Engineering Officers & Rating Courses

QMED05 Machinist - Pumpman

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Machinist - Pumpman

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:

  1. The professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED – Pumpman/Machinist; AND
  2. The Tanker Familiarization course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an original endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant DL; AND
  3. Satisfy the Tankerman-Assistant course requirements of 46 CFR 13.609(a)(1) and Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for an endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

Course Topics:

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

Electrical: Safety

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

The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

Pending USCG Approval
  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion and proctored exam at an ECMTS approved site.

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.