Marine Mechanic Job Description

Marine Mechanic Job Description

August 27th, 2019

Marine Mechanics, also known as Motorboat Mechanics, are highly-skilled mechanics who service and repair electrical and mechanical equipment on marine vessels. They are tasked with the repair and maintenance of all marine engines including outboard motors, inboard motors, and large diesel ship engines.

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We are looking to hire a skilled Marine Mechanic to inspect, service, and repair marine engines for our clients. As a lead Marine Mechanic, you will be responsible for traveling to the dock or seaport where the vessel is located, inspecting and servicing engine equipment, troubleshooting, and making minor repairs. You may also be required to address problems with boat steering and hydraulic systems.

To ensure success as a Marine Mechanic, you should have extensive knowledge of motorboat engines, be able to work on land and at sea, and be able to diagnose problems with electrical systems. Ultimately, a top-level Marine Mechanic can expertly diagnose and fix problems with marine electrical and mechanical systems of any size.

Marine Mechanic Responsibilities:

  • Traveling to marina or dock where the vessel is located.
  • Testing the performance of marine engines and electrical systems.
  • Carrying out services and minor repairs on outboard, inboard, and ship engines.
  • Conducting plumbing and intake repairs.
  • Troubleshooting engine and electrical problems.
  • Replacing broken or worn-out engine parts.
  • Repairing faulty hydraulic and steering systems.
  • Conducting electrical AC system maintenance.
  • Completing service records and repair documents.

Marine Mechanic Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferable.
  • Proven work experience as a Marine Mechanic.
  • Knowledge of marine engine and electrical auxiliary systems.
  • High-level welding skills.
  • Knowledge of marine hydraulic systems and related parts.
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work at sea.
  • Knowledge of boat steering systems.

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