So I have been applying like crazy, going to every company i could find and I have a few job offers on the table, one is on a 7000hp 140 ft. 100 ton ferry as an engineer, another is working in the yard for a marine company overseeing the maintenance being done for the guy who is in charge of the yard, basically helping where basic help is needed, keeping track of supplies ordered and used and keeping things in stock, putting the right amount of guys on jobs etc. Nothing fancy, the third is a deck hand on another ferry system.
The engineering job pays decent, but is 3 days coming out to 40 hour work week, leaving me with 7 days off then another rotation, they guarantee full time pay, but I have so much free time since they do 15 plus hour days I thought about taking one of these other part time jobs, deckhand or the yard job. My question is won’t me working as an engineer and a deckhand not help in any way towards getting sea time for QMED or AB? I am thinking since i’ve always been good with engines, I was an engineer in the Navy I should stick to that, but I really want to go from OS to something better so I can ultimately start looking for a better sea going job.
Opinions, advice and anything else is welcome!