A QMED is responsible for working in the engine department of a vessel. These positions can exist on any type of vessel.
There are different ratings of QMEDs, the highest being QMED- Any Rating; other QMED ratings are:
QMED – Electrician/Refrigerating Engineer
QMED- Junior Engineer|
While holding a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), an QMED is considered an unlicensed, experienced assistant engineer type position.
As an QMED earns “Seatime” in combination with the required training, a QMED can upgrade their MMC to a different or higher rating of QMED, or a Designated Duty Engineer License.
An QMED may perform many duties such as:
Assist the Chief Engineer
To view the minimum requirements to acquire this Merchant Mariner Credential Rating please visit the National Maritime Center website for the most up to date info.
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