Just like an engine is comprised of many important moving parts, so is the team that operates the engine department. One of these key figures is called the Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED). There are a variety of QMED positions, including Oiler, Electrician, Fireman, Pumpman, and Engineer. This blog specifically focuses on QMED Oiler jobs, but we encourage all job seekers to check out our Job Listings for any QMED positions available at CLS.

These important engine room workers are experts at keeping machine parts well-oiled, as well as overall ship engine operation. Keep reading to learn more about QMED Oiler jobs and how to start a QMED Oiler career!

What is a QMED Oiler?

QMED Oilers are integral members of a ship’s engine department. They work within the engine room and ensure each part stays well-oiled throughout the course of the voyage. Responsibilities include engine maintenance through reading temperatures and pressure levels. Additional duties may include the following:

  • Evaporator Maintenance
  • Pump Tending
  • System Cleaning
  • Electric Boiler Maintenance
  • Vessel Fuel Soundings
  • Safety Drills and Training

How to Become a QMED Oiler

Getting started on your QMED Oiler career path starts with a few certifications and a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Aspiring QMED Oilers can earn their designated certifications through organizations such as the US Coast Guard. Most positions require valid transportation as well as the ability to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, and carry 25+ items.

QMED Oiler Certifications

If you are thinking about starting a career as a QMED Oiler, certifications are often required but not limited to the following:

  • Merchant Mariner Credential with STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Current USCG Medical Certificate
  • Water Survival must be T-HUET/HUET, BOSIET, or FOET
  • Rigging Certification
  • TWIC
  • SafeGulf, PEC, or Rig Pass

Life as a QMED Oiler

A QMED Oiler job can be exciting, rigorous work. It involves working with your hands and being a part of a team committed to maintaining a vessel. If you are interested in a fun, challenging position that involves travel, teamwork, and working with your hands, a QMED position may be right for you!

Search QMED Oiler Job Listings at CLS!

With multiple locations and over 5,000 staff members consistently assigned to jobs across all industries, CLS is the preferred staffing solution throughout the Gulf Coast Region and the world. The phrase “We Can Do It” represents both a team mantra and a promise to our customers. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, Complete Logistical Services will make it happen. That’s why we say we’re “On the Hook” 24/7 for clients, employees, and contractors. Ready to get started with CLS? Call 504-266-2994 or visit our available Job Openings!