Excellent Learning Experience
First Level Engineer, The last ship I worked on. (Former Employee) – Canadian Coast Guard Ship The Sir Wilfrid Laurier – 5 January 2014
The Canadian Coast Guard ships I have worked on all required hands on mechanical skills, for all the positions I have worked.
Working mainly in engine rooms of ships involves diesel engine rebuilds and a variety of systems maintenance and repair including septic, electrical, compressed air, automation and remotely controlled equipment. In addition, working on deck machinery included winches and gear boxes which were both hydraulic and electric systems, as well as variable speed drives and constant tension drives.
Trade barriers do not exist on ships, the field of Marine Engineering includes skills from all trades. Welding fabrication and Machining, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration as well as heating and ventilation systems with humidity control.
I received training for this trade from the Canadian Coast Guard College.
Freedom to hone your skills in various trades.
Away at sea for long periods of time