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams.
640 hrs
Ensure compliance with pollution- prevention requirements - 17280 req. hrs
Knowledge of the precautions to be taken to prevent pollution of the marine environment.
160 hrs
Anti-pollution procedures and all associated equipment.
160 hrs
Importance of proactive measures to protect the marine environment.
160 hrs
Maintain seaworthiness of the ship - 18240 req. hrs
Working knowledge and application of stability trim and stress tables, diagrams and stress-calculating equipment.
240 hrs
Understanding of the fundamentals of watertight integrity.
240 hrs
Understanding of fundamental actions to be taken in the event of partial loss of intact buoyancy.
240 hrs
General knowledge of the principal structural members of a ship and the proper names for the various parts.
240 hrs
Prevent, control and fight fires on board - 18720 req. hrs
Knowledge of classes and chemistry of fire.
160 hrs
Knowledge of fire-fighting systems.
160 hrs
Action to be taken in the event of fire, including fires involving oil systems.
160 hrs
Operate life-saving appliances - 18880 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.
160 hrs
Apply medical first aid on board ship - 19040 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.
160 hrs
Monitor compliance with legislative requirements - 19280 req. hrs
Basic working knowledge of the relevant IMO conventions concerning safety of life at sea, security and protection of the marine environment.
240 hrs
Application of leadership and team working skills - 20480 req. hrs
Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training.
240 hrs
Knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation.
240 hrs
Ability to apply task and workload management, including: Planning and co- ordination / Personnel Assignment / Time and resource constraints / Prioritization.
240 hrs
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.
240 hrs
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.
240 hrs

Technical Instruction

Orientation
Identify academic surroundings; follow safety procedures; familiarize with Instructors and fellow participants; describe the course requirements and discuss individual expectations.
# | 35 hrs
Basic Training
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.
# | 35 hrs
RFPEW/Watchkeeping
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.
# | 35 hrs
Auxiliary Systems 101
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.
# | 35 hrs
Auxiliary Systems 201
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.
# | 35 hrs
Motors 201
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.
# | 35 hrs
Shop 101
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.
# | 35 hrs
Steam/Turbines 201
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.
# | 24 hrs
Electrical 101
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.
# | 35 hrs
Motors 301
Advanced look at the construction and operation of large, medium, small diesel engines, their auxiliary systems, and malfunctions.
# | 140 hrs
Auxiliary Systems 301
An advanced overall understanding of individual Auxiliary Engine systems.
# | 105 hrs
Advanced Firefighting
Plan, prevent, control, and fight fires onboard. Understand storage and handling of dangerous goods. Understand Investigation and fire reporting techniques.
# | 24 hrs
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties
Understanding and controlling security threats while at sea and on ships.
# | 7 hrs
Advanced Steam 301
Effectively monitor, stand watch, troubleshoot, maintain and repair main, auxiliary steam systems, and propulsion gas turbines.
# | 140 hrs
Electrical 301
Understand the function/operation of electrical components, motors, generators, and distribution systems on ships. Advanced look at troubleshooting and interpreting electrical diagrams.
# | 105 hrs
Personal Survival Craft
Carry out the ability to effectively launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat.
# | 24 hrs
Shop 301
Understand, Identify, use of proper tools, and understand safe shop practices.
# | 105 hrs
Engine Room Safety
Understand and be proficient in following safe engine room practices.
# | 35 hrs
Engineer Seminar
Advanced knowledge of the types of fuel and fuel processing for ships. Understand fuel testing and the combustion of fuels.
# | 70 hrs
Reefer/EPA
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.
# | 35 hrs
Engine Room Resource Management
Advanced work in understanding engine room machinery, processes, and procedures to promote safety and efficiency.
# | 35 hrs
Electrical 401
Advanced work, learning and understanding of electricity, electrical components, and shipboard electrical systems.
# | 70 hrs
Tankship Dangerous Liquids
Advanced knowledge of the safe operation and movement of dangerous liquids in a self or non-self-propelled vessel.
# | 35 hrs
Medical Care Provider
To provide immediate first-aid and to assist in providing medical care to ships personnel.
# | 35 hrs
Ship Construction and Basic Stability
Knowledge of basic stability and ship construction and trim theory.
# | 35 hrs
Leadership and Managerial Skills
Advanced Leadership and Management skills of ship personnel.
# | 35 hrs
Safety and Emergency Procedures
Advanced knowledge of safe working practices and critical thinking skills.
# | 70 hrs
Control Systems
Advanced knowledge of electronic control systems and how to safely work on electronic control systems.
# | 70 hrs