What Are a
Marine Service Technician's Job Duties?
It is the marine mechanic’s job to know watercrafts inside and out. These techs receive their work orders either from their supervisor, or directly from the owner of the vessel. Whether a boat needs extensive repairs or just routine maintenance to prepare for boating and fishing season, professionals examine and test each feature of the craft to make sure everything is in working order.
When a boat needs propeller, transmission or engine repair, a marine service tech’s tasks become more similar to an auto mechanic’s. They diagnose the problem, determine the right way to fix it, and calculate the cost for doing so. With the client’s consent, they then remove, replace and reinstall the new parts and systems necessary to get the vessel back on the water.
Marine service technicians handle the outside look of a boat as well as its inside functions. Things like patching sails, applying paint and wax, removing rust and barnacles and modifying rigging are all part of a boat mechanic’s workload. Those with specialized education and experience may also recalibrate faulty navigation systems and fix broken refrigeration units.