Marine Engine Machinist

Install and repair gasoline and diesel engines in boats.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Marine Engine Machinists do?

Installs and repairs gasoline and diesel engines in boats, such as yachts, tugs, and trawlers, following specifications: Positions engine over mounting holes, using chain hoist. Bolts engine to mount and straps fuel tank to cradle, using handtools. Connects fuel, oil, and waterlines to engine. Installs engine controls, propeller shaft, and propeller. Attaches test instruments, such as tachometer and voltmeter to engine. Starts engine and records operating data, such as revolutions per minute, and voltage output. Disassembles defective engines and repairs or replaces damaged parts, using handtools.

Should I be a Marine Engine Machinist?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Diesel Machinist, Machinist Apprentice, Marine Engine, Machinist, Marine Engine, Marine Engine Machinist Apprentice See More

    How to become a Marine Engine Machinist

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