Great bunch of people to work with and get to know outside of work!
First assistant engineer (Current Employee) – Where ever the ship may be – August 18, 2015
Wake up at 7:00am do your rounds of the engine spaces looking for any inconsistencies, grab some chow and hold a morning muster for the engine department. Review projects to be taken on for the day and any upcoming events such as underway replenishment, contract work or supporting marine and naval operations. Delegate duties to personnel, Update Machinery History, enter overtime for personnel, write work cards and voyage repair requests etc.
Great place to move up in your career, there is always a demand for engineers with this company.
Crew moral is usually high on most ships, it is nice to get out and have a beer with some of your co-workers when your in the various ports that MSC has ships.
With this company you will see many ports anywhere and everywhere, commercial and naval bases. You will have a plenty of time in port to explore and enjoy your self.
Downfall is that you have to work at least 4 months at a time with about a month and some paid vacation.
Time away from home is one of the hardest parts about working with MSC, it's not exactly equal time on and off.
ExampleHealthcare, Thrift Savings Plan with 5% company matching, direct deposit or up to half your pay check in Cash Draw