Ship Chief Engineers are paid from US$ 12000 to US$ 15000 per month as tax free salary. There exists global shortfall of officer level personnel that continues to grow. Indians stand at advantage to benefit from this demand.
Sailing remains among most well paid engineering professions. Trained cadets need to progress upon ranks from Class IV Engineer there upon to complete sailing consistently thereafter to progress as Chief Engineers by clearing relevant globally recognised Government Exams.
A chief engineer, commonly referred to as “ChEng” or “Chief“, is the seniormost engine officer of an engine department on a ship, typically a merchant ship, and holds overall leadership and the responsibility of that department. As a person who holds one of the most senior roles on the ship, they must have excellent communication and leadership skills. They will be expected to regularly work alongside other crew members and external consultants, and most importantly, provide guidance to his or her team.
To be a chief engineer, an engineer must attain a chief engineer’s license appropriate to the tonnage, power rating, and type of ship that they are employed on. A chief engineer is ultimately responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship, and supervises all other engineering officer and engine ratings within the department.
Training / Education pathway for becoming a Chief Engineer is for prospective eligible students can join either B.E., Marine Engineering Course after their 12th Standard Exams or enroll in GME Course after their Graduation in any of the Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture Streams. For more details of eligibiliy, click here.
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