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SOC: 17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Prepare system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics. Inspect marine equipment and machinery to draw up work requests and job specifications. Conduct environmental, operational, or performance tests on marine machinery and equipment. Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment. Investigate and observe tests on machinery and equipment for compliance with standards. Coordinate activities with regulatory bodies to ensure that repairs and alterations are done safely and at minimal cost. Prepare technical reports for use by engineers, managers, or sales personnel Prepare cost estimates, schedules for design and construction, and contract specifications. Maintain contact with contractors to be sure the work is being done correctly, on schedule, and within budget.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Comprehensive wage data available: Alabama Occupational Wage Survey
Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
N/AN/A51.73
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