On the Job
Motorboat Mechanics repair and adjust mechanical and electrical equipment of boat engines.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
- Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
- Repair defective engines or engine components.
- Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
- Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
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