MBAC Marine Maintenance Technician


Date Posted:
MB Facilities Repair & Maint
San Diego
United States of America
Mission Bay Aquatic Center




Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before April 12, 2019

Under the supervision of the MBAC Director, the Marine Maintenance Technician manages the repair and maintenance of MBAC equipment and facility. This primarily includes performing repairs and preventative maintenance on the MBAC powerboat fleet as well as sailboats and paddlecraft. The powerboat fleet includes Nautique wakesports boats with inboard gasoline engines and Mercury outboard-powered Boston Whalers. Responsibilities also include performing and supervising skilled manual tasks in the alteration, maintenance, and repair of all MBAC boats, marine equipment, facility, and other related work as required. 



Primary Functions

  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs repairs to gasoline inboard and outboard marine engines
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs repairs related to boat systems including electrical, plumbing, and hydraulic systems
  • Completes or supervises maintenance and/or repair tasks that require a high level of skill or technical expertise on items including fiberglass and plastic sailboats, boat trailers, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and related watersports equipment
  • Executes weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual equipment and facility preventative maintenance plans
  • Reviews repair reports and completes repairs or assigns repairs to maintenance assistants
  • Maintains supervision and safety of the work shop and work areas
  • Ensures compliance with MBAC, City of San Diego, County of San Diego, and university policies and procedures
  • Completes accurate record-keeping for all repairs, service, and maintenance of equipment and facility
  • Ensures that all repair and maintenance work is completed with the safety of our students and staff as the top priority before returning equipment to service
  • Coordinates the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of Maintenance Assistants and Maintenance Program Assistant to complete repair and maintenance tasks
  • Supervises all daily operational functions of MBAC when assigned as “duty person” including assisting customers with equipment use, handling and reporting customer and employee accidents, opening and closing building, and other operational functions as needed
  • Additional responsibilities include administration, safety, staff management, customer service and collaboration

Equipment and Facility Maintenance and Repair

  • Performs repair and maintenance tasks to ensure MBAC equipment and facility are safe and ready for use by staff and customers
  • Ensures review and completion of repair reports
  • Conducts regular and frequent inspections of equipment and facility and immediately addresses discrepancies with cleanliness, overall maintenance, and safety issues 
  • Coordinates repair and maintenance tasks with contractors including inspection of the work completed
  • Coordinates and maintains compliance with inspectors and safety officers

Minimum Requirements




  • Four year degree from an accredited college or university preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Training certification in inboard and/or outboard engine repair preferred


  • Four years of experience supervising the maintenance of marine equipment and a marine oriented facility preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with repair and maintenance of inboard and outboard engines and boat systems
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and solving technical issues related to marine engines and boat systems
  • Specific experience with Nautique boats, PCM engines, and Mercury outboards preferred
  • Knowledge of fiberglass repair, marine electronics, sailboat repair, and watersport equipment maintenance required
  • Experience supervising and training staff preferred
  • Experience ordering parts and working with parts manuals and vendors required
  • Experience in marine facility maintenance and operations preferred
  • Demonstrated experience serving a diverse population of customers preferred
  • Experience working in a university environment preferred
  • Experience with the needs and requirements of patrons with disabilities and experience with ADA guidelines preferred

License & Certification Requirements

  • Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding certification
  • US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling or USCG OUPV or Master License (must be obtained within the first month of employment)
  • FBI, DOJ, and LiveScan fingerprint clearance
  • Current valid Driver’s License
  • Training certification in outboard and/or inboard engine repair preferred


  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors
  • Data Security & Privacy



Starting Range: $23.00 - $28.00, per hour, Non Exempt



This is a regular, full-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work long and irregular hours and days, including early mornings, evenings, and some weekends.


WORK ENVIRONMENT   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work conditions occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. The work environment will involve exposure to water, salt water, dust, grease, sand, sun, wind, rain, weather, seaweed, sea grass, hazardous chemicals, and other industrial hazards.

This position requires business-related driving. A valid California Driver License and proof of automobile insurance is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements include but are not limited to: walking, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, climbing, and working in confined space, lifting, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, use of power tools and heavy machinery, and carrying loads.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position. Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children.