Marine Electrician – Seattle

Mackay Communications, aka Mackay Marine, is a global marine electronics service company with more than 400 employees within 41 service depots in fifteen (15) countries, including the Americas, Asia, and Europe.  For over fifty (50) years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced marine navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial ships, fishing boats, ferries, yachts, and pleasure craft.  We sustain our industry-leading position by hiring not only the most skilled candidates, but people who love what they do and by providing them with the all the training, tools, parts, technical and administrative support required. Mackay offers competitive salaries, overtime, benefits including a company paid pension plan and opportunities for growth based on merit.

Mackay is seeking an experienced, journeyman level, Marine Electrician at our Seattle, WA location.

Marine Electrician Job Summary:

The Marine Electrician (ME) is responsible for installing and maintaining wiring and electrical systems on commercial fishing boats, ferries, yachts, and pleasure craft in Washington and Alaska.   The Marine Electrician works with pumps, motors, electronics, wiring, and fixtures throughout vessels, as well as installing and configuring generators and shore-power connections to deliver energy to the boat systems.

Marine Electrician Responsibilities:

  • Connects power supply wiring for newly installed equipment and/or for connecting cable and wiring between electrical components in accordance to electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, and blueprints.
  • Uses test equipment to troubleshoot and resolve malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures.
  • Replaces faulty electrical components such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices, etc.
  • Responsible for maintenance and repairs of vessels electrical equipment within a good marine standard
  • Cleans electric and housing motors on a regular basis with solvent, broom, or vacuum cleaner.
  • Follows a continuous technical improvement process that includes familiarization with vessel systems, equipment, and attending factory training classes recommended or required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Marine Electrician Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3+ Years of Journeyman level experience and as a Marine Electrician.
  • Vocational Training or equivalent experience in electrical maintenance.
  • Strong practical understanding of ohms law required; strong DC knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to maintain and troubleshoot motor starter circuits, diagnose 3 phase power, and perform motor load calculations.
  • Must be proficient in Marine electrical installations, generation systems, general marine electrical practices, switchboard and switching equipment, electrical drawing capable, troubleshooting and project oversight.
  • Will be required to perform work onboard ships or boats and within technical space limitations.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Mackay offers a competitive salary, overtime, and bonus in addition to health/life insurance, paid time off, 401(k) and a company-paid pension plan.

Mackay is an EEO employer, a veterans-friendly organization, and veterans with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a thorough background check.

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