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Marine Engineer Resume

Water transport, trade via waterways, etc., is very common, and thus we see many ships and cruises floating over huge oceans and seas. The ships or cruises have large engines, just like an automobile or aircraft, and the same has to be maintained well, for hassle free trips or tours. A Marine Engineer, is thus a person who maintains, repairs and services the mechanical systems of a ship or cruise. With the right qualification and experience, a well-written marine engineer resume would help serve the purpose of getting a job with a shipping industry or cruise services. The sample resume given below serves as a ready reference, and helps us understand more about the role and responsibilities of a Marine Engineer.

Marine Engineer Resume Sample

Jim .P. John
1039 DownTown Street
Richmond, VA 25002
Ph: 444444444

Career Objective:

A zeal to continuously learn and update myself, and excel at whatever I do. Prove my ability and potential and thus, work with some of the best shipping industries that promote one's skills and abilities, and provide immense scope for growth.

Career Summary:

With a total work experience of 4.5 years, am currently working as a Senior Marine Engineer with Gold Shipping Industry. Prior to this, I have worked as Jr. Marine Engineer with Star Fisheries and was responsible for the maintenance of ships used for commercial fishing.

Professional Experience:

Currently employed with Gold Shipping Industry
Designation: Sr. Marine Engineer
(February 2009- till date)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Chief Officer
  • Responsible for maintenance and repair of the ships
  • Responsible for checking the functioning of the ship before it leaves the port
  • Responsible for checking the fuel and lubrication of all the moving parts
  • Daily maintenance check and sending a report to the Captain of the ship
  • Communicating with the Captain about any mechanical issue and repair works needed before leaving the port
  • Accompany the Captain on the ship so as to be available for tackling any in-journey breakdown of the vessel
  • Keep a check of lubricants, spare parts, and tool box on the vessel
  • Make a list of inventories needed for assuring uninterrupted movement of the vessels and make sure that the inventories are purchased by the purchase department
  • Assist the Purchase Head in buying the right kind of equipment and material for the vessel

Previous Work Experience:

Star Fisheries Ltd.
Designation: Jr. Engineer
(January 2007 - till date)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow the instructions of the Sr. Engineer
  • Check the mechanical issues of the vessel and repair the same
  • Regular lubrication of all moving parts of the vessel
  • Completing all the lubrication and maintenance work before the vessel leaves the port for shipping
  • Get a 'Go Ahead' approval from the Sr. Engineer and pass the same to the Captain
  • Making daily maintenance reports and updating the same in the records
  • Placing the equipment back in the tool box, and informing the seniors about the lubricants or spares used
  • Cleaning the grease or lubrication spilled on the vessel floor to avoid any mishaps

Extra Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Manager in making reports and locating problems of the vessel that need to be fixed
  • Loading the required lubrication inventory and spares on the ship before the ship leaves the port
  • Performing any other functions as instructed by the seniors


  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering - 2006

Additional Courses:

  • Certificate course in Sea Survival and Fire Fighting - 2005 (for on dock hassle free services)

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • State-level Table-Tennis Player
  • Participated in the Art & Cultural Fest of the college


Mobility and flexibility is not an issue for a well-deserved job opportunity


Available on request


Jim .P. John

The sample Marine Engineer resume given above clearly states the role of a Marine Engineer and explains the responsibilities associated with the same. A degree in Mechanical Engineering is the basic qualification for this post, and the candidate applying for the same should be comfortable with traveling, as this job might require him/her to be on-board while the ship is in transit. The sample resume given above also serves as a ready reference for anyone willing to apply for the said position. Draft a resume referring to the same and get started.

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