BIAV Boating & Marine Industry Careers Guide (Updated- 090316)

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SLIPWAY Marine Technician (Mechanic) What is this Job? Good Marine Technicians are in high demand for the manufacturing process and at slipways, marinas and repair and service outlets. If you’re mechanically inclined consider becoming a marine mechanic. A Marine Mechanic is responsible for performing maintenance and repair work on watercraft equipment. Professional Marine Mechanics are able to service and repair inboard and outboard boat engines, fuel systems, steering systems, electrical systems, manual starters, and navigational systems on different types of watercraft. A Marine Mechanic spends a significant amount of time studying various types of boat engines. They are trained to diagnose mechanical, electrical and electronic faults. A Marine Mechanic may work at boat dealerships, marinas, boat manufacturing facilities, or be self-employed. A marine mechanic must have good communication skills in order to explain technical problems to boat owners.

Is this YOU? Hold good mechanical and diagnostic skills, physically fit, enjoy problem solving, a great active listener.

Employment Pathways Marine Mechanic/Technician: Marine Dealership Owner-Operator, Panel Beater, Spray Painter, Automotive Air Conditioning Technician, Exhaust or Tyre Fitter, Electrical Accessory Fitter, Agricultural Machinery Mechanic, Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, Light Vehicle Mechanic, Motorcycle Mechanic, Workshop Supervisor, Workshop Manager, Assessor, Service Manager and Bicycle Service Mechanic.

Training Providers | Links to further information Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology – Chisholm Institute Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology – Kangan Institute

Snapshot – Marine Technician From experience, I can tell you that there is currently a lack of good, dedicated and committed marine mechanics in Victoria. I would strongly encourage anyone who has a keen interest in mechanics, a love of the water and a passion for boating to consider becoming a marine mechanic / technician. Nicholas Purvis Coastline Marine, Carrum Downs

Nicholas at his premises in Carrum Downs

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