The Chief Engineer of a yacht (<500gt <3000kw) is in charge of the operations in the engine room. He/she is responsible for yacht engineering.
Several engineers will work under his/her direction and he/she will be responsible for the condition of the yacht engines. On small or medium sized yachts, he/she may be the only engineer on board.
The engineer will be in charge of organizing overhauls of the yacht engine. The chief engineer should have an excellent knowledge of the network of companies providing services in the yachting industry.
Job responsibilities of the Chief Engineer Y3 on a yacht
Verification and safety of operations
Management of yacht inspections and repairs
Manage and recruit engineers
Regular inventory of tools
Skills required for the Chief Engineer Y3 on a yacht
Technical experience in engineering for a yacht or a merchant vessel
Knowledge of all onboard engineering systems of the yacht
Ability to prepare plans of engine overhauls and maintenance