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Your profession: Ship mechanic (m/f)

Professional activities

Ship mechanics operate, repair and maintain the machines and technical equipment on board a ship. They also carry out maintenance work on deck.

Fields of work

Ship mechanics work

  • on board ships in all areas of coastal and maritime shipping
  • on board of tugboats on national and international level
  • on board vessels in fishing
  • on board ships of the navy
  • on board ships of the coastguard service (Federal Police)
  • on board ships of water management and shipping authorities


Ship mechanics also work on land

  • for port companies
  • for ship construction companies
The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).