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Yacht Position : Chief Y2 (<3000gt <3000kw)

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A Yacht Chief Y2 (<3000gt <3000kw) Salary with 5 to 10 years of experience is between $8,000 and $9,000 per month | 10+ years is between $9,000 and $10,000 per month

About the Chief Y2 (<3000gt <3000kw)

The chief engineer on board a luxury superyacht manages all aspects of engine room operations including safety, maintenance, repairs, inventory along with management of the engineering team on larger vessels. The successful candidate will possess excellent trouble shooting and expert technical engineering skills as well as thorough knowledge of the wide variety of engineering systems onboard. This individual also can effectively project plan for large repairs/refits in coordination with routine maintenance. Productive contractor negotiations and detailed financial/time management of all engineering projects are crucial. On large yachts this role requires ten plus years of vast engineering experience aboard yachts and a minimum of a MCA Y1 – Y2 level license based on vessel requirements. There will be several engineers reporting to the chief engineer so leadership, management and training are also integral to this position. On smaller to mid-sized yachts this may be a solo position which requires strong multi-tasking skills, good time management and organization. This person will typically have at least five years of experience in engineering roles and a MCA Y2 – Y4 level license.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ultimate safety for engine room operations
  • Maintain the yacht's entire engineering operations
  • Ability to manage and supervise engine repairs and rehauls
  • Manage and train other engineers and deck crew
  • Engineering inventory
  • Planned maintenance schedule for all major systems

Required Skills

  • Expert technical / trouble shooting experience
  • Advanced knowledge of all systems on board, i.e. engines, generators, fuel polishing, water makers, electrical, refrigeration, air conditioning, computers, hydraulics, sanitation
  • Excellent planning for preventative maintenance
  • Ability to prioritize and organize
  • Multitasking
  • Ability to delegate and train
  • Accounting
  • Knowledge of contractors

Salary Modifiers

  • Project management certificate / advanced management degree
  • New build experience
  • Commercial experience
  • Specialized certification (i.e. MTU)

  • Lack of full-time experience as chief engineer
Engineer office and control room
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Rudder shaft clearance inspection on a luxury yacht
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Position Statistics

Our data is calculated from

8,459

relevant work experience records out of

13,977

experiences in the Engineering department
AVERAGE LONGEVITY IN THIS POSITION

486 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Chief Y2 (<3000gt <3000kw))

76

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