Small Boat Mechanic/Engineering Technician

Location: Camp Lejeune, NC

DMS International is a Consulting, Information Technology and Training Company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. At DMS our quality policy is to be among the 'best in class' providers of management and information technology consulting services in partnership with our customers. We hire professionals who take pride in doing quality work and who are committed to the customer. We are currently seeking Small Boat Mechanic/Engineering Technicians. Small Boat Mechanic/Engineering Technicians will perform classroom and field laboratory support for high-risk training evolutions.

The Small Boat Mechanic/Engineering Technician provides a varied range of duties associated with the maintenance of a variety of small boats used in the delivery of Waterborne Security and Riverine training to include:

  • Performance of enhanced organizational level corrective and preventative maintenance on a wide range of U.S. Navy tactical small craft, and all types of small boat assemblies, systems and subsystems,
  • Performance of corrective and preventative maintenance on Mercury Marine outboard engines, marine diesel engineering systems, water jet propulsion systems,
  • Provide technical and logistical support for U.S. Navy High-Risk tactical small craft training for various Anti-terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) Small Boat platforms
  • Management of boats, repair parts, tools, and ancillary equipment.
  • Maintain electronic service records and repair part inventories.
  • Operation of overhead cranes, forklifts, vehicle lifts, oil/water separators, air compressors, generators, and related equipment.
  • Conduct sea trials with small boats, as required.
  • Assists the activity with maintaining their HAZMAT Program in accordance with Navy and Installation requirements.
  • Repair/Maintenance work history, General


    • Outboard motor repair and maintenance
    • Mercury outboard motor repair and maintenance
    • Small craft corrosion control and prevention
    • Small craft metal repair
    • Small craft electrical systems
    • Marine transmissions
    • Marine cooling systems
    • Marine fuel systems
    • Inboard marine diesel engines
    • Water-jet propulsion systems
  • Repair/Maintenance work history on:


    • 38’ Riverine Patrol Boat (RPB)
    • 33’ Riverine Assault Boat (RAB)
    • 34’ Force Protection Large Boat (FPL)
    • 11 Meter Navy Standard Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB)
    • 11 Meter Navy Special Warfare Rigid Hull
    • Inflatable Boat (NSW RIB)

Small Boat Mechanic/Engineering Technicians must:

  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Obtain a suitable evaluation for mandatory medical, psychological, and drug screenings.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a minimum of five (5) consecutive years’ experience performing maintenance on water-jet boat propulsion systems and outboard motors.
  • Possess an in-depth and actual operational knowledge of small boats.
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of current industry technology, as well as developing or future technologies/integration.
  • Possess sound knowledge of:


    • outboard motor repair and maintenance (Mercury Marine preferred),
    • corrosion control and prevention,
    • small craft metal repair,
    • electrical systems,
    • fuel systems,
    • gear cases,
    • marine transmissions,
    • inboard marine diesel engines,
    • marine cooling systems,
    • water-jet propulsion systems,
    • fuel systems.
  • Possess knowledge of major assemblies and systems of marine craft.
  • Skill in repairing, overhauling, and rebuilding marine craft assemblies and sub-systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex malfunctions – requiring knowledge of the interaction of several sub-systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex malfunctions – requiring knowledge of the interaction of several sub-systems.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools and precision measuring equipment.
  • Skill in the use of engine diagnostic and test equipment.
  • Ability to interpret technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, and schematics.
  • Knowledge of small craft operation, Navigation and Rules of the Road, Seamanship, and Maritime Communications, as defined by the U. S. Coast Guard regulations for inland waterways.
  • Ability to get underway, moor to a pier, and come alongside another boat while underway with both Water Jet boats, and boats equipped with outboard engines.
  • Ability to plan for, and navigate a boat in open waters.
  • Possess or be able to obtain the following qualifications/certifications:


    • NAVFAC P-307 Category 3 Crane (Non-Cab) Operator Certification
    • Outboard Engine Overhaul
    • Cummins Diesel QSB 5.9cm 850 Marine Engine Skills Training
    • Mercury Outboard Systems
    • Mercury Computer Diagnostic Systems (CDS)
    • Mercury Optimax®
    • Mercury Verado 1®
    • Hamilton 292 Water Jet Engines
    • Yanmar 6LY2A-STP Engines
    • Safe Industrial Truck/Forklift Operator
    • Naval Special Warfare RIB Electrical Course
    • Naval Special Warfare RIB Maintenance Course
    • HVAC Training (36’ Moose Boat and ECU)
    • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (with DoD physical)
    • OSHA-certified Forklift License
    • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Basic knowledge of computer operations is required for inventory control and boat maintenance record keeping.
  • Basic Knowledge of small boat trailer repair including hydraulic surge and air/hydraulic braking systems.
  • Commitment to customer service.
  • Possess knowledge of Navy HAZMAT Program, specifically the Environmental Compliance Assessment, Training, and Tracking System (ECATTS).
  • Possess a clear understanding that the working conditions may require the mechanic to:


    • Perform work indoors, outdoors, and on the water, aboard a small boat, during periods of inclement weather, high humidity, and extensive heat or cold.
    • Work on parts that are dirty, oily, and greasy.
    • Be exposed to the possibility of receiving cuts, burns, bruises, and sprains while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment.
    • Work in an environment where there is possible danger to skin and eyes from acids, fluids, and lubricants. Worker is expected to follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment and protective clothing as required.
    • Work extended, late night or weekend hours. The majority of work is performed during normal daylight hours. However, urgent requirements may arise.
    • Travel as needed to support training and operations conducted away from the primary work location
    • Frequently bend, reach, stretch, climb, and crouch
    • Perform work on top of, and under, small craft in cramped or awkward positions
    • Work while standing, lying, or sitting
    • Frequently lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds and often put forth similar effort in pushing, pulling, turning, and positioning parts, assemblies, equipment, and tools