Marine Electronics Technician – Seattle (Ballard), WA

Mackay Communications is America’s largest marine electronics service company that employs over 325 people worldwide and has 35 service depots in thirteen (13) countries, including every major port in the USA and Canada. For over fifty (50) years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial and naval ships. We sustain our industry-leading position through strong technical talent, hiring the right person for the job, and investing in their continuous factory training. The goal is to provide superior results to our customers and in turn, superior careers for our employees.

We currently have an opening for a Marine Electronics Technician (MET), or Avionics Technician (AT), for our depot in Seattle (Ballard), WA.


Under limited supervision, the marine electronics technician will install, service, and repair electronic equipment on board ships. Test, adjust, and troubleshoot components, PCBs, sub-assemblies, and antennas. As well as, loading, updating, and modifying software. Utilize their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems. The marine electronics technician will make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments. Upon completing the assignment, the marine electronics technician will compose a detailed service report.

Types of equipment serviced:

  • Radars
  • Satcoms
  • HF and VHF Radios
  • GPS
  • Gyrocompasses
  • Autopilots
  • Sounders


  • 3+ Years of experience as an Electronics Technician or AT acquired in the Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines.
  • 3: Years of experience as a MET in commercial shipping.
  • Associate Degree or equivalent education, training, and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of electronics theory and application.
  • Valid FCC General License with Radar Endorsement preferred
  • GMDSS Radio Operator Maintainer License preferred
  • Be physically fit. Work environment often involves carrying 20 – 40 lbs, climbing ladders and masts, and exposure to weather
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Have reliable transportation and available to work weekends if needed.

Mackay offers a competitive salary with overtime, a bonus plan, health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) plan, 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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