The role of a yacht Engineer is the maintain the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht. Your role will be varied from small menial tasks to large and very complication jobs. You will work both in the engine room and front of house in front of the guests which you must be comfortable with.
You will be responsible for all day to day issues from fixing TV’s, speakers, kitchen equipment, water sports equipment, IT issues through to major engine repairs. You must be able to source required parts which can be a challenge depending on where you port. You are also responsible for the inventory and to ensure you have adequate spares on board.
Smaller yachts have sole engineers, the larger yachts will have a team enabling the younger and less experienced candidates to start on a 2nd or 3rd Engineer position as a way to start their career.