Duties of Engine Rating

Duties of Engine Ratings -The Engine room ratings assist the engineering officers in the maintenance and operation of engines and associated equipment.

 Duties of Engine Rating
Trainee wiper-

Trainee wiper works in the capacity of a trainee and works as directed by the second engineer


Wiper carries out daily maintenance of the engine room and as directed by the second engineer.

Oiler –

The Oiler works in the engine room with the engineers and helps in cleaning, painting, overhauling and maintenance of machinery.


The Motorman assists the duty officer in watch-keeping by taking readings of various machinery and systems and keep a contact watch on them.

 He also assists the engineering officer during maintenance and overhauling jobs.

Engine Fitter –

Engine fitter is responsible for welding, gas cutting, grinding, operating lathe machine, etc. He is supposed to  work in the Engine room as well as Deck, as and when the demand arises


The Catering crew consist of Steward / Cook


Steward mainly helps the chief cook for preparing and cooking food for the people on board. He is also responsible for cleaning the mess and the accommodation area. He also cleans officer cabins, washes linen, dishes, etc. He serve food to the officers and he has to be present in the officer’s mess room during meal hours.


Chief Cook looks after the catering of crew on board

 The chief cook also assists the master for planning and ordering provisions on a ship.

Duties of Engine Ratings

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