QMED Fireman/Watertender & Oiler (QMEDFOWT) – San Diego, CA

Mariners successfully completing TRLMI’s QMED Fireman/Watertender & Oiler course will satisfy the professional examination requirements of Table 1 to 46 CFR 12.505(c) for National Rating endorsements as “Fireman/Watertender” and “Oiler” AND receive credit for 90 days of sea service needed for a QMED Fireman/Watertender and Oiler endorsement, PROVIDED THAT YOU ALSO PRESENT EVIDENCE OF AT LEAST 90 DAYS ENGINE ROOM SERVICE.

​TO APPLY FOR THE ENDORSEMENT ON YOUR MMC, THE CERTIFICATE(S) OF COMPLETION FROM THIS COURSE MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE USCG WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE COURSE COMPLETION DATE.

Mariners will demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skill, and understanding for operation and maintenance of all engine room machinery. They will have the ability to monitor performance of engines and auxiliaries for proper operation within acceptable temperature and pressure ranges, and other parameters to ensure machinery is operating within safe, standard industry practices.

Monitoring of evaporators to ensure:

  • Proper operation including temperatures, pressure and water levels are maintained
  • Correct distribution of evaporator output
  • Tending fires by controlling fuel air flow
  • Cutting fires in and out
  • Maintaining correct water level
  • Operating soot blowers
  • Controlling feed pump and repairing minor leaks on the boiler front

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