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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.
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- 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 Southern 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
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Currently the chances of qualified Engineer Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Employment potential is fair locally because most water transport in this area is limited to government operated ferries and privately owned small charter\touring craft. However, occasional opportunities do exist, mostly due to turnover or retirement.
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 Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The mink farming industry in Nova Scotia is turning record profits. Most of the province's 120 mink farms and 1,000 workers are in Digby County.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Composite Atlantic Ltd. of Lunenburg has landed a contract to produce a composite wheel bin for airline fuselages. Some job growth at the company is expected.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Weymouth-based Lewis Mouldings and Wood Specialities, maker of various wood products, has received a loan from the provincial government to expand products and markets. The company employs 75 people and plans to add more with additional growth.
- Kings Produce Processing Ltd. has won a contract to make boxed lunches for soldiers at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, N.B. The company employs 75 people in Middleton and has tripled its workforce in the past four years.
- Always Home Homecare, a care for seniors business based in Dartmouth, will open a satellite office in Liverpool in May 2013 and employ several homecare workers. Other satellite offices may follow in other parts of the province.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Allendale Electronics of Lockeport has laid off 12 of its 36 employees after losing a contract. The company is attempting to gain new contracts, which would allow it to rehire.
- Cooke Aquaculture has hired 16 people for its farms at Jordan Bay and hopes soon to have 27 new employees in the area. Once the processing facility is completed in Shelburne by the end of 2015, 320 jobs are expected.
- Shelburne will benefit from federal money to help it expand and develop its industrial park
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