Job description Greaser, Engine Room near Gaspé (QC)

Find out what work is like for a greaser, engine room in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Water transport deck and engine room crew (NOC 7532).

Water transport deck and engine room crew


Water transport deck and engine room crew stand watch, operate and maintain deck equipment, perform other deck and bridge duties and assist ship engineer officers to operate, maintain and repair engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships or self-propelled vessels. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Stand watch and steer ship or self-propelled vessel under the direction of the officer on watch
  • Operate, maintain and repair deck equipment such as winches, cranes, derricks and hawsers
  • Assist ship engineer officers in performing routine maintenance work and repair to ship's engine, machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • Monitor engine, machinery and equipment indicators, record variables and report abnormalities to ship engineer officer on watch
  • Lubricate moving parts of engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • Operate and maintain off-loading liquid pumps and valves
  • Clean engine parts and keep engine room clean
  • Clean, chip and paint deck surfaces
  • Handle mooring lines, and splice and repair ropes, wire cables and cordage.

Job titles

  • boatswain - water transport
  • engine room crew member - ship
  • helmsman/woman - water transport
  • marine engineering mechanic
  • able seaman/woman (except armed forces)
  • deckhand
  • ship tunnel operator
  • ship stoker
  • marine engine oiler
  • able seaman/woman - except armed forces

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