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Marine Electrician

Continental Tide is searching for skilled Marine Electricians for our East Coast Fleet Services Group. Candidates must possess a high school diploma, GED or industrial school certificate, a willingness to travel and a minimum of five (5) years of practical shipboard experience with HM&E systems and equipment. Necessary skills, training and certifications include: ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues with shipboard electronic and electrical system and equipment, understand and interpret electrical schematics and installation drawings, and possess NAVSEA cableway and connectorization certifications. Technical expertise with, power generation and transmission equipment, motorized valve actuators, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), fiber optics and integrated network system experience is preferred. Requirements include: ● Candidates must possess a high school diploma, GED or industrial school certificate ● Minimum of five (5) years of experience ● Ability to secure a RAPIDGate Security Credential ● Must have or have the ability to obtain a SECRET clearance ● Must possess basic hand tools ● Candidate must be able to walk, stand for long periods of time, sit, bend, stretch, reach, squat and twist ● Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. ● Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. ● Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels. ● May ride ships at sea for extended periods. ●May require wearing a respirator. ●Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States. Continental Tide offers an empowering professional environment in a culture that stresses teamwork, shared responsibility for company and client success, and personal growth. We offer competitive wages in salaried and hourly positions, educational opportunities, competitive employee benefit options, and 401(k) plan with company match. Continental Tide is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity. Continental Tide participates in E-Verify and U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. See all of our latest opportunities at or follow us on our LinkedIn page at To be considered you must apply by going to

Category: Marine Electrician

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Marine Electricians are typically responsible for assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment, as well as inspecting electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, or necessary repairs. Marine Electricians may also prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment while ensuring compliance with safety codes
Typically a High school diploma or GED is required, along with technical or post-secondary electrician's degree and license.
Typically, employers require:
- Minimum of five years verifiable work experience in the ship repair industry
- Basic trade specific knowledge, such as n understanding of power tools and their usage
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the testing and repair of electrical components
- Reliability and dependability
- Ability to obtain a security clearance