Multi Disciplined Marine Engineer

Multi Disciplined Marine Engineer.

The successful candidate will be required to perform maintenance and repair work across a range of vessels, their marinised engines, auxiliary systems and all related equipment and accessories. As a versatile, all-rounder, you will be comfortable working with autonomy, but will also benefit from working within an established, supportive team.

We are looking for an engineer with the ability to employ an advanced level of understanding when dealing with both routine fault-finding inspections and testing. This ability will be applied across a range of marine equipment and boat mechanisms, resulting in the independent identification and isolation of mechanical, electrical (12V, 24V & 240V), or other systemic faults and issues. No two days are same, so the ability to adapt to variety is essential.
The successful candidate will also have responsibility for procuring necessary stock or equipment parts from suppliers, through established digital in-house processes. It is anticipated that onward career progression & achievement within this role may lead to a senior position, such as Workshop
Engineering Manager, pending ability and experience.

Primary Duties & Skills of this role:
– Carry out scheduled and ad-hoc mechanical repair or overhaul activities to marine engines, including outboard engines and associated equipment or systems, including electrical. Using fault finding equipment & manufacturer specific technical manuals (both online & printed) where required.
– Plan & implement preventative maintenance schedules for boats, their marine engines and related equipment. Advise Customers on necessary maintenance schedules.
– Be able to carry out diagnostic testing on marine engine, transmissions, drives, generators, and other equipment, both in situation and in the workshop. Determining any repair requirement, tuning, adjustments or replacement, communicating with Customers about necessary repairs.
– Install, repair & maintain boat hydraulics, including valves, hoses and auxiliary equipment.
– Rewire ignition systems, lights, instrument panels and other marine electrical systems.
– Competently and safely operate a range of hand and power tools associated with the role. Safely
operate customer vessels or other watercraft under varying weather conditions.
– Under guidance of Management, assist in fabrication activities. Purchase parts or supplies and produce purchase recommendations for specific, required marine parts and equipment.

Working conditions will include:
– All outdoor weather. Marina operations are conducted over fifty weeks of the year.
– Noisy environments, e.g. engine bays & workshop.
– Hot and/or confined spaces.
– Application of anti-fouling paints or surface treatments from elevated areas and/or ground level.
– Elevated areas both on water and on land. For example, the operation of a 25 Tonne boat hoist, or working on vessel flybridges.
– Moving, lifting and carrying heavy equipment, boat consumables and other objects.
– Carrying out duties in potentially non-stable environments, including boats on hard-standing, out on water, where boats may pitch, heave, sway and surge or roll and upon floating pontoons – in all weather conditions.

Person Specification

-NVQ Level 3 in Engineering/Mechanics or other equivalent experience as evidenced by work history.

-Marine Mechanical Engineering qualification.

-Minimum of at least 5 years in the diagnosis and repair of diesel and petrol engines, transmission and associated equipment (hydraulics, air and electrical systems).

-Experience as a marine engineer, including leisure craft mechanical & electrical systems.
-Knowledge of Mercury, Volvo, Yanmar Engines, Outdrives and Honda Outboards.

-Understanding of different engine designs and applications.
-Working knowledge of operation principles of diesel and petrol engines, reduction gears, hydraulic/air, vacuum and high-pressure pumps alongside electrical control systems.
-Knowledge of current UK legislation and precautions required to be observed to deter and prevent environmental pollution alongside understanding of waste disposal protocols.

-Understanding of boat engines and propulsion systems, including the auxiliary equipment and systems found on leisure or commercial craft, including outboards.
-Knowledge of electrical propulsion systems.

Other requirements:
-A valid driving licence is essential as the role includes use of a company vehicle.
-Be physically strong enough to move heavy equipment or other objects and perform manual tasks over extended time periods.
-May be required to undergo further role specific training either in the UK or overseas. May be required to travel outside of the local area to carry our leisure craft repair or maintenance.

Monday to Friday 42.5hr paid week
Salary £35-40k DOE

Job Reference





Natalie Fox

"Very good agency with friendly staff and no messing about.. Got me a great job that lead to a contract. I would recommend reflect recruitment to anyone looking for work."

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