Trade Category: AnalyzerMarine Service Technician

Marine Service TechnicianWhat you do:

Marine Service Technicians run a tight ship. These versatile tradespeople are mechanics, welders, electricians and carpenters all rolled into one. When it comes to patching a leaky hull, repairing damaged wiring, or starting a stubborn engine, Marine Service Technicians work hard to set a smooth course. As a Marine Service Technician, you are a creative problem-solver. Faced with a range of challenges, you will need to think fast and tackle complex problems on the spot. You may be required to repair propellers, sails, masts, engines, and navigational equipment, or install electrical systems, steering gear, refrigeration systems, or cabinetry. A the end of the day, Marine Service Technicians know how to batten down the hatches and get the job done.

Marine Service TechnicianCritical skills:

  • Identifying wood damage caused by marine organisms
  • Performing basic power calculations and tests
  • Repairing and re-surfacing laminate
  • Interpreting and creating technical drawings
  • Understanding aerodynamics and sailing rig design

Trade Category: Analyzer

Adaptable, Inventive, Mechanical, Nautical, Persistent, Versatile


$31k - $64k Annually

$15.00 - $31.00 Hourly

Work hours:

40 mostly weekdays

What you learn:

  • How to identify engine components
  • How to select and apply anti-fouling paints
  • How to repair hulls damaged by osmosis
  • How to identify commonly used woods by sight, grain, hardness and smell
  • How to perform basic drilling and cutting operations in marine metals

Who you work for:

As a Marine Service Technicians, you can work for marinas, dock yards, yacht clubs, or shipbuilding companies located in coastal areas or close to lakes and water-recreation facilities.

Types of Workplaces

  • Marinas
  • Dock yards
  • Yacht clubs
  • Ship building companies

Who you‘ll work with:

You will be paired with an experienced Marine Service Technician who will help you learn the ropes and develop an eye for detail. You’ll learn the nuances of inspecting, maintaining, and repairing boats of all kinds.

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