Los Angeles Maritime Institute,

Marine Electrician/Technician

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles Harbor
Closing date

About this organization

Los Angeles Maritime Institute, has now surpassed 30 years and focuses on delivering extraordinary and transformational programs for youth. Our primary focus is on middle school students while also serving upper elementary, high school and college students. In addition to STEM/educational voyages, LAMI provides ocean experiences for special events.

Located in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach the Los Angeles Maritime Institute is a year round operation. We are currently managing three tall ships; the twin brigantines Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson which are 110’ with 13 sails and the 130’ three masted schooner American Pride. Our area of service includes the Port Complex (Los Angeles and Long Beach), from San Diego to Santa Barbara, the Northern Channel Islands and frequently Catalina Island.

About this job

The full-time Marine Electrician installs and repairs wiring, fixtures, and equipment for all electrical services aboard ships and in shipyard facilities, following drawings/blueprints and wiring diagrams as needed. Enthusiasm for sailing and working with school age youth and the public is essential.

Roles & responsibilities

Installs conduit to bulkheads with brackets and screws, using hand tools, and threads wires through conduit to terminals, for example connection boxes, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and switch panels.

Strips insulation from wire ends and solders ends to terminals, using stripping pliers and soldering iron. Connects power-supply circuits to radio, radar, sonar, fire control, and other electronic equipment.

Tests electrical characteristics, for example, voltage, resistance, and phase angle, in circuits, using voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase rotation indicators.

May also construct instrument panels, using hand tools, rulers, dividers, and power drills, following specifications.

Troubleshoots electrical equipment and circuits using appropriate test equipment to detect and effect required maintenance, repairs, or replacement requirements.

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

Conducts insulation resistance measurements of electrical cables to determine condition and effects repairs or replacements as required.

Supervises and participates in the installation and/or alteration to electrical systems aboard ships.

Maintains adequate inventories of electrical spare parts and requisitions replacements as required.

Maintains electrical system maintenance histories notating date, and extent of repairs and/or alterations.

Coordinate work schedules, time frames, and budgets.

Other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.


3-5 years of similar work / electrical engineering ; boat and tall ship experience a plus

bachelor's degree in related field preferred


Ability to lift and carry weights up to 60lbs, and to assist adults and small children in learning

Ability to stand and sit for long periods and perform tasks that require bending, stooping, kneeling, bending, twisting, crouching, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and accessing small spaces on/in boat

Ability to communicate effectively - including visual, auditory and tactile

Ability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends. Exposure to warehouse and office conditions and outside inclement weather conditions including summer sun.

Compensation & Benefits:

Regular, full-time (non-exempt) role based in our San Pedro, LA Waterfront Office.

with some Saturdays as needed

Full Benefits Package

Compensation: Dependent on Experience/paid biweekly

Range: $43K/21 - $60K/24.85

To apply

Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to:

Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Attn: Lucy or Recruiter


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