Marine Engine Mechanics
The military operates many types of watercraft from small motor launches to large ships. Many of these vessels are powered by gasoline or diesel engines. Marine engine mechanics repair and maintain gasoline and diesel engines on ships, boats, and other watercraft.
What They Do:
Training Provided:Job training consists of classroom instruction, including practice in marine engine maintenance and repair. Training length varies depending on specialty. Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses. Course content typically includes:
Work Environment:Marine engine mechanics work aboard ships, normally in the engine or power rooms. Sometimes they work in repair centers on land bases. Working conditions in engine rooms tend to be noisy and hot.