- Washington DC
US Merchant Marine mechanical engineer Samuel Shuebrooks graduated from the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point, Maryland. Along with meeting the requirements for certification as a Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED), he earned a Transportation Workers Identification Credential and a Merchant Mariner Document. Samuel Shuebrooks also received instruction to work as an oiler and cargo tanker assistant, as well as completing emergency training in helicopter firefighting and lifeboat survival.
As a QMED for the US Merchant Marine, Mr. Shuebrooks works with a team of engineers to maintain the proper functioning of engine room equipment on ships at sea. He applies lubricants to moving machinery components, fills oiling cups accordingly, and takes periodic readings of temperature and pressure meters, reporting them to the engineer officer on watch. In the event of equipment failure, he carries out repairs to allow a ship’s safe return to port. He also fulfills ancillary roles as a cook and deckhand.
Among his philanthropic pursuits, Samuel Shuebrooks volunteers to work on home building projects with Habitat for Humanity and donates turkeys to those in need during the holidays. He enjoys spending his free time going deep sea fishing, following the Minnesota Vikings, and preparing a variety of seafood, including lobster sub sandwiches, mussel salad, crab cakes, and shrimp scampi.