Marine Electrician Jobs
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Marine Electrician Jobs Overview
From cruise boats to industrial ships, many types of watercraft rely on sophisticated and functional electrical systems. It takes a skilled tradesperson to keep these systems sailing. Marine electrician jobs are ideal for qualified electricians who enjoy work with electrical systems within watercraft.
As a marine electrician, your day-to-day duties will include installing wiring and electrical components on boats, ships, and other vessels. You’ll also repair and maintain electrical systems, read technical diagrams, and test electrical systems for defects.
If you’re looking for a job with a promising future, you’re in luck. Electrician positions are projected to increase by 8% over the next 10 years. No matter what type of electrician job you’re pursuing, Monster can help you get started. Read on to learn how to go from an application to your first day on the job.
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Marine Electrician Skills and Training
You don’t need a college degree to become a marine electrician, but there are certain credentials you must have before applying. First, you should have a high school diploma, as well as apprenticeship training or postsecondary training.
Many marine electricians pursue training at technical schools, which typically include 2,000 hours of paid, on-the-job training. Marine electricians must also have some technical classroom instruction in marine electrical systems, reading blueprints, safety procedures, mathematics, and electrical codes.
Once the required training is complete, marine electricians are eligible for licensure. For more information on licensure requirements in your state, look to your state or local electrician licensing board. The National Electrical Contractors Association also offers comprehensive information on licensing requirements.
The following skills and qualities are also important to be successful as a marine electrician:
- excellent mechanical skills.
- the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in electrical systems.
- recognition of electrical wires by color.
- the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- physical stamina.
- good customer service skills.
Update Your Marine Electrician Resume
In the marine electrician field, employers will only consider the most qualified applicants for the job. Make your skills and qualifications known by listing them clearly and concisely on your resume. Monster has plenty of writing tips that can help you develop an eye-catching resume that can make you a top-tier candidate. Try using our journeyman electrician resume sample to learn how to develop a resume that is well organized and easy to read.
Some employers may not ask for a cover letter when you apply. But submitting a cover letter is a great way to demonstrate the value and enthusiasm you’ll bring to the job. Need help writing your first cover letter? We have several examples of what a successful cover letter looks like, as well as a list of tricky mistakes to avoid.
Interviewing for Marine Electrician Jobs
So, the final stage in the hiring process is approaching. You may be wondering how you’ll calm the butterflies in your stomach and make a good first impression. Don’t worry, Monster has you covered. Start preparing by reading through our list of commonly asked interview questions. Take some time to practice your answers so you never get stuck on questions such as:
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Why do you want to work here?
- What do you have to offer that other candidates don’t?
- Do you have any questions for us?
How Much Do Marine Electrician Jobs Pay?
Marine electricians get paid a median salary of $48,713 per year. Salaries in this field can be as low as $36,959 and as high as $59,353 per year—it all depends on how much experience you have and where your job is located. Use Monster’s Salary Tools to get an estimate of how much you’ll likely earn in your area and compare your salary with those in other metro areas.
Want to Learn More About a Company You’re Interested In?
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- headquarters and locations.
- mission statements.
- benefits offered to employees.
- job postings.
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