Marine Service Technician – Chesapeake, VA

Mackay has an opening for a Marine Service Technician (MST), also known as a Marine Electronics Technician (MET) or Avionics Technician (AT), for our office in Chesapeake, VA. For more information about Mackay, please visit our website at

Marine Service Technician Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Marine Service Technician (MST) will install, service, and repair marine electronic equipment on board ships. The technician will test, adjust, and troubleshoot components, and antennas as well as, loading, updating, and modifying software. The MST will utilize their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems. The MST will make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments. Upon completing the assignment, the technician will compose a detailed service report.

Types of equipment serviced:

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

Marine Service Technician Requirements

  • 3+ years of MST, MET, ET, or AT experience in commercial shipping and/or acquired in the Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines.
  • Associate degree or equivalent training, and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of electronics theory and application.
  • Valid FCC General License with Radar Endorsement and 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.
  • Reliable transportation is required.

Mackay offers a competitive salary, overtime, and bonus program in addition to health 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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