RIVER - Second Engineer



The 2nd Engineer supports the Engineer; completes all tasks as assigned by the Engineer and Captain in their areas of responsibility





  • Joint responsibility for the safety on board the ship in all aspects
  • Compliance with the guidelines, instructions (nautical manual) and regulations
  • Checking the safety equipment during every safety drill


Administration, communication

  • Exchange information with the parties involved (Captain, HOM, operations, engineering)


Special tasks

  • Inspection of the ships’ technical installations at regular intervals
  • Checks and maintenance of the outboard engine of the rescue boat
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the anchor winches
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the mooring winches
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the gangway crane
  • Inspection, maintenance and lubrication of the steering gear
  • Joint responsibility for the cleanliness of the engine and technical rooms
  • In special circumstances, support the sailors with mooring the ship
  • Participation in company meetings
  • Participation in internal and external training courses and seminars
  • Report breaking news regarding repairs to the technical department
  • Compliance with all national and international regulations





  • Education:
    • Sailor training in inland waterway transport
    • At least 1-year experience as Sailor on the inland waterways
    • Documented experience in engineering
  • Languages: German / English / possibly French
  • Interested in further education (e.g. certificate extension, language skills)
  • Independent and flexible
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Strong team worker and able to motivate the crew
  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant





Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations –

Onboard ABC Nautic – Uniform Regulation – Manual


Superiors: Engineer


Co-operation with:

  • Engineer
  • Captain
  • 1st Officer


Substitute: Sailor

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”

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