Spicer Marine Basin
  • Full Time
  • March 15
  • 40616 Marina Rd, Clayton, NY 13624
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A family run company with room to grow

Marine Service Technician (Mechanic)

Job Details


OVERVIEW:  The Marine/Service Technician is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of boats, machinery and trailers. Including, but not limited to engines, rigging, drives, navigation equipment, electrical systems, steering systems and plumbing


  • Examine boat and discuss the nature and extent of damage or malfunction with the service advisor or customer.

  • Perform diagnostics and repair of all types of gasoline marine engines and transmissions/drives.  Use appropriate diagnostic equipment when necessary including computer diagnostic systems.  

  • Perform mechanical repair work such as:

    • remove engine, transom or outdrive

    • disassemble unit and inspect parts for wear

    • overhaul or replace carburetors, distributors, starters, pumps, electrical, lower units, drives, water pumps and fuel systems

    • rewire ignition system, lights and instrument panel

    • replace and/or repair wheel bearings and trailer lights

    • install and repair accessories such as radios, GPS units, windshield wipers, horns, etc. 

  • Operate a hydraulic jack or hoist as needed.

  • Advise customers and/or insurance adjusters as to necessary repairs.

  • Complete repair work within the established timeframe

  • Ensure all warranty work is completed according to manufacturer's guidelines

  • Safely operate company and customer vessels during diagnostic water testing operations

  • Maintain company tools in good condition and according to guidelines

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Technical school training preferred

  • ABYC and/or Manufacturer certifications preferred

  • Ability to ascend and descend ladder

  • Must carry own tools

  • Ability to work in confined spaces

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Basic boat handling skills preferred

  • Experience with both outboard and sterndrive engines preferred

  • Attend factory training to attain and/or maintain certifications annually

  • Ability to work overtime in order to meet deadlines


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service and an understanding of customers’ needs

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills while working both independently and within a team context

  • Organizational skills are a must

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize and work unsupervised

  • Eager to engage in a growing, fast paced, technology first company


  • Internal/external customer satisfaction/FANS

  • Timely and accurate completion of work

  • Maintain 100% productivity.

  • Maintain minimum number of comebacks


Spicer Marine Basin is a family owned and operated Marina in the Thousand Islands region of New York.  We are a dealer and service provider for Mercruiser, Mercury and Yamaha outboards.  Our philosophy is simple, summers are short and we try to maximize each of our customer’s experiences on the water.  Spicer Marine offers professional education and training opportunities for our employees to grow in their careers.  Compensation including wage and benefits is based on experience level, productivity, reliability, and general ability to work as a team member.