Marine Electrician

Norfolk, VA

Posted: 10/23/2020 Industry: None Job Number: 48944

Job Description

FTS is seeking a 1st Class Marine Electrician for a DIRECT HIRE opportunity in the Norfolk, VA area. Company offer a great benefits package and competitive pay!


Perform maintenance and repair of electrical and electro-mechanical systems of ferries, dredges, and all marine vessels

Able to read, interpret, and understand simple schematics and blueprints

Repair/Replace cables and connectors

Installation, maintenance and repair of AC and DC generators, switchboards, distribution panels, lighting and alarm circuits

Troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical and electronic equipment and cables

Disconnecting and reconnecting motors and electrical equipment

Adjust/align or replace components of motors, generators, and alternators such as bearings, centrifugal switches, brushes, diodes, etc.

Install shipboard power and lighting circuits using schematics, blueprints, or other drawings for routing and connection

Install and connect facility lighting and equipment circuits using conduit, hangers, and building wire

Install motor controllers, switch boxes, circuit breakers, panels, feeder cables, wireways, supports, and wires for power and lighting systems

Performs maintenance and repair of generators, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, electrical motors, distribution panels, alarm and lighting circuits

Removal and installation of cables found overhead (ceiling), along a bulkhead (wall) or underneath deck (floor) cable runs may range from a few feet to more than a thousand feet.


High school diploma or equivalent

Ability to obtain DBIDS is a Plus

Minimum of 5-7 years of shipboard electrical experience required

Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with electricians

Must be able to comprehend and follow simple instructions

Proficient at reading and interpreting electrical schematics and blueprints.

Proficient at planning, laying-out and installing equipment and cabling.

using VOMs, Meggers, Amp and Phase rotation meters, etc. For troubleshooting, testing, and circuit analysis.

Be proficient at troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical problems to component level.
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