As an Engineer Officer you will be responsible for operating and maintaining all the electrical and mechanical equipment onboard the vessel. This includes the power generation and distribution, propulsion systems on board, as well as the pump/ventilation systems and lifts. There will be plenty of opportunity to dismantle and repair faulty equipment, before reassembling it back into operation.
A potential engineer officer should have good problem-solving skills, be practical and resourceful and have a real interest in all things engineering.
As well as this, they must also have good mathematical and communication skills, be able to work under pressure and inspire confidence in others. You must be ready to learn and adapt to new skills and technologies.