JOBS AT MSC: Third Assistant Engineer

To ring in the new year, our recruiting team created a wall calendar that highlights specific positions by recognizing CIVMARs serving in those roles throughout the fleet (calendars available at CIVMAR support centers and job fairs near you). Each month, we will also share the monthly CIVMAR spotlight from the calendar on our blog – these posts are designed to help YOU learn more about opportunities with MSC!

Robert Piquion, a former Navy Sailor, is our featured CIVMAR in February 2013. Piquion is a Third Assistant Engineer –  a position for which we are actively hiring.


Our third assistant engineers use their skills to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all machinery, equipment and spaces as either a watchstander or dayworker. They supervise routine maintenance performed on the ship and oversee repairs made by shore-side facilities. They are also be responsible for keeping detailed data on ship machinery operations in logs and reports.

Please note: applicants for the third assistant engineer position do not need be graduates for one of the seven maritime academies, Piquion applied his on the job training and experiences to obtaining his USCG License.

Watch Piquion in action aboard USNS Yukon.

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