Marine Mechanic Specialist - 1361

Rockland, Maine, United States Full-time


Class Code – 8308


OPEN:  9/26/2018                                                                                  CLOSE:  Until Filled


PAY GRADE: 18 ($15.76 – $21.06/hr - includes 6.5% salary adjustment)   POSITION NUMBER:  07200-1361



LOCATION:  Rockland                                      POSITION TYPE:   Permanent Full-Time


The Department of Marine Resources, Bureau of Marine Patrol is currently accepting applications for the position of Marine Mechanic Specialist. This is structural and craft work involving the servicing and mechanical repair of boats, motors, trailers, and equipment. Responsibilities include maintaining and repairing a variety of outboard motors, inboard diesel engines, boat hulls, electrical systems, as well as electronics installation and troubleshooting. Work is performed independently in Rockland in an assigned specialty area and requires scheduling repairs, ordering supplies, arranging for outside repairs of boats and motors when necessary, and providing equipment status reports. Work is performed under limited supervision.


Duties involved but not limited to the following:


  • Installs and tunes motors before releasing new equipment to the field in order to ensure units are operable and ready for use.
  • Disassembles and rebuilds outdrives, lower units, power heads, and wiring in order to repair motors.
  • Orders and arranges to purchase parts, supplies, repair equipment and tools in order to maintain vessels.
  • Repairs and rebuilds boats, motors, trailers, and vehicles in order to maximize equipment availability. Arranges for outside repairs when necessary.
  • Transports, shrink-wraps and stores boats and motors in order to repair and safeguard department equipment.
  • Advises boat operators of methods for keeping partially disabled boats and motors operating until docked in order to minimize towing requirements and danger.
  • Hauls, transports, and launches boats under 30 feet in length statewide.
  • Cleans, picks up and organizes shop area and equipment in order to maintain a safe and clean work environment. Plows snow and mows grass at repair facility.
  • Directs work activities in the absence of the supervisor in order to ensure work is performed in a timely manner.
  • Welds and brazes metal.
  • Designs and fabricates parts.
  • Makes vessel fiberglass repairs.
  • Rigs electrical wiring, harnesses, wired controls, wireless controls, helm steering stations, loudhailers, navigation lights, spotlights, emergency lights and sirens.
  • Installs and trouble shoots electronics to include radar units, chart plotters, GPS units, VHF and Police radios & depth sounders.
  • Writes yearly history of each vessel to include down-time in order to document condition and recommendations for repairs or replacement.
  • Maintains bills, invoices and statements, as well as computer records.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required but not limited to the following:


  • Knowledge of outboard motor and diesel engine maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of boat hull maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of boat trailer repair.
  • Knowledge of boat electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of electronic navigation components.
  • Knowledge of helm steering systems.
  • Knowledge of welding, brazing, and metal fabrication.
  • Ability to repair and modify marine engines for high performance use.
  • Ability to use power and hand tools.
  • Ability to order supplies, parts, and tools.
  • Ability to keep records of vessels.
  • Ability to use computers, maintain electronic records, create word documents, spreadsheets and communicate via e-mail.
  • Ability to schedule repair work & boat and motor storage and release.


Minimum Qualifications but not limited to the following:  Four (4) years education and/or experience providing a demonstrated ability to perform marine mechanic work.

A clean Maine Drivers License is required.


Preference will be given to candidates that possess 4 or more years of experience in Mercury Verado and Evinrude E-Tec outboard motor repair, fiberglass work, knowledge of 12 volt electrical systems, marine electronics, and boat trailer repair.


You MUST answer these each of these questions and include them with your application in order to be considered for this position:




1)     Explain in detail your outboard motor repair and maintenance experience.

2)     Explain in detail your experience in fiberglass hull repair work.

3)     Explain your experience in detail that you have pertaining to 12 volt electrical systems as well as the ability to install and troubleshoot marine electronics.

4)     Explain your experience in detail regarding your ability to repair boat trailers.


Application Process:   Applicants interested in this position must submit an online Direct Hire Application form along with a cover letter and resume @  and also answer the above SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.   Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date of this posting.  Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by accessing the State of Maine’s website at  or by contacting the Natural Resource Service Center at 624-6370.


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance**:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $444.68 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):    $422.45 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $400.21 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $377.98 biweekly

**The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.




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