Maybe a Captains forum is not the best place to ask for engineering advice
Congratulations on graduating as an Engineer. About to head out on the first job as a watch keeping engineer.
I will give you the advice I give a new mate.
The old saying you were born with 2 eyes two ears and one mouth. Is often valid.
As an “officer” you are expected to be a self starter. Everyone knows you are green. Everyone knows you will require some time to learn.
The cadet program record book and projects are designed to help you learn what you need to know. Most importantly designed to learn how to learn as well as what to learn.
Never put your head down to go to sleep on a ship. without knowing your muster station and duty. Where the emergency gear is and where your boat station is.
Others have mentioned tracing systems.
My words to a new mate are do three things at the first opportunity. just change Master to Chief.
1st. Call the Master the first opertunity you get.
2nd. Tell the Master what the problem is, tell him you just thought he would like to know.
3rd. Tell the Master what you are doing about the problem . Don’t ask him what to do. If he has a better idea he will tell you.
It’s about building trust.
The biggest thing the boss worries about is not getting called in time. Once he knows you will call him. He will begin to trust you more. Tell him what’s up and what you are doing tells him you know what you are doing and have a plan.
He has more knowledge and experience and may have other ideas or suggestions which he will give .
Good luck. It’s a big step. Going from behind the wheel to in front of it. Or in your case into the control room. You will find you know what to do when you get there.