Added Sep 24, 2021 Marine Technician Apprentice (22879) Fort Myers Beach, FL | Full-time Apply

Job Description

Marine Technician Apprentice


The Marine Technician Apprentice will work alongside senior technicians to learn all facets of being a Marine Technician.  When the training is completed you will be able to perform quality maintenance and service and installations on all marine equipment, including small auxiliary engines (sailboats & generators) as well as main propulsion engines on larger yachts and all on-board related systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Investigate, troubleshoot and diagnose all aspects of marine/yacht systems.
  • Repair running gear/cutlass bearings; engine alignment/steering systems; hydraulic/plumbing systems; shaft seals service/installations.
  • General maintenance of yachts
  • Bilge cleaning
  • Repower and rig vessels
  • Annual services, oil changes/impellers/heat exchangers.
  • Responsible for record keeping and end of day reporting
  • Some overtime, weekends and holiday work may be required

Education, Experience, Licensing


  • Graduation from a technical school or six months marine experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • General knowledge of various types of vessels
  • Computer literate
  • Team player attitude with effective verbal communication skills needed to work with fellow employees, parts department, management, and occasionally conversing with the customer
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter with troubleshooting skills and professional appearance
  • Ability to follow direction in a professional manner
  • Capable of operating and securing a vessel is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel
  • Perform prolonged standing
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Lift/push/pull a battery weighing 59 pounds without assistance on a regular basis
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders and ramps) to access vessels and vessel equipment
  • Ability to work at heights above 12 feet, while working from a ladder, scaffolding and/or lifts to access vessels and vessel equipment
  • Able to work on ladders, scaffolding, and on top of the vessels while hauled out
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (closed toe shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety lines, floatation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions including heat, humidity and sun
  • Able to work in an environment where you are occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Ability to enter  small spaces, openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills
  • Able to work with in an environment where the noise level is usually loud
  • Ability to fully extend the arm or arms while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down with tools and/or equipment
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/materials such as size, shape, temperature and texture
  • Observe all safety signs, notices and understand safety procedures, and attend safety meetings
  • Close-Toe shoes are required in the entire service facility when walking outside the administration offices, as well as safety glasses and PPE



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification.  Diversified Yacht Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.