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Marine Mechanic

Virginia Institute Of Marine Science
Virginia Institute Of Marine Science
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Role Code Title: Equip Serv & Repair Tech II

Position Title: Marine Mechanic

Unit Mission Statement

The Marine Operations Department is comprised of a dedicated group of professionals whose primary function is to provide safe access to the marine environment for all students, staff, faulty and other users and to support the needs of these users as they relate to vessels, field support services, instrument fabrication, equipment repair and servicing.

Position Summary

The Marine Mechanic helps provide support to the fleet of vessels owned and operated by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). This position performs repairs to various types of marine equipment, performs preventative maintenance and develops maintenance plans for their supervisor to review. In addition to supporting vessels, the Marine Mechanic position maintains shop and Marine Operations heavy equipment. This position functions as part of the Marine Operations team and as such will prioritize safety and professionalism in all tasks performed.

Reporting to the Marine Repair Supervisor, the Marine Mechanic may assist with fabrication activities for the department.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in preventative and routine maintenance projects on all vessels.
  • Safely operates various different power tools and fabrication equipment to successfully accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Adheres to all federal, state and internal safety regulations associated with the work being conducted.
  • Helps ensure that all work spaces are kept clean and organized.
  • Provides recommendations to the Port Engineer on project specific maintenance or repair efforts as appropriate.

Required Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • Knowledge of basic maintenance and repair on mechanical engines.
  • Working knowledge of basic power tools in either a marine, automotive or construction setting.
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to perform fabrication activities.
  • Proficiency in using personal computers which includes experience with MS Office applications and basic email programs.
  • Effective communication and interactive skills, with the ability to work with diverse groups.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


  • Experience working in a shop setting.
  • History of working with basic power tools in either a marine, automotive or construction setting.
  • Experience working in a group environment where cooperation was needed to complete tasks.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Yamaha certified mechanic.
  • Any level of engineering, deck or operator’s license issued by the United States Coast Guard


  • Ability to operate a forklift and other heavy equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining outboard motors and trailers.
  • In depth knowledge of fiberglass repair, refinishing, gel coating and paint systems

Familiarity with fabrication equipment


  • Experience operating small vessels (less than 25’).
  • Experience supporting research vessels or marine science.
  • Experience working at in commercial marine setting is a plus.

Advertised Pay RangeCommensurate with experienceDepartment137100 Marine OperationsLocationVIMS - GloucesterIs the position remote work eligible?Not eligibleRemote Work Disclaimer

Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

University Salary RangeU07Job Open Date01/04/2022Review Begin DateJob Close Date04/08/2022Open Until FilledNoEmployment CategoryFull Time OperationalFLSANon-ExemptPosition Term12 Month - ContinuingSpecial Application InstructionsConditions of Employment:

  • This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and University policy. This position may be subject to overtime during high peak times, etc. as directed and approved by the supervisor.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Benefits Summary Statement

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to: https://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/index.php

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