Position Summary: We are looking for a Marine Mechanic to join our team and also to
create an eligibility list for potential openings in the future. This person will be responsible for
maintaining the vessel, performing light-medium repairs and supervising heavy repairs. The
person in this position will also conduct daily preventive maintenance, ad-hoc repairs,
organize and order spare parts. The person in this position will also maintain and repair high-
speed Caterpillar, MTU, etc. diesel engines, water-jet propulsion and marine diesel
generators, install, maintain, and repair marine electronics, inspect and evaluate the vessels’
primary and auxiliary systems and ensure that the machinery and machinery spaces are
maintained in a safe, orderly fashion compliant with applicable requirements and follow good
This position is also responsible for the repair, as appropriate, of diesel propulsion engines,
fuel systems, lubricating systems, marine electrical systems, water cooling systems, heat
exchangers and related marine equipment. The person in this position is also responsible for
disassembling, repairing, rebuilding and reassembling marine transmissions, reduction gears,
manual and hydraulic clutches; and aligning shafts, struts and shaft logs.
The person in this position will sail on boats to determine service needs and maintenance
requirements; conduct test runs after completing major repairs and modifications and will
make adjustments to the repaired equipment during and after test runs.
The person in this position will also maintain inventory and order lubricants, filters and spare
parts for all machinery. This position is also responsible for maintaining records of all
maintenance and repair work and of the "in-service" hours of each piece of marine equipment
to ensure proper servicing of the equipment and major engine overhaul as recommended by
This position is also responsible for performing routine inspections of the vessel and its
components, checking on all operating and safety equipment as well as electronics
componentry to ensure that the vessel is seaworthy in every respect.
This position reports to the Marine Maintenance Manager.
Salary Range: The range for this position is $42.56 - $57.24 per hour, commensurate with
experience. With rare exception, initial appointments are usually made at Step 1 ($42.56).
Benefits: Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized
medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as
disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State
Public Employees’ Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered
deferred compensation plan. Employees receive a generous general leave accrual pro-rated
based on the number of hours worked per pay period up to a maximum of 72 hours per pay
period and 11 holidays. Kitsap Transit also provides employees and certain dependents with
a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.
Hours of Work: Work will be performed on vessels after service hours during the week and
on weekends. These hours may vary depending on the business needs of the agency. As
the business needs of the agency change, applicants must also be available to work any
hours of operation including weekends and all holidays. The schedule for this position may
vary from week to week and may include weekend and holiday work on a permanent basis.
Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and
attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the last
twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:
a current Decision Making Leave or higher in the Safety category
more than two held customer complaints
more than four unscheduled absences
more than two late reports
Education and Experience: High school diploma/GED and three years experience in the
servicing and repair of marine engines and related marine equipment on small ferries at least
65 feet in length.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Following are some highlights of what is needed to be
successful in this position.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices used in marine
Knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association requirements for fuel tank
installations, ventilation systems, exhaust systems and USCG requirements for
Computer literate and able to work with an existing preventive maintenance program.
Familiar with developing, implementing, and maintaining an inventory of spare parts
and materials for marine equipment.
Commitment to customer service and safe passenger vessel operations in a team
Commitment to safe operations, utilizing correct safety equipment, personal protective
equipment, and tools/guards in the manner in which they were intended.
Commitment to stop work if there is a concern over safe execution of any job or task
Understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems and engines aboard a fast-
Hands-on experience with mechanical and electrical systems and hands-on
experience with marine electronics installation, maintenance and repair.
Welding experience is desirable.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: This position requires vision, dexterity,
strength, mobility, voice, and hearing capabilities as set forth in USCG licensing standards
(https://www.uscg.mil/nmc/medical/default.asp). This position may occur in the hours of
darkness, outdoors, at sea, and in stressful situations. This position will require lifting heavy
objects, crouching for extended periods, lengthy mechanical work in very small spaces,
climbing ladders, and entering through narrow hatches & passageways.
Selection Process: After evaluating the completed application packet, we will invite the most
qualified applicants to interview for the position. We will not make any hiring decisions until
all steps in the selection process are completed including references, background checks and
a pre-employment drug screen.
Please contact Marianne Rajan in the Human Resources Department at (360) 478-5852 if you have any questions.
Closing Date: We must receive your completed application by 4:00 PM Friday, April 30 th
Selective certification may be used to achieve affirmative action goals.
Kitsap Transit is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services,
programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability
accommodation in the hiring process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least ten days in
advance or 360-479-4348 (TDD).
If you qualify for the Veterans Scoring Criteria under RCW 41.04.005 and 41.04.010, you must
answer all questions regarding Veterans Scoring Criteria Status Declaration in the application
and upload a copy of the substantiating document as listed in the application.
Kitsap Transit is subject to the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and CFR
Part 40 & Part 655, which prohibits the use of marijuana at any time while employed by Kitsap
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