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Marine Mechanic

Announcement Number:
MWR 23B-18
Facilities and Acquisitions
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$14.07 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Cutoff Date:
Closing Date:

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located at the Mulberry Cove Marina, MWR Department, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance on marine equipment.


Performs preventive maintenance at scheduled intervals on outboard motors, diagnoses malfunctions of outboard motors including electrical systems, geared units and other components according to manufacturer specifications. Adjusts, repairs, reassembles and runs operational checks on equipment. Times and adjusts engines to operating tolerances using specialized equipment such as compression testers, analyzers, test benches and specialized outboard engine tools and equipment. Performs light maintenance and repairs on boat hulls, both fiberglass and aluminum, repairing cracks, holes, wiring problems, etc. Replaces wheel bearings on boat trailers and wires trailer towing lights. Maintains maintenance records on each engine, hull and trailer. Logging of preventative maintenance, repairs, man-hours, materials and other pertinent information for each situation is required. Determine parts, supplies and equipment needed for repair of motors, boats, trailers and other shop supplies required. May assist Recreation Aide Operations as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:  Must have thorough experience working on outboard motors and knowledge of two and four stroke engines to determine problems and complete maintenance and repairs. Must have thorough knowledge of the parts and motors including the electrical systems. Must be able to use specialized testing equipment such as analyzers, test benches, etc. Must be able to use reference materials such as microfiche, technical material and manufacturer manuals. Must be knowledgeable in boat and trailer repair to include both fiberglass and aluminum hulls. ABYC Electrical and Gasoline Certified preferred as well as Yamaha engine certifications preferred. Must have a minimum of at least two years prior experience. Will need to be able to lift up to seventy-five (75)  pounds.


BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, etc.). You can review our benefits at: 


NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of closing date.

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.


HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume as well as the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF 306) ( in one of the following ways:

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424


Include title and number in subject line, attach all certifications for consideration.


NAF Application form and Request for Military Spouse Preference form can be picked up at the MWR Personnel Office or can be downloaded from under the "Jobs" tab.

If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal.   

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.


SPOUSAL PREFERENCE: Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.

To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders. 

Where a first cut-off date is indicated, a selection may be made from the resumes/applications received as of the specified first cut-off date. Completed applications (resume, supporting documentation, etc.) must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the cut-off/closing date. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received will be reviewed.


?This position may be designated ALPHA personnel for inclement weather or in the interest of national security and may be required to report for work when other employees are excused.

  • The staff member may be recalled to duty and/or required to work overtime as necessary to meet mission requirements or on an emergency basis.
  • Must possess a valid state Driver’s License.
  • Employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.
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