Marine engineering technicians design, build, service and repair boats and ships.
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1% more Marine engineering technician jobs in 2023.
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You’ll design, build, service and repair boats and ships. You might also perform maintenance on offshore platforms, drilling machinery and equipment.
You’ll use a range of engineering skills, like welding, mechanical and electrical maintenance, and electronic equipment installation.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
You’ll usually work as part of a technical team, under the direction of a marine engineer.
You'll need IT skills and a knowledge of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) and British Marine have more information on becoming a marine engineering technician.
Starter salary: £16,000 to £22,000
Experienced salary: £23,000 to £30,000
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work around 38 hours a week, but overtime is common during busier periods.
Your workplace could range from an office, shipyard or port, to working at sea (possibly underwater), installing and servicing equipment in all weather conditions.
With experience, you could move into a supervisory role or engineering project management work.
You could specialise in a particular area, like boat design, specialist equipment sales and support or marine insurance.
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