Marine Services Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Empire State Marine Trades Association
O*Net Code
49-3051.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
68350
State
NY
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 76 total skills | 68350 total hours
Safety and Workplace Orientation - 1350 req. hrs
Learn and practice employer-specific safety protocols.
150 hrs
Wear clothing suitable for marine/at-sea environments.
150 hrs
Learn basic seamanship theory and nautical terminology.
150 hrs
Describe preparations for possible maritime emergencies, such as: sinking at sea, recovery of “man” overboard, fire, preparing for rough weather.
150 hrs
Learn visual distress signals, e.g., hand-held flares, signal mirrors, flames, and smoke on deck.
150 hrs
Become familiar with Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs).
150 hrs
Demonstrate Heat Escape Lessening Posture (H.E.L.P.) and describe its role in delaying hypothermia.
150 hrs
Demonstrate donning, maintaining, and storing an immersion Suit.
150 hrs
Describe steps to follow in event of a vessel sinking and abandoning a vessel.
150 hrs
Vessel Technology and Operation - 12350 req. hrs
Identify and explain basic components of vessel systems: propulsion; steering; fuel; bilge; AC electrical; DC electrical; cooling; heating; hydraulic.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate understanding of inspection schedule.
1000 hrs
Learn to handle a vessel by understanding maritime theory and fundamentals, such as: Effect of wind and current; Propeller design and effect of propeller return; Rudder design and function; Vessel response to rudder; Close quarters turning; Dock line identification and handling; Landing and getting underway from a pier (with current, too); Twin screw theory; and Steering a compass course.
1000 hrs
Learn, diagram, and demonstrate elements of towing: astern and alongside.
1000 hrs
Write a Float Plan.
1000 hrs
Prepare a (mock) medical assistance form.
1000 hrs
Know procedure used to facilitate a helicopter evacuation.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate procedure for receiving and operating a helo-dropped United States Coast Guard (USCG) dewatering pump.
1000 hrs
Diagram typical USCG search patterns.
1000 hrs
Learn and employ (when necessary) all manner of meteorologic Concepts, such as: clouds; barometers, weather symbols and maps; National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts; weather events, e.g., thunderstorms, lightning, hurricanes.
1000 hrs
Define terms related to a vessel’s stability and loss of stability.
1000 hrs
Marina Operations - 30350 req. hrs
Learn and demonstrate safe working practices around a marina.
1000 hrs
Wear appropriate wet weather and cold weather gear.
1000 hrs
Learn procedures used to maximize marina revenue and marina upland storage yard capacity; measure space needed to store a boat using a travel lift.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate blocking technique for various sizes of vessels.
1000 hrs
Learn and demonstrate proper hand signals for travel lift and forklift operations.
1000 hrs
Lift, move, and block a boat using the travel lift, and a forklift.
1000 hrs
Maintain a floating dock.
1000 hrs
Tie up vessels of various sizes.
1000 hrs
Properly maintain marina’s buildings, docks, and equipment.
1000 hrs
Prepare marina for storms.
1000 hrs
Learn and employ marina security processes.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate trailer operations, such as: securing a trailer, securing a boat to the trailer, etc.
1000 hrs
Pressure wash boat bottom(s).
1000 hrs
Prepare and paint boat bottom(s), using a paint sprayer and wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
1000 hrs
Clean, wax, apply and remove compound from boat hull(s).
1000 hrs
Shrink wrap boats; perform all winterizing activities.
1000 hrs
Step or un-step a sailboat mast assembly.
1000 hrs
Write up service orders; use work order program (if applicable).
1000 hrs
Coastal Piloting and Seamanship - 46350 req. hrs
Learn to use a mariner’s compass.
1000 hrs
Learn and describe basic navigational aids: Buoys: International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation And Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) and Uniform State Waterway Marking System (USWMS); Lights; Day beacons; Primary and secondary seacoast lights; Fog signals; and Range markers.
1000 hrs
Learn, describe, and use knowledge regarding tides, such as: tide tables, tidal current tables.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate use of a Coast Pilot,
1000 hrs
Use chart catalogues, light lists, and Local Notice(s) to Mariners to aid navigation.
1000 hrs
Learn to read nautical charts in detail.
1000 hrs
Learn and employ basic piloting procedures, including course, heading, speed, and distance.
1000 hrs
Employ dead reckoning to establish vessel location (position).
1000 hrs
Learn and use all manner of electrical and manual tactics to determine vessel position.
1000 hrs
Construct and follow a “cruise plan”.
1000 hrs
Communicate lifesaving procedures and plan to passengers (if applicable).
1000 hrs
Demonstrate ability to don appropriate Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs).
1000 hrs
Learn and tie common knots.
1000 hrs
Describe and demonstrate different anchoring methods.
1000 hrs
Handle a small boat.
1000 hrs
Learn and use Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) for both inland and inter- national vessel traffic.
1000 hrs
Vessel Propulsion Systems - 51350 req. hrs
Learn principles of internal combustion gasoline engines and diesel engines.
1000 hrs
Identify engine components.
1000 hrs
Differentiate between four-stroke and two-stroke principles and operation.
1000 hrs
Learn principles and components of starting systems, ignition systems, fuel systems, and propeller performance.
1000 hrs
Diagnose and troubleshoot propulsion system issues utilizing Hand tools, including but not limited to: wrenches, mechanics’ tools, torque wrenches, computerized testers, and engine-specific “special tools”.
1000 hrs
Marine Electrical Systems - 57350 req. hrs
Learn basic electrical theory, including current, circuits, and marine batteries.
1000 hrs
Learn American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) specifications And USCG rules regarding marine wiring.
1000 hrs
Use various electricians’ tools, such as: pliers, crimpers, strippers, multimeters, etc., to make connections, repairs, and troubleshoot electrical issues.
1000 hrs
Work on various electrical components on vessel(s), e.g., lights, bilge pump, bilge ventilator.
1000 hrs
Work on marine engine and engine mounted electrical components.
1000 hrs
Learn gauge terminology, gauge functions, and troubleshoot gauges.
1000 hrs
Marine Electronics - 60350 req. hrs
Become familiar with various marine electronic components, including but not limited to: VHF/FM radiotelephones, Single Sideboard Radios (SSBs), radar, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and EPIRBs.
1000 hrs
Operate and troubleshoot electronic components.
1000 hrs
Learn, use, and reference National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Standards while working with vessel electronics.
1000 hrs
Other Vessel Repairs - 64350 req. hrs
Use plumber and pipefitter tools and skills to perform pipe and tubing work commonly found on boats.
1000 hrs
Use various hand tools, such as saws, sanders, grinders, to make repairs to fiberglass hulls.
1000 hrs
Learn components of vessel hydraulic system(s); troubleshoot and perform repairs.
1000 hrs
Learn components of refrigeration system(s); perform diagnostic testing and troubleshoot system(s).
1000 hrs
Welding - 68350 req. hrs
Learn metal components of vessel hulls.
1000 hrs
Wear appropriate welding-specific PPE.
1000 hrs
Set up and operate oxy-acetylene welding equipment: prepare joints, braze, weld joints, cut steel plate(s).
1000 hrs
Set up, operate, and test welds performed using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or “stick”); Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or “MIG”); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or “TIG”).
1000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety, Health, and the Workplace
General Workplace Safety and Emergency Procedures
# | 32 hrs
First Aid & CPR
# | 32 hrs
Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Marine environments, Spray Painting, Welding
# | 32 hrs
Maritime Emergency Procedures
# | 32 hrs
Right-to-Know/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
# | 32 hrs
Proper Lifting Techniques
# | 32 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention – must comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
# | 32 hrs