Repairs and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway.
A person in this career:
- Starts motors and monitors performance for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, or misfiring.
- Documents inspection and test results and work performed or to be performed.
- Mounts motors to boats and operates boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests.
- Performs routine engine maintenance on motorboats, such as changing oil and filters.
- Repairs engine mechanical equipment, such as power tilts, bilge pumps, or power take-offs.
- Replaces parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, or spark plugs, and reassembles engines.
- Idles motors and observes thermometers to determine the effectiveness of cooling systems.
- Inspects and repairs or adjusts propellers or propeller shafts.
- Adjusts carburetor mixtures, electrical point settings, or timing while motors are running in water-filled test tanks.
- Sets starter locks and aligns and repairs steering or throttle controls, using gauges, screwdrivers, or wrenches.