Pros: medical and dental benefits, and job security
Cons: the long deployments
A typical day at work here is never the same because each day brings different challenges.You are required to put in long hours, both at sea and in-port.
I have had to opportunity to work on diesel engines, gas turbine engines, air condition and refrigeration, steering systems, small boats, pumps, valves, distilling plants, high and low pressure air – more... compressors, and other equipment.
There are many different types of managers here. You have the opportunity to review each.
You have the opportunity to work with a variety of people from different parts of the country.
I think being away from home is the hardest part of this job.
The most rewarding part of the job is getting the opportunity to travel and see other parts of the world while you learn new skills. – less