Outboard Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
O*Net Code
49-3051.00
Rapids Code
0378
Req. Hours
16900
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 35 total skills | 16900 total hours
General shop operation - 2400 req. hrs
Proper shop tool and equipment usage and related safety procedures.
300 hrs
Demonstrate procedures for handling and storing hazardous shop materials.
300 hrs
Utilize personnel protection as required related to marine service and repair procedures.
300 hrs
Proper use and of common hand and power tools.
300 hrs
Proficient use of dealership and manufacturer resources, such as reference materials, service manuals, and parts documentation.
300 hrs
Understanding of correct dealership process for service procedures.
300 hrs
Recognize proper care of boats while performing service procedures.
300 hrs
Safely operate a boat in water to evaluate performance or other running issues.
300 hrs
Outboard Technician career skills - 3400 req. hrs
Communicate effectively in written and verbal form with customers relative to required, recommended, and performed service operations.
200 hrs
Complete a work order and gather required information before work is performed.
200 hrs
Demonstrate professionalism in appearance and work areas.
200 hrs
Understand the relationship between sales, service, and parts departments and its impact on Customer Service Scores.
200 hrs
Demonstrate professionalism when communicating with current or potential customers.
200 hrs
Outboard motor components and operation - 7400 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform scheduled maintenance on all components of an outboard motor.
1000 hrs
Test and evaluate two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motors for proper operation.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to utilize stand-alone equipment for diagnosis of components and systems.
1000 hrs
Isolate and repair or replace failed components on two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motors.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to use Yamaha Diagnostic System - 12400 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to utilize computer based diagnostic equipment.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to utilize stand-alone equipment for diagnosis of components and systems.
1000 hrs
Read and use wiring diagrams to identify failures.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of the various ignition system types and their method of operation and testing.
1000 hrs
Evaluate the function of ignition system components on two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motors.
1000 hrs
Outboard fuel systems - 15400 req. hrs
Identify fuel system components and routine adjustments on carbureted and fuel injected two-stroke and four-stroke motors.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform scheduled maintenance on all components of an outboard motors fuel system.
1000 hrs
Evaluate the function of fuel system components on carbureted and fuel injected two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motors.
1000 hrs
Lower units - 16000 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform scheduled maintenance on all components of an outboard motors lower unit.
150 hrs
Perform a pressure test to lower units to determine the location of leaks.
150 hrs
Correctly measure and determine required shims for a lower unit.
150 hrs
Determine the correct propeller for a boat package.
150 hrs
Trim and Tilt units - 16300 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform scheduled maintenance on all components of Trim and Tilt unit.
150 hrs
Correctly disassemble and reassemble a Power Trim and Tilt unit.
150 hrs
Outboard Rigging - 16900 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to perform scheduled maintenance on all components that are required to rig an outboard motor.
150 hrs
Have an understanding of components required to rig a mechanically controlled outboard motor.
150 hrs
Have an understanding of components required to rig an electronically controlled outboard motor.
150 hrs
Utilize correct testing equipment to troubleshoot a rigging problem.
150 hrs

Technical Instruction

Required Related Instruction
Yamaha Service Skills Training Course
# | 80 hrs
Yamaha Introduction to Outboard Systems
# | 80 hrs
Complete a Coast Guard Approved Boating Safety Course
# | 80 hrs
Complete a Red Cross First-Aid Course
# | 80 hrs