Internship: Marine Equipment Technician

Last Updated: April 20, 2023

Do you like to fix things and troubleshoot? Do you like boats and working on high-tech equipment?

We have a Skillbridge internship available in Vancouver, WA for you to learn how to maintain marine equipment. This internship is ~90-120 days [some flexibility on internship duration] and previous experience or knowledge are not necessary.

You will work with specialized hydrographic and marine geophysical instrumentation systems performing inspections, diagnosis, minor repairs and maintenance of equipment including managing small fabrication projects. Act as the point of contact for field staff regarding equipment and instrumentation.


What You’ll Do

  • Evaluate, setup, install and maintain marine instrumentation and equipment systems
  • Repair and maintenance of vehicles, vessels and maintain systems for immediate deployment
  • Maintain inventory, monitor shipments and maintain logs
  • Manage vessel, trailer and vehicle records, track licensing, annual inspections, certifications, and assist in managing safety and compliance
  • Occasionally conduct field work in offshore, coastal and inland marine environments


Who You Are

  • Strong mechanical, analytical and trouble-shooting aptitude
  • Adept at communicating, both written and verbally
  • Eager to learn with a strong work ethic and accountability
  • Ability to walk and work on boats in the water
  • Not required, but a plus for experience with marine electronics, electrical wiring, maintaining engines and/or boats, driving large vehicles and trailering boats
  • NOTE: Must be fully vaccinated for Covid


Why Work Here

  • Learn a new skill or enhance your current skills with training by the best engineering consulting firm in the Pacific NW
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals
  • At the end of the internship, if you are converted to a full-time employee, you will receive the following benefits
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
    • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
    • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
    • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
    • Holistic Wellbeing Program


Location: Vancouver, WA 

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