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Yacht Position : 2nd Unlimited

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A Yacht 2nd Unlimited Salary with 5 to 10 years of experience is between $7,000 and $8,000 per month | 10+ years is between $8,000 and $9,000 per month

About the 2nd Unlimited

The second engineer onboard a yacht is keen to support and learn from the chief engineer on a mid-large size superyacht. This role requires knowledge of safety procedures, strong troubleshooting skills and knowledge of the wide variety of onboard systems. The cleanliness and maintenance of the engine room will also be a key part of this position. The appropriate license for the specific vessel is required and will most likely range from a MCA Y2 – Y4 level license with at least three years of experience and deck experience. Willingness to help the deck department when needed is necessary.

Job Responsibilities

  • Safety in the engine room
  • Cleanliness and maintenance in the engine room
  • Increasing knowledge of all systems on board
  • Continued education and licensing

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of general systems onboard: diesel, refrigeration, air conditioning, plumbing, electronics and outboards
  • Team player, able to assist with some deck duties; line handling, water sports
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent planning for preventative maintenance
  • Ability to prioritize and organize
  • Multitasking

Salary Modifiers

  • Commercial experience
  • Specialized certification (i.e. MTU)
  • Outboard engine certification/experience
  • Dependability

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Position Statistics

Our data is calculated from

5,518

relevant work experience records out of

13,977

experiences in the Engineering department
AVERAGE LONGEVITY IN THIS POSITION

378 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (2nd Unlimited)

56

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