Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,270.00
Average Time to Fill 59 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 434
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.56 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Repair mechanical timing devices
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Repair mechanical controls
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair small engines
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Maintain ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Maintain boat or ship hull
Maintain small engines
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Handling and Moving Objects

Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Assemble equipment or components
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Perform basic plumbing
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Position machines, equipment, or structures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Occupational Health and Safety
Equipment Repair
Electrical Systems
Technical Training
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

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