Boat Maintenance Technician

Seattle Sailing Club
7001 Seaview Ave NW Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98117
United States

Marina/Boatyard Employment
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $26.00 To $30.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
About Us:

Seattle Sailing Club is the home of fun, affordable sailing. For over 50 years, we have been serving the Seattle area, fostering the growth and education of new sailors, and providing more experienced sailors with an opportunity to sail without the hassle and expense of boat ownership. A membership with Seattle Sailing Club provides access to a variety of boats our members can use as their own, with options for unlimited day sailing, pay-as-you-go, and overnight cruising. 

As a maintenance technician you will do a variety of work on our fleet of 31 boats. The work ranges from inspections to troubleshooting and maintenance of boat systems to new equipment installations. Our fleet is made up of sailboats 26’ to 45’. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to participate in sailing events, such as the annual Seattle Boat Show, Boats Afloat Show and many more. 


  • Complete maintenance tasks as laid out by the Service Manager. 

  • Use project management software to mark complete projects and note boat systems that need work.

  • Accurately bill out applicable work.

  • Write estimates for time and materials for upcoming projects. 

  • Evaluate and prioritize boat repair tasks, making informed decisions on in-house vs. outsourced solutions.

  • Swiftly address issues that impact boat availability for charters, sailing events, and school activities.

  • Help maintain accurate and comprehensive records of all fleet maintenance activities.

  • Help boat members with docking and questions they have about our fleet of boats.

  • Contribute to the setup, operation, and break-down of the annual Seattle Boat Show (early February, 9-day event).

  • Participate and contribute to the August Sailfest event, held on Fridays throughout August.

Some of the work our techs do:

  • 12v electrical troubleshooting and installation.

  • Diesel engine troubleshooting and routine maintenance.

  • Gasoline outboard troubleshooting and maintenance.

  • Rigging work: inspecting and replacing running rigging.

  • Routine service of winches, windlasses, and other boat parts.

  • Propane system troubleshooting.

  • Electronic instrument troubleshooting.

  • Sail repair.

  • Furling troubleshooting, involving both in mast and head sail furlers.

  • Fiberglass and gelcoat repair.

  • Fresh water plumbing systems.

  • Marine head work.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of the marine industry and hands-on experience in boat maintenance.

  • Some experience installing and assembling mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Have a basic or better set of mechanical tools (appreciated, not required).

  • ABYC certifications (appreciated, not required).

  • Highly organized and productive.

  • Troubleshooting skills.

  • Effective problem-solver with quick thinking and adaptability.

  • Self-motivated and thrives in a dynamic work environment.

  • Keen attention to detail and commitment to high standards.

  • Customer-focused mindset, prioritizing satisfaction of boat owners, members, and instructors.

  • Strong time management skills, balancing routine maintenance, unforeseen repairs, and strategic planning.

  • Willingness to listen and learn.

  • Resilience in handling fleet emergencies and peak seasons, maintaining composure under pressure.

  • Always ask questions if you aren’t 100% sure of how to tackle a project.

If you're a motivated, detail-oriented, and mechanically apt individual with a passion for sailing or boating, we'd love to hear from you. Apply now to be a part of Seattle Sailing Club's community!


  • $26-$30/hour

To Apply:

  • Send resume & cover letter to

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