Marine Engine Mechanic

ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade


  • Review work orders and discuss work to be performed with supervisor
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment
  • Determine estimates of repair cost
  • Operate boats and boat handling equipment
  • Maintain and repair engines and engine components
  • Install engines and components including electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Maintain and repair drive systems
  • Install, maintain and repair boat systems and accessories
  • Test and adjust repaired equipment for proper performance
  • Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment

Personal Qualities

  • You like working around marine engines and boats
  • You will work indoors and outdoors
  • You enjoy working to close and exacting tolerances
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time and must bend down and crouch frequently
  • You show initiative and persistence
  • You like to learn new things on a consistent basis
  • You will make a significant investment in tools
  • You like working with computerized equipment

Career Opportunities

  • Marine engine mechanics are employed by engine manufacturers, marine brokers, marinas, yacht clubs and marine service providers

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 4,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 5,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the apprenticeship program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification
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