Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics
Repairs and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment of gasoline or diesel powered inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Exclude "Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Start motors and monitor performance for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, or misfiring. Document inspection and test results and work performed or to be performed. Mount motors to boats and operate boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests. Repair engine mechanical equipment, such as power tilts, bilge pumps, or power take-offs. Perform routine engine maintenance on motorboats, such as changing oil and filters. Replace parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, or spark plugs, and reassemble engines. Idle motors and observe thermometers to determine the effectiveness of cooling systems. Inspect and repair or adjust propellers or propeller shafts. Adjust carburetor mixtures, electrical point settings, or timing while motors are running in water-filled test tanks. Set starter locks and align and repair steering or throttle controls, using gauges, screwdrivers, or wrenches. Disassemble and inspect motors to locate defective parts, using mechanic's hand tools and gauges. Adjust generators and replace faulty wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons. Repair or rework parts, using machine tools such as lathes, mills, drills, or grinders.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $11.48   Entry $23,884.00
Mean $18.04   Mean $37,524.00
Experience $21.32 Experience $44,339.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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