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where to find job on ship?

Postby CSP » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:09 am

who can i look for to find a pecision machining job on ship.
heard that there is job as a pecision machinist for 6-7 thousand dollars a month.
following the ship to where it go.....

i been in machining for more than 8 years,
having NTC3 in pecision machining,
Nitec NTC2 in press tooling.

thanks in advance.

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Postby hiccup » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 12:33 pm

There is no such job as pecision machinist onboard ship.

Singapore shipping companies do not require Singaporeans to do dirty jobs onboard.

You need to have a minimum training before being employed to work/sail onboard merchant navy vessel.
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Postby tiki » Fri, 04 Nov 2005 1:27 pm

By the time you 'heard' about it or in the time you took to post your query,the job/s would have been taken up.

Since you're from a precision machining background maybe you could reclassify yourself as a ToolMan ( only if you understand the use and the many different tools onboard a ship).

Send your query letters out to the lot of shipping owners instead of putting it here cos that would be more efficient and productive. Think out of the hull, I mean box...doesn't matter if they are looking for one or if they do have such a position,send them out.

Brush up on your vessel knowledge for example find out why double hull is better and safer than single ones.Find out the regulations governing work onboard vessels.

You can have a PhD and tons of pretty looking and expensive certificates but if you ain't got ones that matters ( eg safety etc ), you ain't got squatdiddlydoo.

Good luck aye matey and bon voyage!
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Postby Pinky » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:01 pm

hiccup wrote:There is no such job as pecision machinist onboard ship.

Singapore shipping companies do not require Singaporeans to do dirty jobs onboard.

You need to have a minimum training before being employed to work/sail onboard merchant navy vessel.


That's quite right.. The closest job you'll get is as a Fitter / Repairman.. This guys does all the welding, pipe fitting, and works most of the machine shop / work shop equipment...

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Postby hiccup » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 11:58 pm

At least Pinky supported my point.

The only related job for machining onboard ship is welder. And welding job is taken up my those ah-neh from India or Sri Lanka, Pakistani Myanmese, and etc.

All Marine Engineers onboard must know machining. Only Engineers will handle. Most importantly, machinist is not required onboard.

Ask the Singapore Idol (Taufik Batisah) and Channel U Superstar (Kelly Pan Jiali). Coincidentally, they both graduated from Singapore Maritime Academy and they know maritime jobs very well. Consult them and they will tell you head to tail. :)
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Postby Pinky » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 4:38 pm

To the OP,

Just thought of something, try companies that operate Oil Rigs, FPSOs etc. They may hire machinist. Try companies like Modec, Petrobras, Smedvig, BP, BHP, GlobalSanteFe, etc.

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Postby tiki » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 7:42 pm

If you wanna work on rigs, you have to possess a couple of important certs eg safety awareness and the like. You have to spend some money attending these courses but you must have them to qualify you for work on rigs.

You'll start out as a roustabout..in the industry, a new fresh face like yours are called 'greenhands'. Basically what you do is cleaning the area where drilling is being done and other duties, housekeeping. There'll be times especially offshore when you learn to mop in horizontal rain.

The industry is challenging but the rewards are pretty justified.

As for technical staff in the mentioned companies by Pinky, yea you could give them a shout out but do not expect to work on a rig or floating barge ( FPSO ) if you do not have the certs. There have been incidents where greenhands like yourself have suffered not becos of the lack of knowledge but becos of absent mindedness. For example on a rig, a small puddle of water might be mistaken for a lot of things but that puddle is actually a pothole and it is a one way trip down.

You have to learn the survival techniques in an overturned helicopter ( this is usually the medium of transport from and to rigs ) etc etc.

Try emailing KeppelFS, they are one of the biggest builders of rigs and FPSOs in the world. They might have something for you working in the docks, on land.
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