Now Hiring: Marine Outboard Mechanic
August 25, 2020

Submit your job application online!

Job Description and Summary

The marine mechanic, aka outboard mechanic or boat mechanic, must be highly-skilled at inspecting, troubleshooting, servicing and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment on lodge boats. The majority of lodge boats are powered with Mercury 150hp 4-stroke main engines, Suzuki 150hp 4-stroke main engines, Honda 9.9hp and Yamaha 9.9hp trolling engines aka kickers.

Job Responsibilities

suzuki outboard marine mechanic job
Job Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Testing the performance of marine engines and electrical systems.
  • Carrying out services and minor repairs on outboard engines.
  • Conducting plumbing and intake repairs.
  • Troubleshooting engine and electrical problems.
  • Replacing broken and/or worn-out engine parts.
  • Repairing faulty hydraulic and steering systems.
  • Conducting electrical AC system maintenance.
  • Completing service records and repair documents.
  • Conducting sea trials to ensure problems are corrected and vessel runs properly
  • Completing oil changes, tune-ups, winterizations and seasonal start-ups.
  • Boat detailing — performing detail cleaning to all boats and trailers.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Degree in mechanical engineering, endorsement from marine
  • Proven work experience as a marine mechanic
  • Knowledge of marine engine and electrical auxiliary systems.
  • High-level welding skills.
  • Knowledge of marine hydraulic systems and related parts.
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and work in confined spaces.
  • Knowledge of boat steering systems.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Degree in mechanical engineering, endorsement from marine mechanic school such as Skagit Valley College (Mount Vernon, WA) or Olympic College (Bremerton, WA) and/or completed coursework in the field of marine electrical systems, marine engine systems, marine electronics from University of Alaska Southeast Maritime Training Center (Ketchikan or Juneau).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this role, the employee:

  • is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts
  • is routinely exposed to moderate-high noise levels

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds.

Other Duties As Assigned

Bare Boat Rental Ketchikan Alaska
Bare Boat at Chinook Shores Lodge