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Motorboat Mechanics
(SOC Code : 49-3051)
in California

Repairs and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment of gasoline or diesel powered inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Exclude "Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$20.71$15.41$19.40$25.74

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
Projections for this occupation in California are not available.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 10,35738.4%
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 4,26317.3%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,48113.2%
Support Activities for Water Transport 3484.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technicia
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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, or misfiring.
Replace parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, or spark plugs, and reassemble engines.
Document inspection and test results and work performed or to be performed.
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, or wrenches.
Repair engine mechanical equipment, such as power tilts, bilge pumps, or power take-offs.
Adjust carburetor mixtures, electrical point settings, or timing while motors are running in water-filled test tanks.
Inspect and repair or adjust propellers or propeller shafts.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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