3rd Engineer - OOP Operations

Greenock | Other

3rd Engineer - OOP Operations
Greenock, PA15 2AR
Permanent, Full Time, 48 hours (6 weeks on, 6 weeks off)

Competitive salary plus benefits


Serco Maritime have an exciting opportunity for a 3rd Engineer to join the Out of Port Operations team in Greenock. 


As the 3rd Engineer, your key purpose will be to maintain a Watch in line with company/ vessel procedures and in doing so maintain an environment which is without risk to the health and safety of engine room staff, other crew members and the environment.


Reporting to the Vessel Master (whilst on board) and the Senior Operations Controller, you will maintain regular contact with the Crew, Operations Controller and other key stakeholders. 
Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To make/ receive an appropriate handover at the start/ end of each Watch.
  • Carry out planned maintenance schedule tasks as assigned by 2nd Engineer (not limited to but including following systems - propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings and structures both within and out with the machinery room spaces.
  • Prepare the main/auxiliary machinery required for voyages, testing all essential equipment, alarms, shutdowns as directed.
  • Shutdown the main/auxiliary systems at the end of a voyage as directed.
  • Assist during bunkering operations.
  • Ensure machinery and machinery area is kept as clean as possible, with engine room stairs, ladders and walkways kept clear at all times.
  • To liaise with the other members of the ship's staff/embarked clients in order to give feedback and early warning to the Chief/Second Engineer concerning any practice, item of plant or machinery which might be a potential hazard.
  • To be fully conversant with the use of all safety equipment, emergency procedures and contingency plans.
  • Be familiar with all safety routines and ensure necessary safeguards are in place before any maintenance/repair work commences.
  • Fully conversant with company Safety Management System- specifically: Permit to Work/Tag Out Systems
  • To understudy the Second Engineer so that, in the event of illness or accident, they may take over the day-to-day responsibility of the Engine Room temporarily.
  • To carry out any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Chief Engineer/Second Engineer.

What you'll need to do the role:


  • MCA Certificate of Competency as Engineer Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) as a minimum
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • ENG1
  • Passport
  • Methodical in approach
  • Good standard of education


Other specifications/Features of the role: 


  • Must be able to obtain Security Clearance
  • SDP Maintenance Course (SDNR only)
  • TMCC Maintenance Course (SDVIC only)
  • Serco Essentials
  • Manual Handling

What we offer:


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, free flu vaccines and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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