Did you know that you can work for the Military Sealift Command with some merchant marine experience as a machinist-pumpman and earn above $60,000 a year.
The course provides the necessary knowledge and technical information to enable successful completion of the QMED05 Pumpman/Machinist examinations consisting of subjects as detailed in 46 CFR Table 1 to §12.505(c) – Examination Subjects for QMED Ratings; and the necessary knowledge and technical information to enable successful completion of the Tank Ship Familiarization and should also enable candidates to serve on oil tankers in a capacity other than master, chief engineer officer, chief mate, or second engineer officer, and to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo and cargo equipment, provided that they are not immediately responsible for the loading, discharging care in transit or handling of cargo. Any applicant who has successfully completed the QMED-Pumpman/Machinist course will satisfy:
Shipboard equipment and systems: Ballast, Bilge, Compressed air, Heating/ventilation, Lubrication
Motor propulsion: Diesel engine principles, Lubrication systems
Steam propulsion: Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals
General Engineering Knowledge: Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Bearings, Care of equipment-machine parts, Deck machinery, Drawings and tables, Heat exchangers, Hydraulic principles, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pipes, fittings, and valves, Pollution prevention, Pumps, fans, and blowers, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools
Safety: Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials
Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.