Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians

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What they do:
Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.
On the job, you would:
  • Start motors and monitor performance for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, or misfiring.
  • Document inspection and test results and work performed or to be performed.
  • Mount motors to boats, and operate boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics


  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • CDI Electronics M.E.D.S.
  • Rinda Technologies DIACOM Marine


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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