Richard OíConnell

What is your job on the ship? Chief Engineer

How long have you been doing this?16 years

What is your favorite part of what you do? The people I work with.

What is the least favorite part of your work? Being away from family on holiday and birthdays.

How/why did you get into this field? Travel and chance for advancement.

What are your career goals? Iím very comfortable where Iím at.

What is the biggest misconception about what you do? Pay and hours worked.

What is the most important skill/trait that you rely on? People and organizational skills.

What is your most memorable experience from your career? The day I received an engineering license.

Tell us something about yourself. I live in Washington State and have a 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son.