Marine Mechanical Technician

Marine Mechanical Technician

The MTA Group Training Scheme Inc | royal park, TAS, AU

Posted a month ago

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  • Exciting future with technological change taking over the automotive industry


  • Follow your passion and do something you love


  • Apply now to earn as you learn a Nationally Recognised Trade


A World of Opportunity Awaits



If you enjoy the thought of working with fishing or ski boats,

jet skis or even large commercial ferries and ships, 
then a career as a Marine Mechanical Technician is for you!


About us ...


The Motor Trade Association of South Australia (MTA) is South Australia’s only dedicated automotive industry training provider, delivering apprentices with the skills and industry access to best prepare them for a career as a Marine Mechanical Technician.

MTA apprentices are trained by industry, for industry, this means you learn the skills that are needed in the modern workshop including practical hands on assessments.

We train over 900 apprentices and employ over 500 automotive apprentices across a range of automotive trades producing the qualified technicians of the future.


About the role …


There’s an industry need for qualified Marine Mechanical Technicians (formerly known as Marine Mechanics) which means more post apprenticeship opportunities than ever for young people wanting to get their start in the automotive industry.  


Successful applicants will commence the AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology qualification.


This role would be suited to a person who has a genuine interest in working with watercraft of all forms, finding out what makes them work and working out solutions to technical problems.


You’ll service, repair and overhaul mechanical parts such as engines and transmissions.


Other duties include: 

  • Tuning and diagnosing engines using electronic equipment
  • Diagnosing, repairing and replacing engine management/fuel injection and electric components
  • Repairing/replacing faulty parts by removing assemblies such as inboard and outboard engines, props, propshafts and transmissions
  • Testing and repairing electrical systems such as lighting, instrumentation and other boat and watercraft systems
  • Reassembling, testing, cleaning and adjusting repaired or replaced parts or assemblies
  • Using scan tools and computers to identify electronic faults and ensure repaired or replaced components are operating correctly

This is a four-year apprenticeship, although a competency-based training approach allows for possible earlier completion.


About you …


You enjoy working with boats and watercraft and solving problems. Nothing makes you happier than pulling things apart to learn how they work!


You are someone who has excellent attention to detail, a willingness to learn and is self-motivated to perform!


You are reliable and committed to seeing this apprenticeship through from commencement to completion.


To be successful in this role you need the following: 


Essential skills & competencies:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with hand/power tools
  • Passion for the Motor Industry
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to follow instructions, processes and procedures
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills 
  • Friendly and have a great personality

Essential requirements:

  • Completion of year 10 or higher
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Successful completion of MTA's pre-selection test which can be conducted at our Training and Employment Centre or Online
  • Provisional Drivers Licence
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is not currently mandatory - however, we do require disclosure of your current status and proof of vaccination if you have been vaccinated

If successful, you would be employed by the MTA and would undertake your training through TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026).


If you're over 21 years old, please read MTA's Adult Apprenticeship Policy prior to completing an application.


If you have experience in the automotive industry but not the qualifications, you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning



Take the first step to a successful career in one of the most cutting edge industries today and apply now for a Marine Mechanical Technician  Apprenticeship!


Simply complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button and we’ll be in touch.





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