CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Motorboat Mechanics

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Disassemble and inspect motors to locate defective parts, using mechanic's hand tools and gauges.
 
Mount motors to boats and operate boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests.
 
Start motors, and monitor performance for signs of malfunctioning such as smoke, excessive vibration, and misfiring.
 
Document inspection and test results, and work performed or to be performed.
 
Replace parts such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, and spark plugs, and reassemble engines.
 
Idle motors and observe thermometers to determine the effectiveness of cooling systems.
 
Set starter locks, and align and repair steering or throttle controls, using gauges, screwdrivers, and wrenches.
 
Adjust carburetor mixtures, electrical point settings, and timing while motors are running in water-filled test tanks.
 
Repair engine mechanical equipment such as power-tilts, bilge pumps, or power take-offs.
 
Inspect and repair or adjust propellers and propeller shafts.
 
Repair or rework parts, using machine tools such as lathes, mills, drills, and grinders.
 
Adjust generators and replace faulty wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Boat Mechanic
Boat Motor Mechanic
Boat Outboard Engine Mechanic
Boat Rigger
Certified Marine Mechanic
Experimental Outboard Motors Mechanic
Marine Diesel Mechanic
Marine Mechanic
Marine Propropulsion Technician
Marine Propulsion Technician
Marine Technician
Mechanic
Motorboat Mechanic
Outboard Motor Mechanic
Outboard Motor Tester
Outboard Motors Experimental Mechanic
Outboard Technician
Service Manager
Service Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Mechanics
 
 
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