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Engineer officers, water transport, operate and maintain main engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments including the armed forces.
chief engineer – water transport, engineer officer – water transport, fourth engineer, marine engineer officer, marine engineer officer – military, second engineer, third engineer, tugboat engineer.
- Operate main engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment aboard ships, such as boilers, steering and deck machinery, motors, pumps, generators and condensers
- Stand engine room watch, monitoring and noting performance of engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
- Inspect and conduct maintenance and emergency repair to engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
- Supervise and co-ordinate activities of engine room crew
- Maintain records and prepare reports on engine performance and failures.
Outlook & Prospects for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-09|
Currently the chances of qualified Engineer Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Employment is usually with companies based outside of the local area. Canship Ugland Ltd, NF, Canada Steamship Lines, QC and Reliance Offshore, Halifax/NF advertised locally for qualified applicants in the past two years. According to the Canadian Coast Guard approximately 25% of its existing workforce will be eligible to retire over the next 5 years (2008-2012). Five occupational groups essential to operations are at particular risk - Ships' Crews (SC), Ships' Officers (SO), Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officers (RO), Engineers (EN) 3 and Electronics (EL). In addition, these anticipated departures come at a time when parts of the organization are expanding - for example, ships' officers and crew will be required for the five new vessels being added to our fleet over the next few years. For more info see http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Engineer Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Engineer Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Perry Lake Developments has begun work on Stewiacke River Crossing in Stewiacke. After completion of the residential first phase in July, further residential and commercial development will be added.
- The Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn, scheduled to close in June, will reopen in July under new ownership
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Pure Energy Solutions Canada Inc. has closed its rechargeable battery plant in Amherst. About 20 workers will lose their jobs.
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Pictou Lodge is expected to reopen in late May 2013 under new ownership. The seasonal hotel, which had employed about 60 workers, had gone into receivership over the winter.
- Three Guysborough county community groups will receive infrastructure funding from the federal government
- The Lobster Bar, a restaurant, will open in Pictou in June 2013
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