Chief Engineer 's Job Description

1. Maintain in good working order the yacht's electrical and mechanical systems

2. Required licenses

3.Responsible for: engines, generators, refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, water supply, desalination, cooling, jacuzzi, bathroom fixtures, toilet systems, basic plumbing, inverters, lighting systems

4.Electronics knowledge: sophisticated communications, computers, entertainment systems, special made "gadgets"

5. On smaller yacht, is expected to have a navigation knowledge, watch during passages

6. Advance Diesel knowledge

7. Managing the loads, inform crew members about the yacht's demands and limitations

8. Ability to isolate a problem and if a permanent solution is not available, to invent a temporary solution

9. Fire fighting and prevention

10. Spare parts inventory control

11. Yachting etiquette